One thing that frustrates us when watching makeup tutorials on YouTube is the fact that these makeup gurus tend to put on a lot of products and use brushes from different brands, making it quite overwhelming especially for a beginner.
Often times, they’ll recommend products that are more affordable but that is often followed by a zillion other items to ‘prep’ the makeup to make it more vibrant and last longer. Let’s not forget the number of brushes to achieve the look!
The difference between an affordable product and one that’s more premium is usually the quality and ease of application. This week, we review the Dior Golden Jungle Palette in Golden Browns – that at RM220, some would think is not really the most bang for buck in the sense that you only get three eyeshadow colours, one lip colour, and a couple of applicators. Is it worth the price tag? We’ll tell you why!
What makes this so special is definitely the packaging and the colour payoff of the eyeshadows on their own! The three eyeshadows (shimmer cream, matte brown, and shimmer tan) come in the shape of a leopard spot which makes this palette an absolute stunner and something you’d want to whip out with pride in the ladies room. The coral lip colour has its own cover to avoid any of the eyeshadow to mix. To protect the shiny palette, slip it in to its sexy black velvet cover – this is one palette that exudes sophistication.
We attempted to do one look with this collection using only the brushes provided, with the addition of a black eyeliner and mascara. Here’s the result:
Step 1: Using the flat sponge applicator, gently pat on a generous amount of the tan eyeshadow on to your eyelid from your lash line up to your socket.
Step 2: Here’s where we experimented with using the lip brush to apple the matte dark brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of our eyes to form a ‘V’ shape. This gives the illusion of a slight ‘cat’ eye.
Step 3: Flip the sponge applicator to the other side and apply the cream eyeshadow to your brow bone right up to where you placed the matte dark brown eyeshadow. Where both the colours touch, softly blend both the colours using the tan brown eyeshadow so that there are no harsh lines.
Step 4: Using the pointy sponge applicator, apply the matte dark brown eyeshadow to the bottom outer corner of your eye and stop in the middle.
Step 5: Tight line your eyes by applying a black pencil liner from under the lashes – that means as close as possible to your eyeball as possible. This instantly freshens and makes your eyes pop (especially with coloured contact lenses)! Apply mascara.
Step 6: Using the sponge applicator, add the cream shimmer eyeshadow into the inner corner of your eyes to open up your eyes more and provide some depth.
Et voila! No primer, no cream shadow base, no 10 brushes to achieve this look. Best of all, it lasted all day and this look was nice and natural enough for day wear and worked well in to the evening as well.
If you’re not in to makeup, this is definitely one of those “nice to haves” for every beauty addict and would definitely work well as a gift – LIKE!