16 responses

  1. Applegal
    August 25, 2014

    Looks good! You’re so brave, I wouldn’t have brought myself to do this, lest I look like I had a bruised eye!

    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Aww thank you Applegal :) I was very worried too and this was take #5. You should have see the first attempt! LOL!

  2. kel
    August 25, 2014

    I’ve been contemplating between this & the chanel. Played with both at the counter (s).and found the chanel quint to have better colour payoff. But im afraid that the chanel colours are a bit too shimmeery and will “drop-off” & I really like the burgundy but as u mention i found the dior slightly ‘dry’..ahhhhh…decisions decisions..

    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      I would tend to agree with you about the Chanel colours looking like they have better colour pay off, Kel. I find the Chanel quads more consistent in terms of colour pay off, while the Dior one, as you can see, is good for 3 of the colours but not so for 2 of them. As for the Chanel shimmer, there’s no fall out so you can rest easy! :D Hard to pick I know, but I’m going to gently nudge you in the direction of the Chanel unless you want punchier palettes because the Chanel ones are quite safe ;)

  3. Lily
    August 25, 2014

    I think you pulled off the look pretty well, Paris. I wanted to pick this up because of the 3 more pigmented shades, especially the red burgundy, but after swatching it at the counter, the 2 sheer lighter shades are really underwhelming. I have my eyes on Jardin though – all 5 are buttery and pigmented, and they’re all beautiful colours that I lack. That said, I might still cave for Trafalgar :-P
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    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you Lily :) 2 duds out of 5 is quite a big percentage I’d agree and they don’t really serve much purpose, so I do question Dior’s formulation of this palette. The only thing Trafalgar really has going for it is the unique burgundy shade, but then most of us could find a similar shade in a single, I’m sure ;) Jardin does look pretty based on your swatches! I’m having a newfound interest in green shadow so that looks like a good one to pick up :)

  4. Ting
    August 25, 2014

    Oh wow… Love your version of burgundy smoky eyes! :D I got scared by the middle red shade at first!! :s I remembered Tracy from Beauty Reflections did a post on how to wear red eyeshadows and I have been really tempted to try. :D

    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Thanks Ting! I was scared too, to even attempt a look, but whew! Turned out well, or as well as it managed to turn out haha! :D Tracy rocks at wearing these bold shades. I sometimes wonder if these palettes and colours weren’t made for Caucasian skintones!

  5. Philippe
    August 25, 2014

    I’d never use it but Dior sure does launch intense looking colors.
    Makes me want to run off with the pallet and use it for coloring a drawing, makeup art :D
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    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      You know, there’s someone out there who uses expired makeup to draw/be artistic so you aren’t too far off the mark! ;)

  6. Lana
    August 25, 2014

    The brown, gold plum shades are so pretty! I could definitely do a lot with this palette
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    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      I can imagine you could! I’ve seen some of your work on your blog and you’re infinitely more artistic than I ever could be – eyeing this one then, Lana? :)

  7. gio
    August 26, 2014

    What a beautiful palette! I love that pop of red, and you pull it off so well!
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    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you Gio! Coming from you, who are so adventurous with eye colour, it’s praise indeed :)

  8. lisa
    August 26, 2014

    I really like how it looks on you. Very edgy and ‘fresh’. But i am one of those who hates Dior eye shadows. I always seems to have a problem with the colours. Always seems like it doesn’t go well with my skin tone or something. Something is lacking and yet i can’t pinpoint it. Not sure if the new formulation will draw me back to Dior….perhaps i should just go and check them out.

    • Paris B
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you Lisa, I was surprised at how easy it was to work :) I get you about hating Dior shadows. I know a lot of people who do because their texture does take some getting used to. Maybe they’re lacking some depth of colour that you prefer? If you ask me, I find that the new palettes are still similar in shade and tone to their previous collections, but there appears to be a little more depth of colour. Still, worth checking out if only for novelty’s sake ;)

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