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When in doubt, start with the purple! I have several of the new Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eye Palettes ($63 CAD) to review, a complete eye look in one palette inspired by the backstage pros. It was a toss up as to which one to review first… so obviously I had to start with the 808 Purple Design.
“Inspired by professional techniques and textures, 5 COULEURS DESIGNER is the makeup artist “tutorial” palette: an easy, 5-step makeup lesson (base, 2 shadows, highlighter and liner) to bring out the eyes with flawless sculpting and colour gradation.”
How to use:
1 – Use the Base shade to prep and even out the eye, from lid to browbone.
2 – Apply the center Colour all over the lid and up into the crease.
3 – Sculpt the lid using the Shadow shade in the crease and outer corner.
4 – Illuminate using the Highlighter under the brow arch and in the inner corner.
5 – Sweep the Liner along the upper and lower lash line.
The shadows are very soft and blendable. Because of their sheer nature, these are virtually foolproof. I was able to control the intensity of the crease shadow by applying two layers, and I barely had to blend out.
Top to bottom, swatched the base, colour, shadow, highlighter and liner. The base is barely visible on my skin, which is actually perfect to even out and neutralize. The star of the show is the purple shadow colour. It’s shimmery but not grainy and it shifts from a plummy purple to a shifty blue lilac!
I was also able to get a nice smudged tightline using the palette’s cream liner and provided brush (I opted to only to do the upper lash line for a subtle day look).
Paired with the Diorshow mascara in Pro Purple, this is a perfect natural purple look. If you’re looking for a complete eye look in a palette that is sheer, buildable and versatile, the Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eye Palettes ($63 CAD) may be a good choice for you!
These are available online now and will hit store shelves this week! Stay tuned for reviews on the Nude Pink, Navy, Khaki and Taupe Designs in the coming weeks.
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