Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eye Palette in 808 Purple Design review

Dior 5 Couleurs Designer Eye Palette in 808 Purple Design review

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.

Dior 5 Couleurs Designer All in One Professional Eye Palette 808 Purple Design review instructions

“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.”

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The palette is 4 sheer shadows and a liner that come together to create a soft, gradient look finished with a well-defined lashline.

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.

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This also comes with two dual-ended brushes for application, blending and lining. I used the liner brush for this look only, all the rest was from my collection.

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Following the provided instructions, I was able to create a soft, defined look that gave my eye a bright “3D sculpted” look.

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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.

Dior 5 Couleurs Designer All in One Professional Eye Palette 808 Purple Design review swatches
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!

Dior 5 Couleurs Designer All in One Professional Eye Palette 808 Purple Design review swatch
Shown here using alternate lighting so you can see the crazy shimmer in the highlight shade. It’s a bit much to wear under my brow but is amazing in the centre of the lid and in the inner corner.

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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).

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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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