Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile from Mystic Metallics Collection for Fall 2013

Going on with Fall 2013 Collection reviews, I am officially starting with the pieces I picked up from Dior's Mystic Metallics Collection. Promo pictures took my breath away already in June. Since then I was eagerly waiting for the collection to be released. After its release in US, two eye shadow quints and the nail polishes were among the most spoken, most raved products for the upcoming season. I couldn't resist both of the quads, because green one seemed so unique and as you may already guess just because the other one was purple, I had to have it! 

Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile from Mystic Metallics Collection for Fall 2013

My dear blogger friend Jenny helped me get my hands on both of the quads and put a spell on them using her mighty blogger powers so that I could received them in only four days right before my birthday! I played with them for some days now and today I would like to introduce you to Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile, a quint of green hues. Although it has "color", it can be classified to be "natural" considering the soft tones of green and combination of those with brown and taupe. The finish of the eye shadows vary from satin to metallic. The star design embossed on the eye shadows as well as the signature initials of Christian Dior is just another reason to fall in love with it.

Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile from Mystic Metallics Collection for Fall 2013

I really like the fact that Dior is offering colorful alternatives each season but I was more than disappointed with at least one of their last Quint launches, which were pretty in pan but turned into shades of white once applied, even on my light medium skin tone. This time around they come with two very pretty palettes. I am hoping that they both make their ways to Europe. Last year one of the two Fall 2012 palettes were not released here and instead exchanged on the display with another quint from permanent line. Yet again Europe received both of the palettes since then, including Holiday 2012 (golds day&night long), Spring 2013 (pinks anyone?) and Summer 2013 (peacocks and birds), so I am almost certain that we are getting both of these beauties.  

Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile from Mystic Metallics Collection for Fall 2013

Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile consists of the following shades:

  • Deep khaki green with satin finish (upper left)
  • A gorgeous champagne taupe with metallic finish (upper right) 
  • Pistachio green with silver sheen, satin finish (lower right)
  • Deep teal with strong blue tone and silver sheen, metallic finish (lower left)
  • Warm red brown with golden sheen, satin finish (center)

To me the star of the palette is the metallic taupe shade on the upper right corner, which makes it unique. Fitting to the name of the collection, Mystic Metallics, it gives the brown/green combinations a interesting metallic twist. Taupe shade also layers nicely with other shades to give them a cooler metallic finish. Below swatches are taken with full morning (cool light) and afternoon (warm light) sun, to give you a better idea of the colors on different occasions.

Afternoon Swatches, direct sun light: Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile
Morning Swatches, direct sun light: Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile

There are numerous possibilities using Bonne Etoile and I am sure I will have fun upcoming season by playing around with it. Below is one of the results for demonstrating how it transfer on the lids. For this one I followed these steps:

  • Used Nars Pro-prime all over the lid.
  • Applied pistachio green (lower right) all over the lid as base color.
  • Using khaki shade (upper left) defined my crease.
  • Intensified the definition by adding the brown shade (center) to the crease and along outer corner of the lash line.
  • Added more definition by padding teal green (lower left) on the upper lid from center to the outer corner, blending with the crease colors.
  • Highlighted the inner corner with taupe shade (upper right), padding it lightly over the base color to give it a cooler more metallic look&feel.
  • Mixed the taupe and brown and applied along the lower lash line.
  • Finished the look with plenty of mascara on upper and lower lashes.

It also seems I lined my lower water line with a brownish plumish shade which I don't remember the name of, but probably Chanel Stylo Waterproof in Santal *grins*

In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile

A few weeks ago when I introduced you the gorgeous Face&Eye Palettes of Armani (you can see my review here) from their Fall collection, I already told you that I was suspecting that the green Face & Eye Palette, Venomous Green, could be close to Dior's Bonne Etoile in concept. Well, here is the comparison if you would like to decide in between those two.

Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile (right) vs. Armani Face&Eye Palette in Venomous Green (left)

As you can see from the swatches they are not dupes but darker green combined with a cooler metallic shade plus brown "concept" is similar. However the green shades are different, Venomous Green has a forest green whereas Bonne Etoile has more yellowy and blue green tones. Armani's brown is cooler and more intense and the light shade is also cooler and more blue. If I had to pick just one, it would be a hard decision over sleepless nights but I guess in the end I would pick Armani's Venomous Green because I like intenser definition on the crease, the colors are more pigmented and because the green tone of it plays better with my eye color. But as I said there are more combinations and looks one can create with Bonne Etoile so the versatility and the gorgeous taupe shade are define winners in my opinion. I am happy that two of the gorgeous green palettes of upcoming season are not dupes and that I am fortunate enough to get them both.

Comparion swatch of Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile vs. Armani Face&Eye Palette in Venomous Green

Now an important side note to be made. If you are drooling over Dior's Bonne Etoile but not yet got your hands on one, here is your chance to win it. Dr. Ebru from Chic Science is hosting a give-away, so make sure to sign in (you can do by visiting here). Also check out her blog, which I love reading. She reviews products and new releases. My favorites among others include her "beauty questions" in which she talks about ingredients in cosmetics, why are they added and if they are harmful by giving reference to articles in a scientific way. Well, she is a scientist so what can be more appealing than that? 

For other reviews of Dior Bonne Etoile, also check out Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book,  Gaia from The Non-Blonde, very nice comparisons with other palettes from Martha from Planet Martha, and Dr.Ebru's eye look in Chic Science

Final thoughts: Definitely a solid fun-to-play-with palette for the upcoming season, although I would welcome a deeper shade in there, I still love it to the bits. Definitely check that out. 

Do you like the combination of the colors and those tones of green on you? Will you be checking out this one?



  1. I adore this palette-I have both Bonne Etoile and Constellation and am in love with both!! x

    1. For the upcoming season Dior definitely nailed it! I also couldn't resist Constellation either ;-)

  2. I guess am a little late, but happy birthday, Sara! :D

    I love the colors of this palette on you..did you also get the other purple-themed palette? I can't seem to remember name of that one.

    1. Hi Rads, thanks so much for your birthday wishes :-**

      The other quad is purple and me can't resist purple! So yes *blushes* I splurged on both!

  3. The star print on this eyeshadow is just gorgeous!
    Honestly I'm not a big fan of Dior eyeshadow texture but this fall collection really tempts me! The shades are just too pretty to pass and the star prints are beautiful.

    1. I am feeling you. The same here about the formula. I don't like frost eye shadows but the texture seem to work with these colors together, and of course the design is so cute. I would say check these out in person before buying if the texture/color combo works for you...

  4. This one is pretty too!! UGGGGHHHH I only want one though, and I think the plum one is better for me since I don't have a lot of plums and purples. But this is gorgeous too! YOU ARE KILLING ME SARA. :)

    1. LOL, I really don't want to kill you ;-) if you don't have many plums, do go for Constellation. If you have many greens already Bonne Etoile may not add that much...

  5. Love the look that you created here! It's a beautiful palette :)

  6. I have the Dior Bonne Etoile and I love it. I've never seen the Armani one, but I would say that while Armany is all about the beautiful green colour, the Dior is more versatile and it leans toward a more blue with a hint of green colour. I prefer the Dior as I may go blue, kaki green or brown. Unfortunately it is not available anymore, other than The Ebay.


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