Sunday, April 15, 2012
Dior Summer 2012 Croisette Collection: 5 Couleurs Croisette Edition Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Aurora
The Promenade de la Croisette is a prominent road in Cannes, France. It stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is about two km long. The Croisette is known for the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the Cannes Film Festival (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes) is held. Many expensive shops, restaurants, and hotels line the road, which runs completely along the coastline of Cannes. The Dior Croisette Collection combines the peace of the French countryside with the splendor of Saint Tropez.
Aurora ($60, #654, and my selection) was inspired by the blazing heat of the sand. I can almost see the sands on the beach when I look at Aurora on my eyelids.
The unique shadows are embossed with sunburst pleats, inspired by the sophisticated “pleating” technique used on the fabric of Dior dresses.
Although the pink shade in the center of this palette looked a bit strange, surrounded by warm, sunny shades, it actually works on the skin. I swatched all the shades clockwise, top to bottom on my arm, finishing at the bottom with the pink. I used a sponge-tipped applicator and applied the shades heavily. My photos were taken in full sun.
I purchased my 5 Couleurs Croisette Edition Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette at Neiman Marcus, where InCircle is underway. You can also find it at Sephora. I'll bet it's available at all Dior counters (although I haven't had any time to shop this week).
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty