Today’s post is one that I’m beyond excited to share with you. A post that I thought I’d never be able to do because this item is only available internationally. A huggggeeeeee thank you to my favorite person ever – Shamini in Norway – for helping me out!
One of the things I love most about Dior Beauty is the little makeup filled clutches they make, usually around Holiday or Spring. The Spring 2012 Granville Garden was my favorite… until now.
I don’t know if it’s because the Dior Favorite Makeup Palette from the Spring 2014 Trianon Collection wasn’t readily available stateside or if it’s because three eye shadows/1 eye liner are surrounding the most perfect pink blush ever…. but Favorite has really won me over.
As has become usual as of the last few Dior Spring collections the box is a mirrored silver with the ingredients listed on the back.
A fun surprise is that the velvet pouch is grey rather than navy and has a little holder on the back for the cheek brush.
I love the bow shape of this palette and it’s so different and chic to see the two toned silver and rose gold metals. The little pearl accents at the closure are also a stunning detail.
The interior of the palette has a full mirror on the one side and on the bottom half shows a blush, three eye shadows and an eye liner. There are also the included applicators (which I usually pitch but because this is so LE I kept them).
The cheek brush matches the outside of this palette and features a silver handle with a small rose gold bow at the center.
Now, onto the stuff you’re probably more interested in than me gushing over packaging. The swatches.
Favorite has five shades included inside – listed as three eye shadows, one eye liner and one blush. I swatched them above over no primer using my finger. For the shadows there’s a frosty pink pearl, a frosty taupe as well as a sheer and shimmery mint green. The eye liner is a black matte and the blush is a light peachy pink.
For the eye look above I began with a thin layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion. The mint green shade is all over the lid and the taupe shade in the crease. I placed the pale pink at the inner corners and also used this to highlight. I did use the black as a dry eyeliner, but I wanted it to be a little more dramatic today so I went over that on top and bottom with the Ardency Inn Punker World’s Baddest Eyeliner. The mascara is Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant and Too Faced Better Than Sex layered.
There is very little pigment within these shades. I had to layer a few times to get the swatches above. However, they apply very nicely and can absolutely be deepened by putting them over a colored base or by using them wet. The blush looks rather chalky when swatched but wears well on the face. It’s also sheer but it’s buildable enough to garner some color on the cheeks.�� It’s practically impossible to over-use this particular shade. Below I applied it three times on my cheeks to get the sheer and natural wash of color. It’s a little more apparent in person.
The lip color is the Dior Pétillante Addict Gloss (to be reviewed).
How would you wear the Dior 001 Favorite Makeup Palette?
The Dior 001 Favorite Makeup Palette retails for (from what I can tell by interweb searching) 85 Euros or around $116.00 USD.