Aug 25, 2011

Dior 5 Couleurs Iridescent #609 Earth Reflection.

today i want to show you my new 5 Couleurs Iridescent palette by Dior. #609 Earth Reflection was on my wish list for a long long time since it's such a pretty neutral palette, but i never came to purchase it due to overstimulation with other cosmetic gems and of course the steep price of Dior palettes.
they contain 5 eyeshadows with a total of 6g of product and cost 53.90€ - i was lucky enough to find this in a blog sale, unused, for only 40$.
the palette comes in a velvet pouch and is the regular quint compact, a bit old-fashioned but harmoniously elaborated and of a good quality.

it's from their 5 Couleurs Iridescent line, which means it contains 5 highly shimmery colours:

  1. a shimmery golden champagne. it's rather sheer and creates a beautiful soft pearl shimmer on the lids. good as a highlight colour or also to use on its own. great to use as a cheekbone highlighter, too. i'm just a bit disappointed that it applies rather light on me, i thought it would be a medium shade.
  2. a frosty golden taupe. it's a beautiful complex colour with silver, gold and pink shimmer, remembers me of a refined version of MAC's Mauvement Pigment. it has an intense pigmentation and is very flattering as all over lid shade but dark enough to use in the crease when you opt for a soft, nude look.
  3. a frosty light beige which on me looks like an icy white. it's so light and shiny that i can only use it as highlight colour for the tearduct area.
  4. a rich cool brown. it has a silver sheen and is highly pigmented. a great shadow for a brown smokey eye since it's not too shimmery. also suited to use as crease/outer corner shade or eyeliner. it takes a bit more effort to blend out evenly. the colour looks good on my skintone.
  5. an icy pink in the center, with it's golden shimmers it applies as a pinky beige on my eyes. a very brightening shade.

Dior Earth Reflection swatched in sunlight, 1-5.

these shadows live up to what Dior is known for: they all are very fine and softly textured, they feel almost creamy to the touch and have a good colour pay-off. the darker shades are intense while the lighter ones have a glowy, pearly quality. with the iridescent shadows by Dior, you just need to remember to combine them with some less shimmery eyeshadows to not overdo it with frostiness.
the colours blend nicely and last all day on me without creasing.


light cream in inner corner, icy pink on the lids and lower lashline, taupe in the outer corner, MAC Coffee as thick smudgy liner

gold in the inner half, taupe in the outer half, dark brown softly in the outer corner. Chanel Khaki Platine on lower lashline (review).

light gold in the inner corner and to blend up the main shadow, taupe all over the lid and on the lower lashline. Essence purple gel liner.

icy pink in the inner corner, light cream as brow highlighter, dark brown all over the lid and outer half of lower lashline. black liquid liner, MAC Coffee in lower waterline.


comparison shades:
  1. MAC Retrospeck
  2. MAC Pigment in Mauvement (LE)
  3. Artdeco Eyeshadow #12 (review)
  4. Manhattan Soft Nude palette (Party Glam LE)
  5. Guerlain L'Instant d'un Soupir (review)
  6. dark brown shade in Dior Ready To Glow palette (LE) (review)
  7. light pink in Dior Ready To Glow palette (LE)

although you see that i haven't found exact dupes to the Dior Earth Reflection palette, its neutrals are not that unique. with some of the shades i've swatched, you can definitely create the same looks as with the Dior palette. but for us cosmetic lovers it's all about the tiny differences, nuances, shimmers, right? :P

also, i've forgot to swatch the Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow duo in A Major, fis Minor in comparison as these shades are some great lookalikes to the pale gold and dark brown in the Dior palette.
but here you can see some swatches of A Major, fis Minor.


  1. I have this palette can never make it work on my NC30 skintone. The shadows are quite frosty so I agree mixing matte shades from other palette prevents the look being overdone. Great eye looks... I'm gonna give this palette another try and juuust might get it to work :)

  2. Die Palette ist wunderschöne, mir gefallen alle Nuancen sehr gut!

  3. i love dior palettes! theyre just so pretty and very good quality! xxx

  4. Woww all these look super fab!!!! Love CD palettes <3

  5. Hello,
    I have a question for you :
    What do you use for washing your Hakuhodo brushes ?


  6. Keto, dein Blog ist echt einer der besten High End Beautyblogs, die ich kenne. Gute Tragebilder, fundierte Reviews, du hast Ahnung und kannst mit ähnlichen Produkten vergleichen... echt toll! Das wollte ich nur mal loswerden :)

  7. Das Ready to Glow Quint habe ich auch und nutze es nahezu täglich. Eine derart gute Lidschattenqualität findet man nicht alle Tage und ich könnte Chanel erwürgen, dass sie so schöne Farben in so vergleichweise miserabler Qualität anbieten, zumindest hierzulande.

  8. You were very lucky to come across the unused in a blog sale!
    You have fantastic eyes, by the way!


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