Dior's 5 Couleurs Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Bonne Étoile (#384, $61)) from the Mystic Metallics Collecton for Fall 2013. Every day this week, it has rained. Today it's sunny, hot, and very humid - not the perfect time to talk about fall color. However, I have been admiring this palette for days. Perhaps Dior's lucky stars, embossed into the surface of the shades makes it ideal for an Independence Day feature.
I took swatch photos in full sun, using a sponge-tipped applicator to apply each shade. I started at the top of my arm with the khaki shade in the top left corner and swatched clockwise, ending with the shimmering brown in the center. I was so dissatisfied with my first set of photos, I took new ones. These are the best color representations I could get, but they are not 100% accurate.
The shimmering, light mauve-toned pink is a beautiful shade, but it's magnetism doesn't translate well in photos. The third shade down is green - a gleaming green (somewhat like mint green). So why does it appear to be turquoise in my photos? I'm stumped.
The Non-Blonde published swatch photos. She got a better shot of the green, but even her khaki photo isn't as perfect as the shade is in real life. You will just have to see Bonne Étoile for yourself to know it's a great palette.
Bonne Étoile from the Mystic Metallics Collection is available at Nordstrom in store and online exclusively until August.
Photo at top courtesy of Dior; second photo courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty