Dior Backstage Contour palette and Eyeshadow Palette swatches

 
Dior Backstage Contour palette

Dior Backstage Contour palette

Below is the brand’s description:

The Dior Backstage Contour Palette is the Dior makeup artists' secret weapon to effortlessly sculpt and define the face with professional customized intensity.

Inspired by the energy backstage at the runway shows, the Dior Backstage Contour Palette offers shades that suit all skin tones in buildable matte and iridescent textures. An essential for professional makeup artists.

Richly pigmented, Dior Backstage formulas are perfectly buildable; depending on the desired intensity, initially neutral colors may be made bold and intense. the Dior Backstage Contour Palette is designed to be long-wearing for a second-skin finish.

1. Using contour brush n°15, apply the matte powder in the shape of a 3, beginning at the temple, sweeping down to the cheekbone and finishing along the jawbone, to redefine the facial features.
2. Using kabuki brush n°17, dot the highlighter onto the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid's bow and the chin to reveal hints of light.

Dior Backstage Contour palette

Dior Backstage Contour palette

The Dior Backstage Contour Palette contains:  
- Two beige and bronze highlighting powders with supremely easy-to-blend textures and highly concentrated shimmery pigments for a seamlessly natural and luminous effect.
- Two ultra-fine matte sculpting powders that sculpt the shape of the face without leaving any harsh lines.

With the Dior Backstage Contour Palette, you may choose one of the two light-capturing hues according to your skin tone. Then apply one of the two darker matte shades to sculpt the contours of the face.
So finely milled, the textures blend into the skin without leaving any harsh lines.

Below are the swatches. To be honest, I wasn’t impressed with this palette at all. The promo photos and pics on instragram look really pretty in the pan, but I feel like this is a mediocre product.

Also, it seems to be most suited for pale-light skin.I don’t think the first two shades will show up on medium skin at all.

Dior Backstage Contour palette swatches

Dior Backstage Contour palette swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals

Next is the Dior Backstage Eye palette - Warm Neutrals

Brand’s description:

Multi-finish, high pigment prime, shade, highlight, line.

Dior Backstage Eye Palette is the Dior makeup artists' secret weapon to create an array of pro eye looks, from the most natural to the most defined. Inspired by the energy backstage at the runway shows and makeup artist essentials, the Dior Backstage Eye Palette includes shades that suit all skin tones in buildable matte and iridescent textures for perfect eyes.

Designed to be long-wearing yet richly pigmented, the Dior Backstage formulas are effortlessly buildable: initially neutral colors may be made bold and intense, depending on the desired color intensity. Their formulas reveal a second-skin finish.

1. Apply the primer to the entire mobile eyelid.
2. Add color to the lid with a light shade on the brow arch.
3. Intensify the eyes by applying a more intense shade along the lashline and to the outside corner of the eye.
4. Deepen the eyes by applying a darker shade under the eye, then blend.

For a natural look:
1. Apply a more intense shade to the entire mobile eyelid to open up the eyes, then add a darker shade along the lashline to add definition.
2. Highlight by applying a lighter shade under the eyebrow arch and to the internal corner to open up the eyes.

For a sophisticated look:
1. Apply a more intense shade to the entire mobile eyelid to open up the eyes, then add a darker shade along the lashline to add definition.
2. Blend outwards on the entire mobile eyelid.
3. Highlight by applying a lighter shade under the eyebrow arch and at the inner corner of the eye to create an even more intense contrast that structures the eyes.

Dior Backstage Eye Palette contains:
- An eye primer that reinforces the eyeshadows' hold and boosts their color.
- Eight powders for use as eyeshadow or liner:
three shimmer shades and three ultra-pigmented matte shades adorn the eyes, complemented by a highlighting hue and a sculpting shadow.

"In addition to eight shades with different finishes (matte or shimmer), I wanted to add a richly creamy primer. It provides long-lasting hold, but more importantly, it intensifies the effect of the color that will be applied over it"

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Here are the swatches of the first half in two different lighting.

From the photo below, you can see that the shades barely show up on my arm. They all lean very nude and neutral, which is understandable because this palette is for runways. You can create a natural, bright eye look with these shades.

I also like the fact that the first shade is an eye primer, because you will definitely need it for these shades to show up on your lids. However, I don’t think the amound provided will make it past the first few weeks of using this palette, so you will end up using up all the primer long before you hit pan (but whi hits pan on eyeshadow palettes right?).

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

As for the darker shades, they really add on the intensity for a more sophistication. Overall, I think this palette is for pale-light skin (as are Dior models), and for natural-neutral looks.

For us makeup addicts, I feel like we all have these shades already multiple times in our many palettes. It’s a pass for me.

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches

Dior Backstage Eye Palette- Warm Neutrals swatches