After my first decision to get Golden Snow quint from Dior's Golden Winter Holiday Collection, I couldn't resist the plum shade in Golden Flower calling my name and placed a second order. I wore Golden Snow three days of last week, which may state a record for any eye shadow palette in my collection. I expected to love Golden Flower too, maybe not as much because it is rather subdued, natural and maybe not that interesting and unique but warm naturals with a touch of plum was too good to pass.
|Dior 5 Couleurs #634 Golden Flower|
Golden Flower has four shades and one glitter shade. Top two shades are lighter satins, bottom two are deeper naturals of matte and satin texture. If you leave the center glitter shade, it makes a lovely everyday quad. Once you pad a glitter on the lid, it becomes also a little festive. I found that the center shade is not a crazy glitter and once padded lightly, for me it is appropriate to be worn during the day.
|Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs #634 Golden Flower|
Here are the shades in Golden Flower:
#1: Light pink with satin finish and golden sheen
#2: Warm satin white
#3: Mid-toned antique gold with satin finish
#4: Deep warm plum with almost matte finish
#5: Silver-golden glitter shade
|Swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs #634 Golden Flower|
I can see most of you sighing happily with the beauty of antique gold shade but I have to make a confession. I hate antique gold on my lids, LOL! Well I am also no fan of khaki. Considering these are close neighbors on color spectrum, it all makes sense. I find these shades to be too warm for my skin and blending too much with my eyes. The plum I used on the crease didn't save the eye look for me and I ended up being a little meh about it. The shades are very nicely pigmented and finely milled. I like working with them, wished I liked the colors on me, it would make a great everyday quad. Next I am going to try going heavier with plum with an accent with pink/gold. Once I try this, of course I will let you know.
So below you see #3 on the lid, #4 on the crease, #1 on inner corner, #5 padded lightly on the lid.
Final thoughts: Lovely warm quad for everyday looks and a little bit of fun with a glitter shade. That being said, my heart still belongs to Golden Snow which I find to be more unique and interesting.
Antique Gold, do you love it? Am I the only odd one out?