In every collection, there is a star product. For Spring 2013, Dior Cherie Bow’s star product is this palette below. The one I have is 002 Rose Perle which is the lighter version. At first glance, I prefer the darker palette, but the more I get to know Rose Perle, the more she is growing on me.
The Cherie Bow Palette comes in a slim bow like case, with plastic flip top and metal base. Its design is simplistic, and sweet at the same time. The 3 colours of the case, coincidentally, are very similar to what we have inside. We open the case, to find 3 eye shadows, 1 black liner and a lip gloss hidden in the flip top divider. Dior has made this design theirs, and like I’ve said many times before, it’s great. There are 2 applicators inside the palette, and I usually throw these away. For this palette, in particular, I find the applicators rather unhelpful.
The 3 eye shadows are shimmery white, pale pink and a warmer candy pink. The black cream liner is actually a soft black, not a fully opaque black. The complementary lip gloss is a peachy pink, which don’t show up much on my lips at all.
These eye shadows are difficult to pick up with the sponge applicators. They are also difficult to swatch using fingers. They feel hard on the surface, and lack the soft buttery feel of their quints. However, when picked up with a brush, there isn’t any problem! All the shades go on my lids smoothly. There is minimal fallout only with the shimmery white shade, while the other two are pigmented and easily worn on the lids for a brightening effect. The cream liner doesn’t transfer on my lids, and I like to use black eyeshadow to press over the liner. I like my blacks to be really black, not soft.
I have done a look using this palette, and I will show it to you in my next post. While the palette is not something I’d pick for myself, it does provide a variety in my stash. The quality is good (when using eye brushes!), the packaging is girly, and when worn, eyes look angelic. Yes, angelic, wide eyed, bright eyed Stay tuned for that post!
This is my last review of Dior’s Cherie Bow collection. Did anything catch your fancy? Have you picked up anything? My recommendation would be the blush. Go for Tender Coral…. my fave