New Dior 5 Couleur Eye Shadow Swatches

I went to have a look at all the Dior 5 Couleur Eye Shadow palettes the other day and a few caught my eye. I took swatches of all the testers they have, but they don’t have the Bar palette. I guess it’s no biggie, since I’ve been reading lots of reviews on this particular palette anyway 🙂 The pictures are taken under fluorescent lighting, so it’s a little cooler. I tried correcting the colours as best I could, but they’ll give you a rough idea of what the colours look like. I’ll also give you my first impressions of the palettes, feeling them only with my fingers, so the brief reviews might not be too accurate. The colours are swatched dry on unprimed skin, clockwise from top left, ending with the centre shade. Without much ado…

 

cuir cannage trafalgar cuir cannage trafalgar swatch

 

Trafalgar (bottom row) is a limited edition palette so if you want it, you’ll have to get your hands on it before it’s gone. The other palettes are permanent, so take your time. The lighter shades of Trafalgar are quite sheer but the 3 darker shades are pigmented and smooth. Cuir Cannage (top row) is very easy to swatch, and it makes a nice neutral palette for darker skintones. It reminds me of a few palettes I already have, nothing too unique, but having these 5 shades together is very convenient for a pulled together work appropriate look.

 

Femme Fleur Victoire Femme Fleur Victoire swatch

 

Femme Fleur on the top row, Victoire bottom row.

Femme Fleur seems a little cooler compared to Victoire, but both have a purple theme. These 2 palettes feel a little harder and not as buttery, and it might be easier to pick up the colours using brushes. I am more attracted to Victoire for its warm plummy shades, and the top left shade is a beautiful taupe.

 

Carre Bleu Jardin Carre Bleu Jardin swatch

 

Carre Bleu top row, Jardin bottom row.

The darkest shade of Carre Bleu is a little dry to swatch but the rest are very pigmented. Jardin is the one that impressed me most. ALL 5 shades are pigmented and buttery. Top left is a beautiful light mossy green, followed by a golden peach and the most beautiful most buttery teal I’ve swatched. Here, it looks black, but the dark teal has a beautiful sheen. You have to see it in person. I took another shot to hopefully show you the colour better. If I were to purchase any, Jardin would be it.

 

Dior Jardin swatch

pied de poule versailles pied de poule versailles swatch

 

Last but not least, the 2 most shimmery palettes, in my opinion. Pied de Poule on top, Versailles at the bottom.

Pied de Poule is not as pigmented as I would have thought, and a few of the shades were quite stiff and dry. Again, maybe it’ll perform better with a brush, but this palette is the ultimate smokey eye palette. Most of the shades have shimmers and fine glitters, so I’d be careful with the fall outs. Versailles has the most beautiful silver and gold. All 5 shades go on creamy and buttery, and the silver is quite metallic. The gold is full of fine shimmer, and again, I’d be a little careful of having them transfer onto the cheeks. Not the most wearable palette, but so beautiful to look at.

I already swatched Tutu here, and I will feature Montaigne soon. Ah Jardin, you’ll be mine one day! I hope these swatches and brief first impressions are helpful. I wanted to swatch the 4 limited edition Rouge Dior and Dior Vernis for you, but the testers were not available at my local store just yet.

Which one caught your eye?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • Oh wow!! thanks so much for the swatch-fest!! I’m really hoping to add Jardin and Versailles to my collection one day.

    • Lily

      Oh, Versailles is the BLING palette! The silver and gold swatched like liquid. So beautiful 🙂 And Jardin… I’m still drooling over that palette.

  • Paritashah26

    loved Cuir Cannage of all, the shades are right up my ally! thank you for the swatches!

    • Lily

      You’re welcome, Parita. I’d think Cuir Cannage might be a crowd favourite because it is just so easy to wear! You don’t even have to give it much thought and you’d come up with a pretty look with these neutrals 🙂 If only I didn’t have so many neutrals already!

  • I like the looks of Jardin too, but I don’t know that Tutu palette is just so PINK. I keep thinking about that one!

    • Lily

      If you have the time, you’d have to swatch both. The texture of Jardin is to die for, and if you like greens, it’s ah-ma-zing! I was going to get Trafalgar but I’m not sure about the 2 lighter shades. Might have to go play again 😛

  • They look all so amazing! Wow! Now I see Bar is the primmest quint of all. LOL
    I’m surprisingly drawn to Versaille as well. I think I need to calm down. 😉

    • Lily

      Hey Lena, you really should go see them in person. These photos don’t do them justice. Be still your heart 😛

  • Lim Shu Cheng

    I own Tutu, Jardin, cuir cannage and pied de poule. My initial intention was to purchase pied de poule and versailles but after swatching at the counter, versailles remind me too much of holiday 2013 Dior’s Golden snow and Golden Flower palette and thus bought cuir cannange and Jardin for the creamy feel when swatched on my hand. I bought Tutu after seeing your post. I have many eyeshadow quads/quints but not pastel shade. Tutu applies well. Some of the shades on pied de poule are dry, sheer and difficult to blend. I’m now very tempted by the purple quints.

    • Lily

      Hi Shu Cheng, thank you for your feedback om Pied de Poule. They did feel dry and stiff when I swatched them, so thanks for validating that 🙂 Oh, Jardin is super creamy, isn’t it? Does it apply as well on the lids? Cuir Cannage is quite creamy too. The purple quints look great too, and of the 2, I prefer the warmer plums of Victoire. If you’re going to get them, do let me know what you think!

      • Lim Shu Cheng

        Yes Jardin is very creamy. I applied once so far (cos too may palettes to rotate) lol.. My first experience with Jardin was average only. The colours applied well but fade off after 8hrs of wear on nars eyeshadow primer. As you know, Singapore weather is hot, same as KL, and my lids can get oily. However I do not have the same issue with Tom ford and new Chanel quads. Will have to try Jardin again to verify the wear time. For the purple quint I’m more attracted to femme fluer as I cannot resist the bottom left purple.. Likely not going to get the purple quint however as I have Tom Ford Lavender Lust in my stash. Also the price of Dior quint in Singapore is SGD102. So ex! need to go Malaysia and buy.. haha

        • Lily

          Oh thanks for the reply. Funny, I usually get better wear from CD than from Chanel. Tom Ford lasted quite well on me too, but now that I’m not working, I don’t wear makeup that long anymore 🙂 Oh, SGD102 is quite expensive. Definitely get it here if you’re coming over. I mean, RM225 is not that much cheaper considering your travel cost, but if you’re here anyway… LOL!

  • One Cuir Cannage to go, please! I am waiting with BAITED breath here, but I won’t see them till September!!! Not really looking forward to the end of summer per se, but I could always use a new Dior palette 🙂

    • Lily

      September isn’t too far away, Sunny. Cuir Cannage will suit you very well too!

  • I’m loving the look of Cuir Cannage! I can’t wait to check it out!

    • Lily

      Oh, do let me know what you think after you’ve tried, Sofia 🙂

  • Liz

    I kind of want none or all of them, lol. Whenever someone focuses on one palette, I want it because it looks pretty, but none of them are screaming out to me as a must have. But that’s just me and Dior… I don’t know why I can’t really get into their makeup. :s

    • Lily

      I think I know what you mean. Happens to me all the time, and not just Dior. I don’t think any makeup is a must have for me anymore. I initially wanted Trafalgar because of THAT RED, but after swatching, I also like a few others. And sometimes, when I like a few palettes, I end up with none. LOL!

  • The last two are my favorite. But I don’t think I would actually use them in practice, lol. Even though I’ve been looking for smokier colors lately…help.

    • Lily

      Is the smoke palette from UD still available? That one isn’t bad 🙂 So many smokey eye looks to create!

  • Tanya

    For me, Cuir Cannage because it’s so wearable and Jardin for the middle green. All the blues and the pinks are probably too cool for my skin tone. I only own one Dior palette with neutral eye shadows, but the quality of Dior doesn’t call me back, unfortunately.

    • Lily

      Which Dior palette do you own? I guess their quints aren’t very consistent in quality but there were some really good ones!

  • Michelle

    I’m tempted by pied de poule 🙂
    Xoxo

    • Lily

      The dark colours are very sexy indeed 🙂

  • Lunna

    hi lily, I went to dior store after I saw your post on instagram.That red in the middle I couldn’t resist, I’m obsessed with anything red. I tried it at the counter. I rarely wear eyeshadow, well actually I don’t know how to apply eye pellets. No matter how many shade i put on my eyelid it will appear as one shade,*sigh*. The BA told me that Trafalgar is a limited edition, so I gave up I gotta have that red. Now learning from youtube on how to do eye make up.

    • Lily

      Lol Lunna! Trafalgar is beautiful and yes that red!! I have a feeling i’d cave soon enough. It is quite a unique palette from Dior. If i get it, i’d be sure to do a tutorial on how to wear it 🙂

  • Serene

    i loveeee dior eyeshadows !(i love your dior pictures of the new eyeshadows…. its so accurate and extremely true to real life!)
    love your blog <3

    • Lily

      Hi Serene, thanks for reading my blog 🙂 I’m glad you found the swatches helpful!

  • makeupmagpieblog

    Thank you for the great swatches! I am still debating whether to get one (or two) of these. It is tough to decide which I like best! 🙂

    • Lily

      So it’s great that they’re permanent! Would love to see which ones you’d pick though 🙂

  • Moesha

    Hi Lily! I’m so glad to have “landed” on your blog about CD 5 colors palette as I’m so tempted to get Jardin and was looking around for reviews and I found you:) About Femme Fleur and Victoire, you wrote “These 2 palettes feel a little harder and not as buttery, and it might be easier to pick up the colours using brushes”, may I just know: despite all that, are those 2 palettes still smoothly blendable and pigmented? Thank you for helping me/us with your great review/write ups abt this product. Hv a good weekend Lily!

    • Lily

      Hi Moesha, I’m glad you landed here. I’ve read some reviews on Femme Fleur and Victoire, and no one seems to complain about the quality. They are less buttery than Jardin, that’s for sure, but from my experience with Dior eye shadows, there is usually minimal problem with blending. As for pigmentation, it really depends on your personal preference, so I’d suggest you try them out before purchasing 🙂

      • Moesha

        Lily, thank you so much for your kind reply. Really like how you explain things 🙂 I make sure I drop by the cosmetic counters to get the feel of it. Looking forward to read all your great reviews about make up products. Thanks again Lily!

        • Lily

          You’re welcome Moesha, and thank you for reading 🙂