Aug 5, 2012

Dior 5 Couleurs in #734 Grège.





"this is my last Dior palette!" is what i say after each Dior palette, but it's never the last. it's no secret that i'm not a fan of their "5 Couleurs Iridescents" palettes, the eyeshadows contained are usually all too frosty and end up looking like a muddy mess of frost on the lids and not like a 55€ investment. but they always lure me in with their pretty looks.
this time, i'm glad that i still caved in and purchased another eyeshadow palette by Christian Dior. the 5 Couleurs in #734 Grège was launched in february with their New Look collection consisting 3 other Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palettes (Royal Khaki, Rose Porcelain and Bleu de Paris). and since it's a plain 5 Couleurs palette without the "Iridescents", it's one of the better.




there's not much to say about the packaging, it's sturdy and nice but looks a bit unmodern. it contains a total of 6g of eyeshadow and the obligatory sponge tip applicators (they're not too bad).


swatched in sunlight, clockwise from upper left corner, center shade as last.


the colours:

  • a warm clay brown with satin finish, its texture is rather soft and powdery and tends to dust up but applies evenly with little fallout only. this is a good blending/transition colour but also suitable as crease contour shade for a natural look.
  • a white with soft shimmer finish, appears uneven and slightly chalky at first but needs only little work to smooth out. me likey as inner corner highlight.
  • in the center a pearly light grey with the slightest lavender tinge, very nice quality soft and subtle lid shade.
  • a matte dark plum with grey tones - has the best texture in the palette. very refined and silky smooth, applies evenly and is easy to blend. good for a smokey look, as crease colour or also as a liner shade.
  • a soft shimmery graphite grey. same slightly chalky texture as the white shade but easy to work on. versatile medium dark colour for the lids, crease or as soft eyeliner.

the shadows are not frosty so they stay distinct and i love the mix of different finishes in there which brings more variety and dimension into achievable looks. the medium shades make for a great everyday palette that can be amped up for the evening as well thanks to the deep plummy brown or graphite silver. you don't need additional shadows to create diverse eye makeups and have your basic neutral palette right there.
the texture quality of these shadows varies, they start out sheer but are buildable in intensity. staying power is no problem as i use an eyeshadow primer underneath.
all in all this is a good one. nothing exciting but a solid staple.

Sabrina has a detailed review and swatches of this palette on The Beauty Look Book, don't miss it!


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look #1

a soft daytime look. white in the inner corners, pearl grey on the lid, graphite silver on the outer V. clay brown on the lower lashline and as transition colour blended over the edges of the grey. plummy brown as a liner along the upper lashline and on the outer edge of the lower lashline.






look #2

a bit darker. white in the inner corners, plummy brown on the lids (somehow it doesn't look well blended on the photograph :I ) with clay brown as transition colour again. graphite silver on the lower lashline.






29 comments:

  1. Tolle Palette, farblich genau nach meinem Geschmack! ♥
    Deine Looks sehen wie immer sehr hübsch aus. :)
    Liebe Grüße ☼

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    1. Lieben Dank, Constanze! Diese Palette ist wirklich sehr tragbar.

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  2. Lovely looks and very pretty shades!

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    1. thank you Miss L! this is a versatile and good basic eyeshadow palette.

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  3. Another gorgeous look on you! I was considering getting Grege for a long time, but with the release of the Fall collections over here, I am head over heels in love with Golden Savannah--so I think I'll probably stick with that :P

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    1. thanks Becca! if i hadn't bought Grège yet, i'd also SO go for Golden Savannah! it looks gorg! might be my next "last" Dior palette! ;)

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    3. Thanks for your pretty pictures, after seeing your post, i bought Grege. I should stop buying more nature eyeshadow colors, i already have Golden Savannah, rosy tan and the earth reflection as part of my dior eyeshadow collection.

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    4. uhh i'd love to get my hands on golden savannah! it doesn't seem to be available in Germany though :(
      how do you like Grège?

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    5. I love Grege, it is lovely.

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  4. I am so happy you are doing full faced looks now. I can't get enough of your pretty face! The palette's pretty nice too. ;-)

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  5. hmmm i ve fallen in love with your hair. it always looks so fluffy and glossy to me. *big envy* :) the last picture looks lovely. especially your AMU.

    aber genug vom schleimen, sagte ich bereits wie wundervoll deine haare immer aussehen? :D

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    1. no need for envy - it just seems so. in real i don't like my hair too much, it's long and sleek and shiny but the downside is that it's very thin and i haver very little of it. but since it's just outer appearance, i try not to complain. ;)

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  6. Agree that Dior 5 couleurs tend to be frosty but very pretty. However my 5 couleurs golden savannah is fine, glad for that. You might want to check it out :) I like the 2nd look on you, pretty :)

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    1. i SO want to try the Golden Savannah! it's just not out yet here in germany. it looks amazing!
      but i was quite disappointed by dior smoky crystal and earth reflection for example.

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  7. Both looks are beautiful! I used to like Dior 5 couleurs but I found the texture is a bit hard to blend and dislike their frosty finish. But this palette looks neutral and color combo seems very easy to wear. What blush are you using on your second look. It is very nice!

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    1. thank you Coco! i also dislike the all-frosty-policy ;) blends together to a muddy mess on me. but this one is very nice, it's not from the iridescent line.
      the blush i was wearing for this look was a mix from the Le Métier de Beauté Blush Caleidoscope. i will review it soon!

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  8. Love grege, its one of my all time favourite palettes! Its just perfect in my opinion :) xx

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    1. yes, i think this is a well balanced neutral palette in every aspect: finishes, contrast, tone.

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  9. I was just looking at Grege at Sephora and wasn't impressed, but I must say, you look stunning with these colors, so much so that I'm commenting on your blog for the first time although I have been a regular reader for a while. Makes me rethink whether I should splurge

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    1. thank you so much! i really appreciate that you left a feedback!

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  10. This palette is gorgeous. I have been looking at Incognito as well - how do they compare?

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    1. hi Jac, i don't own Incognito but Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book compares them two. i've linked her post above.

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