Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dior 5 Couleurs Palette Fards à Paupières in Rosy Tan for Summer 2011

Yesterday, I showed you Rosy Nude. Today, it's Rosy Tan. The two palettes, introduced for summer, offer pretty variations on a theme: shimmering, sun-kissed colors. I couldn't decide between the two 5 Couleurs Palettes Fards à Paupières ($58), so naturally, I bought them both. It's what a makeup addict does best.

I described all of the characteristics of the palettes yesterday, so I'll direct you to that feature (scroll down or click here) for Dior's description. Here's mine, for what it's worth.

This palette offers a shimmering pink, along with neutral shades that range from shimmering to stain and matte. Once again, the pink is set apart - to my taste, but it's not as jarring to me as it is in Rosy Nude because the brown has a mauve cast. You can see in my swatch photo below right that the pink in the upper left corner mixes nicely with the brown in the upper right corner of the palette. They are the top two shades on my arm.

I swatched the colors using a sponge-tipped applicator and sampled clockwise, starting at top left and ending with the neutral center color shown at the bottom of my arm. The two shades shown at the top of the palette, the pink and mauve-brown, are cool tones that mix nicely. The neutrals at the bottom of the palette are very different. One has a satin finish. The other has a shimmering finish. I like them both. The pale beige in the center looks white on my skin in sunlight, but has a bit more color indoors or away from the sun.

As with the other new 5 Couleurs Palette Fards à Paupières, if there is one shade that's not my favorite, it's the pink. While the two pinks from Rosy Tan and Rosy Nude are different in finish, they are both very pink - not my best look. The other colors? Fabulous! The textures of the new shadows is Dior-like: very creamy, blendable, and long-lasting.

I purchased my new 5 Couleurs Palettes Fards à Paupières at Neiman Marcus. I'm sure other Dior counters have them. I saw the two new palettes at Nordstrom.

Will you buy one of these palettes? Which one?

Photos by BTiB


lovethescents said...

Although the colours are pretty, as are the swatches, I don't think I'll be purchasing these. They aren't particularly remarkable, are they, and there are just too many other items on my wishlist, at the moment. Thank you for telling us about these, though! I know I won't need to bother with them when I pass by the Dior counter looking for my Gelee de Monoi :-)

Charlestongirl said...

LOL - you are a wise woman. I'll go broke. :)

Lucy said...

Maybe it's just the light, but these shades look less shimmery than the previous Dior palette.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Lucy!

The shades in this quint range from shimmery to matte. It's not the lighting - you saw it right.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I am debating between Dior's Rosy Tan and Armani's summer eye palette. What are your thoughts between the 2? Thanks


Charlestongirl said...

Oh Daisy, if I had to have to choose between beautiful and exquisite, I would go with the Armani Mediterranean palette.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Charlestongirl.