Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter Holiday 2013 Collection

The first holiday collection which reached Germany is Dior's Golden Winter. I really appreciate the companies who release their products almost at the same time around the globe and Dior is one of them. I played with Golden Winter Collection at the counter and I would like to write my impressions as another post but first things first, I would like to introduce you one of the two quints released for this holiday season. Welcome Golden Snow, GS, stands for shimmer, glitter and glory.


Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter

I pondered for a long time. The reason behind that was that the darker palette was cooler and the lighter one was warmer. It is usually the other way around, so this made me confuse. So much that my ordering process reflected my undecided mind. I ordered Golden Flower quint first, then called to cancel the order and ordered once more with Golden Winter. 


Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter

The shades can be described as follows:


  • Top left: Very pale pink (almost white) with frosty finish
  • Top right: Golden shimmer/glitter. Base color is rather opaque so the finish is a cross between glitter and metallic.
  • Bottom right: Black with a tingle of deep dark blue. Finish is near matte with a few scattered shimmer particles. This one is a little dry to touch and appears to be not as pigmented as the other shades but applies beautifully on the lid and has zero fallout, reminds me why i prefer my matte definition shades a little dry.
  • Bottom left: A pinkish purple with frosty finish. I love this shade although I am no fan of frosts because on the lid it doesn't reflect the way it does on the arm swatch below.
  • Center: A shimmery/glittery silver. Again the texture is a cross between glitter and metallic.



Close-up:Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter


After playing around with Golden Winter, I can safely say that I don't own anything with shade combination coming close to that one. The gold and silver glitters are rather dense and opaque so once layered, the shade below more or less disappears. Those two has to be applied sparingly. Purple shade is beautiful, being my favorite of the bunch. I love the dark shade too, defines beautifully without fall out.

The uniqueness of this palette comes from the fact that, it does make "silver" work for my complexion which is one of the hardest shades to pull off for me. Having a plummy base and adding a bit of gold on silver definitely does make it work on me.


Swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter

Below you see my first attempt on an eye look with Golden Winter. After applying purple (bottom left) all over the lid and defining with the black shade (bottom right) I patted some silver and gold on the lid randomly. You see the result is rather silver since it takes over the scene and doesn't let others in but I like  the subtle metallic look it gives. I have some other ideas with this quint. I will let you know after I try!


In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs #644 Golden Snow from Golden Winter

Final thoughts: Magic of Golden Winter quint of Dior makes Silver Eyes possible to pull off for me and fellow warm skinned ladies. Glitter shades are rather opaque so should be used sparingly. All in all a nice addition for proper holiday glam.

Have you checked out Dior Holiday? Are you eyeing anything?

20 comments

  1. Those colours look really good! The packaging is really cute as well. As it's Dior though, I'm guessing it'll be pricey haha!

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    1. Yes it retails for 55 EUR here, ugh... But pretty :-)

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  2. I had the same problem! Having the hardest decision about which one I loved more. It's pretty confusing idd, but interesting as well. I wasn't too sure about the two glittery shades, it scares me a bit but then again it's a holiday palette. It's a great cooler toned palette for warm toned skins idd, I think it's because the magic of the purple?

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    1. Hi Teri,
      yes it is the magic of purple which makes it all work. Which one did you choose in the end? I guess i will find it out soon from your review :-) Can't wait!

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  3. I definitely like this one more than Golden Flower myself! The shades look great on you!

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    1. Thanks Sunny. I think Golden Flower is really for fairer ladies among us since three of the shades are very light although all in all it is a warmer palette.

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  4. SO PRETTY SARA! But is so shiny and sparkly! I haven't seen these here yet, but I'll have to check them out!

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    1. Hey hi Tracy!
      Yes these are really bling bling! Great for holidays and night out. I have worn it during the day, which was also ok but I can imagine not everyone would like it this way. Silver would look great on you.

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  5. Hi Sara,
    this looks very appropriate for holiday!
    I am not a fan of Dior's 5 couleurs eyeshadow but it I'll go check this out!

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    1. This one is one of the good textures I have come across, The darker shade is a little dry but I like it rather drier since then I don't experience fall out. Let me know how you like it.

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  6. This looks gorgeous on you Sara--but what doesn't, lol. The deep purple shade looks gorgeous, but I'm not sure it's the right palette for me. I'm not usually big on a ton of sparkle. I think, sadly, I might have to pass.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much!
      Yes it is lovely and sparkly, so nothing for the faint hearted lol.
      I wore it during the day but it was weekend, so i felt ok with it. I wouldn't wear it at work, might be a bit too over the top but perfect for a party :-)

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  7. I got this one and am delighted with it. The bottom two shades are exceptionally versatile and easy to use and I have been using the silver during the day too. The gold makes it a great palette for jazzing up your look for evening. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      you are right, the bottom two could be used together for a nice day time look. Silver is too metallic to me for the day time, but I managed to wear it on the weekend and it was fine. All in all great quality and interesting shades. Great to hear that your are enjoying yours too!

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  8. Oh Sara, your post is making me doubt a lot. I was going to order Golden flower, because I love all the colours, but I guess Golden snow might be something, just because you preferred it and I trust your opinion very much!
    Now I don't know what to do :(

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    1. Hi Natalia,
      thanks for your lovely comment. I think it depends on how you like your eye shadows. I passed on Golden Flower because the darkest shade was not very pigmented and two of the lightest shades were too close. But if you have fairer skin than I do, it might look better on you. Can you swatch them before you purchase?

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  9. Golden snow palette actually looks much prettier than the golden flower...
    Nice eye look :D

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    1. I can't agree more, this one is my favorite. I can't get enough of it! :-)

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  10. Deine Augen sehen toll aus. Die Farben stehen dir unglaublich gut :-)

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    1. Hallo Hannah,
      vielen Dank! Ich liebe violet und "Golden Snow" ist wie violet Schnee auf die Augen :-)

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