You drooled over the promotional images and product shots of Dior’s Impression Cuir collection, slated for Fall 2008. How about some actual product photos? Swatches? Even a bit of a review? Thought you might be interested! I was fortunate enough to be able to try out the Impression Cuir Eye Palette, Earth Tones #673 Quint, Pink Drama #559 Rouge Dior Lip Color, and Delicious Plum #675 Creme de Gloss. But let me preface this review with: DO NOT MISS IMPRESSION CUIR! Make sure you give yourself a chance to at least go to your Dior counter and play and test and swatch some products for this fall line.
Impression Cuir Eye Palette (pictured above) is gorgeous. It is a palette that allures you in with the cool, animal-print texture and its shimmery hues. While it says it is an eye palette, all I want to do is use this on my cheeks (which I probably will do). The colors are gorgeous when swirled together, but you could feasibly use them as three separate colors. I love the way the shades fade subtly into each other. This is one star product that definitely grabbed my attention and kept it. The animal-print texture does go in pretty deep, so you’ll see some of it remain for awhile, though it doesn’t go all the way through (but the color does, which is, ultimately, what matters).
You know you want to see more!
Earth Tones #673 Quint seems like a basic quint at first, but the colors just work. Originally, when I first saw this quint, I was totally underwhelmed; but then I swatched the colors, and I totally changed my mind. The deep green is this great olive color that will be perfect for fall. I also LOVE that there are colors in this quint, because you can really mix and match your shadows for a bunch of different combos. In the past, some of the quints I’ve played with seem to only have a couple of looks to do, but this one seems like it has a lot more possibilities. None of these shadows are overly shimmery or frosty, which is a nice respite from some of the past few launches of quints.
Delicious Plum Creme de Gloss is just a stunning shade of berry-wine. It is ultra pigmented and opaque when applied, and it has this subtle shimmer and sheen. It’s a non-sticky gloss, for those who need this type of gloss, tooo.
Pink Drama Rouge Dior Lip Color looks typical at first. Again, I was underwhelmed just by looking at it as I was with the Earth Tones quint, but not surprisingly, I changed my mind! It’s this great apricot color with gold and peach shimmer in it followed by a healthy dose of glowy pink undertones. It has great opacity, so it won’t be sheer on those with more pigmented lips, either.
Swatches of the Impression Cuir Palette