Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette Review
BY SOPHIE CHUNG & REBECCA DIEUDONNE
If you’ve previously tried Dior’s renowned 5 Couleur palettes, then you’ll already be aware of their eyeshadow’s consistency in terms of colour pay off, wearability, blendability, fineness and finishes
10 JUL - 2018
For those with pink undertones, the Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Neutrals should suit you splendidly!
There are eight hues plus a primer. I think it’s a brilliant idea of Peter Phillips to make a primer so easily accessible as part of a palette. Quite honestly, the extra step of having to unscrew a regular eye primer wand is enough to deter me during my morning rush.
I tried the primer in the palette this morning at around 8am, it’s 5.40pm and my eyeshadow has held up pretty well all day without creasing. Note that I didn’t leave the office all day though! The consistency is super light compared to regular eye primers and I absolutely love that about it. Thick eye primer formulas make my lids feel heavy and I thoroughly dislike it, hence my preference for Revitalash over fake lashes or extensions.
The silver highlighter, I used in the inner corner of my eyes. It has the glittery effect that only Dior highlighters produce and not many other brands provide - it’s on the subtle side and I love it!
The ombré sculpting powder I used on the inner socket of my eye, blending it up to the centre third of my brow and down the side of my nose. This is where I noticed that the cool hues didn’t quite work for me as I’m Korean and have a yellow skin tone – next time, I’ll stick to the bronzer to create that dimension. This palette is much better suited to those with a cool undertone.
The middle row are shimmers and the bottom row are mattes. I like to use the bottom row for a light smokey eye and if I’m feeling extra special, I’ll go over the centre of the lid with a light shimmer shade.
Who’s it for?
It’s important to use a decent selection of brushes with Dior’s eyeshadows for them to blend well and showcase the finishes optimally. It’s designed for those who like fine-milled formulas looking for a palette to create natural-looking eye makeup with no fall-out. If you’re big on intense colour and thick eyeshadow formulas, then you’ll consider this sub-par in performance.
"Quite honestly, the extra step of having to unscrew a regular eye primer wand is enough to deter me during my morning rush."
The Final Verdict