Dior Cherie Bow Palette Review

Dior Cherie Bow Palette Review

I know, I know: you’ve all seen this by now. I’m sorry, but I got hold of the Dior Cherie Bow palette about six hours before I jetted off on holiday! I could have taken it away with me, I suppose, but I was too scared that I might lose it or damage it in transit and that would have been utterly devastating. Look at it! Have you ever seen anything so unashamedly pretty? The Cherie Bow palette makes no apology for being 100% girly and I love that: it’s candy-canes and ballerinas and hair in rollers and glittery dance shoes, all pushed into one splendid little compact.

Dior Cherie Bow Palette Review

On the outside, the casing is pale pink and gorgeously feminine; on the inside, chic mirrors and heavy, expensive styling. There’s the little Dior trapdoor over the lipgloss to keep it clean and tidy, a touch which I have always enjoyed in the limited edition palettes, and two mini applicators stowed away to the side. (Bane of my life, mini applicators – they drive me mad! I want to start a petition to ban them!) The main event is the shadow trio – this is the Rose Poudré version and so there are two greys and a pale pink – the other palette has two pinks and a pale, pale silvery shade. I prefer this version because I think that it’s a little more wearable, but both combinations are incredibly pretty.

Dior Cherie Bow Palette Review

I must say that I like the inclusion of an eyeliner (next to the lipgloss). It offers some direction as to how these pretty shades are to be worn; pale pastels on eyes, lips and cheeks with a strong bit of definition along the lashline. Even if you hadn’t seen the Dior campaign image you’d be somewhat guided in the right direction by the bits and pieces provided in the palette. A wash of pale pink across the lids, perhaps a little smoking with the greys and then a perfect, quite heavy line across the top of the lashes. Gorgeous! I shall be trying this out and letting you know exactly how I get on.

The Cherie Bow palette is £59 exclusive to Selfridges (Selfridges.com) and I have linked to the version above, Rose Poudré.

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  1. Martina
    January 19, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Off topic: I just asked my mother how old she thinks you are, from your Miami video, and she said… Something around 18! HOLY SHIT, younger than me!!!!!

    • RuthCrilly
      January 19, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      LOL! Tell her I love her very much. x

  2. Romina
    January 19, 2013 / 11:02 am

    Wow!!. I was hoping you’d do a review on one of the Dior’s Spring 2013 makeup palettes, and here it is! :). I must check this one out by myself, then. I got last years’ spring palette, which was a beautiful clutch with a rose pattern. I find these to be very useful and they just give the compact that touch of elegance and one-of-a-kind thing that you don’t seem to find easily, which is what makes them so magnificent, from my point of view. Ruth, do you think you’ll be reviewing something else from this collection, or are you planning on filming a new video featuring this palette?.

    • RuthCrilly
      January 19, 2013 / 6:18 pm

      Yes, there will be some bits and pieces in a video very soon! x

  3. January 19, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    This looks so cute! Almost everything with a bow is good for me,haha!



    • RuthCrilly
      January 19, 2013 / 6:17 pm

      Too true! x

  4. angie
    January 19, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    This is really pretty!From the s/s collection i also like the eyeshadowsss and the blushAlso i am interested in the new bb cream,can’t wait for your review!

    • RuthCrilly
      January 19, 2013 / 6:17 pm

      It’s lovely! Just waiting on the right shade so I can video it. x

  5. January 19, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    I’m sorry this is offtopic but I just got my first Mulberry bag ever – the black soft croc print Bayswater (pure love) and since the croc print is cut in -similar to the snake patterns I assume- I’m wondering how your snake print one is holding up? Does the leather top rip very easily? It seems so fragile!

    • RuthCrilly
      January 19, 2013 / 6:17 pm

      Yeah, pretty fragile but is lasting okay…Just be a bit careful! x

  6. sof
    January 19, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    I had loved since the first time i saw it! so cool that you have it!!

  7. virginie
    January 20, 2013 / 1:41 am

    I wished I had seen some swatches..;-((

  8. January 20, 2013 / 6:35 pm

    Hey Ruth! Do you know if the Dior Nude Tan Enhancing powder from summer ’12 that you love so much is now permanent? Or will they be coming out with a new one?

  9. Louloumcc
    January 20, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Have you tried the new nude bb cream? I’m contemplating getting it but can’t find many reviews online and it’s a risk at thirty quid! Xx

  10. Beth
    January 31, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    I just had to buy this for the packaging. It’s the most I’ve ever spent on a makeup item. $80 US! Please do a video using it and how you like it.

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