I think most of us will agree that Dior’s Grand Bal collection is absolutely beautiful this season. Together with this collection, Dior released two lovely eyeshadow quints and today, we will be looking at Fairy Golds.
Shiny golds seem to be really trendy this fall and I have been rather drawn to it. Strangely enough, I used to stay away from most gold makeup until I started discovering golds that are not too warm or yellow on me. The Fairy Golds palette is what I would call a neutral collection of shades, which complement each other very well.
There is no mistaking that Fairy Golds is a sparkly palette. All the colours contain some form of shimmer or glitter but they mostly have a satiny, pearly finish. I love shimmer and sheen on my eyes as I think they make them look more awake. Fairy Golds is definitely right up my alley.
The top left shade is a peachy-pink frost and it works really well as a base or a highlight. The texture is smooth and blendable, so the frostiness doesn’t appear too harsh.
The top right shade is a sparkly dusty gold. It is not a true yellow gold, which is why I think it will suit most skin tones. There seems to be some glittery bits in it but it doesn’t feel gritty at all. I use my finger to just pat on the colour in the inner corner of the eye or as a highlight in the center lid.
The middle shade is a champagne-silver that has a bit of very fine glitter. Again, the consistency is smooth but it is not quite as pigmented as the other shades in the quint. This can be used as a base or a brow bone highlight.
On the bottom left, there is a pinkish-lilac taupe shade with a satin finish. It is a very pretty colour and can be used all over the lid or to darken the outer corner of the eye. It is also a great transition shade if you are doing a gradient effect.
The last shade on the bottom right is a shimmery, dark bronzy-brown with a pearl finish. It seems to have a hint of deep purple to me. It is a lovely colour to darken the outer corner of the eye. I tend to use it as a liner on both my upper and lower lash line, and smudge it out with a brush.
* Dior Fairy Golds on eyes with Dior Addict IT Girl on lips *
The texture of these shadows are buttery smooth, even the glittery shades. Dior has definitely improved the consistency of their eyeshadows in the past years. I remembered that one of my first highend eyeshadow palette was a Dior and it was a tad bit patchy and uneven back then. I don’t have the same complaints now and have been suitably impressed with the quality so far.
The Fairy Golds quint is extremely wearable. If you think sparkly shades do not work during the day or if you work in a particularly conservative office, you can still wear the other three shades which do not contain glitter. They will just leave a lovely sheen over your eyes if you blend well.
Fairy Golds is quite versatile and I have been using this quint pretty frequently the past couple of weeks. I like wearing neutral browns, champagne, taupes and golds to work and honestly think this is one palette worth checking out. It is limited edition but is still available at most Dior counters and Sephora. Each palette costs RM200.
Have you seen anything from the Grand Bal collection that has caught your eye? There’s another limited edition quint called Night Golds and it is a gorgeous palette too. Do let me know if anything has tickled your fancy and whether you have looked at this beautiful holiday collection.