Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation from Mystic Metallics Collection for Fall 2013

After reviewing the lucky star of Dior's Mystic Metallics Collection, Dior 5 Couleurs #384 Bonne Etoile, today I would like to show you how the stars are arranged for this fall. Will your horoscope let you fall in love or will it let you down? Let's take out the new purple quint of Dior #864 Constellation and try to see... The future...

Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation from Mystic Metallics Collection

Just like Bonne Etoile, Constellation has pretty stars with holes embossed on the eye shadows which are ready to give you a little push if you can't decide you want to buy it or not. The finish of the eye shadows are rather frost/metallic which has been criticized for some years about Dior palettes but with these colors, the concept seem to work much better.

Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation from Mystic Metallics Collection

The eye shadows with many stars on them (upper right and lower left) are more metallic in finish while other two (upper left and lower right) are rather satin natural shades. In the center there is  frost highlighter shade. Another close look on the design, right before I dipped my fingers in it!

Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation

Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation consists of following shades:
  • Light mauve with satin finish (upper left)
  • Silvery gold with metallic finish (upper right)
  • Mid-toned to deep mauve with satin finish (lower right)
  • Metallic plum with silver sparkle (lower left) -> here I had the urge to sing sparkle sparkle little star ;-)
  • Very light frosty pink (center)

I took pictures at different times of the day to give you a better idea of the colors.

Morning swatches under sun: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation
Afternoon swatches under sun: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation

For this look, I followed these steps:

  • Primed my lids with Nars Pro-Prime.
  • I applied the light mauve shade (upper left) all over the lid as base.
  • Intensified the color on the lids by applying darker mauve shade (lower right) starting from mid to the outer corner and also along the lower lash line.
  • I defined the crease and outer corner of the lid by metallic plum (lower left).
  • I picked up some of the silvery gold shade (upper right) on my finger and padded it on the lid to intensify the metallic effect. I used it first to the inner half, blending it towards the outer half.
  • I added some highlight on the inner corner with light pink shade (center).

To finish this look, I applied a plum eye pencil along the upper lash line and lower water line, smoking it out with a smokey liner brush (Laura Mercier). I also added one coat of mascara, Le Volume de Chanel, to top and bottom lashes.

In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation

I tried to find similar quads to Constellation in my stash but I failed. None had a "metallic plum" shade, which is rather unique. I first wanted to compare the permanent plum quint of Dior with Constellation, for those of you who may already own this one.

Comparison: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation vs. #970 Stylish Move

As you see, they are very different. #970 Stylish Move is more of a red based purple quint with no metallic finished or silver/gold shades. #864 Constellation is more blue based.

Comparison swatch: Comparison: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation vs. #970 Stylish Move

Then I thought I would compare it to one of the recently released quads with silver and plum combination, Chanel Ombres Fleuries in Delicatesse.

Comparison: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation vs. Chanel Ombres Fleuries Delicatesse

Delicatesse has an even more metallic shade but it is cooler and silver. Also the plum shade is not metallic and more red based once compared to Constellation. Delicatesse has a peach tone which is also another difference between the two. I reviewed Delicatesse previously here if you would like to check out. I believe it is still available at Chanel's web page. I think both of the quads are different enough to justify owning both.

Comparison swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs #864 Constellation vs. Chanel Ombres Fleuries Delicatesse

Also check out Caise's lovely eye look and comparison to Chanel's Variation Quad, here.

Final thoughts: Although I own many purple eye shadows, I was not able to find a close call to Dior's Constellation. I like it once applied but again I like less frost, more satin to matte quality. I like the pigmentation and design a well as staying power of this quad. If you like metallics/frost don't walk but run to your counter to grab one. If you are not sure about the finish, be sure to check that out in person first.

What kind of finish do you like for your eye shadows? Does metallic purple call your name?
What does your horoscope tell you? Are the stars aligned for you to get this or are you leaving it?



  1. I just laid my hands on Bonne Etoile, and now I think I need Constellation as well! LOVE that antique gold in there!

    1. Yay for Bonne Etoile! They are both very pretty, definitely must haves of the upcoming season :-) I can't wait for your review on these!

  2. GORGEOUS!!!! SO pretty!!! Your eyes are amazing and this palette looks beautiful on you!!! You sold me!

    1. LOL, thanks so much Tracy. I am sure it would also look beautiful on you. I love yours eyes (and of course your cheeks) ;-) xox

  3. So beautiful and mesmerizing! Everytime you do eyeshadow posts I cant help but stare into your eyes!!

    1. Aw... Thanks so much! Xox

      By the way I asked when Chanel Weekend, Nuit, Jour is coming, they said in September. I really don't understand their launch days...

  4. your eyes are so beautiful! and I love the look your created!
    and thank you for linking me:-)

    1. I loved your post on that one so you are welcome. Thanks for your kind words. I hope you have fun with this palette too! Oh and happy birthday ;-)

  5. Good grief lady. I don't even want this one and you make me want one.

    1. I am writing all these posts to make Belly lady splurge! :-***

  6. Honestly Sara- you have the most beautiful eyes that I have ever seen! Constellation looks amazing on you!! <3

    1. Aww, thanks so much for your kind words Lola. After some reader commented on the messiness of my eye brows, I am trying to be cautious LOL

    2. It's just the truth! First of all- your eye brows are stunning, and they aren't at all messy- and they are natural and perfectly on-trend. It makes no sense to me why people make unnecessary mean comments.

    3. *relieved sigh* thanks so much xox, I was not trying to be on trend, they were always like this LOL.

      Sometimes after taking a picture I look at it and say, oh gosh those brows need to be tamed :-p Anyway Dior is about to release a brow gel, I guess i am checking that out (for the brown not to fall down at least).

    4. Your brows are perfect and frame your face beautifully- you really do not need to do a thing to them. People would pay big money to have your brows, seriously!! xoxox

    5. someone said that?! >:(
      they should post their own eyebrows so we can critique it. GRRRR.

      P.S. You have fabulous brows

    6. Thanks ladies, I feel better ;-)
      I don't have many options anyway, with thin brows I look awful...

  7. Just came across your blog and it was such a pleasure to read and to watch all your reviews, especially the eyeshadow posts!
    I agree with everyone here above, your eyes are stunning and your brows as well.
    These metallics colors are so gorgeous!
    I especially love the metallic plum.

    I have one question and I was hoping maybe you could give me some advice.
    Currently I am looking for some good set of (eye) brushes.
    Which brushes do you recommend?

    Much love from The Netherlands!

    1. Hi Marcella,

      I am glad that you like the blog :-) Hope it was helpful in one way or another.

      Eye brushes... Complicated topic. You might go for some MAC set, such as 239 to apply, 217 to blend. Or you can go fancy with Hakuhodo, which I prefer these days. I find them being not more expensive than MAC ones but better in quality. Hakuhodo US website ships internationally. I can recommend G5507 to apply and G5523 to blend. But there are so many other brushes, so make sure to check their website!

      Love from Germany xox


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