I finally got around to trying one of the Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Compacts. Why did it take me so long? Well, it is expensive and I have tons of eyeshadow already!
So, I have to admit though that I love the stuff! This is some nice shadow. Very silky and super high pigment, even in the very light shades. Often I find that some brands that do well with pigments in the deeper shades, fall a bit short on pigmentation in the lighter shades. One example is Smashbox, whom I really do adore, but my light pink eyeshadow from them barely shows up!
That is not the case with Dior. The light shades in my compact, along with the light pink in my recent Ebay purchase of the Diorissime Palette show up beautifully and keep showing for the full day. I was able to build intensity with the colors, and creasing was at a minimum. I was also impressed with the general quality and matching of the shades.
I’m glad I finally gave Dior a try. I have to admit though that I like my Diorissime palette better than the five color compact, mainly because the packaging is so much nicer and at basically the same price. I am hesitant to buy any shadow at over $50, no matter how nice it is, especially when brands like M.A.C. put out quality shadows at very reasonable prices. I will likely keep buying some of Dior’s limited edition stuff in the nice leather palettes though. I love the packaging (pst… check out their holiday palettes)!