May 30, 2010

Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Stylish Move

Lately I've been dying to introduce a purple smoky eye into my everyday makeup look since it's a bit more dramatic than wearing neutral browns but can still be appropriate for work if worn right. So I decided to splurge on the Dior 5-Couleurs quint in Stylish Move (970), which comes beautifully encased in a Dior compact with mirror and two applicators. You also get a velvet pouch to slip the palette into to keep it safe from scratches.

Dior quints are great because they contain a set of expertly coordinated shades that can be worn multiple ways to create various looks. The package contains an insert that explains how you can mix trios (using the 3 colours across the diagonal of the palette) to create structured "couture looks", duos (by matching any two colours side by side), or solos (a single colour as eyeliner or a wash over the lid). I'm already envisioning the various combinations I'll be able to create and I can't wait to try them all!

Stylish Move contains some gorgeous shades: a purply taupe, a light pink, a dusty mauve, a dark plum, and an opalescent sheen. The standout shade for me is definitely the dark plum, which can be built up for a super rich colour. I also like the opalescent sheen in the middle, which makes an excellent highlighter for the browbone and tear ducts.

For the purposes of this review, I decided to throw a quick look together and must say, I was rather impressed with the application process. The shadows apply super smoothly, with the texture being more of a satin than frost. They blend quite well and have a good amount of pigmentation (although I always apply shadow over my Urban Decay Primer Potion for better staying power and bolder colour).

Although Dior is expensive, I think it's worth it to treat yourself once in a while. I'm definitely looking forward to collecting a few more of these quints!

1 comment:

  1. Good job on the eye makeup Alison! Tres impressive. I have the quint in nude pink, and agree with everything you've said. Love the velvet slip cover... It's one of the only packaging pieces I've ever kept.


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