|Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette 002|
Most of Dior Summer 2016 has me uninterested. However, they released an Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette that I decided I needed. The shade is simply called 002, and appears to be limited edition, though I will update this post if I find that not to be the case.
A description of the Dior Eye Reviver palette from Nordstrom:
Dior revives your look with this illuminating eyeshadow palette that creates an instantly eye-awakening result. Featuring Glow-Mimetics™ technology, the universal and ultra-luminous neutrals brighten eyes with a stunning radiance-boosting effect. The four shades combine in perfect harmony with the powder primer and gel liner to create smooth, even and wider-looking eyes, while adding structure and brightness. The palette includes an eyeshadow base, four eyeshadows and one gel eyeliner.
The Eye Reviver palette comes in a fitted velvet pouch. It is housed in clear acrylic with a silver metallic lid that says “Dior.” There are two brushes inside: an eyeliner brush, and one double-ended brush with a foam applicator on one side and an angled, slightly fluffy brush on the other. The eyeliner brush is decent.
The palette contains 6 shades: a matte base, 4 shimmery shadows, and a gel liner. The matte base barely shows up on my skin tone, no matter how much I try to build it up. Following, there are shimmer shades: a light baby pink, a warm toffee-gold, a gorgeous olive, and a rich chocolate brown. The liner is a blackened brown.
|Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette 002 – swatches|
I have issues with the matte base and baby pink shades showing up on my fair, cool skin. The other shades are nicely pigmented and silky smooth without being powdery. I find the shadows blend very easily. The base shade covers my veins well enough, provides a decent base for the shadows, and doesn’t appear powdery on the lids. Without additional primer, the shadows actually stayed very well for over 6 hours. Using the Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer extended the staying power to about 9 hours. I also enjoy the liner quite a bit. It’s not as smooth as other liners and, therefore, not as opaque in a single swipe, but it’s nice for a soft look.
I have the previous Dior Eye Reviver palettes in 001 and the limited edition, Nordstrom-exclusive Nordy Girl. In comparison to the others, 002 is quite warm.
|Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette 002 compared to Nordy Girl and 001|
The Eye Reviver palettes are $62 for 0.33 oz of product. Dior quints are $63 for just 0.25 oz.
The color combination in the Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette 002 is slightly odd to me – I’m not the biggest fan of pink and green together. Overall, it’s a beautiful, well-performing palette, though it is my least favorite of the three Eye Reviver palettes.