Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Nude palette

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend. Here's a look at Dior's new Smoky Nude trio, which I used for the first time today. This was the first of the new 3 Couleurs palettes that caught my eye, mainly due to the pretty sparkly beige shade. As you can see, the colors in this palette are basic neutrals, making them perfect for quick and simple looks and everyday wear. There is a medium satin tan that makes a great crease color; a shimmery beige with the slightest tinge of pink; and a pearly white-gold for use as a base color and highlight. This palette is ideal for those times when you want your lip color to be the focal point of your look. Used alone the overall effect is very soft and understated. Today I added some more definition with a slightly winged-out brown kohl liner. 


in sunlight
in flash lighting

Products used:
  • Too-Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Nude (#571)
  • MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl 
  • Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara 01 Black

On nails: OPI's Meep-Meep-Meep from the Muppet collection

OPI's Meep-Meep-Meep

Anyone remember the character Beaker from the Muppets?  
Beaker is a Muppet character from The Muppet Show. He is the shy, long-suffering assistant of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and is likewise named for a piece of laboratory equipment, although his shape more closely resembles a Graduated cylinder. During the first season of The Muppet Show, Bunsen Honeydew presented the Muppet Labs segments by himself; Beaker was added as his lab assistant from the second season on. Beaker has googly eyes, a shock of red hair, and a drawbridge mouth. He was originally puppeteered and voiced by Richard Hunt until Hunt's death in 1992, when the role was taken over primarily by Steve Whitmire. Beaker is a magnet for misfortune; his appearances typically involve him being blown up, electrocuted, eaten by large monsters, or losing body parts. Beaker communicates in a nervous, high-pitched squeak that sounds like "Mee-mee-mee mee". In books and merchandise, the sound is spelled "Meep".*
*Source: Wikipedia

Note: this polish looks significantly more fuchsia-toned in person. Strangely, my camera translated it into a red. 

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  1. Great choice! This is one of my favorite palettes from Dior as well. The colors are not particularly unique but they create a beautiful neutral eye combo on you. Love the nail shade on you as well!

  2. Hi Kristie, Thanks very much! :) I stood at the Dior counter testing these palettes for such a long time because I wanted them all but could only choose a couple to start out with. I especially liked this one, Smoky Khaki and Smoky Brown. I'm glad they are not limited editions! xx

  3. this is fabulous on you!! I found it terribly hard to photograph but yours are great. Is OPI Muppets out or did you get pre-release for review? I'm not sure when to start looking, we get everything late, but it's a beautiful color on you.

    I got your GA 525. I should get the gloss too, but wow, what a great color!

  4. Hi polarbelle, Thank you! :) It is so tricky to photograph these lighter colors that sort of blend into my skintone - I definitely have to play around to find the right lighting and angles!

    My local nail supply had half of the collection - they were still missing the glitters. I haven't seen them in any other major stores in my area though.

    Glad you liked the GA 525! :)

  5. So pretty colours! And I love the design of the packaging.
    The only thing I would say is that maybe these colours are quite dupable at drugstore level I guess? But..Dior is Dior and everything Dior feels glamorous, right? :)

  6. Oh my, I love that nail polish!!

  7. Every time I see a beautiful neutral compact I almost wish I hadn't bought the UD Naked palette as it covers my every need on that front, this one is beautiful but I just could not justify buying it! I really like the brown eye liner on your water line, am going to sharpen my Whisky 24/7 from the nude palette and give that a go, thanks!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I love how these shades can go from everyday to full out glam! Dior really has some lovely shadows (pigmentation is often stellar). I'm trying to resist these but you are making it VERY hard, lol.
    I do remember Beaker! And I love that shade. I'm planning on picking up a few from this collection for sure. Thanks for another drool- worthy post xx

    PS I posted about one of the BE Ready pressed quads (purple one) and have two others coming =)

  9. Hi Mercedes, Thank you! The package design is quite innovative, and I agree these shades are easily duped! The sparkly beige maybe a little more special than the other two shades :)

    Hi Gaelle, Thank you! I love the Muppet theme of this collection :)

    Hi ihavemostlybeen, Thank you! :) Oh yes, the Naked palette really does cover all neutral bases doesn't it!

    Hi Makeup Merriment, Thank you! I think these palettes will at least be around for a long while so no need to rush out to buy them :) This one is so basic you may already have identical colors in your stash!

    I will stop by your blog to read about the BE pressed quads - thanks!

  10. This looks so understated yet elegant and gorgeous! Looks great on you. :) Also love the contrast with the red nail polish - killer combination!

  11. Hi Liz, Thanks for the kind comment! Even though it's not the most exciting palette in the world I think I'll get a lot of use out of this one! :)

  12. It's a lovely neutral palette, though I have to say my eye has been on the Khaki one :) I love your nail color!

  13. That looks so pretty on you, wish it was like that on me but it comes out really warm, I do really like the formula though :)

  14. Thanks Larie, I think the Khaki one may be the star among these! I couldn't resist that one :)

    Hi Replica, Thanks very much! Yes, it is quite warm. Have you tried the Smoky Brown? It looks like it may be more cool-toned :)

  15. Hehe, Beaker! I had a good laugh over the muppet description. I haven't seen the muppets in years so I'm behind in my muppet-biographies. The polish is surprisingly festive too. I hope I'll get a peek at the display sometime soon.

    P.S. The dior is of course very pretty too =)

  16. Beautiful!
    I am stuck deciding between this palette and smoky brown...I think this may have just made my mind up (although I really just want them both!) Thank you :)

  17. Beautiful. It really looks gorgeous and lovely. Thanks for the note on the color of the polish. I thought it was Butter London Chancer at first. Love the fine glitter look on polishes, almost a bit foil like. xx

  18. Hi Dovey, I love Beaker he is soo funny :) Yes, this whole collection is very festive & perfect for the holidays - all very shimmery & glittery!

    Hi Georgia On My Mind, Such a tough choice & they are very different - this one is nice for every day, but Smoky Brown might be a better choice if you like cooler tones. It is more dramatic but still good for day as well! :)

    Hi Rachel, Thank you! :) The polish finish is very foil-like. I just couldn't get my camera to make it look exactly like it does in real life argh... :) xx

  19. Thanks for the rec, I'll have to go have a closer look at Smoky Brown :)

  20. Hi Replica, You're welcome - I saw Smoky Brown on MakeupNeverSleeps blog & went out to get it! Haven't used it yet, but swatched it at the counter & think it will be nice on, hopefully :)

  21. These colours look fantastic on you, very flattering!

  22. Hi Cafe Bellini, Thanks for the kind compliment! :)


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