The new Dior look hit the stores only this week. I immediately fell in love with this quint, 876 Trafalgar.
Dior have revamped the packaging. Left, the new one, right the old one with the blue CD. Personally I like the sleek black better.
Top, the old bigger packaging, bottom the thinner new one. Despite the smaller size the amount of eyeshadow stayed the same.
Swatch in the shade. This time I put the lightest colors in the middle. So we have the brass shade, then the dark brown, the two top shades, first the pink shimmer, then the white shimmer and last the red from the middle.
Swatch in direct sunlight. All shades except the red contain some shimmer. The red also has a little shimmer, but you can barely tell.
Quality wise, I am torn. I have learned by now that Dior does the very light shades sheer on purpose, but the brass shade also needs several layers to show up properly and the brown shade is harder to work with than the brown shade in the other two Dior quints I own. The red is highly pigmented. Compared to the other companies, most of which have released new quads or quints this year, Dior’s are worse. I mean, in general they are good eyeshadows, but they’re not on top of the game.
However, lasting power is pretty good. I have experienced creasing, but it’s on the less noticable end. All in all, it’s a great palette, the colors are beautiful and the combinations endless.
Here’s a pic of me wearing it (in rather bad lighting, imagine the colors to be stronger). I put the red shade on the lid and the brass shade in the crease. Then I put the white shade in the corner of my eye and the pinkish one all over to soften the red down. I used the brown as liner in the corner, but it wasn’t as cooperative as I hoped. You can’t see it but I also put the brown on the lower lid, which worked better.
Mascara is Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Eyes; under eye concealer by Clinique. Brows: Flormar brow powder and Sumita brow wax.