Reinventing Dior 5 Couleurs for Autumn
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Loads of exciting things happened this Autumn - I'm having a hard time deciding what to talk about first. But decisions need to be made & up for drooling today is Dior's reinvention of their 5 Couleurs palette. While these eyeshadow palettes have been around for a good while (since my birth year 1987 to be exact!), they've now been repackaged and reformulated. Think better pigmentation, lasting power and a variety of different finishes ranging from matte to frosty - they've been adapted to suit the modern girl's needs. Each palette is designed to contain at least two looks: a daily look with the top two shades & the center shade, and an evening look with the bottom two shades and the center shade. I'll admit to not having really been a Dior eyeshadow girl as these are the first Dior quints that I own, but I'm keen to discover, obvs. There are twelve of these that are launching this month, and I've got three to show you: Bar, Femme-Fleur & Cuir Cannage. Let's get to it!
Bar is a cool toned all-rounder palette that'll be the perfect accessory for any girl who loves to sport these kinds of cool-toned eyeshadows. The quint contains a greyish taupe colour, an icy white shimmery shade, a shimmery neutral taupe colour, another white shade with hints of cool pink and an almost black brown. This is definitely one of those perfect classic smokey eye palettes. Personal preference I would have loved to have seen just one of the pale shimmery shades with an added warmer taupe shade, I don't find the pink & white pale shade to show much difference on my skin. There's also a nail polish with the name Bar released along with these - a pretty deep black shade with super tiny shimmers inside. A kick-ass combo!
Femme-Fleur is a whole other story with quite shimmery taupe & purple-toned shades. The two lightest colours are pretty similar, although the first one is a bit less pink with more shimmer. This is a great highlighting shade. The middle shade is a beautiful taupe shade which is definitely straight up my alley, while the lower left shade is a cool purple that although being a great fit for this palette I'll admit isn't really my cup of tea. The last shade seals the deal for me as it's the perfect deep brownish plummy shade. I think I'll just leave out the purple shade when using this one - I look really forward to creating something pretty with this!
Cuir Cannage is my favourite out of these three with five of the most gorgeous shades. This quint contains a beautiful deep warm brown, a frosty beige shade to highlight, a pretty much matte mid brown shade, a shimmery copper brown shade and a deep blackened brown with a satin finish. As I pretty much am in love with these kinds of warm-toned brownish palettes, so I've worn it already and I can divulge that I'm a fan. Just look at that first shade.. So. Beautiful!
Consider this a bit of preview article, as one or more articles featuring a full look with these palettes are coming your way soon! These new 5 Couleurs palettes are available now retail for €60.00/£42.00/$60.00. Special thanks to Dior.
Labels: 5 Couleur, Autumn 2014, Bar, Beauty, Cuir Cannage, dior, fall 2014, Femme-Fleur, Review, swatches