For this Fall Dior has reinvented the 5 Couleurs palette, the packaging is now more sleek and the reformulated shadows come in matte, satiny, iridescent and ultra-shimmery finishes. I bought #566 Versailles (£42) as it looked like a nice wash of sheer shades and a liner combination. I only quickly swatched some shades of the palettes before settling on Versailles (I had a SA right by my side watching my every movement so felt uncomfortable swatching as thoroughly as I normally would) so it was only when I tried it at home that it became apparent how ultra shimmery/frosty the majority of shades were. It contains a shimmery/frosty pinky peach, shimmery/frosty golden cream, satin finish cool brown, metallic/sparkle silver and in the centre a metallic/sparkle gold.
In terms of feel and
performance the only finishes that I noticed a difference from
the old style quints were the gold and silver. Dior's sparkle
shades in the past have been rather lacking in pigment and prone
to flaking in chunks but these are much smoother and have
extremely high pigment that almost gives a wet look.
I do like this palette but have to apply all but the brown extremely lightly so that it doesn't end up too frosty.
I initially reached for a pretty pink Rouge Dior called Rose
Tutu, but opted for the more novel #317 Bar
Unlike the reviews I have read I
get absolutely no pink in this shade, for me it applies as a sheer grey beige, only with a lot more
shimmer/frost than appears in the tube or from swatching. This really doesn't suit me and I think would work best if you have pigmented
lips to allow the natural lip colour to mix in.
The formula feel creamy and smooth, though this shade does
highlight dryness and lip lines. I'm annoyed with
myself for buying this as I should have trusted my gut rather
than being swayed by reviews I had read thus far.
I am going to go back for the Rouge Dior Rose Tutu and
will take a look at the more matte shadow palette options but I'd say I'm more impressed with the texture and colour options of Chanel's reformulated palette release than I am with Dior.
I bought these from Boots