As most Bionic Beauty readers know, I typically avoid outrageously priced makeup; but Christian Dior reached out to me recently and sent a few products for review on Bionic Beauty.
I will say I love their glamorous packaging. Every item is piece of artwork!
So here is my very first foray into Dior makeup – their 5 Couleurs Designer eye shadow palette in Amber Design.
The palette is a black square compact. Inside there is a double-ended, sponge-tip shadow applicator, and a second applicator with a Taklon eye liner brush on one end and another sponge-tip applicator on the other. The compact has three eye shadow colors (a dark, medium, and a shimmery highlighter), a powder base, and a dark brown cream eyeliner. I’ll admit it’s quite handy to have a complete eye “wardrobe” in one compact! With all those colors and the eyeliner, you can create plenty of looks to carry you through a week-long trip.
The color payoff isn’t nearly as pigmented as MAC or Milani, but it’s better than average. If you’re into bold and dramatic eye looks, you will probably have to layer these colors to get the look you want; or apply them wet. However, if you prefer a natural makeup look – this palette is spot on! As you can see from my swatches, the colors are visible, but very subdued.
The Dior 5 Couleurs Designer eye shadow palette is a bit spendy with prices ranging from $35-60. For some reason it looks like this palette has been discontinued, but you may find it at your local Nordstrom’s or on eBay.
Have you tried Dior or another luxury makeup brand? What are your thoughts on more expensive makeup items?
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.