Dior Garden Pastels 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches and Pictures

Besides the gorgeous Garden Roses 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, I also picked up Garden Pastels from the Dior Spring 2012 Garden Party Collection.

Dior Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette

Just like Garden Roses, Garden Pastels comes in Dior’s signature glossy blue compact that is portable and classy. On the inside is a huge mirror (always a plus), two double-ended sponge applicators and 5 gorgeous pastel shadows with the prettiest rose patterns embossed on them.

There is a chartreuse (top left), a white (top right), a turquoise (bottom right), a pale yellow (bottom left) and a baby pink (center). The colors are all super pretty and the wider variety also makes this palette more versatile and wearable. The shadows again apply with a creamy texture and slightly frosty with very fine shimmer and good pigmentation.

Below I am wearing the chartreuse in the inner half of the eyelid, turquoise on the outer half of the eyelid and baby pink on the lower eye. I also added a cat eye with Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner and a pair of Korean fake lashes and mascara on the bottom lashes to complete the look.

Dior Garden Pastels 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Garden Pastels eyeshadow palette swatches
Swatches of Dior Garden Pastels eyeshadow palette
Swatches of Dior Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette (With and without flash)

Wearing Dior Garden Pastels eyeshadow palette
Pastel green turquoise eye makeup with Dior Garden Pastels palette
Wearing Dior Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette

Bottom line, yet another winner from Dior! Do you like this or Garden Roses more?

Dior Garden Pastels 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette is available at Nordstrom for $59.

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Review overview
Color Selection
Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. The colors look truly lovely on you. Initially, I thought these colors would be unwearable, but now I can’t to pick one up. Btw, which palette did you like better- garden rose or garden pastel?

    • Thanks Grace. Personally, I like Garden Roses more (I’m a sucker for purples/pinks) but Garden Pastels is definitely more wearable.

  2. WOW! i also thought this palette was slightly unrealistic in terms of wear-ability, but you put it together beautifully. totally tempted to purchase this now. I like this palette better than the garden roses one, although that one is pretty as well.

  3. Hi! I love the look that you created with this palette! I was wondering, does this palette contain parabens? I’m allergic to that certain ingredient and I really would like to purchase this. Thanks!

  4. I have been in love with this palette ever since it came out and considered buying it several times but waited since I have greens (am really into them) and have a lot of eyeshadows but finally decided I had to have the last one available locally since I knew I would be sorry if I did not get it. It is simply gorgeous, the colors, the presentation, case, everything, perfect for spring and summer. This one is definitely my fave of the limited edition Diors that came out this spring, I adore the clutches but definitely prefer the colors in this.

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