Dior Holiday 2011 Celebration Collection Multi-Look Makeup Palette Swatch and Review

So we have seen the quad eyeshadow palette from yesterday here. Think of a time when you traveled on the plane, and couldn’t find the makeup you wanted or even felt that your bag was getting too bulky due to everything inside. Don’t you wish that you could have everything all in one place for easy access?

Well look no further! Today, the second palette that I will be featuring from the Dior Holiday 2011 Celebration Collection is the Multi-Look Makeup Palette. You can also say it’s the “Bigger One.”

It’s basically a palette that has everything you can wish for all compacted and ready to go!

The outside packaging is a larger shiny silver box to accommodate our palette. I think if I put this palette under the Christmas tree, Santa will for sure see it due to it being seen as a large shiny brick.

The back of the box obviously is a picture of the palette opened up, so you will for sure know what to expect inside.

The outside design is still very chic and fashionable like something a designer would draft up.

You can take a note of all the details in the next few images. Note that, the zipper handle also has the word Dior on it.

Opening the pouch is like a first time seen whole set. It’s great for traveling too! There are 9 makeup products with 2 double sided brushes. Do note that under the sponge holds a DiorSkin Nude Powder.

…And here is a colored booklet teaching you how to use the product. I won’t go into details but the booklet gives awesome instructions.

The palette comes with 2 double-ended brushes, they are exactly the same as the ones that come in the the eyes and lips palettes.

Here is a closer look at the DiorSkin Nude Sculpting Powder. Dior has its cannage pattern across the powder with a design of 3 shades that you can use together for overall glow or separately to refine, sculpt and highlight. You can see it here.

The sponge is a very easy to use and grasp. It’s as soft as tofu so be sure not too squeeze it too hard. Also note that there is velour on one side.

So I swatched each color separately from the powder to show you. The colors from left to right corresponds to the powder from top to bottom. They are very close to my natural skin color. Two shades are matte (top and bottom) and the middle shade has subtle shimmer in it. All 3 shades are really smooth and silky to the touch.

Here is a shot of the colors swatched separately to the right and blended together to the left. Photo was taken in direct sunlight. As you can see there is a bit of shimmer on the blended area making the skin look more glowy and at the same time still very subtle!

Next we have the liner which is seen as a deep shimmered plum color (liner 994).

For the eyeshadows going from left to right we have a silver purple (shadow 944), a shiny lavender (034), and a pale pink (714). The left two shades are shadows and the pale pink is for highlighting.

So to give you an accurate look at the colors, we have the liner on the far left with the two eyeshadows in the middle and the highlighter at the far right. Each shadow sports a soft sheen and the texture is velvet smooth. The colors were rather pigmented and gives a very noble color for Christmas. The liner even though seemed shimmery in the pan, doesn’t look shimmery at all when swatched. The fine shimmers rather add dimension to the dark plum color. According to the product, the left two shades are coordinated along with the lipgloss are to create an eye focused look while the right two shades along with the red lipstick are for lip focused look. Hence the palette is called multi-look palette.

Underneath the DiorSkin Nude there is a lip balm which is moisturizing and hydrating to the touch. The color is transparent so you can apply it anytime.

Here we have two lip products. The left color is a gloss (ultra reflect 246) and the right is a lipstick (Rouge Dior 644). With glossy red lips for the holiday, your significant other would not resist being smooched by you. OK, so I am going a little overboard, but hey it adds flavor and color to the season. Christmas has always been about red and green.

So this brings us to our final swatch. From left to right we have lip balm, gloss, and lipstick. As you can notice the lip balm feels very moisturizing whereas the gloss is sheer and shiny. The color on the lipstick is a nicely pigmented red.

But wait! What about the mascara? Well, it’s a Diorshow Iconic mascara and I won’t be swatching this because I’m sure by now everyone should already own one or a bunch of them!

The palette is a sweet treat of all trades, it has everything you would need for traveling and beyond. It’s not that large or bulky, so it’s carry-able everywhere you go. It does look sorta like a book cover though if you look at it close enough. The colors are pigmented enough and very coordinating to give you two complete sets of looks. Besides, the price is really reasonable for $77 considering a full sized DiorSkin Nude powder alone costs $50 already.

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14 Responses to Dior Holiday 2011 Celebration Collection Multi-Look Makeup Palette Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla September 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    This is great for travel! I’ve seen a number of similar duty-free exclusive versions of this, but without the Dior Iconic mascara!

    • admin September 28, 2011 at 2:44 PM

      Hehe it does remind me of some duty-free sets. i even own 2 of them from before. It’s nice for travel and try out the brand. What are your holiday picks?

  2. Mandy Kookie September 27, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    I love this set. It’s got a nice color combination of purples and I really want to try the Dior Iconic mascara. I need to check this out this weekend.

    • admin September 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM

      Yea certainly. I think the DiorSkin Powder is my favorite in the set.

  3. Paula J September 27, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    This seems like a nice valued set from Dior. I am thinking of this and the brush set since the colors look similar to the eye and lip palette. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin September 28, 2011 at 3:53 PM

      Go for them both! I have some Dior brushes and loved them, so soft.

  4. Nicky September 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I want this set! Though I don’t like to have lip product and eye shadows in the same pan, I’d love to try the Diorskin nude powder.

    • admin September 28, 2011 at 2:47 PM

      Same with me. I also like the sponge applicator it came with. It is really soft and one side is even velvety.

  5. Jennifer Park September 28, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    I like a lot of purple on my eyes so I may get this but I already own some palettes from past, so I don’t know. But it’s a good price.

    • admin September 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

      There are more items including a 5 color palette, lipsticks and polishes in the collection. I am personally interested in the gold polish and lipstick.

  6. Shelley September 29, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Hi! Thank you for the breakdown and swatches. I was wondering, can you post the net wt of the individual items in this palette? Also, is the powder in beige praline (the lightest shade)? Thanks!

    • admin September 30, 2011 at 2:40 PM

      Yea of course! lip blam: 1.25g 0.04 oz, DIORSKIN NUDE: 7.27g 0.25 oz, mascara: 4ml 0.13 oz
      Eye focus makeup – eyesahdow 944: 1.12g 0.03 oz, liner 994 1.45g 0.05 oz, gloss 246 0.99g 0.03 oz
      Lip focus makeup- eyeshadow 034 1.05g 0.03 oz, highlighter 714 1.14g 0.04oz, rouge Dior 644 1.56g 0.05 oz

      As for the powder, the 3 shades are 721, 441 and 741. I don’t believe it’s the same as Beige Praline.

      • Shelley September 30, 2011 at 4:39 PM

        Thank you for the info! This looks like an awesome palette–great bang for the buck, too 😉

        • admin September 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

          No problem at all. I’m glad it helped!


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