Part of the Dior Golden Jungle collection for Autumn 2012, Golden Savannah is composed of warm, rich shades reminiscent of its namesake.
Excellent for both neutral and dramatic looks, it’s almost like a distilled (Best Of) Urban Decay Naked, only with a juiced-up sparkle pan in the centre.
Look closely and you will see pretty illuminating pigments strewn within some of the shadow pans. ♥
Superbly pigmented, the colours are buttery-smooth…even the centre glitter pan, which was a beautiful surprise, given how glitter by western brands often lacks the refined quality of Japanese sparkles. The shadow textures range from satin matte to shimmery to sparkly, and I particularly love the nuanced finishes of the first four shades which lend subtle dimension to an eye look.
The complementary colours blend effortlessly and work well together; the look above was created in a flash, thanks to their melding quality. I like their versatility too – change it up any way you will and the shades still work.
I’d recommend this if you love pigmented neutrals and appreciate a versatile palette of hues to play with. :)
In Singapore, this limited edition palette is S$94. This was a press piece but I think I’ve seen this palette at the counters still.
To complete the eye look above, I decided to do a Dior face with:
- Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in 001 Petal
- Diorshow New Look Mascara
- Dior Nude Lip Blush Lipstick in 319 Trench
- Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
- Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Foundation SPF15
- Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Powder Foundation SPF 10/PA+++
The lipstick looked a touch too warm for my preference at first but it really is a nice nude that pairs wonderfully with Golden Savannah on the eyes. It glides onto the lips well, thanks to its smooth texture but isn’t so slick that it’s gloss-shiny. I actually like the delicate shine of its soft satin finish that lends understated chic to a look.
Here’s the completed FOTD, using all the products above. The photo was taken a good few hours after application, hence the little glow on my forehead and the tip of my nose. The Diorskin Nude foundation + compact make a good pair – I like how even-toned and natural my skin looks in the pic. I am particularly fond of the Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powder, which I hope to feature in a future review. I use it very often and that’s saying a lot, considering my stash pile of highlighters. ;)
Image source: Dior