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I know, I’m a bad blogger. PFFT. I don’t pretend that this is my full time job so… if you are still around reading this then YAY… thanks man. To be honest I really don’t care anymore and this is the last dang time I apologize for not posting often enough…Either you like me, or you don’t, so…HA. DEAL DUDES.

Anyways…Dior Summer 2016 unexpectedly showed up on my doorstep one morning. Yeah, usually I have to email the PR and ask heyyyyyy……remember me?!! I used to do that. Not anymore, because I don’t give a rat’s ass now and won’t beg for crap to show up here. Especially Dior, because I’m not a huge Dior Fangirl as you know.  So, I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t forgotten this time…although let’s see what happens down the road hey? 😛 I tend to tick off a lot of PR because I don’t blog for any brand and their free stuff..I blog because well…I like chatting with you all.

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

So today I’m going to tell you my thoughts about Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade. Because it’s the one that most people seemed to gasp at when I showed it on Instagram? And I don’t know why, because honestly the colours aren’t that amazing or unique? It kind of surprised me to be honest.

Swatchy Time!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

They’re typical Dior shadows…slightly powdery and dry, but blend nicely. Not a lot of pigment either. Like I said, typical Dior. Click to enlarge the images below to get a better look.

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

I mean I like the palette? But it takes A LOT OF WORK to get these looks I created-especially the more pastel one I created. The brown one wasn’t hard at all, but that’s just not a very unique look at all now, is it? Unless you are totally new to this makeup game, I’m sure you all have a nice golden warm brown eyeshadow in your collection by now. And the peach shade is rather paltry in this palette… I’d much rather use MAC Paradisco for a bazinga! peach shade on my lids. That one doesn’t take TONS of layering to show up like the one in Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade did.

Again Dior, you just kind of fall in that I ALMOST LIKE IT ENOUGH TO BUY IT category….but just not quite there. I mean, this isn’t a cheap palette here in Canada, costing $72 which is LUDICROUS, so I’m not going to tell you that this is a MUST buy if it doesn’t WOW me…and this just didn’t do that. Sorry Dior. You can do better. I’m just waiting for that day…whether it comes soon is another question…I wait with bated breath. 😛

Summer collections are the ones that typically disappoint me…what about you? I just don’t get summer collections at all. I hardly buy any summer makeup as they just aren’t my style at all. You?

Mary Kay At Play has come out with two genius double-tasking makeup products to help you get ready and beautiful in a flash! Because seriously, who wants to spend tons of time doing your makeup in the summer? Summer is short up here in Canada! We need to enjoy as much of it as we can before it disappears!

Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners($15)

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners from the top: Mint to Be, Rebel Rose, Caramellow, Iced Lilac

Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners are portable, multi-tasking eyeshadow pencils and eyeliners in one!

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners from the left: Iced Lilac, Mint To Be, Rebel Rose, Carmellow

They are a nice and creamy formula with a pretty pearlized finish that blends easily. And they are fade and smudge-proof too. I have oily lids, so I need a primer first to make sure they stay put. And they do! Love them! The colours are so pretty and mixing and matching them is so much fun! As I get older, I much prefer cream eyeshadows over powder, as they stay put and don’t irritate my eyes. I really like these Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners! Depending on the shade, the liners can be a bit waxy, but they still seem to work quite well for me.

Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Sticks($12)

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Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Sticks

Another portable multitasking that’ll give you gorgeous glowy cheeks and matching lips! They have a soft, creamy texture and WOW are they pigmented! These are one pass swatches you guys!

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Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Sticks Peach Pop, Razzleberry

Here’s a quick colourful makeup look I created that’s perfect for any summer event/activity you got going this summer. First of course, apply your favourite makeup base. I’d suggest the Mary Kay CC Cream Complexion Corrector Cream Sunscreen SPF 15. Check out my review from last year by clicking HERE.

Then, take the Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liner in Mint To Be and apply the eyeshadow side all over the lid and use your finger to blend it out(or a brush if you wish, but honestly fingers are quick and work so well with the product). The colour is buildable too, so keep on layering until you get the intensity you want.

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners

Line your upper lash line with the dark green liner too!

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners

Then take the Mary Kay At Play Shadow Liner in Iced Lilac, and use the liner side to line your bottom lash line. Smudge it out with another finger, or a brush if you prefer. Then take the lilac shadow and apply it to your inner eye for a pretty purple glow! Add some mascara and fill in your brows, and your eyes are done!

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners

 

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Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners

Then take Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick in Peach Pop and apply the gorgeous shade onto your cheeks.

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Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Sticks-Use a Stippling Brush to apply! Look how much product is on the brush-seriously pigmented!

You can use your fingers to apply and blend if you wish, but because these blushes are so pigmented, I do suggest a brush this time. A stippling brush would be perfect! Just dab your brush onto the stick, and PLEASE, dab the excess off on the back of your hand first BEFORE going to your cheeks! Otherwise you’ll get clown cheeks! As for lasting power, on me I get a good 6 hours of wear time before I notice fading stating to happen, so that’s pretty great for a cream cheek product if you ask me.

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Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick Peach Pop on the lips

Then dab a bit of Peach Pop onto your lips and you’re ready to go! And I’m surprised at how comfortable the Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Sticks are on the lips! Usually cheek products that claim to also be lip products are so drying on the lips, but these aren’t. So comfortable and pretty! They dry down to a pretty, matte finish that lasts quite well too.

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Wearing Mary Kay At Play Shadow & Liners on eyes, and Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick in Peach Pop on the cheek and lips

And Bazinga! You are done! Now go have fun at that BBQ, or wedding, or fair, or farmer’s market, or whatever else you’re doing this summer! And look gorgeous doing it thanks to Mary Kay At Play!

Come summer, I love using easy to use, multi-tasking cream products like this! I hate spending too much time on my makeup and wasting good sunlight. What are some of your favourite multi-tasking makeup products?