Another day, another Dior. Grand Bal Holiday 2012 collection has given us a wide range of wearable Dior glamour. Night Golds 524 Grand Bal Eyeshadow Palette is supposedly the more dramatic of the two eye shadow quints (see Fairy Golds 764 here). It's still based on elegant neutrals with a gold theme, from the palest white gold to intensely sparkling treasure chest gold. The center is a cool-toned dark brown that looks a bit glittery in the pan but applies wonderfully smooth and smoky.
I find both Dior Grand Bal palettes very exciting because they give various optional looks for with a very grownup approach to shimmer and shine. The quality is outstanding- from texture and ease of use to wear and longevity. The colors can also be combined with the ones in Fairy Golds. As a matter of fact, I would have been very happy if the good people at Dior had combined the two into a grand palette of eight colors, to give us all the choices in one set.
A couple of readers requested side-by-side swatches of Fairy Golds and Night Golds. I'll try to get it done by Friday, so stay tuned.
Dior Night Golds 524 Grand Bal Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2012 ($59) is available at the counters.
Vintage photo of model Suzy Parker wearing Dior by John Rawlings, 1953, via myvintagevogue.com.