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.
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
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)