I spotted this baby at the duty free in Sydney selling for $99 AUD and had every intention of scoring it at Sydney airport on the way back in, but flight delays at Dempasar airport in Bali left me with just enough time to check out Dior duty free in Bali, which was a great idea as it was retailing at around $75 Aud when the currency conversion was done, so I was super pleased I made the effort to look for it!
I bought last years edition duty free while on a Royal Caribbean ship and the review and swatches are here.
As with last years edition this one comes in a quilted re-useable purse for when you finish the products, unfortunately this one doesn't have the silver Dior logo on the front and it is housed in a slightly plastic shiny black quilted bag ( definitely not as pretty as last years edition ) The palette itself holds 6 shadows sorted in 2 groups of 3 colours with the colours set out so as you have a base colour, lid colour, and dark shade which is handy and really takes the guesswork out of what colour to put where. One set is pinks and purples and the other is basic nude and smoky theme. It also contains a small square of powder which is set out in 3 strips with the top colour designed as illuminator, then a sculpting shade plus a shade to unify the 2. In this small size those strips are pretty much useless on their own, which is how you are supposed to use the full size version, but with the small one its easiest to just swirl the colours together and use them as one. This is followed up with 4 lipgoss shades set in 2 groups of 2 shades, the first being a balm and a sheer gloss, and the other set having a lipstick and matching gloss, again taking all guesswork out of what to use where. It also comes with the stock standard and pretty useless applicators and a mini Diorshow Extase mascara. This palette also comes with a nice little leaflet explain what all the colours do and where to use them, very handy if you are a little unsure.
|love the cute Dior logo in the gloss :)|
|L-R, balm, lipgloss, lipstick and lipgloss|
As expected the colours are gorgeous, and superb quality .... typically Dior!