I got quite a few new makeup products from Santa this year but i want to give them a proper try out before reviewing them in more detail on my blog. So i thought i would show you a little kit that mum brought me back from her holiday in the summer which i’ve been using a lot recently and quite enjoying.
The reason you haven’t have seen this palette on my blog before now is because literally a few weeks after i was brought it i got my hands on the new Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and if i’m honest all my other eye shadows became a little neglected after that, even this shiny new one. And whilst i can’t say that any of them have taken my Naked 2 over again i have found myself reaching for this palette a lot more often in the past few weeks. Packaging wise it’s quite classic. I say classic, i mean old fashioned. I’m not a huge fan of the blue casing at all but the inside is neat and the mirror is a good size which makes it good for on the go touch-ups so we can forgive this when the lid is open. I love the ‘cushiony’ look (official pro beauty blogger term) the shadows have with their little lined imprints – i know it sounds silly, but it reminds me that i’m using a designer palette and makes the whole kit feel a little more luxurious after it’s slightly granny-fied exterior!
The colours themselves are really neutral and great for creating a simple contoured eye look which i what i use them for in the daytime. They have a slight shimmer and are quite pigmented -although not quite as pigmented as Urban Decay – and i find they apply nicely with a proper brush…seriously, does anyone use the sponges these days?! My only wish with this palette would be that the brown was a little darker and a little less red toned – i’ve noticed recently that i’m not really a fan of pinky/red toned eye shadow as i think it makes me look even more tired, although this could just be because i’m so used to my UD dark browns or that i’m just not getting enough sleep in general! The cream colour is wonderful for the inner eye corners and highlighting along the brow bone though and the taupe/light brown is very pretty across the lid. All together the colours in this palette compliment each other perfectly and are fool-proof for creating a natural contoured eye. I like having these eye shadows in my collection if i’m in a rush or am lacking inspiration for my office face, and i think the quality is certainly there, but i’m not sure if i would rush out to replace this one when it goes – it’s a lovely palette but not one that’s really blown me away.
The Dior 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette’s retail at around £40 and you can find ‘Incognito’ on the House of Fraser website HERE!
Have you tried any of Dior’s 5 Couleur palettes before? How do you think they compare with other palettes out there?