When it comes to Dior makeup, there are a few items that are classic to the house, one of which is their 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes.
I’ve had a few of these palettes through the years and although they are super luxe, I haven’t really found them to be anything that special compared to other palettes out there that include more shadows and are more affordable. Don’t get me wrong, there are few brands as luxe as Dior, so you are definitely paying for the name as well, but their shadows have always been something that I found to be more of a treat rather than a necessity.
But now that’s all changed. Dior recently reinvented their 5 Couleurs formula and packaging to perform better and give it a new style.
This season, the 5 Couleurs palettes are inspired by a different Dior couture look. There are four palettes to choose from (C$62 each) and are housed in a brand-new palette with new colours and finishes. There’s Black Bow, shades of grey, white, and black; Denim, shades of blue; Mitzvah, shades of brows and coppers; and Rouge Trafalgar, shades of reds and pinks.
Aside from the packaging (which no longer come in the felt sleeve, which made it super fancy, but not really needed in general), these palettes come in new finishes: matte, satin, pearl, metallic, glitter, and highlighter, all of which feature fine and creamy powder with a lightweight feel. These shadows are also infused with aloe vera to smooth, as well as pine oil to soften, meaning that they are super gentle on the lids once applied.
The palette themselves are now larger and are opened via a silver button with the brand’s initials, CD, on them. On on the centre shade inside the palette, the word Dior is embossed in the shadow, and they also have new applicators that come with the palettes as well.
The brand sent me two of the four palettes, Denim and Mitzvah, to try out. Denim is inspired by the timeless casual chic style of jeans, and Mitzvah is named after Mitzvah Bricord, Christian Dior’s muse whose famous leopard print looks became iconic fashion statements.
Since I love browns and coppers, I instantly gravitated towards Mitzvah since that is a palette I can see myself wearing quite often. The first time I used it I did notice a difference in the formula compared to the old ones, I found these were a bit more pigmented and glided on the lids really nicely. Although $62 is a lot for a five-shadow palette, I would say that the formula justifies the price a little more now since I do find the quality to be a little better than their old ones.
Pair their new palettes with their new DiorShow 24H Stylo pencils (C$37) which is a product that Peter Philips, the creative and image director for Christian Dior Makeup, came up with backstage. These pencils, available in 12 shades in both matte and pearl finishes, features a retractable tip that glides on the lids and accompanies these four palettes.
These pencils are waterproof and very pigmented. I have tried more creamier pencils than these, but I would say that these do glide on really nicely and leave you with nice and pigmented colour that lasts all day. Dior sent me matte black and matte blue, which is a dark navy, so it’s a nice change up if you still want something dark but not quite black.
This pencil also features a foam smudger on the other end if you want to smudge out the colour for a smokier look.
I really like these products and love that Dior is putting so much effort into reinventing their makeup line and making it better and better. There are so many amazing cosmetic lines out there so I’m glad that Dior is taking their most iconic products and making them even more amazing to compete with similar and even more affordable brands.
When it comes to Dior, I do think that you are mostly paying for the name when it comes to their makeup, but I do think that these products are really starting to compete with similar lines out there and the quality is starting to really stand out.
What are your favourite Dior Beauty products?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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