Review: Dior 5 Couleur Eyeshadow Palette 046 Golden Reflections

Golden Reflections is one of the 2 limited edition palettes launched in conjunction with their Holiday collection, Diorific Golden Shock. This palette, I find is the more unique of the two, mainly because it’s a mixture of cool and warm shades. The colour combination is definitely not your usual suspect, but they work together beautifully.


Golden Reflections


Golden Reflections is a combination of greys and golds, something I wouldn’t think to pair together. That’s quite possibly because I’m just not that creative, and as I was looking at the palette, I was wondering how these colours would all go together. Here’s a look at the 5 shades in the pan.


046 Golden Reflections


And a closer look…


Dior Golden Reflections


How do they swatch? My skin is light, and they all swatch pigmented, save the 2 lighter shades at the bottom of the palette. The lighter shades are a little drier and stiffer, and on the sheer side. The light beige works great at brow highlight on me, and the grey gives a light wash of colour on the lids without being overpowering. At the centre, we have a gold glitter that is very shimmer. It catches light from all angles and it’s beautiful.The texture is fine and soft, none of the chunky mess. Clockwise from top left, we have a dark grey, a muted antique gold, a sheer warm grey and a sheer light beige that sinks into my skin tone. I was surprised how harmonious they look together. Immediately, I had an idea of how to wear all these shades together, for a DAYTIME look.


Golden Reflections swatch


I used the antique gold all over my lid before using the dark grey to darken the outer corner of my eyes. With the sheer grey, I used it to blend out harsh edges along the hollow of my eye socket. The light beige was used to highlight my brow bones and I dabbed just a tiny bit of that gold glitter at the centre of my lids, barely noticeable. I also used the antique gold to line my bottom lash line. I finished the look with a clean cat eye using a liquid liner, and a few coats of mascara. Here is how it looks.


eye look


I have to say, this is quite a versatile palette, taking you from day to night. For an evening look, simply use the dark grey as the main lid colour, adding blings using the gold glitter. For RM225, I’d understand if you find it a bit steep, and from experience, Dior eye palettes could be either a hit or a miss. However, most of my experiences were positive. While this palette is not as soft and buttery as say, Jardin and Cuir Cannage, I still like it for its uniqueness. Dior usually comes out with warm gold palettes for their Holiday collections, but this time round, I’m happy to see something a little different. Did you pick up anything from the Holiday collection?


xoxo Lily


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  • Gorgeous day look! I like this one too. And I don’t usually like Dior palettes LOL. I think it’s pretty unique with the mix of warm and cool.

    • Lily

      LOL yeah, I remember you and Liz don’t get along very well with Dior. Hahaha! I really like how different this palette is. All the rest are just warm and gold, so I like that this is cooler – even the gold is a touch cooler!

      • Liz

        I’m trying to be better friends with Dior now, lol. I really like the look of this one in photos but it doesn’t really scream BUY ME in person for whatever reason. Could be that I’m all shadowed and makeupped out right now. 🙂

        • Lily

          LOL I think that’s how I feel with most of the new stuff lately… they all look beautiful, but if I were to actually go out and BUY something, I feel like they’re all redundant >_<

  • Very beautiful palette and elegant shades indeed. Gorgeous EOTD, Lily! I like the touch of gold which always looks so good on Asian skin tones. Have you given birth yet? 🙂

    • Lily

      Hi YuMing, yes, the little bub is out 🙂 I’m lucky to have scheduled all my posts so far, and I got to focus on the little one while the blog is still running!

  • Hey Lily, this one is interesting for sure! I still have doubts about pulling off the grays, but the combination looks very nice on you!

    • Lily

      Grey and gold – definitely a surprising combination that is quite flattering! You should try it, with the shades that you already have 🙂

  • Well you are very creative after all because you’ve combined them together beautifully, it looks great on you!

    • Lily

      Thank you Sofia. It just proves that the colours in the palette are very harmonious. Nothing to do with the look I created. LOL!

  • Hi Lily! Hope you’re doing well! 🙂

    I love the sophisticated gold look you created with this palette! I was more attracted by this one than the other holiday palette for the versatility, too. Those gold and light grey shades are especially pretty!

    • Lily

      Hi Lena, I’m doing great, thank you! I’m more attracted to this palette too… the other one just looks all too familiar 😛

  • I like that look a lot! Especially love the liquid liner 😀

    • Lily

      I used Dolly Wink liquid liner, and I think I really like it 🙂

  • All the palettes look so good when you put them on, love your blending skills.

    • Lily

      LOL thank you!

    • ^ what Sara said! I always love your makeup looks, Lily 🙂

      (And that grey — WHOA. The mixed metallics thing that this palette has going on is divine.)

      • Lily

        Aww thanks Rae whale!