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Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette

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Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips PaletteThe full name of this palette, if the box is to be believed, is a proper mouthful: Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette Healthy Glow Harmony. This little beauty is part of Dior’s Collection Voyage, the brand’s range of travel-exclusive products, and I purchased this palette at Singapore Changi airport en route to Thailand.

Like many of you out there, I’m not the biggest fan of mixed palettes, particularly those with powder/cream products in the same place. However, as someone who travels a lot I do recognise the practical reasons behind having everything in one set as that reduces the space and weight requirements of your beauty kit.

Thankfully, the quality of the eyeshadows in this palette follows the usual high Dior standard of the house’s popular quints. The first shade is a glittery white and the least smooth of the four in terms of texture, but it’s far from chalky. The other three shades (a shimmery pink and two gorgeous taupes of different intensities) have all the buttery goodness of the brand’s iridescent eyeshadows.

The lip shades include a clear lip balm (shade 069), two Dior Addict glosses with silvery glitter that isn’t gritty (183 and 559) and a Dior Addict lipstick (674). The palette also comes with two double-ended applicators, one for the eyes and one for the lips.

The case features Dior’s cannage pattern, like many other travel-retail products. This palette’s price varies according to the duty-free location (airports and airlines both carry it), but I paid around £35 (roughly $56) for it. Click on the pictures for larger versions – the swatches were photographed in natural light.

Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette    Dior Rose Collection Eyes & Lips Palette

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July 17th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Bourjois Smoky Essentials set

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Bourjois Smoky Essentials setBourjois Paris has created two new sets for the spring/summer 2011 season that will be available exclusively on board airlines (mostly in Europe as far as I know), and since I have been away for a while I have decided to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming up!

The first of these is the Bourjois Smoky Essentials set, a gift box containing a Smoky Eyes trio eyeshadow in Mordoré Chic (03), a tube of Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara and an Effet Smoky eyeliner pencil in Smoked Brown (71). In addition, the set also includes a free mini-lipgloss.

The set’s also boasts a 20% saving compared with high-street prices, which means the actual cost will vary according to each country’s prices. Sounds like a good deal, especially considering that Bourjois isn’t an expensive brand – at least not in the UK!

I will try to review it as soon as it becomes available, which should be early next year. Click on the image for a larger version.

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November 1st, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Bobbi Brown Pastel Eye Shadow Palette

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As a lover of neutrals, I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadow palettes. Anyone can create foolproof looks for day and night with them, a very important trait for someone like me, who loves makeup but isn’t particularly skillful with her brushes.

The Bobbi Brown Pastel Eye Shadow Palette is a travel-retail exclusive launched a while ago, but it is still available on board several airlines including British Airways (where it retails for £33,50, or around $50 in today’s exchange rates). It is described as a day-to-night selection of shades ranging from soft pastels to shimmering metalics, and it includes one liner shade. The colours included are Ivory, Baby Pink, Champagne Quartz, Platinum, Iced Blue, Rockstar and Mahogany. The palette also comes with a dual-ended brush for shading and lining, making it a good travelling companion for ladies who prefer subtler looks to bold makeup.

Bobbi Brown Pastel Eye Shadow Palette

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September 15th, 2010 at 11:21 pm