Sep 6, 2020

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette 679 Tutu

 

Dior 5 Couleurs 679 Tutu review swatch

Dior has recently revamped the 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette range and it is SO GOOD. I have a special spot for Dior 5 Couleurs (it was my first high-end makeup experience ever) and always regarded them highly, but the releases have been a little inconsistent over the past years. This time around though, it seems Dior has really improved the line. I have purchased 4 quints so far and all of them perform superbly and the color stories are all interesting. Tutu (679) is my latest acquisition but was my first pick when I saw the promo images. It must have been very popular since it had been out of stock on Selfridges for a long time. It was finally back in stock but this time priced slightly higher than the other colors...(why is that, Selfridges?).

Dior 5 Couleurs 679 Tutu review swatch

A small logistic issue aside, Tutu is rather perfect! The colors are really well-thought of. In essence, it is a purple palette but not in an obvious way but in disguise. The good mix of satin, shimmer, and matte shades makes the palette so much more wearable.

Dior 5 Couleurs 679 Tutu review swatch

All shades apply and blend like a dream. I love that even the darkest matte color goes on smoothly with little to no fallout. Dior usually suggests two types of applications - using the top 2 color plus the center one for a more subdued look and the bottom 2 and the center for a more dramatic look. For me, I prefer incorporating all 5 shades and it isn't difficult with Tutu thanks to the thoughtful composition.

Dior 5 Couleurs 679 Tutu review swatch

Including Tutu, all 4 palettes I bought (Tutu, Soft Cashmere, Jungle, and Black Bow) have a sheer topper shade with a bigger shimmer. This reflects the current eye makeup trends and I really like that Dior has taken this into consideration while maintaining the classic feel to the range.


From the stock photos, I thought Tutu might be too similar to Soft Cashmere (I will show you Soft Cashmere soon. It's another stunner). If you are neutral color lovers like I am, you will immediately see these two are VERY different palettes. I have swatched theme side by side.

Dior 5 Couleurs Tutu and Soft Cashmere comparison swatches

Dior 5 Couleurs Tutu and Soft Cashmere comparison swatches
(Both are beautiful, aren't they?)


And, here are a couple of oveall looks with Dior 5 Couleurs Tutu and the makeup items I used to create the look:

Dior 5 Couleurs Tutu review swatches makeup look

Dior 5 Couleurs Tutu review swatches makeup look

Dior Tutu makeup look
gesgep Tone Up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ ($29, itzyuz.com)
*2aN Gleaming Tension Pact in #21 Light Beige (reviewed, $39, itzyuz.com)
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base in Light to Med ($33, Nordstrom)
Dior 5 Couleurs in 679 Tutu ($62, Nordstrom)
Becca Pearl Glow Luster Glow Powder in Pure Pearl ($38, Bloomingdales)
A'pieu Pastel Blusher in VL01 ($7.90, YesStyle)
Saint Laurent Water Stain in In Berry Deep ($38, Nordstrom)


I purchased mine off Selfridges.com but now I see them available on some of the U.S. retailers as well. If you are looking to invest in high quality and easy-to-wear eyeshadow palettes, I would highly recommend that you try the new Dior 5 Couleurs range.


Thanks for being here. Hope you have a nice long weekend!


*The Dior eyeshadow quint and other makeup items except for the 2aN pact were purchased by me. This post may contain some affiliate links. Thanks for choosing to use them.




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