Let’s talk about all the eye stuffs in the Dior Holiday 2015 State Of Gold Collection. One post-boom-bazinga-done. Fast and furiously gold, although not as gold as I thought it was going to be. Which for me is a YAY, because I’m not a fan of gold on my eyes, especially the more yellow golds.

Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #886 Blazing Gold

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #886 Blazing Gold

This one is a stunner, that’s for sure! Look at that red! And I love a good red eyeshadow, and this one is NICE you guys.

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #886 Blazing Gold

 

The shadows all feel soft when swatched, are nicely pigmented, and blend beautifully on the eye.

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #886 Blazing Gold

 

I had no problem, other than significant fallout when applying them, so best to put your foundation on AFTER. The pink and the gold shade are more matte, and don’t have a ton of colour payoff, although the pink is surprising. You can definitely see the pink when you apply it-like a wash of pink. It’s quite pretty, and different, since most pinks are usually sparkly. And that glittery black shade I applied wet which worked quite well! It made the sparkles stay put much better. I like this palette.  😀

 

Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #576 Eternal Gold

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #576 Eternal Gold

Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #576 Eternal Gold is a cooler toned palette, so I personally prefer this one.

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #576 Eternal Gold

 

The shades are a bit more boring compared to that red shade, but easier to wear, and just looks better on me I think. With this palette, you can wear whatever pretty lipstick shade you want, so for me, I’d get more wear from this palette for sure. It all depends on what you want to showcase for holiday parties-eyes, or lips. This palette is better if you’re a lip gal like me.  😛

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Dior Holiday 2015 5 Couleurs State Of Gold Eyeshadow Palette #576 Eternal Gold

Most of these shades worked quite well again, but since these shades are a bit lighter, be careful to not overblend them.

In this next picture I’m wearing that plummy taupe on my eye, but I also used the Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow($36) in Blazing on the centre of my lid.

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Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Blazing

Wow! I didn’t think I was going to love this as much as I do! It’s great to add a bit of god sparkle on top of your eyeshadows. It stays put too.

Finally thoughts? I’m much more impressed with the Dior Holiday 2015 State Of Gold Eye products this time around. The shadows are really easy to work with, and blend nicely. The shades are pretty as well! But, are they worth $70 CDN? Well, again that’s up to you. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again-I think Dior Eye Palettes have gorgeous colour combinations. Their shadow formula for me, is not one of my favourites-although this time around they perform a lot better, so that’s a good thing. If you love Dior, you will love these. Personally? I say get the Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Blazing and be done with any ‘holiday’ eye products. All you need is a bit of gold sparkle and any eyeshadow you have will look ‘holiday’. Save your money for a really pretty holiday lipstick, which Dior has for sure! I’ll show them soon, but spoiler alert-it’s real love for me!  😉

The Dior Holiday 2015 State Of Gold collection will be available on counters October 15 in Canada.

What do you think? This is the first ‘Holiday’ collection I’ve seen so far. They’re ALWAYS GOLD. Sigh. When is someone going to do an awesome Navy and Silver Holiday Collection? WHEN.

Do you love holiday makeup collections? Or are you like me, and think they’re just all the same and all too gold?

Short post today! I’m still trying to get my blogging butt in gear after visiting Marky at college. And I have a bunch of pictures to take of holiday products that arrived while I was away. I’m going to be pretty busy playing catch-up! But the short visit was so worth it!

I did want to show you the two Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Glosses Gold Rain and Pink Excess so I can declare Dior Holiday done and DONE.

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Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss Gold Rain and Pink Excess

Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss in #663 Pink Excess is a rosy pink with gold glitter, and #164 Gold Rain is described as a mineral gold gloss. It’s a milky, pale pink gold gloss with gold glitter. Boy, there’s a lot of gold glitter in this Dior Holiday collection.

Swatchy Time!

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Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss Pink Excess and Gold Rain

 

On my lips Dior Addict Gloss Pink Excess is a pretty, neutral rosy gloss. It’s a really easy to wear shade that will suit most skin tones.

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Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss Pink Excess

Dior Addict Gloss Gold Rain is one of those really super pretty, ethereal glosses that you either love or don’t. I really like it for some reason! It’s like fairy dust on your lips. Or maybe Christmas elf dust since it is a holiday collection? Elf Magic? Give it up Tracy, they get it even if you don’t... 😛

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Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss Gold Rain

To be honest, these are my first Dior Addict Glosses EVER and I do like them. They are smooth, not sticky, feel really nice on the lips too. Pretty luxurious actually. But they don’t last long, maybe an hour or so before having to reapply them. If that doesn’t bother you, and the price tag of $31 doesn’t either, then I do think it’s worth picking up one of these! I think Gold Rain would be stunning over red lipsticks.

You can find the Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Dior Addict Gloss Gold Rain and Pink Excess at your Dior counters right about now!

Do you love Dior Glosses? Are you a Dior Addict haha? I can see why they named their products that name now… they are addictive! 😀

*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock ($61) is the second eyeshadow palette in the Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Collection, and it’s just as stunning as the Golden Reflections Palette.

 

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Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock

Pretty, huh? This is a warm palette, so for those of you that love warm, golden shadows this one’s for you! The eyeshadows are pretty easy to work with, blend beautifully, and last all day over a primer.

Swatchy Time!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock

Yeah, that purple shadow surprised me too! It’s more of a wine shade, which is a bit harder to wear, at least for me. It’s ok used sparingly like in the outer V, but don’t try it on your bottom lash line. On me, it really looks like my eyes are bleeding if I do that, and the same if I use it as a lid shade. If you are darker and warmer skin-toned than I am, I think it’ll look fine though. The light pink shade is a pale, warm matte pink with gold glitter thrown in there. I’d much rather it have been straight up matte, but it’s a pretty brow bone highlight. The shade that’s the stand out for me is that fourth shade I swatched, which is the bottom left one in the palette. It is stunning! A warm gold shade with a pink subtle duo chrome quality.

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Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock

Can you see what I’m talking about? I hope so! It’s really pretty, and I have nothing like it in my stash. It’s like a warm version of MAC Vex eyeshadow and looks amazing on the lid. It really glows!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Golden Shock is another pretty palette from the Dior Golden Shock Holiday Collection, and it’ll be available at The Bay here in Canada pretty soon! This week I think! So if you have your eye on this one, I’d be getting it toot sweet!

Which of the Dior Golden Shock Palettes do you like better? Golden Shock? Or yesterday’s Golden Reflections? I prefer the greyer, cooler, metallic Golden Reflections.

*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

You’re either gonna think that the Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches($28 CDN) are cool or not so cool.

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Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches

I think they’re both. I know-how indecisive of me. I’m usually quite adamant about whether I like something or not, so I’m as surprised as you are.

Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches came out at the beginning of November with their small Holiday 2013 Collection(remember that gorgeous snowy pink highlighter?). But because I was leaving for Disneyland, I put them aside and promptly forgot about them until I pulled them out the other day. So I played with them finally! And you know what? They’re not bad. Sort of.

You get 3 pairs of eyeliner patches in the pack of Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches which can be reused up to 3 times. So that’s 9 eyeliner wears, which works out to about $3 a wear. MATH! After that the glue loses it tack, but just add a bit of eyelash glue and keep on using them.

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Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches

The back of the package gives you nice pictures with instructions on how to use the eyeliner patches. Really, they’re pretty easy to master. The hard part is lining them up, but once you figure that out just stick ’em on.

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Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches

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Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches

Whaddaya think? Different, hey? I do think you have to have the right eye shape to be able to wear both the top and bottom stickers at the same time. I think I don’t-they end up being a little too close to each other. You also have to extend the line with some eyeliner to complete the look in my opinion. I used my trusty Lancome Artliner of course to extend the line, as I think it looks kind of weird having  just these black stickers floating on the outside of your eye.

The Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches are really comfortable to wear though! They are soft, and they don’t tug or pull strangely. I know they’re self adhesive, but personally if I was to wear them out to a party, I’d still use a bit of eyelash glue to make sure they stay put. Nothing will ruin a party more than an eyeliner sticker falling into your eggnog-KERPLUNK.

If you have trouble with eyeliner application, but want to try some of the funky artsy eye looks you see, then the Lancome Hypnose Velours Multi-Wear Eyeliner Patches might be something you’d like. And really, you don’t have to wear the top and bottom together. I think wearing only the top one looks great! And if you do that, heck you’ve got SIX eyeliner patches now that you can wear! Which means that costs -ugggh-I did the math once today. You can do it this time! 🙂 It’s LESS which is all you really need to know, right? RIGHT.

Oh, and by the way I’m wearing the Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow palette($54 CDN) in Gris Fatale:

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Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow palette in Gris Fatale

Swatchy Time!

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Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow palette in Gris Fatale

This is my first Lancome eyeshadow palette, and at first I wasn’t crazy about it. But I’ve grown to love the sheer, ethereal smoky look you can get with Gris Fatale. As I age, I like a really subtle look on my eyes, which is hard to do with a lot of greys and silvers and black. This palette delivers! There’s a bit of fall out upon application, so be sure to do your eye makeup before your foundation.

And on my lashes is the Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara($33 CDN), which gives you fluttery eyelashes like no other mascara can!

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So, what’s YOUR verdict on sticker eyeliner? Would you wear these? 

*product sent by PR for review, thank you for the eyeliner sticker fun !

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Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette

I was really excited to see the new Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette for Holiday 2013! I MEAN, LOOK AT IT! The colours are so right up my Snow Queen alley:

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Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette
Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, Matte Black, Gold Pink, Midnight Purple, Metallic Taupe

The Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette has these cute mini brushes that actually work really well!

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Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette brushes
#214P, #226P

Swatchy Time!

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Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette
Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, Matte Black, Gold Pink, Midnight Purple, Metallic Taupe

The best eyeshadows in the Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette are the two that are part of their regular shadow line up: #04 Matte Black and #127 Metallic Taupe, which is not so metallic but more of a really great satin finish that is amazing as a crease colour. The other shades are Diamond Shadows but mannnnnnn, they are NOT like the ones I have tried in single form! Not even close baby! The pigmentation is really sheer, so if you love a light shadow look, then you may love them. But the texture is hard, and when you blend them, the sparkles are left while most of the pigmentation kind of goes bye-bye. My hopes for the ultimate Snow Queen look with this palette faded pretty fast… melted away in fact…

BUT. I decided to treat the shadows like pastel eye shadows. I layered them over a black eye liner used as an all over lid colour base:

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Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette

SO MUCH BETTER. Not perfect, but at least the Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette is workable and wearable this way! If you want a more evil snow queen kind of look, then the palette works well for that!

You can find the Make Up Forever Midnight Glow Palette($48 CDN) at Sephora, although for some strange reason I can’t find it on the website which is really ???! Not sure, but it might be sold out, but it is in stores as I have seen it there I swear! It’s not a figment of my overactive makeup imagination!

My hunt for the ultimate Snow Queen Palette is still on. Any ideas? I don’t think anything can top this Tarina Tarantino one I reviewed a couple of years ago!

*product sent by PR for review and THANK YOU! Hunt for Snow Queen Look remains fresh…and cold… [emoji snowman without snow] SPEAKING of Snow Queen, have you seen the new Disney movie yet? I haven’t as Marky is a little miffed about it. Why change the story so much? And why do the characters look a lot like the ones in Tangled?

If you thought the Mary Kay At Play Eyeshadow Trio for the Holidays was pretty, wait until you see these new Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors($8 CDN):

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color
Glistening Gold, Shimmering Lilac, Sparkling White, Brilliant Black

Four new shimmery shades that are so icy and wintery and perfect for holiday parties!

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color
Glistening Gold, Shimmering Lilac, Sparkling White, Brilliant Black

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors are made to insert into one of their custom palettes if you so wish, but you don’t have to do that as the cases they come in are quite sturdy and the eyeshadows are held in there really well.

Swatchy time!

Ok, since these are mineral eyeshadows, dry swatchy time is kind of meh:

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color
Glistening Gold, Shimmering Lilac, Sparkling White, Brilliant Black

But swatch these babies wet, and BAZINGA!!!

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color
Glistening Gold, Shimmering Lilac, Sparkling White, Brilliant Black

Now those are some seriously pretty shades! Using them wet is really easy actually, which is why it always surprises me when I hear people say it’s a pain. All you do is spray a bit of MAC Fix+ (or just water for all that matters) on a synthetic brush and blend away! Really easy to do I promise, because the end result is just so worth it:

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Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color

Nothing sparkles like mineral eyeshadows and these Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors have some serious sparkle! I applied them wet, and then patted some dry eyeshadow on top to give that night sky sparkle effect with the Brilliant Black shade. If you use these dry, be prepared for some fallout though-I mean it’s a given with mineral shadows-so make sure you use a tacky eye primer/base like a MAC Paint Pot or shadow stick of some kind first if you do that. You’ve been warned! I didn’t use the gold shade in this look because well… you know I have a difficult relationship with anything gold. But if you love golds, this one is really pretty and looks just as amazing with that Brilliant Black! That Brilliant Black Shade is my favourite, can you tell?

These Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors are just so gorgeous! I think I needs more! I wonder if they have a taupe… [emoji white smiling face]

Happy Black Friday!! Are you shopping today? Even in Canada there are Black Friday deals to be found pretty much everywhere, which I find kind of odd to be honest. But hey, it’s like having 2 Boxing Days now, so I’m not complaining!

*product sent by PR for review, my love for these sparkly shadows is real and true!

 

Drop EVERYTHING. The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is worth running to the nearest Shopper’s Drug Mart and buying all of it! ALL OF IT.

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is a “shimmering world of white feathers, shine, and elegance that will add luminosity and subtle iridescence to your style. Winter will be sophisticated!” I love that thought-a sophisticated winter! It’s kind of hard to look sophisticated in your Sorels and parkas and toques, but DANG it I’m sure gonna try!

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The star of the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is the Palette Jardin De Givre($45 CDN):

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection Palette Jardin De Givre

It’s a palette that’s simply breathtaking, especially in person! Seven shimmering eyeshadows and a black cream eyeliner are in this beauty, and they are all amazing.
Swatchy Time! Just click to enlarge the pic:

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection Palette Jardin De Givre

These are the creamy eyeshadows that Lise Watier does oh so well! You barely need a brush to apply them. Fingers works really well! They are rather sparkly though, and do have some fallout on application, but the result is so worth it! And that eyeliner is something else too! It’s really great-smooth, pigmented, and stays put. The only thing that would make this palette perfect is a matte blending shade, but I’ll live haha. The colours are outstanding too! They glow. I love that they’re not your typical holiday golds and black too.

Here’s a few looks I tested out this past week:
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The left eye has the Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner in Brun Velours on the waterline

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The Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder($36 CDN) is just as gorgeous and drool-worthy:

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Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder
Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

Swatchy Time!

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Lise Waiter Jardin De Givre Illuminating Powder

This light peachy-pink illuminator is stunning. No glitters, just fine shimmers that look lovely on the cheek. Use a fan brush to add just a touch of sheen on the cheeks! Beautiful!

There are two Limited Edition Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipsticks($23 CDN) in the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection. There’s an LED light in the lipstick which is kind of cool:

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick

This is the shade Rouge Satin, and it’s rare these days for me to see a shade of lipstick that’s unique, but this one sure is:

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin

I don’t even know how to describe it?

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Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner($20 CDN) in Brun Velours
Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin

It’s a coral, with a pink undertone to it? With a gold sparkle? And in some lights it even looks neon? All I know is that it’s fantastic, and so not a typical holiday lipstick shade that’s for sure! Oh, and that’s a swatch of the Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Eyeliner($20 CDN) in Brun Velours. Its velvety smooth, waterproof with a matte finish-which is hard to find actually. Most long-wearing eyeliners have a sheen to them.

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Lise Watier Rouge Sublime Lumiere Lipstick Rouge Satin
Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection

The Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection is one of the most outstanding holiday makeup collections I’ve seen this year, so don’t miss out!

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Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013
Collection

You can find the Lise Watier Jardin De Givre Winter 2013 Collection for sale where ever Lise Watier is sold including The Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, and of course www.lisewatier.com! And remember, they DO ship to the USA!

I think this is my favourite Holiday 2013 Collection so far, although I haven’t seen Guerlain’s yet. What’s your favourite collection this year?

*products sent by the lovely PR, sophisticated winter is the goal!