I purchased this Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette on a trip to San Francisco last fall, where I fell in love with the Sephora on Powell Street as well as this gorgeous neutral eyeshadow quint. At that time, I was really trying to learn ANY eyeshadow technique besides smoky. (The jury on that is still out, haha!) This palette was a winner for me because of the gorgeous neutral shades. The pretty shades weren't too dark, and could make a pretty eye brightening look. At the same time, you could still make a nice smoky eye! The kicker for me was if I happened to make a smoky eye with this shadow (which I am still quite prone to do in a rush!) the look would be subtle and minimal enough for everyday wear. Now look at these gorgeous colors in the sun! For some reason, I seem to have lost what order I swatched these shades in, so I'm so sorry about that!These shadows are quite smooth, and the microshimmer is quite fine. I always thought that Dior and Chanel eyeshadows were quite comparable, but lately I've found that Dior shadows and more pigmented and smoother to me. The shadows themselves last on me all day, and I can wear them without primer. Actually I'm not sure if I've ever wore them WITH primer! :)
I've always intended to try other Dior eyeshadows, but I'm really not in need of any more shimmery shadows. However, I have had my eye on the Smoky Pink and Smoky Brown trios since they came out, and their seasonal 5-Colour releases always tempt me!
Do you have any favorite Dior products? Have you tried this or any other eyeshadows from Dior? If you had this shadow, would you go smoky or more "nude"? :)