After almost a week off bloggin, I am slowly warming up again. There are lots of pretty Spring make-up that I would like to show you, so let's get started. I have already posted quick swatches of Dior Kingdom of Colors Collection for Spring 2015. Today I would like to share a in-depth review, comparison swatches and FOTD of one of the two quints, Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks.
|Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks Kingdom of Colors Edition|
I love this when Dior does that, they release special edition of their 5 Couleurs Palettes with an embossment on the center shade. Remember last year summer, Transat Editions? That one was one hot collection, loved it! Now when I see the center shade with a super pretty vintage Dior logo, I couldn't resist. Lately I am a little cautious of Dior Palettes since I have experienced quiet a few of fall out with some of them. I am happy to report that House of Pinks is one of the better Dior Quints out there.
|Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks|
Top left: A very light neutral white with shimmery finish. Although it is shimmery, it doesn't look frosty and the white is not too stark.
Top right: A very light pink with matte finish. This is a great shade to blend the edges or use as a base. Since I have dry skin, I prefer not to use a base but I like it as a transition color over the crease.
Bottom right: A very deep plum with satin finish. The shimmer in this one is very subtle and works great on the crease. It could also be used all over or on the outer corner. It is a very versatile shade.
Bottom left: Mid-toned neutral taupe with satin to shimmery finish. This shade is my favorite in the quint, a lovely everyday swipe and go shade. I like it alone or combined with the darkest one.
Middle: Mid-toned cool pink with satin to shimmery finish. It is a great pop of color if you feel like adding a little bit of something to taupe and plum combination.
|Swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks|
I haven't posted some eye looks for a while after reading some commentary in a french forum that said: "Doesn't matter if this blogger puts purples or greens on her lids, they all look the same". Needless to say that I was disappointed... Then I came to terms with it. I think the person who wrote it may like other types of blogs who use different products (e.g. Sugar Pill) and demonstrate colorful eye looks.
Despite the name of the blog, I would like to make clear that I am not going for an editorial look here. These are what I wear daily. I also believe this is how many of my readers would wear it. Here is a quick look using Dior House of Pinks.
|In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks|
I have used taupe and center pink mixed for a pink taupe (does that make sense) all over the lid. I applied the darkest shade on the crease to define the look and white on the inner corner. I have blended over the crease with the matte pink from the palette as well.
Below you can see this look in context. I am also wearing Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing Rosy Tint on my cheeks and on the lips. I will review it after my feeling settle for the product. It is so mixed at the moment, I don't know what to write. One moment I hate it the next one I love it. I generally hate it on the lips though, that is for sure.
|FOTD with Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks|
Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks reminded me of Chanel Les 4 Ombres #202 Tissé Camélia (reviewed here), which is also a beautiful combination of taupe, pink and plum. Upon swatching I have seen that the pink in Tissé Camélia is more neutral and subtle. Taupe shades in both palettes are close, darkest shade in Tissé Camélia is denser. Dior Houses of Pinks come with an additional matte pink, which is a nice plus. I think the look both palettes give is rather close, so if you have one, you don't need the other. I slightly prefer Chanel Tissé Camélia because of the complexity of shimmer and deeper plum shade in there but like Dior for the addition of matte shade.
|Comparison Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks vs. Chanel #202 Tisse Camélia|
|Comparison swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks vs. Chanel #202 Tisse Camélia|
All in all I find Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks to be a nice addition to my stash. It is not very unique nor ground-breaking but it is one of the good formulated Dior Quints there which may make plum taupe lover's heart sing.
|Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks, Kingdom of Colors Edition|
Final thoughts: Dior 5 Couleurs #856 House of Pinks is a lovely cool toned neutral quad with a pink twist. The formula is one of Dior's best. If you don't own something similar, I would recommend checking it out.
I would like to know if my blended looks give you an idea of how the quad performs or if I should blend less to show the colors one by one?
Oh and do you like Houses of Pinks? ;-)