The one thing I can’t resist is pretty packaging or…
Leave it to Dior to totally knock my socks off with their Holiday 2016 eyeshadow palette. The 5 Couleurs palette in Precious Embroidery is definitely a work of art.
“The legendary palette is designed with a festive sequin motif, inspired by the work of the Haute Couture ateliers.”
Shown above in daylight, the design is stunning (and reminds me of a Chanel palette with a similar sequin design released years ago that was to die for). Not only is this combination of shades gorgeous but the luxe pattern makes it splurgeworthy.
Photo above is taken in studio light.
But what of the quality? Now let’s be honest, some eyeshadow palettes may look pretty but don’t perform well especially when there is a complex design imprinted on each shade. I am happy to report that every shadow in this palette is silky, shimmery and freaking stunning.
Here we have 2x finger swatches. You can see the pigmentation is even and the consistency is smooth.
I used all five shades in this look, focusing the white shimmer under the brow bone and the gold on the lid.
I used the three deeper mauve and violet shades to create a gradient effect in the crease and outer V. These were easy to blend together without losing their individual shade or getting muddy.
Paired here with one of the Dior lipsticks from the holiday collection (review forthcoming). The wear time is pretty spectacular too. No creasing when worn over UD Primer!
The Dior 5 Couleurs Splendour eyeshadow palette comes in this colour combo as well as a silver and black gradient. This is $73 CAD ($63 USD) available at Nordstrom and Dior now and The Bay, Sephora very soon.
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