Feb 05 2014

Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Dulcinee

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

dior 10
I buy a lot of beauty products. We know that, right?

But the truth is, I hardly EVER splurge on cosmetics made by the highest of high-end brands, like Dior or Chanel.

But every now and then, something comes along that plays to my weakness and BAM! My wallet is crying.

I stopped into Nordstom a couple weeks ago to pick up ONE Dior Nail Polish, Pampille (Manicurator made me do it, GAH! I saw her photos on IG and I was done). As the sales clerk searched for it, I made the mistake of looking over the rest of the Trianon spring collection display of makeup.

That’s when my eyes met the five, pretty spring colors in the 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Dulcinee.

The sales clerk came back and said that Pampille was not in stock, but he could order it for me and have it delivered for free. So I did it.

At first I told him I wanted to add Dulcinee to my purchase, and he pulled it out of the stock for me. I had second thoughts, and said never mind. It was absurd, I thought, to spend $60 on an eye shadow palette when I have 389751874359204651374103845 palettes and eye colors at home.

Needless to say, I ordered the palette online, hours later.

This is my first Dior palette, so I took pictures as I took it out of the packaging, because I was pretty impressed that it came with a velvet pouch.

dior 11
dior 12

Then I opened it and I swear I heard angels singing.

dior 13
dior 14

I couldn’t wait to wear this, and I figured that even though it’s a nice spring palette, I could totally do a look with it and say I was going for “ice princess.”

I totally disregard the sponge-tip applicators that come in palettes, by the way. I keep them in there, for show and possible touch-ups, but I apply my eye makeup with brushes.

Here’s back of hand swatches:

dior 17
dior 16
From left to right:

  • Satiny, almost radiant orchid purple pearl color
  • Satiny blue teal
  • Pearl sea green with golden shine to it
  • Pearlescent light pink
  • Wet-look, fine glittery white

All of these shades needed build up to achieve the opacity that you see in my swatches. The sea green and light pink shades seemed to put color on the lid and hand easier than the other shades.

Here’s how I wore it:

dior 8
dior 9
dior 15
dior 2
dior 3

And here’s a couple full-face shots:

dior 6
dior 7
dior 5
That last photo is after a few hours of wear.

I loved wearing this palette.

Sometimes, when I wear makeup, I feel like I’m covering something up, like my rosacea. Sometimes I feel self-conscious, especially when I am trying out a new lip color or wearing a bold eye look. Then there are times, like this time, when I feel pretty BECAUSE of the makeup I’m wearing. I don’t know if that makes sense; I mean, obviously we feel pretty with makeup but I usually do it and don’t think much about it but with this palette on my lids I FELT prettier.

That to me, that confidence and excitement over how a simple five-some of eyeshadow could boost my mood, made the $60 pricetag worthwhile (I still cringe when I say it though, lol!)

For this look I also used: Milani Power Lip in Raspberry Tart, Maybelline MegaPlush Mascara, Ardency Inn Punker World’s Baddest Eyeliner, CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Liquid Foundation in Ivory, Serenity + Scott Brow Gel in Golden Blonde and Wet n’ Wild CoverAll Pressed Powder in Fair/Light.

So what do you think of Dulcinee? Do you treat yourself on things like this, like I did? Would you ever buy this or any other Dior palette?!

Disclaimer: I purchased Dior Dulcinee. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://liesllovesprettythings.blogspot.com/ Liesl

    I’m not too versed in Dior (except maybe their fume, lol) but this is gorgeous and you wear the colors beautifully! And I totally get how wearing this particular palette made you feel. I used to get that feeling with Chanel products.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Oh that is purty! Lovely colors and totally worth the splurge!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Sheila! Yes, for me it was worth it! I’M worth it 😉

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    YAY for Dior! This is beautiful on you! <3

    • BeautyJudy

      I always look forward to your Dior quint reviews, Brooke, it’s going to be harder to stay away now going forward LOL

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    I think the colors are really pretty…but they are too shimmery for me for some reason. You looks fab though : )

    • BeautyJudy

      I totally understand! But they are pretty to look at though LOL I can see myself using some of the colors as a brow highlighter, too, and accents in other looks.

  • Jessica InTruBeauty

    I love Dior. I try to completely avoid their counter though since I know I will end up buying something I can’t afford. I think their lip products and mascara are worth it though. I’ve never tried their eyeshadows. Gorgeous packaging and design as always.

    • BeautyJudy

      I may have to try one of their lip products, next! Oh wallet, I’m so sorry! LOL

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Such a pretty palette! I love dior quints!

    • BeautyJudy

      Count me in as a new lover of Dior quints, too!!!

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    Those are such spring-y colors. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      They seriously picked-me-up!

  • myCosmeticBag

    maybe a little too frosty for me but looks lovely on you

    • BeautyJudy

      I totally understand! But thank you 🙂

  • FabZilla_Kath

    The eyeshadows compliment you so good. I can relate to your weakness, dang makeup counters! You have one item in mind and go home with several more.

    • BeautyJudy

      Kath, it happens more often than I care to admit…lol!!!

  • Farryn

    I love anything dior – great palette and colours!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, I am going to have to keep myself away because it’s an expensive love to have LOL But agreed!!!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Totally ice princess colors, and you look like a princess! Even better, you felt like a princess, and that’s priceless. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      YES! That’s what I loved, feeling pretty because of my makeup 🙂

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    love your look – the colors are gorgeous on you! 😉

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Honeygirl!

  • http://www.tipsfornaturalbeauty.com/ Dima Al Mahsiri

    I like the way you used the colors in creating that look !

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Dima!

  • http://auttyw.com/ Auttyw

    Okay, girl! That eye look is amazing! You look amazing!

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw thank you Auttyw!!! XO

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Love your look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Phyrra 🙂

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Beautiful! I love the plum shade and champagne shade the best. I think they’re great pastels for spring. You have a lovely smile, Judy!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yes, those are great shades. Thank you Miranda!!!

  • Noelle

    The colors look great on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you!

  • marciaf

    I love Dior palettes though I know this one wouldn’t be in my comfort zone. I like it with your coloring though.

    • BeautyJudy

      I can understand that! it does appear frosty a bit!

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    That palette really works well with your skintone! 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw thank you Destany!

  • erikatheicyone

    Those colours look fantastic on you. Sometimes, a girl just has to splurge! 😀

    I keep looking at the Spring Trianon collection. And looking and looking… If I pop my Dior cherry, it will be on this collection, I swear. It is sooooooo gorgeous. *drool*

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed, Erika! Nothing wrong with a splurge now and then 🙂 I can see you falling in love with some of the polish, especially

  • Aleya Bamdad

    The colors look beautiful on you.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Aleya!

  • Rosie

    wow, what a fresh and lovely makeup! http://crumbliest.blogspot.com/

  • Anastasia

    Very lovely colors, I like how fresh they look on you 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw thank you Anastasia!