My lovely boyfriend (who knows me very well) gifted me this gorgeous Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette this Christmas. Lately I’ve been loving anything by Dior so I was super excited when I found out he picked this out for me and gifted me this. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out how I like it, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with discussing the packaging this gorgeous palette comes in. It obviously comes in the iconic dark blue box with the silver details and inside that box you’ll find the actual thing. The palette comes in a velvety little cover to protect it from any damage. When you slide that off you’ll finally find the actual thing: the palette.
Like any other Dior product it comes in their classic shiny dark blue packaging with the Dior logo on the front. Inside of the lid you’ll find quite a big mirror, the shadows are two small brushes. The brushes are dual ended and three of the end have sponge applicators on them. Only one end has a brush with actual hairs. Because the brushes are so small and I own enough of them I probably won’t ever use them, but I do think it’s nice they come with the palette.
The palette my boyfriend picked out for me is called Cuir Cannage. It’s a palette filled with five gorgeous neutral tones. I have to say I’m impressed he chose this one for me. Out of the palettes Dior has this is by far my favourite version. He really does know me well!
Before we hop into the shades that come inside this palette let’s first take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the eyeshadows look. The four shadows on the side all have this little design in them that reminds me of the design of those classic cushion headboards. The shadow in the middle doesn’t have this design to it. This one only has the CD logo in it, which looks really pretty and elegant too.
So, onto the colours. Three out of the five shadows that come in this palette are shimmery, very shimmery. The other two are (semi-matte). Because all of the shadows have this really pretty satiny finish to them it’s hard to tell whether or not (especially the deep purple/black) ‘matte’ shades are actually matte, but I’m pretty confident that they are.
The colour selection in this palette is truly divine. You get a gorgeous transition colour, the medium brown in the middle. You get a really pretty highlighter, the light champagne colour in the top right corner. You also get a stunning shimmery coppery lid colour, the bottom left corner. You get a stunning crease shade to spice things up, the shimmery purple in the top left corner. And you get a deep matte colour to darken up the look and create an eyeliner with, the bottom right corner. All of the shadows look so pretty and they look really pretty combined. It’s literally everything you need for an entire eyeshadow look whether you want to keep things natural or a little more smokey.
Pigmentation wise these shadows are A-MA-ZING! Like oh my lord. I’ve never touched such gorgeously pigmented and nicely textures eyeshadows before. I’ve mentioned this before in other Dior reviews, but I’m briefly going to mention it again. Dior products, especially their powders, they have this gorgeous satin-like feel to them. The texture is so smooth and rich. It’s really what sets Dior apart from all other makeup brands.
Aside from being very pigmented and smooth these shadows are also a dream to work with. Because of the great texture they apply really easily and they are incredibly easy to blend. They don’t fade to quickly, but they aren’t too stiff in a way you can’t get the edges to look a little more soft. It’s amazing!
So, overall I think this palette is by far the best eyeshadow palette I own. I’m just completely blown away by the quality of it and I can’t wait to buy more of them. It’s just a whole new level of quality and I’m in love with it. Aside from that the colours are also absolutely stunning and look really pretty together and are perfect for everyday wear as well as for more special occasions.
The Dior Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette is available at Douglas for €60,90.
That was it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this palette and whether or not you think it’s worth the money!