Dior Fall 2011 Blue-Tie Evening Essentials Smoky Eyes and Nude Lips 001 Smoky Blue

Happy 4th of July everyone! Did you see or are you planning to see the fireworks tonight? With all the sparkles high up in the sky, you’re going to need an eye makeup that’ll out beauty the fireworks. No other but Dior Blue-Tie palette 001 Smoking Blue can give that glitz and glam!

As always there is a soft pouch accompanying the palette when you first open the box.

With its legendary Dior pattern on a silver alloy case, it is as sturdy as it gets.

The total net wt is 0.19 oz. The label sticker is on the back side of the palette. Don’t worry about the label being damaged when opening the case, the hinge is actually not in the middle but on the bottom of the case.

Not only the palette includes a secret metal compartment and a plastic divider on top of the shadows, there are also 2 double ended makeup applicators. They are soft and high-quality like Dior regular sized brushes.

Let’s start off with the eyeshadows then we can move to the secret compartment on the right (You probably guessed what is inside the secret compartment already).

Here’s how the shadows look like in the sun. You can see the bottom 2 colors are really sparkly.

Let’s break down each of the shades. On the top left we have a smoky navy grey shadow. The finish is almost matte but there’re some secret shimmers involved just like Dior’s nail polish Blue Denim.

On the top right there is a dark ink blue sheen with gray tone.

On the bottom left it is a gunmetal black with loaded silver and blue sparkles. It may seem quite gritty but the texture is otherwise smooth and fine.

Finally, on the bottom right is silvery grey with lots of silver shimmers. Compare to the previous, the silvery gray is even smoother and feels like butter.

… And here is all you have been waiting for the secret compartment opened. *MAGICALLY DOOR OPEN SOUND* A LIP GLOSS!

The lip gloss being a cool toned light coral pink really goes well with the eyeshadows. The lip gloss is a lot harder in consistency than a regular lip gloss. But it feels emollient and hydrated.

For the swatches, this time I did a comparison of swatches on a paper napkin with human skin. Starting off with the paper swatch, as you can see the colors are very complementing and will blend seamlessly as they are from the similar color families.

On the skin, you can see how smooth and even the shadows are. They’re pigmented as well.

Here is the paper version of the swatch for the lip gloss.

The lip gloss goes on quite sheer given it looks pigmented in the pan. Though it is nourishing and very long lasting. After the application I immediately felt the moisture and hydration from the lip gloss. Over lips, it enhances the complexion and makes the lips a bit more plump than usual but subtle at the same time. It’s more for a healthier look.

This fall season Dior goes all the way for intense smoky eyes and natural nude lips. All 4 shadows are complementing but each of them has different texture and finish. Together they give the possibility to achieve a flawless smoky eye look. The lip gloss, on the other hand, is really subtle and natural looking. It will balance out the intense eye makeup so you’re not overly done. Finally, the well constructed silvery case and the sparkly shadows reflect with each other, instantly giving the palette a higher net-worth. It’s like opening a box full of treasures at nigh. If you like smoky eyes and nude lips, you’ll love this palette.

4 Responses to Dior Fall 2011 Blue-Tie Evening Essentials Smoky Eyes and Nude Lips 001 Smoky Blue

  1. Iyah July 4, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    ahhhh!!! looks gorgeous!! such a nice palette to have 😀 i LOVE smokey eye look 🙂

  2. Kalmo July 4, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    The packaging is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the swatches. ^^

  3. Janelle July 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Wow that is a really gorgeous palette.

  4. astrorainfall @ beauty box July 5, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    My this palette does look v glamorous… Love the blush…


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