Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Look of the Day: Dior It-Lash

Hi, everyone! If you've been reading the blog lately, you'll know that the warmer months have re-ignited my love for vibrant, bold makeup. The 9-to-5 does not allow me to play with colour as often as I'd like, but I've been using these recent summery weekends to really amp things up! Given my recent passion for cheery hues, I was beyond thrilled to hear that I'd won Dave Lackie's Dior It-Lash Giveaway Prize on Twitter earlier this month. It included four brand new products from Dior that are a colour-lover's dream!

In the giveaway prize, I was lucky to win two Dior Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eye Shadows in It-Yellow (a shimmery, saturated lemon) and It-Pink (a warm coral pink). I also got an ultimately bold liquid liner (Dior Addict It-Line Liquid Liner in It-Pink) and a stunning indigo mascara (Dior Addict It-Lash in It-Purple). I wanted to delve into them instantly and I finally got the chance this past weekend! 

As soon as I applied the eye shadows, I knew this look was going to be a good one! I applied It-Yellow to the inner corners of the eye, blending up and out. I then applied It-Pink shadow to the centre of the crease, blending out towards the outer corner. For some extra colour depth, I added the blueish-indigo shade from the Marc Jabos the Siren Style Eye-Con palette to the outer corners. The shades blended so beautifully! As they were all primary-type colours, the places where they overlapped created pretty little patches of purple and green that gave the look an even more multi-faceted feel. 

Pardon the sparse brows!

I then applied the It-Pink liquid liner just above my natural lash line, winging it out slightly. It has a classic little brush applicator, which I found a bit fiddly to work with (I definitely prefer felt tips!), but I eventually got a pretty even line. I then applied some of my favourite black liquid liner, Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black right against my lash line, creating a subtle cat eye. I found that the black liner was needed to add some extra definition and to avoid the dreaded "pink eye" look that can occur when reddish/pink shades are placed too close to the eye. I finished off with a couple coats of the amazing It-Purple It-Lash mascara, which is a true stunner! It's dark enough to add emphasis to the lashes, while still being vivid enough so that it won't be mistaken for black. Everything I look for in a coloured mascara!

Here's the finished eye look up close:

I kept the rest of the face colourful, but slightly muted, so that the eyes could remain the focal point (how could they not be?!). I opted for a very light dusting of the ultra vivid Sleek Powder Blush in Flamingo and painted my lips with the fresh and pretty Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

Here's a full list of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer 
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer in W1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light (on t-zone) and Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Light (all over)

Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte
Blush: Sleek Blush in Flamingo

Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)

Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: Diorshow Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eye Shadows in It-Yellow (on the inner corners, blended out and up and It-Pink (on outer half of the crease, blended down), Indigo shade from the Marc Jacobs the Siren Style Eye-Con palette (on outer corners)

Eyeliner: Dior Addict It-Line Liquid Eyeliner in It-Pink and Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
Mascara: Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in It-Purple

Lips: Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

And a couple more shots of the look:

This was definitely a look that kept me feeling cheery and colourful all day long. One that I did not want to remove at night because I couldn't take my eyes off of it. All signs of makeup success! These surely aren't colours that I'll be wearing on a daily basis, but I can seem them all being weekend go-tos when I need a bit of vibrancy in my day. All of the formulas were top-notch and wore like a dream. High pigmentation meets high performance. Truly a match made in heaven!

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks again to Dave Lackie for this wonderful giveaway prize! Cheers! :)


  1. Oh my gosh, this look is STUH-NNING! So gorgeous, especially the mascara, so vibrant!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Lovely choice of colors!! Vibrant and subtle, really pretty :)

    Xx Cristal Pearl

  3. Not sure it's something I could pull off but the blending and the look is really well done!!

    Sam xo

  4. holy crap this is all kinds of awesome! totally a weekend look for you though lol. don't want to be scaring the clients with blue lashes.
    A Beautiful Zen

  5. That is an AMAZING look! Definitely my favourite you have done! xoxox

    Kitsch Snitch

    1. Aww, thanks for the kind compliment, Kat! xo

  6. very beautiful makeup<3
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  7. This is gorgeous! I especially love the pink liner ontop of the dark one!

  8. L O V E ! I need to learn how to do these kind of tricks with makeup! This is beautiful though

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  9. I adore what you did with these colors!

  10. Absolutely STUNNING. Love this look! Wish I had the guts to pull off such a colorful look!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  11. you rock<33333333

  12. Beautiful makeup!!! love the colors, is so original! Thanks for sharing :)


  13. Unique and beautiful!
    You've created an awesome look. <3

  14. this definitely reminds me of the feathers of a parrot. Stunningly beautiful. Great job jen! <3

    1. Looking at it now, it is very parrot-like :) Thanks, Josele! xo

  15. THIS IS SO PERFECT, HOLY SHIT!!!! You look like you need to be in a Vogue magazine fo sho

    1. Ahh, thanks so much, Louise! xoxo

  16. this is so awesome. I love the bright colors and it's so inspiring!! =D

  17. oh nice, really bold and creative :-) the colors looks good together

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    xxx Tamina

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  18. Wow!! This look is really gorgeous :)
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  19. Oh my God! I so freakin love this look. Great job Jen! Hope you have a fun filled Friday. :)

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  20. This make up is really great *_* I love these colors!



  21. talk about winning the jackpot with that giveaway, how exciting!! and this is so vibrant and playful- you look like something straight out of a magazine. The blue mascara is extra cool :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Thanks so much, Marlen! I'm really loving the coloured mascara :)

  22. Wow that's really pretty! That look looks great on you :)

  23. JEN!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sooo editorial!! :DDD

  24. Ooh the eyeshadow looks amazing, and so bird like! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  25. You did just a great job applying those shadows! So many colours and yet it somehow totally works. I don't think I could pull that off lol And the blue mascara?



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