FOTD: Dior Khaki Design 308 Eyes & Pictorial How To

I finally got my act together and processed the photos. I owed you the FOTD for Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eyeshadow Palette in Khaki Design 308 which I featured recently, and here it is. I wore it for a dinner out and while I used the darker colours a little heavier, the look is still a soft smokey without being too dramatic.

Here is a shot taken while there was still natural sunlight, just to show you how my eyes looked. The other photos are taken using flash photography because the sun was setting a little too quickly for my liking. Before you read on, I suggest you read the review of the palette first, so that you’ll know what I’m talking about when describing the colours I used. Go on… I’ll wait….

 

 

OK, you’re back? Let’s get on to it then. First, I used my ring finger and dabbed Base all over my lids. This gives my lids a soft and smooth finish, primed for the next shade. Using a dense eyeshadow brush (perhaps a MAC239), I pat on Couleur on top of Base. With a blending brush (MAC217 is my fave!), I softened the edges before patting on more Couleur to up the intensity. Blend again. Done. You could just add liner and mascara and this can be a daytime look.

Anyway, since I wanted more definition for my eyes, I used a smaller pencil brush (MAC219) to darken the outer corners of my eyes using Ombre. I brought in the darker shade to 1/3 of my lids, then blended it out using a clean blending brush. I repeated this a few times until I got the intensity I wanted. With the pencil brush I used just now, and the residue of Ombre on the brush, I smudged my lower lashline inwards from the outer corner of my eyes. To add some shimmer, I pat on some Shine using my fingers onto the centre of my lids. With an angled brush, I used the Liner to line my eyes before adding a few coats of mascara.

 

 

 

Other products used:

Lunasol Water Gel Foundation (sample), Dior Diorsnow Light Amplifying Face Powder in 001, Tarte Amaonian Clay Long-wear blush in Exposed, Dior Diorshow Extase mascara, Benefit Silky Powder Eyeshadow in Bossy to fill in my brows, Dior Serum de Rouge in 760.

If you wanted something more dramatic, you could always try out the look here in this pictorial guide:

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and tell me what you think! I love colours like these: khakis and taupes because of their versatiliy. Depending on your skin tone, these colours turn out different, which makes them mysterious too. Feedbacks appreciated and thank you for reading!

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://www.hannyrr.com Hanny Daforcena

    Harlo! ^.^

    That is a very nice look, heh heh! I must try both of them one day!

    • Lily

      Thanks Hanny. I’d like to see your version too :-)

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com Paris B

    I love the look of the Khaki Design palette. Might just have to pick it up! ;) p/s I think I prefer your look to the official one :P

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks Paris! Yes, you should pick this up. The colours are so wearable yet so easy to amp up for the evening :-)

  • http://www.beautifulthingsbylna.blogspot.com leimun

    Aw~ ❤ you did awesome job matching and blend the colours so well!

    I like it! hehe

    • Lily

      Hi Lei Mun, thanks sweetie! Yeah, I blended the heck out of the colours. LOL! Then again, it’s the secret and key to eye makeup ;-)

  • http://www.s-bitsandbobs.com Sukie

    Am loving the look! Have really got to give these Dior quints another go! =D

    • Lily

      Thanks Sukie! The quint you tried before was a little different to this one right? I didn’t like these Design palettes initially, but after giving it a chance, I found myself buying more colours. This Khaki Design is the one I love most :-)

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I looove the khaki shades on you, it goes so well with brown eyes, don’t you think? I might buy this one instead of Golden Savannah since it’s not available here, grrrr!

    • Lily

      Oh no!! That really sucks… would you like me to purchase it for you?
      This khaki one does go well with brown eyes. Versatile too! I like this better than the Golden Jungle palette for sure.