Thursday, 30 April 2009

Dior Graphic Lights

Dior 5 Couleurs Iridescent #859 Graphic Lights, from the summer '09 collection, caught my eye from the moment I came across the display in Isetan. The unusual mix of metallic pinks and silver made this an interesting departure from the usual pastel and baby pink palette from other brands. I snapped this up yesterday as Dior is raising the prices of its products by S$2-S$5 on 1 May. The eyeshadow palettes will be S$89 from tomorrow onwards, an increase of S$2. The new Artistry Palettes (with the cream liner and 4 powder shades) will remain at S$91 as they were just launched last week.

I'm actually not a big fan of pink eyeshadows but this was just too gorgeous to pass up. The silver shade is excellent for highlighting the inner corners to make your eyes look more awake and energised. I dislike palettes which have shades that are indistinguishable from one another once applied but fortunately, all 5 shades in Graphic Lights are distinct enough to show up differently and yet they complement one another perfectly for a sweet, feminine look.

All the shades are well-pigmented and have a smooth, silky texture that is not too powdery and without any annoying glitter chunks so I don't get any fallout when applying these. The soft pearl shimmer is flattering and easy to wear, suitable for both day and night.

The shades have decent lasting power. After 12 hours of wear, the peach tone in the top left shade and the medium bright pink shade (bottom right) had faded in intensity but there wasn't any obvious creasing and my eye makeup still looked alright, just not as pigmented as when it was freshly applied in the morning.

Despite the hefty price tag, I have no regrets picking up this palette :-) Jill Stuart's Seductive Eyes #1 Seductive Doll is the closest dupe that I can think of (both have bright pink and metallic candy pink shades) to Graphic Lights but it's by no means an exact one.


✿Ji✿ said...

The colours are really pretty!♥

mrsdumpling422 said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. The Dior palette is gorgeous!!!