Dior Five Golds Eyeshadow Quint

Dior Five Golds Eyeshadow Quint

It has a similar theme as MAC’s Rockers & Reelers Eyeshadow Palette, because both have a lot of metallic-like finishes, but the colors themselves are a bit different. Dior’s metallic quint is closer to neutral, while MAC’s is on the warmer side.

Five Golds includes a dark charcoal gray with a soft silver sparkle; subdued copper-gold with a metallic finish; semi-sheer icy white-gold with a bright shimmer-shine; chocolate bronze with a metallic finish; and a bright, light silver with a high metallic shine. Every shade had rich pigmentation except the lightest white-gold shade, which was on the sheer side, and it also had more of a glittery feel compared to the smoother texture of the other four shades. It looks a lot yellower in the pan than when used, though. The other four shades were true-to-pan in terms of color.

This is probably one of my favorite Dior quints in terms of quality; the shades are smooth, soft without being powdery, and really rich in color. Dior’s eyeshadow quints are always a better value than their singles or duos, though it is still more expensive than Chanel’s eyeshadow quads (but less than Guerlain’s!). Even though the shades are dupeable by other brands, the finish and texture really hit home.

FYI, Sephora lists this as “001” while the back of it does list the name as Five Golds alongside the 001 number.

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This Week’s Sales for November 15th, 2010

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This Week’s Sales for November 15th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115 (excludes Asia). Free shipping with any order of Hello Flawless wide code FLAWLESS, expires 11/15. Free international shipping on $85 orders, use code COVERAGE, expires 11/15.
  • Bliss: Get a free bliss sample-filled tote bag ($200 value) with any purchase of $150+, while supplies last. Get a free Clarisonic travel bag and brush head ($65 value) with any Clarisonic purchase. 30% off fatgirlslim products with code SLIM30, expires 11/19-11/21.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: $65+ orders ship free, no code necessary. Free full-size Copper Penny Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code COPPER9, expires 1/14/11. Free Rockstar Metallic Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code ROCK9, expires 1/14/11. Free full-size Maghony Ink Gel Eyeliner with $65+ order with code BEST33, expires 1/15/11. Free full-size Cobalt Ink Gel Eyeliner with $65+ orders with code BEST55, expires 12/25/10.
  • Clarins: 20% off and free shipping on all orders with code CLARINSFF, expires 11/16.
  • Clinique: Free shipping with code FSCHAT07. Free shipping plus free 3-step minis with $30+ orders. Free shipping plus two free treats with $35+ orders with code TREATS, expires 11/1. Pick 6 treats with any $21.50+ purchase, while supplies last.
  • Dermadoctor: $10 off orders over $60 with code DERM60, expires 12/15.
  • e.l.f.: 30% off Studio Line on $20+ purchases with code STUD30.
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  • MAC: Free shipping with code CS105LIVECHAT.
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  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Free shipping on orders of $100+ with code HOLIDAY10, expires 11/20. Half-Yearly sale begins 11/3.
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  • The Body Shop: Buy 2, get 1 free on all bath and body products 11/15 through 11/21. Free shipping on all orders over $50, 11/11 through 11/21.
  • Ulta: GWPs & Samples
  • Zuneta: 10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10.

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  • 20% off for VIBs with code VIB20, 11/11 through 11/15.

  • 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB.
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  • Free Bobbi Brown makeup remover with any purchase with code BBOFF.
  • Free Bremenn Face cream sample with any purchase with code BREMENN.
  • Free Buxom lipstick with any purchase with code AMSTERDAM.
  • Free Tarina Tarantino primer sample whenyou download the Sephora to go Iphone App.
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Rescue Beauty Lounge: Au Chocolat, Atame, Moulin Rouge

Rescue Beauty Lounge Red Polishes

Rescue Beauty Lounge recently held their annual 50% off sale, and I must admit, I indulged. I’ve been waiting for this sale for months (ever since buying my first RBLs). I could have sworn I saw someone mention it may be the last 50% off sale… anyway, I couldn’t resist.

The first three I want to share with you are: Au Chocolat (molten Godiva), Atame (luscious deep dried cherry red), and Moulin Rouge (think black cherries wrapped in dark chocolate).

All three shades featured in this post were richly pigmented, applied evenly and never streaked, and only needed two coats for full opacity. Each shade retails for $18, and due to the recent 50% off sale, many shades are sold out for the time being.

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Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow Quad

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) looks prettier in promos than it does in real life, and it’s prettier in the pan than it is on the eyes. This palette requires some practice in addition to patience, because the glitter will get everywhere–you may even find some in your hair… or in your nose!

These work best with a tackier base, like a sticky cream eyeshadow that takes longer to dry down. You could also use this with something like MAC’s Water-Based Mixing Medium, which has a little tackiness to it. No matter what method you use, some tackiness in the method will allow the glitter to stay on better and minimize fall out. I’d also recommend applying your eye makeup first and then using a makeup remover wipe or tape (lightly!) to remove any excess glitter that’s fallen from your lids. Press, rather than sweep, the product against the lid to further reduce fall out.

All of these shades are sheer; if you want any sort of color pay off, your best bet is to use them wet (water, Fix+, mixing medium, etc.). The “purple” shade looks more like a semi-sheer taupe; the lightest beige is a white-beige with large chunks of glitter; the darker beige is a champagne; and the “black” shade is a soft charcoal that almost looks brown if it is used dry. There is a gold trim that surrounds each “pan” of eyeshadow, and it is hard to use alone, but it just looks like a sheer white gold sparkle.

I wasn’t sure how deep each color went through, since there is the surrounding gold trim, but after digging through the black pan of color, it seems to go quite deep. The palette contains: Pink Glitter Sparkle Eye Shadow, Smoky Sparkle Eye Shadow, Moonlight Sparkle Eye Shadow and Sandy Sparkle Eye Shadow–but honestly, I have no idea which shades are what. I imagine “Smoky” is the black shade. I’m not sure about the rest, and the palette doesn’t indicate any shade names on the back.

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Video Review: MAC Tartan Tale – Pigments & Nail Lacquer Sets


Video review of MAC’s Tartan Tale Pigments + Nail Lacquer Sets!

We split up the review for Chapter 2 into two to make each one more manageable — yay or nay?   We’re currently considering keeping to this format for future reviews that start going past 10 minutes and filming based on product type (e.g. part one is just lip products).

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