Dior has just released the summer 2012 make up. There are few products that they launched, but Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss caught most of my attention. This product comes in 4 colors; 020 seashell, 240 Azur, 560 Tan, 750 Sunset. When I was at the Dior counter, honestly I was tempted to get all the 4 colors. However I need to save my wallet so I decided to purchase something that I would wear more often which are 560 Tan and 750 Sunset. Both colors are nice and wearable for my daily use.
This is the description I took from Dior Website:
“The first Eye Gloss by Dior. Dior’s gel shadow bathes eyelids in aqua freshness for a crystalline shimmer, combining a wet look with aqua light reflections for a glamorous look in the colors of the French Riviera. This water-resistant gloss goes on perfectly smooth with one swipe for long-lasting results. Comes in a range of 4 shimmery shades.”
I previously thought that the texture of this eyegloss would be watery but once I swatch it on my arm I knew I was all wrong. The texture os this eyegloss is more to creamy side rather than to watery side. It’s not something like a cream eyeshadow in a pot but it has a creamy texture. In my opinion this two colors would work well as a base for most eyeshadow colors.
Let’s take a look at 750 Sunset
This is a coral color with a hint of pink and lots of shimmers. Neutrals is my weakness and this is definitely something that I like. I have not tried it on my face yet but I think this color will look great combined with a dark grey color to create a simple smokey look.
Now here’s 560 Tan
a deep brown color packed with shimmers. This caught my attention as I have read in few beauty blogs that this is very well pigmented. I think this would works well for those who are tanned. I would be happy to wear this at my outer crease to create bigger look for my eye.
Now let’s get to the swatches:
Dior 750 Sunset
Dior 560 Tan
From these two eye gloss, I foresee that I would use 560 Tan more than 750 sunset. 560 tan would be great to be applied alone plus a swipe of eyeliner. I also love 750 sunset. The color is more girly and sweet however I won’t be wearing 750 sunset alone. I would still have to blend this with a darker color to make my eyes look bigger.
When I first saw the promo pictures of Dior 1 Couleurs, it immediately reminds me of Chanel Ombres Paupieres which has been discontinued. But when I swatched them together, it turned out that they have different textures. Chanel Ombre Paupieres leans more towards watery side and Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss is more to the creamier side. As you can see above, their textures are different. You can see that Dior’s are stickier than Chanel. I personally love Dior’s more than Chanel’s.
So what is your pick for Dior’s Summer 2012?
Thank you for reading.