When it comes to makeup, my biggest weakness is most certainly eyeshadow. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I accumulate I always end up yearning for more. There are so many variations in shades and finishes that it is an endless addiction. When new makeup collections are released I am always drawn to the eye palettes first. The Dior Fall 2015 Cosmopolite Collection includes two new limited edition eye palettes.
The cooler toned palette is the Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite in 866 Eclectic. A beautiful silver is surround by shades of burgundy and moss green. The burgundy shades in person are a little less red, and more purple, than they photographed for me. I couldn’t seem to edit them to reflect their true colour.
What I love about this palette is the rich colours paired with satin matte finishes that make it user friendly for any age. There are no mid-tone shades in this quint but I found the deeper shades blended out really well for a more subdued look if desired.
The deeper shades have average-good pigmentation and the lighter shades have great pigmentation. The shadows performed much better on the eyes for me than they swatched. I found the softer pigmentation on the deeper shades was great for achieving a softer, more blended out look, while having the option of packing the colour on for more impact. I was also relieved to discover that the centre shade (in both palettes) was not as metallic as it appears in the pan. The sheen is magnified by an overspray and the silver shade, while still metallic, has a much subtler effect beneath the overspray with a creamy texture and intense colour payoff.
The warmer palette, Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite in 766 Exubérante, pairs warm shades of brown and denim blue with a metallic gold center.
I love this palette. It offers a nude pink matte base shade, a satin matte tan that is perfect for the crease, and a warm amber brown with a subtle glow. These three shades make a beautiful everyday eye look. With the metallic gold and shimmering denim blue you have the ability to take the look from everyday to something more interesting or dramatic.
The metallic gold, as mentioned with the silver in Eclectic, is not quite as metallic as it appears in the pan due to the overspray. It is very creamy and richly pigmented. The remaining shades have average-good pigmentation. The colour builds up beautifully on the eye if you prefer a more intense look but you can easily opt for a subtler effect. That is the beauty of most Dior palettes.
Which of these palettes is your favourite? Mine is Eclectic. I love the combo of burgundy and green! Are you a Dior quint fan? I used to think eyeshadows needed to be intensely pigmented for me to love them but I have grown to love my Dior palettes. I have come to learn that sometimes more subtle pigmentation serves an artistic purpose and offers a beautiful versatility.
Hitting Canadian Dior counters August 1st, 2015. Available now in the US.
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