I thought gradational eyeshadow color was in the domain of the Japanese. If you have noticed, many eyeshadow palettes of Japanese brands of makeup tend to be gradational in tone – light to dark shades of the same colour in one palette.
Lancome had some gradational 4 color palettes too but they don’t seem to be the norm. It would seem that Dior is now boldly taking a step into that domain with the new Dior 5 Couleurs Design All-in-one Artistry Eyeshadow palettes (official site). I was very surprised when I saw pictures of it. Its just not quite like Dior to go this way.
The other thing that surprised me was that each eyeshadow palette contains a cream liner. That is very reminiscent indeed of Japanese brand eyeshadow palettes like my T’estimo Frame Impact palette.
Dior says that each palette contains 5 different textures – light base, iridescent colour, satiny colour, pearlescent shine and mat cream liner.