I was reading My Women Stuff and saw Paris B's tip about all Dior 5-color palettes, so I decided to try it out, and here's another look.
You will only see the brown and pink peeking out so naturally from over the top of my double eyelid, and the highlight color in the inner corners the inner part of the lower lash line. The orange is pretty obvious on my lower lash line, which I think is so, so pretty.
Okay, so what's that little secret about the Dior Palettes?
Paris B posted that the colors diagonally across matches each other better, with the help of that color in the middle. This basically means that brown and beige matches, and can be blended using that pale pink, and orange and yellow gold matches, and can also be blended using that pale pink.
Not sure if I am slow or what, but these Dior palettes are simply mind-boggling every time I see it because they have no obvious gradient. So you see how Paris B's tip totally woke me up.
How did I make use of the tip to wear Aurora?
With my eyes closed, you can see I placed the yellow gold right in the middle of my folding lids, and the orange on the left and right of that yellow gold, while still keeping these bright colors on the folding lids.
By folding, I mean the section of my eyelids that will just roll inwards and you can't see the colors anymore when I open my eyes. This folding section is normally right under the crease, meaning, if you can't tell where your eyelid folds, just put the eyeshadow right up to your crease, but Not Inside. Once you press your brush into the crease (that hollow socket part under the hard brow bone), you are likely to see color peeking out when eyes are opened.
LOL, do I make sense to you?
Next, put the brown shadow in your outer-V, and draw it upwards into the crease about 1/2-way through. Apply the beige on the inner half of the crease, and you can use the remaining powder on the brush to blend into the brown, and blend downwards into the bright colors, and upwards onto the brow bone.
Use the pale pink on the inner corners and brow bone. And I also lined the bottom lash line with orange as you see in the first picture.
This way, the bright color on the lower lash line really makes my eyes pop when opened, but I still look very natural as though not wear much eyeshadow because only the brown and beige can be seen.
But when I close my eyes, like in the close up below, you see all those bright summer colors.
You can see my brow lightly filled here too. I used that brown from the Aurora palette. And if I don't remember wrongly, I had Benefit They're Real mascara on, Le Metier De Beaute Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo, and Dior Addict Extreme in Holiday on, for the rest of the face.
I really like this way of interpreting the Dior palette because it allows me to fully utilize the space I have on my eyelids, and go double layer. =)
Are you aware of this little secret about the Dior 5- color palettes? Do you make use of it in the same way? Or is there some other method to work it that you may like to share?