Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quints | Review, Swatches (Part 2)

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Today I've got the second half of Dior's brand new 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes ($62 for 0.24 oz.) to share with you! For the first half, see my review hereThere are 12 new quints in the launch, and I've got 6 swatched and reviewed today. Currently, 6 of the quints are available at Sephora, while all 12 are available at Bloomingdales and Dillards.



The rest of this review is the same as what I've written in part 1, with the exception of my descriptions of the quints, so if you've already read part 1, you can skip on down to the swatches and photos!

The new 5 Couleurs Eyeshadows have been redesigned by Peter Philips (of course), Dior's Global Creative Director of Makeup, in a really really stunning array of colours. My first impressions upon seeing them all in person and getting to play were that the pigmentation is really fantastic in all of them and that I am sooo excited that there are 6 matte quints and 6 satin / shimmer ones! Occasionally there's a pan that doesn't perform as strongly, but in general, all the palettes have great pigmentation. It is Dior's signature, soft, buttery, buildable kind of pigmentation that allows you to create softly blended looks as well as bold dramatic ones with ease. Let me be clear that the "softness" of the colour should not at all be interpreted as sub-par pigmentation - while these don't have 100% opaque, fully saturated payoff from one touch to the pan, that is not what they are intended to be. To anyone using them, I think it's immediately clear how high quality they are from the soft, buttery feel of the powders, the incredibly finely milled texture and the ease of application and the ease with which you can build up a strongly opaque colour from almost every single palette.


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In all the eye looks below, I have used an eyeshadow primer (NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base ($), which I use every day because I have very oily lids and there is almost no eyeshadow that will stay put if I don't use a primer. If you have issues with eyeshadows creasing, I highly recommend you get yourself a good primer such as the NARS one I mentioned or Urban Decay Primer Potion...it's an invaluable item in my arsenal, and I would have to give up on wearing eyeshadow if I didn't use them because there's no point for me without a primer.
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First up, are my two favourites of this batch:

  • Expose (shimmer): a harmony of greenish golds; a warm ivory, a gorgeous shimmering rosy gold, a greenish antique gold, a chartreuse bright gold and a deep, rich, satin, reddish brown
  • Feel (matte, shimmer): a warm, neutral + taupe palette; a shimmering champagne, a rich, satin, brownish maroon, a mocha brown matte, a gorgeous shimmering taupe with hints of gold, a rich, satin, purplish black

dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review expose feel

Expose has good pigmentation, with the darkest shade being especially pigmented, and the entire Feel palette is has crazy intense pigmentation...it was actually a little bit difficult to remove after I did the eye look with the Bioderma micellaire water that I always use to remove makeup while swatching! Both palettes performed really well, but I'm just saying that Feel was super intensely pigmented. If you are looking for a palette that is neutral but more intense than Undress or Touch (see Part 1 for swatches), then Feel is a great bet. I love that Expose can be used to create a beautiful, shimmering golden eye look as well as a bright, greenish eye look that is distinct enough to catch the eye without being over the top and difficult to wear...it's a perfect take on a green palette in my opinion!

In the photos below, Expose is on the left and Feel is on the right:

dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review expose feel

dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review expose feel

Next up, we have the warm, fiery, coppery palettes...

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Both of these are tied with Expose and Feel as my favourites of this batch! Don't let the bright reds and corals scare you away...these are STUNNING on the eyes:

  • Inflame (shimmer): copper + coral; a sparkling ivory, a shimmering champagne, a bright matte coral, a shimmering coppery sienna, a satiny, blackened burgundy
  • Exalt (matte): nude with a pop of cherry; ivory white, peachy nude, nude ballet pink, bright cherry, medium-deep woody brown


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Both Inflame and Exalt have incredible pigmentation...I cannot stop raving about how amazing Dior's matte eyeshadow formula is!! It's soooo buttery soft and smooth and pigmented! Anyway, you cannot go wrong with either of these, and if you are afraid of wearing reds or corals on the eyes because you don't want to look like you have pink eye, I hope the looks below will show you just how lovely and bright and distinctive these can look on the eyes...unless I'm crazy, I'm pretty sure I don't look ill because I'm wearing either of these looks! Also, you may notice that in both of the photos below on the right side (which show Exalt), that the cherry red reads more as a hot pink once it's gotten blended with the peachy nude and ballet pink. So it's really not like you're putting a bright red eyeshadow on...more of a hot pink!

In the photos below, Inflame is on the left and Exalt is on the right:

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dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review exalt inflame

Lastly, we have the two cool toned palettes of this batch. For the other cool palettes, Dream, Magnify and Electrify, see Part 1.

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Interestingly, I see these both as smoky eye palettes, the first of which is just a regular smoky eye palette with a purple accent (not a purple palette).

  • Provoke (shimmer + glitter foil): smoky with purple accent; shimmering white, shimmering soft mauvey purple, shimmering steel grey, sparkling silver metallic foil, intense matte carbon black
  • Defy (shimmer + glitter foil): smoky with blue accents; light silver-blue glitter foil, deep steel blue shimmer, soft ice blue shimmer, periwinkle blue glitter foil, intense satin black-blue


dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review provoke defy

If you notice from the swatches, Provoke is actually a regular smoky eye palette with lots of greys and gunmentals and blacks...it happens to include a purple accent shade, which is perfect to inject a little bit of colour if you don't want the basic black and grey smoky eye. I love that Peter Phillips did this because I think it makes the palette more versatile for most people. Defy goes all in for blues and is a gorgeous palette full of sparkles and shimmers and a wide array of blues that you can use to create a soft, barely there look or a full on smoky, sparkly look like I did in the below photos.

In the photos below, Provoke is on the left and Defy is on the right:
dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review provoke defy

dior 5 couleurs eyeshadow palette quint swatches review provoke defy

And that's a wrap! As you can tell, I love Dior's new range of 5 Couleurs. Prior to this, I liked the range, but was never obsessed with it...now I have entered the realm of real obsession, especially with the mattes because it's just so so rare to find such gorgeous, high-performing matte eyeshadows from a luxury brand that has beautiful packaging etc. I'm totally in love!

Have you tried any of the new 5 Couleurs? Let me know in the comments! And if you haven't already, check out Part 1 of the review here!

xoxo Georgia Grace

2 comments:

  1. These are amazing! Thank you so much for the review. I've been looking for a proper review with swatches of these palettes and found nothing so far, so this is really great! I was thinking about buying Magnify because I have dark brown eyes and I know purples can look amazing, but now I saw Feel and it's calling for me (!!).
    Also, the looks you've created are all so beautiful and really inspired me!

    Di
    xx

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    1. Yay! So glad that this was helpful, and I'm glad you love the looks! Feel is sooo pretty and perfect for fall! xx Georgia Grace

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