A wee bit behind schedule on the mention of these but the show-stopping Dior Vernis Duo aside, I am also going to showcase 2 more items from Dior's Fall 2012 Collection – Golden Jungle.
I just love that name, animalistically glam.
If you remember, back in the introduction of the collection, Golden Jungle is meant to embody the repesentation of our concrete jungle. While animalistic in terms of sensuality, it is still practical and modern for our day-to-day usage.
With that said, when it came to choosing between the four shades available, I opted for the 3 Couleur Glow in 651 Nude Glow (S$70) because that is as practical as it gets for me.
The color I chose is a safe neutral so in terms of wow factor and unique-ness, there is none here and I doubt that is the focus either.
The 3 Couleur Glows are more of a sophisticated and clean take on using 3 shades to create simple everyday looks, as you can see from the other shade variants.
Now, before I touch on the texture of these shadows (pun intended?), let me first show you how this nifty compact slides open.
Upon pushing the bottom 'drawer' back, the whole mechanism will slide into place. This reveals the eyeshadows, applicators along with a pop-up mirror. While small, the mirror is a cute touch. Imagine sliding this compact out for quick makeup checks, how chic!
Now, onward to 'business'.
The 3 Couleur Glows come with 3 shades – one main lid shade, one accentuating shade and a lastly a liner shade.
- the main lid shade is a warm mid-tone brown that feels very soft in texture and blends like a dream.
- The accentuating shade is slightly 'looser' and consists of fine shimmer flecks which give an illuminating and brightening look to the lids.
- The last shade, a matte black, is pretty obvious in purpose, serving as a liner or blending shade closer to the lashline for some depth.
The star of this trio would definitely be the creamy and smooth mid-tone brown because it is perfect to slap on all over the lids for a natural look with a soft glow.
The highlighting shimmer shade is beautiful too but when used alone, it feels too ‘loose’ for much impact and the shimmer does migrate. To remedy that, you can always use dampen an eyeshadow brush with some mixing medium for an enhanced ‘stick’!
This is how Dior recommends you to use it:
I have given this trio some use but yet I don’t have any ‘eye shots’ because this is such a neutral shade I almost don’t feel the need to snap pictures of it on, plus I wear this for work and am typically rushing in the morning (Oops). Nonetheless, I will pair it up with something and snap a pic to give you an idea of how it looks worn!
Now, let’s not forget the lips.
Dior’s Golden Jungle comes with a wardrobe of 2 Rouge Dior shades and 4 Rouge de Serums to help you complete the ‘Golden Jungle look’.
On hand, I have the Rouge Dior in Wild Pink (S$45) , a lovely muted pink shade. While I don’t always reach for the pinks, I went through a phase of being obsessed with this because it sits nicely on the everyday-neutral yet pink scale.
Texture-wise, it glides smoothly over the lips without accentuating any lip flaws. The shade has a slight translucence to it along with a soft gloss, perfect for preventing the lip color from looking ‘over-done’.
Glossiness aside, Wild Pink does carry fine shimmer in it, all the better to help give the lips some shine and dimension! Here's a creepy closeup of my lips (scaled down for some courtesy) to show the fine shimmer scattered within.
So this wraps up my rundown of the products I had gotten from Golden Jungle!
I took the chance to swatch the Golden Jungle (eye and lip) palettes when I dropped by the counter and while I love how the eyeshadows felt – great pigmentation, smooth texture – I managed to pass, telling myself I really didn't need it. However collectors may want to check it out because it really is a lovely one to own.
Well, thanks for reading! Hope everyone had a great Monday! I started my week feeling very brain-dead and am surprised that I was able to churn this post out!
Have you hauled anything from Golden Jungle?
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.