Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette

19 Nov 2014

A picture of Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 834 Rose Porcelaine
Dior isn't a brand you'll see often in my makeup stash. I've treated myself to a lipstick before, but that's about it. I've always wanted to try more from Dior, and there's always products which I see at counters and very nearly splurge on, but for me Dior is on the pricer side of high-end so it's a very rare treat. After trying the Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 834 Rose Porcelaine* (£40), I think that might all be about to change...

You only have to look at my dressing table to know the thing I own the most of is eyeshadows. Eyeshadow always have and always will be my most favourite thing to experiment with. The right lipstick completes a look, but the perfect eye creates the look. The one way to get me sold on a brand is having dreamy eyeshadows, and that's something Dior have done effortlessly.

The palette is beautifully designed, a classic compact housing five shades, two Dior applicators and a handy mirror, it's really rather beautiful to look at. The Couture Colour palettes are created with the central shade used as a base shade, with 4 'accessory shades' surrounding it which create a multi-faceted look. Embossed in the central shadow is the Christian Dior brand logo, whilst the other shades have lovely fine detail embossed to create an elegant quilted look. The shadows themselves are incredibly soft, fine buttery powders which can leave a little fall out, but which apply and blend effortlessly. 834 Rose Porcelaine unfortunately isn't available any more, but like all Couture Colour palettes features matte, satin, iridescent and shimmer finishes, with shades that work perfectly together.

Giving this palette a go has really opened my eyes to the quality of Dior makeup. Although I'm not quite ready to splash out on some of the products, I would seriously consider the occasional Couture Colour palette as a treat buy, as the formulas, colour pay-off and longevity are just so lovely to work with and worth the £40 price tag. I've got my eye on the new Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 096 Pied-de-Poule (£42) as a possible Christmas present to myself, as the shades are so striking and beautiful.

Have you dabbled in Dior makeup yet? Are there any products you think I should splurge on? Or products to avoid, that didn't meet your expectations? Let me know!

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