Posts Tagged ‘Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss’
Lately, my email in box has been flooded with the oddest stuff. Male body part enlargement offers, “genuine” Rolex watches offered at ridiculously low prices (genuine? yeah, right), and the latest news about Justin Bieber (I have no idea how I got on that list…really!).
I usually delete without ever opening most messages but today, an invitation to download a marketing report about “social maturity” (social media) caught my eye. To be perfectly honest, it was more than a little bland. But, it did get me thinking that just as there are stages of social maturity, there are also stages of cosmetic maturity specifically glitter maturation.
As I see it, there are 4-Stages to Glitter Maturation:
Stage 1: The Glitter Dormancy stage represents either a lack of interest in glitter, a more conservative approach to makeup or a belief that glitter and pole dancing are mutually exclusive.
Stage 2: In Glitter Veiling, glitter use is hidden behind closed doors. The final look created is sometimes magazine cover worthy but as soon as the lights go on, the glitter comes off (that’s code for never worn in public).
Stage 3: At the Glitter Enabling stage risks and rewards are well understood, tried and tested. Like a Pied Piper, Glitter Enablers spread the message of shine to others and scale Swarovski covered walls in search of new ways to glisten.
Stage 4: The final stage of glitter maturation is Glitter Innovating. More than lovers of all things sparkly, GI’s are known to have glimmering breakthroughs that extend beyond the face and like Tinkerbell, leave a trail of glitter in their wake.
What stage do you find yourself in at this very moment? I’m definitely a Stage 3 Glitter Enabler (although I have been known to settle back into stage 2). And as a GE, I absolutely HAD to tell you about the new Dior 1-Couleur Eye Glosses that were released with the Dior Croisette Summer 2012 collection.
Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss. Left: 560 Tan – a sheer shimmery bronze, Right: 750 Sunset – a sheer shimmery peach-pink. Either shade is a terrific option if you want to give this seasons paired down pretty Color Washed trend a try.
Doe foot applicator (Sunset). Once applied to the lid, the gel-based eye glosses feel cool to the touch, blend easily (I found a patting motion offers more color pay off than swiping across the lid), dry quickly – but not so much you can’t work with them – have little to no fall out and are not sticky. After six-hours of wear, there was no creasing (without a primer) and very little color fade. My eyelids continued to twinkle with the “grown up” micro-glitter and shimmer contained in each eye gloss.
Dior 1-Couleur Eye Gloss Tan (left), Sunset (right) heavily swatched. You can see the high shimmer/shine of the eye glosses. It is a “mature” kind of glitter meaning they are micro in size and don’t leave your lids looking like you’re a ten year old playing dress up. If you’re in the Glitter Dormancy stage (and have no desire to graduate), best to steer clear of these beauties. (photo taken outdoors)
Availability: Sephora exclusive – although there are reports that some counters are selling them (limited edition)
Price: $28/US, .2 oz
No matter where you fall on the Glitter Maturation Model you can always move back a stage or move forward. That’s the wonderful thing about glitter…it never judges and meets you exactly where you are.
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