Jun 6, 2020

Dior 5 Couleurs 087 Volcanic

Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches

Have you ever purchased a makeup with sheer excitement yet ended up not using it very often? This happens to me more than I care to admit and Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic was one of them. It is a stunning quint and the color scheme is something I would say "very Dior". It made my heart sing when I first saw the promo image and I didn't wait too long to purchase it. 


 Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches

087 Volcanic quint is a part of Dior En Diable 2018 Fall collection of which I still have a vivid memory. This collection consists of deep jewel-toned colors that are traditional for fall collections but it is rather bold especially for a Peter Philips' creation and even reminiscent of Dior's glorious old days. (For some reason, his works seem to lack the pizzaz which I normally expect from Dior. On the other hand, I remember that I loved every single collection when Pat McGrath was in charge so I find it strange that I am not so crazy about the stuff from her own brand.)


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches

Well, I meant to compliment the collection. Take a look at these gorgeous colors!


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic swatches

Some of you know that I am scared of orange colors, but the accent shade in this quint is really pretty (I'm still scared of it, though). It actually makes a great corresponding shade to rest of the colors in the palette. 

Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic swatches

All 5 colors apply smoothly and blend very nicely with great color payoffs. The burgundy and the steel grey have satin finishes while 3 other colors are more metallic.

I prefer smaller eyeshadow palettes (quads are my faves) because I like the idea that I can achieve a complete and distinct eye look out of a single palette. In other words, it wouldn't make a good palette for me if I can't incorporate all the colors in the palette most of the time. I think that's why I initially failed to embrace Volcanic. It looked busy and muddy when I first tried putting on all 5 colors. 


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches
Of course, if you use the muted cool shades only, you get sophisticated smokey eyes. But, where is the fun in that?


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches
Turns out all you needed was time and patience to try it a few more times which was kindly provided by a pandemic.   
(Sarcasm aside, I like to think that my application skills have somewhat improved these days...)
I applied the orange shade all over the lids as a first step using an extra fluffy brush and it set a unique tone for the look. For me, this works better than using it as an accent or a liner shade.


So, this is another happy story of a rediscovered eyeshadow palette. I have some overall looks for you, too.

Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches
Notice the earrings kind of match the palette? I was happy to rediscover these old earrings that I purchased from an Etsy seller.


Dior 5 Couleurs en Diable 087 Volcanic review swatches
I am also wearing the orangest lipstick that I own, Chanel Rouge Coco in Coco (this is described as a "peony orange" which I find quite wearable). On the cheeks, I am wearing MAC Honey Jasmine (discontinued and sold for $100 on eBay. It's super pretty but don't). Volcanic quint is surprisingly still available on Macy's ($63) and on eBay ($45), of course.



Thanks for being here. I hope you are having a nice weekend!



*The makeup items mentioned here were purchased by me. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you if you choose to use them.


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