There are two 5 Couleurs shadow palettes in Dior’s Fall 2015 campaign – 766 Exuberante and 866 Eclectic. So far, I only have the latter.
Sounds pretty, right? It is absolutely beautiful to look at. I love the funky letters spelling “Dior” over the shadows.
The shadows don’t swatch easily, to be honest. Here, I had to do 2-3 passes with the foam applicators that come with the quint. My fingers couldn’t build the product up to opacity.
Eclectic #1 – The top left shade is a satin burgundy shade with medium sized pink/purple sparkles. The glitter is prone to fallout.
Eclectic #2 – The top right shade is shimmery peachy-pink highlight shade. This shade is actually really interesting. It blends quite well and feels soft.
Eclectic #3 – The central shade is a silvery white shimmer. There is an overspray, but when it goes away, the shade isn’t affected too much. I love this shade – it makes an awesome inner corner highlight, and lasts all day.
Eclectic #4 – The bottom left moss green shade is in between a shimmer and a satin. It looks rich and beautiful, but was a real pain for me to blend in the crease – it was patchy and made the other shades look muddy.
Eclectic #5 – The bottom right shade is a shimmery purple-brown with small bits of pink glitter. This shade blends incredibly well.
The first look I created with this palette was somewhat of a disaster. I tried to use the moss green shade in the crease, and it was incredibly patchy. The burgundy shade became muddy when blended with the green, so the overall look ended up very dark and monotonous. I was so disappointed. In my second look, I used the moss green shade as a liner instead, so the burgundy shade was a bit more well-behaved on the lid. The overall look was soft and slightly smoky.
I think this can be a pass for the non-collector. The shades are not incredibly versatile, nor are they very special, except for the central shade, which is gorgeous on the inner corner.