Monday, April 7, 2014

Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck for Transat Summer 2014 Collection, Review, Swatches, Comparison & FOTD

Dior madness goes on at Color Me Loud since I laid my hands on some of their Summer Collection pieces, special thanks go to lovely Teresa from Barcelona. After being blown away by the nice pigment and formula as well as the color combination of 5 Couleurs #344 in Atlantique, today I would like to introduce you to a more natural alternative for those of you who like soft summer looks, Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 in Sundeck.

Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

The first time I have seen the promo pictures, I knew I had to get it because:
1) That dark shade was looking so intriguing
2) The orange in the middle made me curious to see how it would combine with the antique gold on the bottom left.

To me it was clear that if the pigmentation of the product would live up my expectations considering how good the quality was across the board for last Dior releases (I am loving the ones from holiday and last fall), I had to have Sundeck.

Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

Last year many palettes were released with theme "soft peach". To name a few: Chanel Ombres Matelasees in Pearl River, Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye, Clarins Splendours. Sundeck though is different to all of these since it starts with the peach theme and an orange combination but then at the bottom of the palette brings these together with a khaki/taupe and a deep plum.


Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

Here is the list of shades in Sundeck:

Top left: Light matte tan shade. This is great for a base as well as to soften the edges on the crease. It is very close to my skin tone ( a little lighter) which makes it a nice subtle highlighter under brow bone too.
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Top right: Light peachy gold with satin finish. It is great for the inner corner or all over the lid for a subtle soft look. It is also very pigmented and soft.

Bottom left: Mid-toned gold with a khaki undertone, satin finish. I would describe it as antique gold. It is a very lovely shade for all year around, very soft and pigmented too.

Bottom right: Very deep plum with matte to satin finish. This one is less shimmery than the golden shades, hence great for a liner or deepen the crease. Lovely consistency, it is pigmented but not out-of control kind of pigmented if you know what I mean.

Center: Mid-toned orange with matte to satin finish. Shimmer in this one is very subtle, and it is one of the most pigmented oranges I have come across. Once used on the lid, it shows up very nicely without having to layer it many times. Lovely twist to this beautiful natural quint.

Swatch (studio lighting): Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

What I especially like about Sundeck is the darkest shade. It could be a warm brown but this plum is so much edgier and more interesting. It also cools down the whole thing a little, making it wearable for natural and cooler complexions. You know antique gold is not my favorite on my eyes but this one is really lovely and combines so well with the rest. I would definitely prefer this one to a more yellow, warmer gold tone.


Swatch (sun):Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

Here is Sundeck on my eyes. I applied matte shade all over as a base to start with. Then added the light gold to the inner corner and antique gold to the outer corner, I left a little gap in between the two, applied the orange in the middle and blended with the other two. I then defined my crease with the darkest shade and softened any edges with the light tan shade. I also added a little bit of orange to the lower lash line, exactly below the one from above.

In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

Here is the whole look using Sundeck, I am wearing Tom Ford Sweet Spot on the lips and Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole on the cheeks. I wore Sundeck this Saturday when I was meeting lovely Shelynx from "Der blasse Shimmer". I really recommend her blog (in German), I am also an avid reader. And yes we had some great time shopping as you may imagine ;-)

FOTD using Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck

I thought I would also show you the comparisons with the closest Dior Quint from my stash. It is Dior 5 Couleurs Croisette Edition #654 Aurora from Summer 2012. I loved Aurora and wore it many times since then but I always found it a little too warm for my taste. Make-up gods must have granted my wish and sent Sundeck on earth ;-)


Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck vs. Croisette Edition #654 Aurora

Here is a comparison of these two, you see that Aurora has a very light frosty pink which I could also use on my tear duct as a highlighter. The gold shade (top left) is really very yellow, and the deeper shade has more shimmer and warmth. To me Sundeck is like a revamped version of Aurora, no "too yellow" golds, the darkest shade is more matte, hence can give better depth and lightest shade is much more usable than the frosty pink.


Swatch (sun): Dior 5 Couleurs Transat Edition #564 Sundeck vs. Croisette Edition #654 Aurora

My last obsession is to pad a crazy matte shade in the middle of the eye lid. I found it to be a modern way to add a little bit of something without being too over the top. Sundeck gives me the perfect orange shade to do this but it can also be worn in a more classical way, if you prefer.

Final thoughts: If you like a natural palette with a twist, Sundeck is a must have for this Summer.

Orange eye shadow for a change, would you see yourself combining it with your natural eye look?

26 comments :

  1. Ahhh what a beauty! I have Aurora, so thanks so much for the comparison! The bronzy gold in Sundeck is sooo pretty! Seriously need to check this out :)

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      this one is really close to Aurora but I find it more unique in a way because of the plummy shade and antique gold one. Still if you have Aurora, you may want to check another quad for these two shades and combine them to get this result, :-)

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  2. Love your reviews and swatches (and looks!). It´s been a long time since my last Dior quad purchase and but I am going to get my hands on this one. Love it!

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    1. Hi Flyavsted,
      glad to hear that you are enjoying the posts. I am sure you will like this quad, it is really gorgeous!

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  3. I love this one too! I think the blue one is more interesting but this one looks like a steady summery palette ^^. And you really look great with these warmer colours, you can wear almost anything it seems!

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    1. Hi Teri,
      well, there are many things I can't wear but I am happy with this one :-)
      Yes, solid summer palette, cheerful, carefree but also easy on eye. Love it.

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  4. I prefer this one compared to the blue palette. You look like a golden goddess!! Love how it looks on you :-)

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    1. Hi Lily,
      glad that you liked it. Goddess? Goodness! LOL. Golden it is! ;-) Thanks very much :-*

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  5. Again, loving how you worked the palette!! I think I like Aurora more, but I'll still want to check out Sundeck in person and see!

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    1. Do you happen to have Aurora? I liked that one too but Sundeck took its place lately ;-)

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  6. This palette looks like a perfect eyeshadow quad to create a summery tan look especially with people with warmer skin tone :)

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    1. Hi Memoiselle,
      you are right, it would look perfect with some tan. I am not that much of warm (more natural) but I can wear it but it might really flatter warmer skin tones even more.

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  7. I love this look and the idea of a bright matte centre accent (glitter topcoats are my go-to for that area)! Will be digging out all my brights in an attempt to play with this placement. Thanks so much for the inspiration and thoughtful review!

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    1. Now I started waiting for your interpretation of this, I am sure it will be gorgeous!
      I even thought about getting Electric palette to add those shades in the middle lol.

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  8. What a beautiful palette- love that pop of orange! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Yes, that pop of orange is everything!

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  9. Oh, you look stunning!!! I can't wait for this collection to appear in UK :D

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    1. Hi Irena,
      it should be soon, very soon. :-) Let me know how you like it after it arrives!

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  10. I think this one would be more wearable for me than the blue one, pretty though it is. That orange/tan centre shade makes me think of the copper shade in TF's cognac sable palette without the glitter, or maybe Mac's Amber Light. Am I off beam? I can't wait to see this in person. Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I don't think this one is close to Cognac Sable, which is a darker and metallic kind of shade. This orange is cheerful and matte, so the effect is very different. I don't own MAC Amber Lights, but I just checked an online swatch, it is also copper as opposed to orange. Be sure to check it out in person, you may really like it :-)

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  11. oh gosh Sara! I didn't think i'd like this palette... somehow it looked kinda blah to me. But you really brought them alive for me!! Those swatches remind me of Cognac Sable or CT Dolce Vita somehow... i'm so attracted like a magpie to those copper shiny shades. And i loved the pop of orange in the middle, so interesting!

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    1. Hi Linda,
      I think you might really like Sundeck, I know you like your coppers, lol. This one is a little different than the other two you wrote here, so you can justify owning this one too. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  12. On first glance this palette looked pure 'sunbathing bronze godess in Monaco' (ie not for the likes of me!) but the purple and bright orange really bring it off-kilter and I love how you've had fun with it!

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    1. LOL, yes I know what you mean. I was thinking exactly the same! This is why I wanted to stress that some of the shade choices here are rather unusual which makes this palette different.

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  13. This is absolutely beautiful! Do you happen to know where I can purchase this?

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    1. Hi LW,
      these are not released yet but the release should be in a couple of weeks. You can get them from Dior counters.

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