Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bleu De Paris....

I was very excited and really happy to get the Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in Bleu de Paris and could not think of a better name than this for this eponymous eyeshadow post. Instead of reviewing it, I preferred to a tutorial since these colors were limited editions for the last year.

This is one of the very smokey wearble blues with no tones of other colors. They are simply made by adding a tint (white), tone (grey) and a shade (black) to a basic blue hue. And thats what looks amazing. Even the silvery grey has a smidgen of blue.

Talking about how good this palette is totally depends upon the intentions of the user. This may not be your day to day eyeshadow palette but not bad to try them at least. The colors are definitely wearable and not intensely bright. The smokiness does give this palette a lot of versatility and adds a mysteriousness to the colors too. Trust me, Dior makes some of the most fabulous powder eyeshadows in the market and this quint costed me Rs.3650 for 6 gm of product.....

So lets jump and have a look at this beautiful quint first....and then the eye makeup look....

The palette may look blurred since its magnified a lot. But I hope the colors can be appreciated truly.

In the Bleu de Paris (inspired by Dior's take on Parisian evenings) this palette consists of :- 
  • Dark charcoal grey with silver specks
  • Truly matte navy blue
  • Shimmery cool silver with a touch of blue in it
  • Shimmery cool light true blue
  • Pale soft blue with smidgen of shimmer

Lets see how to get the Bleu De Paris look.............

Start by concealing the under eye circles with your favorite concealer.
Prime the lids to secure the eyeshadow.

Thickly line the upper lash line with Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Ultra Black.

Smudge this line with a pencil brush to create a smooth base.

Apply the charcoal grey shade from the palette on the outer corners, outer crease and on the lash line diffusing the black line.

Apply the matte navy blue in the entire crease and blend upwards towards the brows.

Highlight the brow bone with the pale soft blue in the middle of the quint.

Smoke out the matte navy and charcoal grey on the lower lids. Also since I don't thread my brows (LOL), I just tamed them with some tinted brow gel and filled in wherever required with Oriflame Brow Pencil.

Apply the shimmery light blue on the entire lid and blend sideways.

Retrace the lash line with a black eye pencil to add definition.

Highlight the inner corners with the shimmery silver. You can see the nuances of blue in it. Fill in the inner rims of the lower lids with Bourjois Clubbing liner in Disco Ball. Its a fantastic new addition to their already famous Clubbing eye pencil range.Its worth the try.

Curl lashes and apply tonnes of Guerlain Noir G mascara in Noir to finish this look.

You can be quite playful with the blushers and the lip colors and this look can go with a bright bold red lip or a soft nude lip. Completely based on your choice.

  • Christian Dior Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear foundation
  • Clinique All About Eyes concealer
  • Guerlain Les Violettes Loose Powder
  • Dior Shimmer Star Powder in Rose Diamond
  • Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush in Pink Punk
  • YSL Glossy stain no.06 (suggested)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Dior 5 Couleurs Palette in Bleu De Paris
  • Bourjois Khol and Contour eye pencil in Ultra Black
  • Bourjois Clubbing Liner Pencil in Disco Ball
  • MAC Brow Gel
  • Oriflame Brow Pencil
  • MAC Eye lash curler
  • Guerlain Noir G Mascara in Noir
Hope you enjoyed the look. For dupes in the drugstore brands, L'Oreal makes a fantastically pigmented quad in the similar hues and trust me, I found it better than this one when swatched. Do let me know your views in the comments section.

Till then,


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