Dior needs to get on board and start creating an entire stash of their Twin Set Eyeshadow Color Sticks because I would buy ALL of them. Recently launched with the Cherie Bow Spring 2013 Collection these fabulous little color sticks contain a cream liner and eyeshadow on one side and a powder blending powder on the other.
Available in two shades, which you must own both of so you can pair them into a look together, these rather fabulous little pencils rocked my makeup world this week as I test drove them out.
The Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow Duo Color Stick and Blending Powder is a chunky pencil design which has a dual side. The creamy side can be used as an all over eyeshadow or liner. The cream texture applies directly from the pencil easily and flawlessly with a dense yet creamy touch that blends easily onto lids leaving behind sheer to medium color on lids. I find the cream itself smudges along nicely as a liner and wears strong without fading away however, as an eyeshadow I saw some minor creasing within a four hour period so I highly suggest a good primer prior to application.
The opposite side of the pencil contains a larger sponge tip applicator which is saturated with powder shadow. The shadow is housed inside a spring mechanism located in the interior of the pencil so each time you snap it back in it’ll load with color. The sponge is rather large so it fits the contour of your lid nicely to apply color in a single swipe. The color, just like the cream, builds from sheer to medium. I find it is best used on top of the cream as it gives it more pop and sizzle! On its own it wears solid for five to six hours before fading a little intensity but no creasing issues. Worn over the cream shadow it does show minor creasing within six hours.
Although I had a few creasing issues I have to say I love these. They are so easy to apply. Grey Sigh is a particularly nice shade for creating a smoked out look in seconds without a ton of know how! Ballerina Pink is bright pink shade that pairs up WONDERFULLY with Grey Sigh (it works great alone as well!).
Overall, these duos are the bees knees. Easy to use, easy to apply, and they look fab on eyes! A little creasing is a killjoy but I can cope with proper prepping and priming. I’d absolutely buy other shades should Dior do them. At $30 a pop they are a little pricey but well worth it for creating some really great looks.
Hmm Dior how about a gold?
Available now at Dior counters as well as online at dior.com
They are available for a limited time with the Dior Spring 2013 Collection. Muse Approved!