I have been a fan of Dior’s Backstage range from the day the collection launched, so when the Amber Neutrals Palette was released earlier this year, I knew that one day I had to have it. What can I say? Red eyeshadow is most definitely my Kryptonite.
Backstage 003 Amber Neutrals Palette (CAN $63.00) | As someone who has a bajillion eyeshadow palettes, the transparent lid of this slim-profile compact makes my life so much easier; I can see at a glance what the shades are without resorting to prowling through a stack of boxes. I don’t even miss the fact that there’s no mirror & dinky little brushes, especially since I never use those anyway. As with both the Warm Neutrals (reviewed) and Cool Neutrals palettes (which I added to my stash later on but never reviewed on the blog, in case you’re wondering), this includes a primer (top left) and 8 shades in a range of finishes: matte, satin and shimmer. Inspired by the energy backstage at runway shows, Peter Philips, Dior’s makeup director, has curated a selection of colours that are meant to work harmoniously together — all I know is that these hues make my green eyes totally stand out. The texture on all is amazing: ultra-creamy to the touch and displaying an easy blendability with minimal fall down. As my lids tend to get oily, I definitely need a locking primer first; I sometimes then layer this palette’s primer when I want more impact & depth of tone. By the way, can we just take a moment and admire the raised logo pattern? So gorgeous
When you see all 3 Backstage palettes, you can immediately tell that there’s no overlap of shades — a fact that I really appreciate, since it makes investing in all three much more worthwhile that way.
There’s a simplicity to this range that really appeals to me; what you see is definitely what you get … and the added bonus of a stellar performance from the product. This palette contains enough variety — both in terms of colour and texture — to make creating a number of looks so easy, while the compact size means it’s travel-friendly. As aI said at the top, I’m a huge fan of this entire range and considering what you get, the easy price point makes it all even sweeter!
Available at Sephora
Kindly provided by Dior for my unbiased consideration