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Christian Dior’s lucky charm shines over the 2013 autumn collection and decorates the mythical 5 Couleurs palette. Sculpted with stars, the eye shadows shimmer with metallic shades and reflections. Shrouded in mystery, eyes have never been so magnetic.
Truly a work of art, the 5 Couleurs palette, below in Bonne Étoile (384), is cohesively comprised of blue-greens and browns that can be used in harmony or individually. The shadows apply easily, either with the included applicators, or your choice of eyeshadow brushes, and can be layered for maximum opacity or used sparingly for a lighter touch. The Bonne Étoile palette is Limited Edition and will not be offered at Sephora.
Below are the shades swatched, starting with the centre brown and moving counter-clockwise through the palette. In natural light:
and in artificial light:
The colours are diverse enough to be used on a variety of skin tones and eye colours. I personally love that the palette offers a range of shades from a slight sheen to full shimmer!
The radiance of a stone, the magic of iridescence, and the intensity of a metallic hue… The Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows easily blend across genres to recreate the depth and contrasts of a catwalk look. With an unprecedented rounded, gel-mousse texture, Diorshow Fusion Mono can be used both in its natural state, either with the provided smudging applicator or with fingertips, and can be used with a damp brush to create a totally different look. Applied damp, it provides an extreme metallic effect with a lamé finish. And it truly is an unprecedented product. You can feel the gel texture as you press the applicator onto the shadow. Highly buildable, Fusion Mono starts out slightly sheer, but builds quickly and effortlessly as you apply the product. When applied damp, it builds quickly, reaching opacity and delivering on its promise of the metallic effect! This has become one of my new favourite, must-have products!
The swatches below are provided in the following order (L to R):
- 381 Millenium
- 081 Aventure
- 881 Hypnotique
- 281 Cosmos
Last but not least, two new shades in a lipstick and lipgloss formula that can be worn together or individually.
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Bonne Aventure (986) is a deep, dramatic wine shade that applies lightly on its first coat, but much like the rest of this collection, is buildable to full depth. The formula is rich and applies with buttery softness, providing moisture, and finishing in a soft shine:
Dior Addict Gloss in Ensorcelante (981), though appearing much darker in the gloss tube, is actually quite similar to Bonne Aventure once applied. It has a slight hint of a shimmer that sends light glimmering off your lips! My favourite part about the Dior Addict Glosses? They are moisturizing and non-sticky!
Here is Ensorcelante by itself:
I am totally obsessed with this collection, and cannot get enough of the Dior Addict lip products!
See my other reviews of this line here!
The Dior Mystic Metallics shades are now available at Dior counters and you may want to run to get your hands on these Limited Edition products! For more information, head to Dior.com.
(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)