I picked up this sweet little Dior set from Sephora recently. A great value at $28.50, the price of the New Look Mascara alone. It features a full-sized Mascara in black and a mini 5 Couture Colour Eyeshadow palette in 734 Grège. Please note that on the Sephora website it says that the palette is Royal Khaki, but in the end I did receive Grège. The image of the palette on the website does seem to be the Grege palette.
The Diorshow New Look Mascara is formulated with a “Lash Amplifier ingredient, for instant lash-multiplying action and exclusive pigments that create a deeper, more dramatic color that won’t smudge.” What I loved about the mascara personally is the “nano-brush”, a smaller brush which makes it easier to coat every lash and get into the corners of eyes. The brush is also great for applying mascara to lower lashes by giving you more control and preventing smudges.
The formula is thick and quickly leads to clumping. I personally recommend using a lighter hand when applying. I curled my lashes before applying the mascara. I found, which I often find with non-waterproof formulas, is that the mascara failed to hold the curl on me. It did however add lots of length and volume, but ultimately left me with that “spider-leg” look. While the New Look Mascara is not really my formula, I think that there are a ton of people out there that might just love it. I suggest taking a look and the photos and judging for yourself.
On a higher note, I loved the palette. While the shades look quite ordinary in the compact they are a very lovely selection of neutrals. When applied they came together creating a lovely look with lots of dimension. I loved how the color played off each other. The shadows themselves are fairly pigmented and velvety rather than powdery. They applied with great ease and blended perfectly. They lasted all day one me. While this is officially my first time playing in the world of Dior eyeshadow palettes, I don’t see it as my last.
The shadows are swatched by first shadow on the top left, clockwise, ending in the center. Most shades contained shimmer except for the third which was more satin. The shimmer was mostly subtle and more apparent in the two lightest shades.
(left to right)
- A camel brown with slight shimmer (applied all over lid below)
- A white shimmery pearl (applied on brown bone and inner corners)
- A satin grey-mauve (applied on the crease and upper-outer corner of eyes creating a v-shape)
- A shimmering blue-grey (applied on outer third of eyelid and brought under to lower lash-line slightly)
- A cream-grey shimmer (not used)