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

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.

Dior Garden Roses 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette


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!

Below 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.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette


Dior Garden Roses 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette swatches
Dior Garden Roses 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Swatches of Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette (With and without flash)


Wearing Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Wearing Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Wearing Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette



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

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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.

14 COMMENTS

  1. I was half hoping these wouldn’t be awesome, so I wouldn’t be tempted into buying them. But they ARE.

    By the way, thank you very much for doing an eye look with these! It’s extremely helpful to see how they look applied that way :) For now, I think I’m going to wait to see your review/swatches of that other quint, and then decide which one I like more.

  2. I’ve been debating this palette all week. This site and examples definitely sold me on the set. It looks -exactly- like what I’ve been looking for.

  3. These shades look really beautiful on you! Could you tell me a step by step of how you applied them? and with which brushes? thank you x

    • Thanks Alexandria! Using a small flat brush, I first applied the medium pink on the inner half of the eyelid and the silver on the outer half of the eyelid. Then I added the purple on the crease and outer half of the lower eye with a pencil brush and highlighted the inner corner of the lower eye with the icy lilac. I also lined my eyes with Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner and added a pair of Korean fake lashes and mascara on the bottom lashes.

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