I don’t like to overdramatize or anything and it is “only makeup” but when I first saw this on Temptalia, I nearly fainted from how gorgeous this looked. The Dior sales assistant was supposed to phone me when this came in and she never did! I finally called to learn it had come in and they only had one left and she’d been on vacation, blah blah blah! I was able to get up there and get the last one (good thing or she’d have been dealing with an irate and borderline hysterical customer, “only makeup” my eye!). It is early days yet but this is such a beautiful palette for fall. Deep greens and bronzes and a burnished teal. I hyperventilate just looking at it. I love it so much I even wore it to the gym this morning – insane, I know – just because I really wanted to wear it! It is a pricey palette but, to my surprise, only 1 or 2 dollars more in Canada than the price shown here at Temptalia for the US. Useless sponges and I’ve never been crazy about Dior’s packaging but these shadows – perfection!
Dior Bonne Etoile (384) Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) consists of five eyeshadows with star patterns on four of the five shades. It’s part of the fall collection, Mystic Metallics, and is limited edition. Right now, Nordstrom still has it available, but it is on backorder (I bought mine at Nordstrom). It’s a very nice palette overall with good color payoff across all five shades, and those that seemed good (but not perfect) were buildable on the lid. I really had no trouble applying this, and over bare skin (no primer), they lasted a full eight hours. I saw minor fading after nine hours, and if you normally wear your eyeshadow with a primer, I think you’d be fine for truly all-day wear.