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.
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?