I received it as a gift and I was overwhelmed by its luxurious packaging. It contains everything I need for a simple makeup look, and it works as my 'ready-to-go' palette when I go travelling. Now I think about it, it can be an elegant gift for a girl friend or mummy.
For such a comprehensive palette, it provides:
1/ Concealer 10 Beige Clair
2/ Diorskin Nude Compact SPA 10 PA ++
3/ Dior Blush 830 Rose Dragee
4/ Eye shadows 852, 501, 689, 836, 959
5/ Diorshow Extase Mascara 090 Noir Extase
6/ Lip Maximizer and 2 Dior Addict Ultra Gloss (270, 680)
7/ A Mini Sponge
8/ Double Ended Applicator for Eye shadow
9/ Blush Brush
10/ Crayon eyeliner 090 Noir
11/ Crayon eyebrow pencil 453 Sable
To sum up, it is quite convenient to have a pack like this, but it's nothing close to professional makeup. If you want a bit of more coverage, a more pigmented blush colour, less frosty eye colors, dramatic eyelashes and strong eye line, it fails to help you achieve them. Most of the colours are not pigmented and the powder is a bit dry and loose, which has a tendency to fall all over the case and my lids. The mascara achieves a light natural outcome and the lip colours are sheen and glossy. If a natural day look is what you opt for, it is a great treat. The colours also work best on lighter skin tones (I'm a MAC 25) and they are believed to be too ashy for darker tones.
It lights up my face naturally, but I won't expect it to be able to completely sculpt my face, or to help me switch to a glamorous night look.
The brushes are mini and I am not used to using tiny tools. They come handy if I'm on a trip and the palette save lots of space. I need a eye primer (usually my MAC paint pot), a liquid foundation, a black gel eyeliner (because pencils don't last on my lids), a bronzer (NARS Laguna) and a highlighter (my Dior Rose Diamond) and I can go. For lazy days, these can be skipped.
Pigmentation: 2.5/5 overall they are all sheer and very natural, and the powder of the eye shadows is a bit loose.
Function: 4/5 The palette comes handy and is great for travelling. For a full makeup look, everything is almost there apart from a highlighter, bronzer and eye primer.
Application: 4/5 all tools are there but they cannot apply accurately
Packaging: 5/5 it consists of 2 decks, very luxurious with a velvet case
Price: 3.5/5 It costs about €60 in duty-free which is acceptable for a high-end brand product