Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dior Extase Pinks swatches and review

I've recently bought the new Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow in 804, Extase pinks. I was trying to cut down on the amount of makeup I buy, but I couldn't resist this as the colours were so pretty!

It came in the usual glossy dark blue casing ...

.. and contained 5 shades of:

shimmering pink with sparkles
dark grey shimmer
irredescent silver-grey
irredescent violet with pink undertone
pale pink shimmer
I've numbered the colours to correlate with the sawtches below:

L-R: colours 1 and 2 (you can see the silver sparkles in the pink)

L-R: colours 3, 4 and 5 (5 being a great highlighter colour)

Dior's new eyeshadow palettes are said to have been made from Dior's new and improved formula to create a soft , melting texture which glides across the lid, creating a smudge-proof application (according to Sephora).
I did find the texture of these eyeshadows to be silky smooth, though no more than my older Dior palettes (and they do not glide as easily onto the eyelid as I would have liked.) However, the colours were long-lasting, fairly pigmented, and blended together quite nicely. I also like the versatility of the palette, how it can be used for all occasions throughout the day (with the light, pale colours for a pretty daytime look, and the darker colours for an evening smokey eye.)


  1. Wow. This palette looks really nice. I've been tempted to get a Dior palette myself recently. Forgot what the palette was called though. How many Dior palettes do you have? Which is your favorite eye shadow brand? Loved to know your input.

    Even though you couldn't find any Skinfood samples, thanks so much for looking. =] That's so thoughtful of you

    <3 Serena.

  2. Hi! Thank you for following me back, your blog is lovely, except reading all your make up posts makes me want to spend money I don't have on expensive stuff lol :D

  3. this palette is beautiful! i love the combi pink n grey! EOTD plz~

    xoxo elle