This Autumn, Dior brings us an array of golds, browns, greens and bronzes inspired by the deep, earthy tones of the jungle with an aptly named collection called Golden Jungle. Now, I’m not quite the fan of the great tropical outdoors let alone forests or dank jungles, but I’ll play along with the latest Dior theme because the collection is quite a beauty. The star product is the Golden Jungle Palette and the one I have is in Golden Browns.
I generally stay away from warm or autumnal colours because they tend to make my complexion look a tad bit muddy but I am pleasantly surprised that I actually find Dior’s fall palette to be very wearable. And the sleek packaging is more reminiscent of an urban (concrete) jungle than an actual jungle, you know, the one where you will find monkeys, tigers and snakes.
The first thing I noticed upon taking it out of the box is that the palette feels rather heavy and solid. You don’t really get any plasticky bits except for the tiny brushes. I popped it on my kitchen scales and this thing weighed in at 165g! That’s quite a hefty little palette, yo! It’s almost as heavy as my compact camera.
The eye colours are laid out in a leopard print motif and the lip cream is in a rectangular well with a cute little hatch over it. I don’t usually like powder and cream products to be the same palette but Dior exercised some good thinking with the design, and we first saw a similarly designed palette in their last Fall collection.
The eye segment consists of a pearly beige, a bronzy gold brown and a deep satin brown. The lip colour is a peachy pink with gorgeous gold shimmer strewn throughout. It doesn’t really show up on me and appears as a light satiny gloss over my lips. The consistency of the eye colours are smooth and creamy. The colours are not only beautiful together but they are also simple enough to be used daily. If you work in a conservative office environment, the shades won’t be too out there.
I’m not certain if this palette is a good one to tote along daily in your handbag because it is rather heavy. But I do think it is a good all-rounder palette since it contains both eye and lip colours. The colours are not particularly inventive but they are still quite beautiful and very wearable.
If you are a collector and love limited edition palettes, you may want to drop by your nearest Dior counter to check these out. The Golden Jungle palettes come in two varieties; Golden Browns and Golden Khaki. Each palette retails at RM220.
Have you walked on the wild side with Dior’s Golden Jungle yet? I will be reviewing a gorgeous nail polish from the Golden Jungle collection very soon, so do stay tuned