Behold the glorious Limited Edition Dior Golden Jungle Palette ($70)! The palette contains a trio of matte, satin and iridescent eyeshadows in a sleek silver compact to create the perfect, glamorous bronze eye and a sensual nude gloss for a hint of natural radiance on the lips.
The packaging is a silver compact, one side the eye shadow and the under a small hatch, the gloss. The palette comes with two applicators; one double-ended sponge and one double-ended brush. I didn’t use either of these applicators, but opted to use my own makeup brushes instead.
There a few things you need to know about this palette. First, the glitter on the yellow-gold shade is overspray and will be gone the first time you use it. Second, the pattern is freakin’ awesome but it does make it harder to keep the shades separate and not have one seep into the other. Third, I’m sorry to say the colors are just not that unique. If you have a few browns and bronzes in your collection, you can probably replicate the palette-minus the lip gloss that is. And..the the lip gloss–nothing special. It’s a rosy nude with not much color and a lot of shine.
The eye shadows are typical Dior quality–smooth, easy to blend, no fallout. The lip gloss is VERY soft and very sheer. To tell the truth, I kind of on the fence with this palette. It’s definitely a unique and gorgeous collector piece, but I USE my makeup, not just collect it. On the other hand, I do think it makes a really nice bronze smokey eye. One the other hand (oops, that’s three hands), I DO feel all the shades can be duplicated with less expensive brands.
What do you think beauties? Which palette do YOU like best?