Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow 834 Rose Porcelaine Review and Swatches

Dior came out with some new permanent eyeshadow quints a couple of months or so ago, and they are supposed to be a new formula. To be honest I'm not sure how the formula is different, but in any case, it's very good and the Rose Porcelaine quint appealed to me most colourwise, so here it is.

Housed in the usual dark blue compact there are 5 colours ranging from light yellow highlighter with a pink sheen to a dark eggplant/aubergine shade. The two pinks are quite close to each other in colour, but otherwise there's a nice colour selection. I particularly like the egglant/aubergine colour which makes a very nice eyeliner or crease shade if you're looking to do something more dramatic. The light yellow highlighter has a lovely pink sheen to it, actually it reminds me a lot of Mac Vanilla pigment but with more pink sheen. The middle shade is a bit more peachy pink, but even that is quite close to the other pink shades. The colours are quite sheer and very frosty with the exception of the dark eggplant/aubergine, so I appreciate this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I like it.

The eyeshadows are the standard Dior quality, they stay on for hours and hours without creasing and are very soft and easy to apply and blend. You get 6 g of eyeshadows for £40, so it is now cheap, but after all, it is Dior.

See more pictures after the jump!

With flash

Without flash

Swatched clockwise from top left shade, then the middle shade at the end
Taken with flash

Swatched clockwise from top left shade, then the middle shade at the end
Taken without flash in natural daylight


  1. nice colors! you said they stayed long for hours - do you use any primer?

    I've never used Dior eyeshadows before (shame on me!) but today I bought this palette from Garden Party collection and I'm really excited and can't wait to try it out :-)

    1. I always use primer, usually my beloved Barbara Daly one, or Too Faced shadow insurance or UDPP.


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