You can tell that your to-do list has exploded when you LOVE wearing smokey eyes — and it’s a love so massive that it makes stars collapse on themselves — but you can’t remember the last time you actually wore them.
Was it June? Wait, no — July?
I honestly can’t remember.
But I had to go there today when I opened the Dior Capital of Light Eyeshadow Palette #806.
THAT KHAKI THOUGH!
It’s from the new Dior Fall 2016 Skyline collection.
But before I get to that…how’s it going? I miss you. What’s new in your neck of the woods?
I’ve still had my face buried in that secret project I mentioned last week (was it last week?), and it’s been taking up most of my non-Connor Claire time. But now it’s almost, almost done.
I’m putting the finishing touches on it, and I’m very excited. I’ve never done anything like it before.
But it has been taking a lot of time, so I haven’t had a lot of time left to experiment with makeup.
Except for this limited edition Dior palette, of course. I found the time for this palette.
I’m wearing a mix of the khaki shade and the gold shade on my lids with the dark purple on my lash lines as liner. And I also dabbed a tiny touch of the beige in my inner corners.
As for the price, it’s Dior, so brace yourself… It’s $63 (it’s Dior), and if you can stop your hoop earrings from quivering due to the sticker shock right now, take a second to admire the flawless Dior shimmer. I think it’s one of things the brand always does well.
The finish glows, and I think it is more of a glow than a mirror shine, and it’s not what I’d call a frost.
It’s oh-so-flattering, too. My fine lines are totally OK with it.
Seriously, even if you don’t think you can pull off shimmer (which is how I feel about most frosty high-shine finishes), these shadows are SO doable.
The only one that might be a little dicy is the lightest beige, which I think is closer to a typical frost than the four other shades. But if you keep it tucked tightly into the inner corners or under your brow bone, you should be fine.
I think this quint’s name also suits it perfectly. It’s called Capital of Light, and I really do feel like my lids beam in these soft and silky shadows.
You can find Capital of Light now at Dior counters and online for $63. It’s one of two palettes in the new Skyline collection available now.