Montaigne is one of the new Dior 5 Couleur Eyeshadow Palettes launched for Fall 2014 and it is a permanent. If you have light to medium skin tone and you’re looking for a neutral palette for a very natural look, this is it.
The new Dior eyeshadow palette is thinner compared to the older palettes, looks a little sleeker, but most of the features are kept the same, such as the blue and the Dior logo. They did away with the hologram at the front and added a colour code at the back. The price has gone up to RM225, so whether it is worth the price is really based on your own perception and affordability. Montaigne consists of 5 pinky brown / peachy neutrals which I think flatter most skin tones.
Isn’t it a beautiful neutral? Here’s a closer look.
On my skin, the colours look light and subtle. To me, they are described as below.
Top left: A satin light pinky peach with slight golden sheen
Top right: A matte light beige
Bottom right: A satin dark leather brown which looks neutral
Bottom left: A satin light beige brown which pulls a tad bit grey and yellow at the same time
Centre: A matte warm brown that is the perfect crease shade
I swatched them dry on my arm without any primer underneath. Against my light skin tone, these colours don’t show up too much. I assume these will stand out more if you have darker skin tones.
Since the lighter colours don’t show up very much on me, I need to use the darkest shade to create more depth. However, I do think this palette is great for those who might be afraid of making mistakes, still new to applying eye shadows or those who just want subtle definition on their eyes. I am a neutral fiend and I like this palette. Boring colours? Well, depends on how you look at it. I don’t wear bright colours often so there really isn’t a point in owning many. Neutrals however, are suitable for all occasions and you only need to change the colour of your lipstick to change the mood.
Have you tried any of these new palettes yet? Cuir Cannage is another neutral palette but it has much darker and more pigmented shades. That one seems to be the crowd favourite. I did a swatch fest for the rest of the palettes, so if you haven’t seen them, you can find them here.