Dior Mystic Metallics: Constellation 864 Couture Color Eyeshadow Palette (Nordstrom)

July 16, 2013
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Dior Constellation 864 Couture Color Eyeshadow Palette ($61, limited-edition, Nordstrom exclusive) is the second quint release for Dior Fall this year. It’s a stunner in the compact and the colors translate onto the skin true to pan. If you can pull off cool-toned colors and brighter plums or purples on the eyes you will love this. For me, some purples appear too blue against my olive skin leaving me with a punched-eye or pink-eye look. This is one of those purple palettes – it requires a bit of layering with a warm terracotta or sheer bronze (Le Metier makes some nice ones from their limited kaleidoscope kits, NARS Fez works well as does Urban Decay Lost). The lighter shades pull very cool on my skin, if you’re very warm or tan you may find this one pulls very cool-toned on you, more so than when you swatch on the arm.

The colors include a pale mauve, a frosted silvery-platinum, a cool pink opal, a plum with silver flecks and a purple satin. Most of the colors pull very shimmery. Each color is very pigmented. I liked that the colors applied very well on the eyes and stayed put well throughout the morning and afternoon.

Overall, not my favorite … at least for now. Part of me thinks it’s the warm summer weather that is making me crave warmer colors for eyes (versus cool purples). Once autumn arrives I think I’ll like this more as is. For now, it will be reserved for days I have extra time to get ready in the morning or evening. It’s going to be a higher-maintenance palette that requires some warm color layering to make it work for me.
Constellation is available now at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com as an Early Access item to Nordstrom Cardholders. It will be available to all this Friday when their Anniversary sales starts. Do note it’s a limited-edition product. You may want to call your local Dior counters to pre-sell if you don’t have a Nordstrom card. They can reserve one and set it aside for you.

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  • Louise Nickel July 16, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Wow looks super pretty! I need I think! =] xx.


  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir July 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    gorgeous picks! I agree with you that while it's not my fave, I can still make it work!

  • Živa July 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Oh my god, what a gorgeous palette, and the colors are TDF! x

  • makeup magpie July 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    When I see this I think how well it will look with the new polish colors, Destin and Galaxie! It looks a little cooler than I expected. Beautiful photos 🙂

  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) July 16, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Mine is on order. I think that the dark purple will be too red for me but the rest should work. As usual your pictures are great and very helpful.

  • Béatrice Beauty Blog July 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    omg i'm in love!

  • Icaria July 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Although gorgeous I think I'm going to pass on that one. I was hoping for a little less shimmer. Since I have such a fair complexion I think I would look like I was stuck in the 80s for too long. 🙂

    • Kica July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      I agree with about the shimmer aspect.

  • memoiselle July 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Dior never fails to release a great eyeshadow prints every season! I agree that the texture isn't the best but I'm sure this works 🙂

  • toughdoc July 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    This palette is so pretty to look at. Sabrina, I agree with you on the colors, I went to Nordstroms yesterday and I tried it–not loving it on my fair skin, it's too pink/white. Plus, the SA said they were sold out of both, I checked online and they're all sold out!
    I'll be patient and wait for the blue-teal one to arrive at other counters. THAT one is gorgeous in the pan and on my eyelid.
    However, the mono shadows are interesting–Gris Montaigne is amazing–I had to get it :-). Am thinking about Mordore too!!!

  • Anonymous July 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Your photos are amazing.What is your camera's model and name?

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