Okay so it might not quite feel like Spring outside yet–Friday was a Snow Day after all–but if makeup brands want to release their Spring Collections and give us a little taste of LAW (Life After Winter) then I’m going to keep applying them to my face and pretending I can smell flowers. I especially feel that way with the Dior Spring 2016 Glowing Gardens Collection which includes some stunning highlighters, pastel polishes and two floral-themed eyeshadow palettes. I have the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Garden (451)* to help bring a little Spring to your day.
Although the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Garden is limited edition it comes in the same classic black plastic packaging that you always see from Dior, as well as its own little velvet pouch. Inside there’s a large mirror, two little applicators, and five shadows in a range of soft, seasonal shades. They definitely remind of Spring flowers and there’s even a fresh green. Of course, the final touch is the embossed floral design.
The shadows in the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Garden (451) include a light chartreuse green, a pale sunny yellow, a dark taupe, a warm beige and a pale icy pink. All shades have some shimmer to them, and they are fairly subtle with the exception of the taupe which is very pigmented. The shadows have a creamy consistency to them which is really nice, but they could be a bit powdery and sheer out when applied. However, you can also apply Dior shadows wet and that helps them adhere better, as does a primer, which I highly recommend with this palette for both intensity and longevity.
Although I recommend a primer, I used the shadows dry on a bare lid. I applied the yellow from the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Garden all over the lid, focusing on the inner corner. Then I skipped the inner corner but used the green over the rest of the lid. Then I used the beige on the outer third, and then taupe in the crease. It’s a very soft, spring look which matched quite well with my green and yellow flannel! I also found these shades very flattering on hazel/brown eyes.
After that amazing cranberry in their winter palette, it’s fun to see Dior continue to take risks with their shades–I did not expect a yellow and a green in their Spring eyeshadow palette! However, in terms of the shadows themselves I found these a bit too subtle for me. If you are interested in the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Blue Garden (031) stop by Julie’s blog to see the icy blue and peach look she created with it.
What do you think of the Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette in Rose Garden? Have I convinced you that yellow eyeshadow is wearable yet?