Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette Review

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette
I picked up this eyeshadow palette a couple of months ago Link! It was released as part of Dior's Fall collection. The palette contains 5 neutral shades, perfect for this time of year. I really like this combination of shades as I can do anything: from a very basic neutral everyday eye to a darker plum toned, warm smokey look.
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette
These shadows have a very smooth texture, they have decent pigmentation and are buildable. They look gorgeous layered together and blend beautifully. I was really impressed with the wear time (about 7 hours with no primer).
I have several different 5 colour Dior palettes and I've noticed that they can really be hit or miss. Some of them have pigmented smooth blendable shadows, and some contain harder chalky shades. I tend to absolutely love or hate them. Fortunately I love this one.

The first shade in this palette is a metallic plum toned dark bronze. I like to apply this shadow all over the lid (up to the crease) with a flat shader brush. I also like to apply it in my outer corners to darken a neutral eye.
The second shade is a slightly frosty beige/cream metallic shadow with a golden sheen. This is an ideal brow bone and inner corner highlight.
The third shade is a pale bronze golden metallic shadow. I like to apply this with a flat shader brush all over my lids, with the matte brown shade in the crease. I also like to apply this shade in the centre of the lid with the plum bronze shade on the outer half of the lid.
Swatches From Left: Shade 1, Shade 3, Shade 2
Swatches (From Left): Shade 1, Shade 3, Shade 2
The fourth shade is a dark grey shadow with a slight plum hue to it, and has a satin finish. I apply this with a small angled brush along my upper lash line, as well as in the outer corner to smoke out a look.
The fifth shade in the centre of the palette is a matte medium brown shadow. It has an extremely smooth buttery, blendable texture. I use it in my crease when doing a neutral look and as a transition colour when creating a smokey eye.
Swatches (From Left): Shade 5, Shade 4
Swatches (From Left): Shade 5, Shade 4
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Palette
If I could change one thing about the palette, I would have liked the highlight shade to be less frosty (personally I'm never a fan of frosty highlight shades). In saying this, overall I have been really impressed by this palette and would recommend it to anyone. Although this palette is expensive, it works out at just over €10 a shadow. Just for comparison this Dior palette has 0.21oz of product while a MAC shadow is 0.05oz and are €16 each - therefore you would pay about €64 for the same amount of MAC product as you get in the Dior palette.
If you would like to see a look using this palette, just let me know in the comments below. Also if you have this palette I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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I hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful!
LL




2 comments:

  1. I was eyeing this up yesterday and it was a toss up between this and Urban Decay's Naked on the Run palette. I went for Naked on the Run, but this is definitely going to be my next splurge item. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, let me know what you think of it if you do pick it up :)

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