Two new additions from Dior got my attention recently. I’m an admitted mascara snob, so I wanted to see what the new ‘It Lash’ was all about. So I gave that, and the Dior Fluid Stick (Intrigue) a test drive:
Turns out, this new mascara is pretty good, in spite of that horrid plastic wand. I’m not a fan of those wands… I find them bendy and difficult to steady when applying mascara. But the formula on this mascara is so good, that I forgive the wand. It’s thin, and needs to be built. I prefer 3-5 coats because once you get it on there, your lashes just SING. You should note that this formula lengthens and separates, but doesn’t really volumize. Still, it looks wonderful. Every time I wear it, I’ve been complimented on it and asked about it.
I honestly thought this was going to be a lot like the YSL Glossy Stains. But it’s more opaque, and thicker (the YSL version is almost watery). It reminds me a lot of the lip cremes from Stila and Beaute. It’s got a lot more shine than those, more like a gloss, but it definitely has the opaqueness of a lip creme or even a lipstick.
Although this looks more like a berry under artificial light (which where I photographed my face), it’s very purple in natural light (as in the swatch). So use the swatch as your reference.
ON THE REST OF MY FACE:
DiorSkin Nude Foundation (050)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (Cara)
Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick (lashline)
I had to pick a new winner for the Dior Garden Edition Palette. I gave it as long as I could.
The Winner Is…
Perilous, you have 48 hours to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. I’ll also contact you on twitter, and via email. Congratulations!
I recently announced the winner of the latest giveaway… Erykah C. Here’s the prize:
I sent an email… to respond with a mailing address so I can ship out the palette.
If I don’t have a response by tonight (which will be 48 hours from the original annuoncement), I’ll pick another winner.
Congratulations! You won the Dior Garden Edition Quint:
Erykah, you have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing address, at email@example.com
I went back into the Dior ‘Garden Edition’ quint for this FOTD. I used the green and pink colors, then brought them together with a bit of deep brown.
*When working on medium to dark skin tones, the best way to bring ‘brighter’ or ‘pastel’ colors together is with a neutral deeper tone, like brown, or dark grey*
Senna Barely Base in Medium
Chanel Blush in Imprevu
Guerlain Sun In The City Illuminating Powder (highlight)
Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Quint:
Green Eye Shadow (lids)
Pink Eye Shadow (above crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in #1 (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural Lipstick in N6
As promised, I’m paying forward one of the gorgous Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Palettes.
Love this thing… PERFECT for Spring and Summer!
You guys know the drill… you MUST be a public subscriber/follower to qualify. I’ve currently disabled GFC on the blog because it’s cutting up (again)… but I can see you on my Blogger Dashboard. You can amp your chances by liking Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, and following @shahadakarim on Twitter. You can get even more entries by following via Networked Blogs (in the sidebar), liking Habibi Bath & Body on Facebook, and following @habibibody on Twitter. Each action counts as an additional entry.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 30TH.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
‘New Look’ — indeed. Everything about this mascara is new: The packaging, the wand, the formula, and the performance. Unfortunately, Dior should have probably stuck with the old… as in, what actually works.
Everything about this mascara is small. The tube is smaller than traditional Dior mascaras, and the wand is small as well. The regular Dior Blackout wands absolutely dwarf this New Look wand, which looks better suited to ‘bottom lash’ application.
If the size is not problem enough, it’s also made of a thick plastic. That wand is perfectly awful. There was no tester at the Sephora where I bought it, so I ended up purchasing it blind. If ever there was a time for a tester… it was with this mascara.
But, in the interest of fairness, I tried it anyway:
It lengthens fairly well, but there is NO volume associated with this mascara. Its finish just isn’t noteworthy… especially when you have to try to achieve it with that awful wand. I don’t like this mascara at all. I have no idea what Dior was thinking with this packaging or formulation. The DiorShow and Blackout mascaras easily live up to their hype. This one, sadly, does not.