A while back Dior started teasing their new Dior Backstage collection on their Instagram account. From that moment onwards I have been dying to give the products from that range a try, since they looked like they were going to be totally up my alley. A couple of weeks, maybe even a month ago from now, I finally got my hands on one product from the bunch. I bought the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in the shade Cool Neutrals. I have been using the eyeshadows for a while now, and I think that it’s about time for me to review it and let you guys know what it is like. So, if you’re interested in reading more about these stunning eyeshadows, make sure you continue reading!
First things first, let’s take a good look at the packaging. Like we all know Dior is a very luxurious and expensive brands. They are known for their deep blue packagings and their classy looks. However, this range of makeup products is completely different from that classic look. These products are inspired by the products that makeup artists use backstage, hence the name of the collection, and therefore they look slightly different.
Instead of having an opaque lid, this one comes with a clear lid that says Dior in the middle. Aside from that it has nothing on the front. Thanks to this you can quickly look what’s inside the palette and I think that’s really handy. Especially if you happen to be a makeup artist and have more than one eyeshadow palette and no time to keep looking through all of them in order to find the right one. Even though it doesn’t look as luxurious and the blue packagings might look, I still really like the look of this packaging. I don’t think it looks less classy or luxurious at all. It’s just a little different than we’re used to from Dior.
Dior Backstage Eye Palette in Cool Neutrals – €51
There are two versions of this palette available at this moment. They have the Warm Neutrals palette and the Cool Neutrals. Even though I do love warm tones in general when it comes to makeup, I do think that the colours that come in the Cool Neutrals palette suit me a bit more, which is why I ended up buying that one. The Warm Neutrals palette comes with more orange toned shades. I do really want to add that palette to my collection as well, but in the first place I think this palette just suites me a bit better.
The palette comes with a total of 8 eyeshadows and one eyeshadow primer. I have to say that I do think it’s very convenient that it comes with an eyeshadow primer, but I don’t really use it at all. I actually prefer using a Maybelline Color Tattoo underneath my eyeshadow as a primer anyway, but I also think that it can get very messy if you do use it. However, it is convenient if you do want to take it on the go or if you work backstage.
Anyway, Dior has made a chart that tells us which shadows are made for what, you can see it here. According to Dior you get:
- Silver Highlighter
- Ombre Sculpting Powder
- Shimmer Pink
- Shimmer Lilac
- Shimmer Purple
- Matte Pink
- Matte Mauve
- Matte Plum
Overall you have got a good couple of shades in every category you can think of. You get your lid colours, your transition shades and some colours to darken the crease area. And in addition to that you also get two shades that are appropriate for highlighting the brow bone and a primer. I love how you get so much choice in such a small little palette. You can go a lot of different ways with just these eight different shades of eyeshadow.
I also really like how all shades are clearly different. It’s not like you’ve got a palette with 20 shades of the same colour, with just a minor hint of difference in them. Nope, you get a whole unique array of colours. The colours also are quite unique in texture but also just the shade itself. These aren’t shades you’re easily going to find at, let’s say the drugstore. I can always appreciate that when I’m buying a more high-end palette. I wouldn’t want it to be filled with very basic shades.
Because all of these shades are quite purple-toned, I do think that this palette isn’t appropriate for everyone. I definitely don’t think that’s a bad thing, I actually like that they created something more unique than it otherwise would’ve been. But this does mean that if you know you don’t look good in either cool tones or in purple tones in general, you might want to skip this specific version of the palette.
Moving on to the swatches. First of all thanks to my boyfriend for being my arm model. But look at these colours. They are just stunning. Look how pigmented and intens they are. This really is what I’m used to when it comes to Dior eyeshadows. Dior shadows always have this amazing satin, creamy like texture. They are so comfortable to touch and so easy to work with. They are packed with pigment but also have the other factors that make an eyeshadow a good one. For example, they spread very evenly. They aren’t patchy at all. They are also easy to blend, yet they don’t move all around and become one big blur of eyeshadow. They stay in place really well throughout the day. They stay intense and pretty.
Some shadows might look a little bit powdery on the swatch, like the second last one in the row. But that’s actually just the hair on my boyfriends arm hihi. In real life these shadows are definitely not powdery at all. They don’t have any kick-back whatsoever -well they might if you’re really going to town in that pan, but what shadow wouldn’t in such a case- and they don’t have any fall-out.
In my opinion these are just the best quality eyeshadows on the market at this point in time. They have everything that a good eyeshadow needs and they are incredibly pretty.
Overall I think it’s pretty darn clear that I’m in love with this eyeshadow palette. The eyeshadows in here are just stunning. I love the shades that come in this palette, they suit my eye and skin color perfectly. I also think that the quality is amazing. All in all this is one of the best eyeshadow palettes on the market right now and if you’re really into a good eyeshadow I don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t give this palette a proper try.
With that being said I think it’s time to end this post. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review, and be sure to let me know what you think of this stunning eyeshadow palette!