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

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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.

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Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette 002 Cool Neutrals, NZD$102

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The Trial

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

Personally, I’ve started to create large diffused eyeshadow looks paired with mascara and maybe some thin eyeliner to extend the length of my eyes. In pursuit of this outcome, I simply adore Dior’s eyeshadows and would give it a solid 8/10.

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