Thanks to Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book, who noticed that the Dior Mitzah Panther Eyeshadow palette ($90) is finally up for sale on Sephora.com. This was a palette that I’d purchased at Le Bon Marche in Paris last March and previewed here. I photographed the palette when I arrived back in the U.S. but now have run out of time–I must post the pictures now (or never!). I have a feeling that the palette may not be around long.
As you will recall, the palettes are inspired by Christian Dior’s muse Mitzah Bricard who had “a divinely chic allure and captivating presence.” The palettes are limited edition and individually numbered.
The palettes come in a very heavy metal case, and mine was packed with the numbered card. If one finishes the palette, the palette could be used as a paperweight–it is elegant, polished and has a high “heft factor.” The palette’s number does not appear on the engraved palette itself:
Inside, there is a full mirror. The palette is a solid block of powder. There is an included brush with a tiny head.
The color goes all the way through the pan. The powder surface has a light texture that resembles fabric:
Swatches in sun, below. The first shade (far left) is all colors mixed. Then the deepest, the light caramel. On the right the light beige, which disappears into my natural skin tone. If you are lighter, cooler or darker than I, I’m quite confident this matte shade would show on you but it sort of melted into my natural color:
In shade with flash:
Dior Mitzah Panther Eyeshadow is a collector’s palette that delivers a beautiful soft smoky eye. It seems appropriate that the colors are released now in Fall, when they will coordinate beautifully with fall clothing. The presentation and limited edition status are part of the design. Certainly, there are colors that are similar on the market–the question is whether this is a piece that you would like to have in your collection.
Note that Sephora has also stocked the Camel and Ebony Vernis nail polish that are part of the Mitzah collection (reviewed here, quick swatch of Camel is at the bottom of this post).