Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dior Grand Bal Collection Carnet de Maquillage Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes and Lips for Holiday 2012
The Dior Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes and Lips ($85, Faud à Paupières, Eyeliner & Gloss) is a limited edition. "Inspired by the dance cards held by young women in the eighteenth century to help keep track of their dance partners, this essential beauty kit will become a must-have for the modern party lover. The glamorous gold clutch features a pearl eyeshadow duo of platinum and gold, two shades of gloss, a huge mirror, and deep black eyeliner for quick touch-ups."
It has the most amazing closure - at first appearance a gold bar that slides into the hollow "clasps" that you see at the top and bottom in the photo above. The gold bar turned out to be the eyeliner!
You won't be able to create a complete holiday look with the Carnet de Maquillage Makeup Palette, but you'll find it provides a nice accent to any look you create.I just can't imagine partying with it in my handbag - as pretty as it is. I like to travel light - and super-light for parties.
The gold and silver highlighting powders can be used on any part of the face. They will give you a high-wattage look if applied heavily and a pretty accent if applied with a light hand. The two lip glosses are sheer. One offers color, the other doesn't. The two little applicators are the usual - for use only in a pinch.
I swatched the highlighting powders and the lip glosses. I didn't bother to swatch the eyeliner. Black is black, right? This one is a charcoal black (not deep black as advertised), and the tip is prefect for applying the creamy liner in a thin line above the lashes - the way I like it.
Plan to party this holiday season? You need Carnet de Maquillage Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes and Lips. Collect Dior? Ditto. Just love makeup? Check it out. You may like it as much as I do.
I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom has it too, so I would guess you can find it at all Dior counters.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty