Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 056 Bar

8.11.2014

Dior has brought out gorgeous new quints this season. They are reformulated and repackaged boasting a wide variety of colors and textures to create different effects. All of the new Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes are just beautiful to look at, but I picked up 056 Bar which is a smoky palette with cool grey and taupe.


New Diot 5 Couleurs Bar 056
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 056 Bar







The new case looks sleeker and more compact.


I still have a couple of vintage Dior 5 Couleurs, too.
Ah, the memories!


I usually use studio lighting, but I got up early and rolled up my blind to honor this beauty.

New Dior 5 Couleurs Bar

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Bar Swatch
The swatch picture, however, was taken indoors utilizing my soft light box.
I used sponge applicators with a light hand to show how these colors would translate in real life. I did not use any primer underneath.
The grey (top left) is purple tinged color that is highly shimmery.
The pearl white (top right) has a soft pearly finish.
The taupe in the middle is the main color and it is utterly gorgeous - one of the prettiest taupe I've ever seen.
The shell pink (bottom left) has an iridescent finish and surprisingly shows up much lighter than the pan. It looks very light against my skin but the color payoff is pretty good.
The deep charcoal grey (bottom right) is matte and has just a hint of brown. This one goes on very smoothly which is quite impressive for a matte.


Dior suggests two different looks - Natural & Sophisticated


Dior 5 Couleurs Bar is a perfect addition to my current eyeshadow rotations since I have been all about neutral colors lately. If my recent acquisition Chanel Tissé Rivoli (reviewed) is a warm neutral palette that is more trendy with the metallic finish, Dior 5 Couleurs Bar covers the cooler side of the spectrum and offers the polished look.
I love that Bar contains colors with different finishes not to mention that the whole composition is beautifully done. It is very versatile as well easily creating soft and polished lids or deep smoky with a touch of feminine iridescence. 


An overall look with Dior 5 Couleurs Bar
Dior 5 Couleurs Bar Photos
I used the grey, pearl white and the matte charcoal shades for this look.


I personally do not think the new formulation is dramatically better although I see it is improved from the Dior eyeshadows that came out in the recent years. Luckily, the new palettes do resemble of the glorious vintage quints that stole my heart a long time ago. 
I feel like I am in love all over again.





Makeup Items Used

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette (056 Bar)
NARS Sheer Lipstick (Damage)
NARS Blush (413 BLKR)
By Terry Sheer Expert (Neutral Beige)




32 comments

  1. I went to swatch all the palettes, and this is the palette that doesn't have a tester!! It does look very pretty though. I'm so attracted to the palette Jardin. I think I'm in trouble. LOL!

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    1. My lemmings are out of control all thanks to you, Lily! ;p
      I thought there were only 5 of them but 11?? Dior really has outdone itself. I will go swatch them in person soon. :)

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  2. When I saw this palette I immediately thought: That's a Lena palette! It's gorgeous on you! I guess I have to look at these palettes now haha! I'm not a huge Dior eyeshadow fan, but a lot of these are just so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! ;D
      I think I haven't really been adventurous in makeup lately, but I am pretty happy with it? Soft smoky like this easily goes with vivid lip colors I've been sporting, too.
      The 5 Couleurs used to be insanely good before but they were quite inconsistent lately. I'm glad that they decided to make it better. :)

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  3. Hey Lena, this one is so you! I love the iridescent shades, and the black should intensify and add depth. Beautifully done indeed! Jealous of your vintage palette!

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    1. I have two vintage 5 Couleurs and 1 asian exclusive long palette, and they are awesome. Honestly so much better than anything came out in the past 5 years. I think the new formulation somewhat recaptured the old quality, which I'm very happy about. :)

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  4. yea i heard that a few of the new ones aren't that great. which is such a bummer! if you're going to reformulate, i'd have though youd make sure each shade really performs BUT im glad you love this anyways and it does look good!

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    1. I think it depends on the finish as well. I find the overall quality is improved or at least the one I have. I will have to go swatch them to really see, though.
      Bar is such a solid neutral palette. This is my idea of the infamous NAKED palette. ;)

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  5. Aw, that's a bit too bad that you found that the older fomulas were better! I have been seeing their super colorful quints and totally feel like running to the shop to swatch them all! I really love how you used them, I can't remember the last time I used shadows without a primer though, I don't want to take the risk or anything moving. Love how you used the colors, I'm a huge fan of shimmer and iridescent!

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    1. Maybe I have a soft spot for the vintage quints since it was the very first high-end eyeshadow palette and I loved them so much! At some point, I had 7 quints. LOL
      The iridescent shades are my favorites as well. So lovely to use to highlight and blend the harsh edges. You should go swatch them. Many colorful shades that would suit you beautifully. :)

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  6. Bar didn't interest me at all but you made it look so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. I love neutral eyeshadows so my heart jumped when I saw Bar. LOL.
      Your pick is beautiful as well! :)

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  7. I can see why you fell smitten with this palette- the shades are so classic and gorgeous :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. The satin pearl shades are just too pretty. Very chic and polished over all. But there are more than a few vibrant shades that are perfect for you!

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  8. the new packaging is certainly more compact and sleek. This palette is totally has your name written all over it. So pretty. I only have one Dior palette and am not a huge fan of the formula. Wonder how different the new one is.

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    1. Yeah, the one before was a bit bulky and almost tacky in my opinion. Now I like it so much better. :)
      I agree I've had some of the not-so-great ones lately. Looks like this lineup is much better, though.

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  9. I have a hard time getting into Dior makeup for some reason, but now I want this! Thanks a lot, Lena. LOL

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    1. Haha. I already see a couple palettes that has your name written all over, too. The deep green one and the metallic gold would look so pretty on you. Just saying since you're getting into eyeshadows again. ;p

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    2. OMG you know me so well! That's the one I was looking at when we only had promo pictures. :D

      I already finalized my fall picks, so I think that Dior quints will have to wait. (Hiiiiii, Sephora VIB.)

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    3. Well, just like that you know Dior Bar is my palette..;D
      I'm not even into gold and metallics but that palette looks good to me. I haven't shopped at Sephora lately but will maintain VIB till the end of this year, so I might get a couple more of these. Oh, boy.

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  10. Love the look you did with this palette! I love Dior shadows as well, but prefer the old packaging (I weirdly like bigger and bulkier haha)

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    1. LOL. That flashing CD logo thing is kinda cool, though.
      There are more combination I want to try with this palette, so I'm very excited. Thank you. :)

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  11. Ah, Dior. *sigh* So pretty on you, Lena! Definitely your kind of colors :D

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    1. Thanks, Larie!
      This was a nice timing since I've been updating my eyeshadow wardrobes lately. I wish I hadn't found out there're 10 more in the new collection, though. ;-p

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  12. It's a gorgeous looking palette and you wear it beautifully Lena!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you, Rowena!
      The palette is very easy to use, too. :)

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  13. This is so gorgeous on you ! And the new packaging is more chic ! I like it ! <3
    Xoxo
    Michelle
    WondersReview.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle :)
      I like the new packaging, too. And I kinda miss the lighter blue color from the old times.

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  14. i just love the quilted look of them in the palette! looks like the perfect palette for smoky eyes.

    [oomph.]
    $300 Sephora GIVEAWAY

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    1. Me, too! And Dior quint is so much more value than Chanel Quadra to think about it.
      I think Bar is a modern classic. Really like it. :)

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  15. Oh sweet baby this is perfect on you!!! I love, LOVE that they're finally putting a taupe in the mix! Isn't it weird, just like Lily, they didn't have the tester of this one when I stopped to have a look at these new beauties! Oh and by the way, when I decide to buy one I'll post a pic of my vintage Dior, they're a "little" older than yours... :D

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    1. Thank you so much! ;)
      The quint pulls much grey on me, but the taupe certainly adds the silky sophisticated quality that I really love!
      Now I'm really curious to see your vintage Dior! ;D

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