Thanks to social media, I’m pretty sure there’s not a person out there who hasn’t admired Dior’s tote bags with their instantly recognizable “Oblique” pattern (see below) — this same design is now also found embossed upon the surface of the brand’s recently launched Tri(O)Blique Eyeshadow Palettes. Originally called Diorissimo, this print is now ubiquitous thanks to a reboot by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior … and while owning one of these bags may be out of reach for most, thankfully these palettes are way more attainable.
3 Couleurs Tri(O)Blique Eyeshadow Palette (CAN $72.00/each) | Housed in the brand’s iconic navy lacquered casings, each palette opens up to reveal a trio of complimentary shades in a range of finishes: shimmer, metallic, and satin matte. The surface pattern is literally a work of art, and I’m not lying when I say that it actually hurt me to mar the design — but the agony was definitely worth it. The texture is so buttery that it feels almost creamy to the touch, displaying excellent colour saturation and an easy blendability. Staying power, when applied over primer, is bang on as well, staying fade-free and crease proof until removed.
By the way, I recommend visiting @DiorMakeup on Instagram to see the looks Peter Philips created with these palettes (4 short video clips).
653 Coral Canvas | This trio is comprised of a metallic coral/peach (top), a sparkly gold (centre), and a chocolate brown satin/matte (bottom). Definitely warm leaning, these colours work beautifully for a daytime look — but can always get dialled up for evening by intensifying the deep brown at the outer eye corner, and I something tells me that this palette will be perfect to offset a tan.
053 Smoky Canvas | This trio is comprised of a metallic slate (top), a brilliant silver (centre), and a charcoal satin matte (bottom). Decidedly more cool leaning, this palette is definitely there for a more dramatic effect and contains basically all the shades you need to create that perfectly effortless-looking smoky eye.
853 Rosy Canvas | This trio is comprised of a metallic dusty pink (top), a sparkly ice rose (centre), and a satin matte deep raspberry (bottom). Able to lean both cool & warm, these are shades which may be on trend (love me some red eyeshadow), but they also serve to add brightness to your eye look. For the record, these colours really help make my green eyes stand out, although this triad will equally suit all other eye colours as well.
553 Earthy Canvas | This trio is comprised of a soft metallic camel (top), sparkly true gold (centre), and a satin matte mink brown (bottom). Easily the more wearable of the four palettes, these shades may lean more on the neutral side, but they still have a luxe quality to them (umm … that gold?).
There are several larger eyeshadow palettes in my collection that I turn to over & over again, although I must confess that without opening them up, I really don’t always remember the exact hues they contain. That’s why there’s something to be said for a smaller grouping of shades such as these; for one, they’re easier to tote around and what’s more, you can easily remember what shades each has. Sweetening the deal is their stellar performance and that exquisitely worked pattern on their surfaces. As the saying goes: resistance is futile, so go wild and INDULGE.
Available at select Dior counters nationwide
Kindly provided by Dior for my unbiased consideration