After oohing, ahhing and flat out gawking at the limited-edition Garden Roses 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette from my Dior Garden Party Spring 2012 Collection haul for 2 days straight, I finally took the courage to play with it.
The Garden Roses 5 Couleurs palette 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 cool-toned purple/pink shadows with the prettiest rose patterns embossed on them.
The colors are a medium pink (top left), a pinkish oyster similar to MAC Seedy Pearl (top right), an icy lilac (bottom right), a light silver (bottom left) and a purple with pink undertones that reminds me of MAC Stars ‘n Rockets (center). They go on smoothly and slightly frosty with very fine shimmer. Pigmentation is good and the colors just complement each other so well.
My only complaint is the lack of a darker shade to contour and define. We all know pink/purple shadows can make the eyes look swollen (especially on Asians), so without a darker color, you will have to go heavier on the liner and mascara to balance out the look. But I shall say no more and let the pictures do their job!
Bottom left, bottom right, Top right, Top left and center
Here I am wearing the medium pink on the inner half of the eyelid, silver on the outer half of the eyelid, purple on the crease and outer half of the lower eye, icy lilac on the inner half of the lower eye. I also added Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner, a pair of Korean fake lashes and mascara on the bottom lashes.
Overall, the Dior Garden Roses is a gorgeous, wearable palette that is perfect for spring. If you have light to medium skin tones and love a soft, romantic look, you will love this.
Dior Garden Roses 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette is available Nordstrom for $59.
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