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

January 2, 2012
Jurlique Holistic Skin Care


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 Garden Roses 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Swatches of Dior Garden Roses Eyeshadow Palette


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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14 Comments

  • Reply Makeup Morsels January 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    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.

    • Reply Phyllis January 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      You’re very welcome! I will post swatches and review of the other quint this week =)

  • Reply minicolor January 3, 2012 at 1:36 am

    so pretty~ my kind of colors, hehe… Happy New Year Phyllis!!

    • Reply Phyllis January 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Haha figures!! Happy New Year to you too babe =)

  • Reply Phoebe January 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Love how they look on your eyes! Gorgeous 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis January 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Phoebe =)

  • Reply Jennifer January 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful! I have been staring at Dior Roses on nordstroms website and waiting for reviews. Thank you!

    • Reply Phyllis January 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      You’re welcome Jennifer!

  • Reply KristyQ January 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I just found your blog – thanks for the review! Lovely pictures and EOTD 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis February 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Kristy and welcome to the site 🙂

  • Reply Josy Ann February 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    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.

    • Reply Phyllis February 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Yay glad to hear you found what you wanted. You will love the palette!

  • Reply Alexandria April 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    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

    • Reply Phyllis April 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      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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