Dior Spring 2012 New Look Collection 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Bleu De Paris, Royal Kaki, Grege, Rose Porcelaine Swatches and Review

Dior’s New Look Collection 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes are unrivaled and gorgeous! The shades are fragments recaptured the seminal shades from the 1947 iconic collection. With these 4 new palettes, it brings a lot of depth with brand new formulas. These palettes also give you so many looks that you can never imagine. Whether it’s day or night, Dior has got you covered.

These 4 brand new palettes from the Dior New Look Collection are priced at $59.00 each (0.21 oz) and are available at www.dior.com, www.sephora.com, and www.nordstrom.com.

The 4 palettes are: 254 Bleu De Paris, 454 Royal Kaki, 734 Grège, and 834 Rose Porcelaine.

Each palette comes with its classic velvety pouch with “CD” in the middle. The booklet gives ideas for different trend setting styles of look that you can create with each palette. The styles include but not limited to Sophisticated Trios, Graphic Duos, and Trendy Solos. Also in the booklet reveals a secret to these palettes. There is something called, “Color Art.” The Color Art formula is what captures and organizes a high concentration of “pure radiance” micronized pigments to ensure a vibrant color finish. Depending on the intensity, you can build the look from ground up with Color Art. But what’s truly amazing about the formula is the unrealistically soft melting texture. It just glides over the eyelid, creating a smudge-proof application.

Each of the palette comes in it’s luxurious iconic jeweled like midnight royal blue case. Not only does the top of the case add depth with its embedded hologram CD and a floating silvery Dior title, it has highlighted edges on all sides.

Starting off the series is 254 Bleu De Paris.

An homage to Marie Antoinette’s Versailles blue, reinterpreted in a softer, Parisian chic with a basic color that features bewitching and electrifying shades.

Bleu De Paris gives an entire re-look at how gorgeous and electrifying blue really is with different shades of the eye cooling color. Here is a little description on each color:

Cool Toned Shimmery Sky Blue (Top Left)
Iridescent Grayish Silver (Top Right)
Grey Toned Cotton Blue (Center)
Gunmetal Black (Lower Left)
Matte Navy Blue (Lower Right)

First photo was taken indoor while the 2nd and 3rd were taken in direct sunlight. The same goes with the other 3 palettes as well.

Here is a swatch of all of the colors on the palette. The photo was taken in direct sunlight in the following direction, top left, top right, center, lower left and lower right. The colors are very pigmented, most swatches are only swiped once. Each color holds an easy glide application since the texture is so fine. There is absolutely no shadow fallouts.

Next up is 454  Royal Kaki.

Green with a hint of yellow, like a grand evening gown. The first color designed by Dior, reinterpreted and accessorized with shades of gold and pearl.

Royal Kaki is a very jungle / safari like palette. It reminds me of the leopards in the forest. It can also resemble many other animals inhabiting in the great outdoors. Here is a description on the colors:

Shimmery Beige Toned Gold (Top Left)
Iridescent Ivory White (Top Right)
Matte Olive Green (Center)
Matte Charcoal Black (Lower Left)
Shimmery Show Stopping Silver (Lower Right)

I know that last color lacked a better term so I gave it “Show Stopping,” after seeing the color swatched on my arm (you can see the color on the swatch photo)

After swatching the colors, one I felt like a leopard hidden in the jungle and two the colors were very exotic at glance. I could imagine stacking the colors up on the eyes giving a coppery gold with shimmery built look. Not to mention the 2 stylish matte colors. Once again the shadows are in superb quality with high pigmentation.

We then have 734 Grège.

Inaugurated in 1947, Dior has created white, brown, and beige version to make its collections. In 1951, it launched a nude version with a brown color named “Terre de France.” With the 5 Couleurs palette, eyes are bathed in light and the natural beauty is revealed and enhanced with warm tones.

Grege is very neutral in its colors. It is probably the most wearable palette out of all 4 of them for its closest to natural look. A description of the colors would be like this:

Clay Camel Hinted Brown (Top Left)
Pale Satin Icy White With Hints of Shimmers (Top Right)
Iridescent Light Gray (Center)
Matte Dark Brown With Hints of Mauve (Lower Left)
Blue Toned Gray With Slight Shimmers (Lower Right)

5 shadows are well balanced in this neutral palette. Each color is very complimenting of each other, whether used alone or “color art” together, the palette enhances the natural beauty of the eyes.

A closer look at each of the color combination gives a mixture between brownish colors with darker base on a shimmery white highlighting finish for the final look if you incorporate all 5 colors into the eye look.

Finally, ending the series is 834 Rose Porcelain.

Christian Dior considers this “The gentlest of colors.” A reminder of his childhood home, it is “one of his favorite shades.” Its freshness is accented with a hint of innocent elegance, along with nuances of pastel and violet.

Rose Porcelain holds pastel like colors. This palette is one that defines woman. It is very dolly like in a sense that these colors could be found all in the pink family. You could find these colors easily in a garden ranging from roses to violets. Here is a description on each of the colors:

Shimmery Baby Pink (Top Left)
Satin Cream White (Top Right)
Iridescent Peachy Pink (Center)
Violet Brown with Subtle Shimmers (Lower Left)
Shimmery Pop Pink (Lower Right)

The shades on these color are very similar and easy to blend. Though each color is different and unique due to various textures and finishes. The dark Violet Brown can be used as a liner or shadow color which makes this palette more wearable and versatile.

Looking at the colors, 4 out of 5 colors are all pretty bright colors that shine with reaction to lighting. If you layer or blend them you would get such intense brightness due to the shimmers. Hence the result is glowy fresh eye look.

What can I say?! Dior’s New Look Collection redefines the 5 couleurs eyeshadows to a whole new level. Not only are the colors trendy, the shadows are also in the highest quality. They are rich, vibrant and easy to wear. The iridescent shimmers and highly pigmented matts pack in a lot of character for the color combination. Each palette brings not just a single look, it brings multiple different looks from day to night without any boundaries. You can wear them, design them, and mix them to however you want them to be for what they are to you. It is quite hard to recommend one single palette to anyone since all 4 are wonderful palettes for different tastes and styles.

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16 Responses to Dior Spring 2012 New Look Collection 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Bleu De Paris, Royal Kaki, Grege, Rose Porcelaine Swatches and Review

  1. eMickey January 29, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    I am officially drooling for the Rose Porcelain. It is so pretty and cute. That is so inline with the Spring collection too especially so pastelly.

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:24 AM

      The colors are very pastel like. They do seem fairly cute and I am sure it really matches with Spring as well.

  2. Taj January 29, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Bleu de Paris seems so much like the Blue Tie palette from last year and it is on sale too for $40 at Sephora.

  3. Rin January 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    How does Blue Tie and Bleu de Paris compare?

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:20 AM

      They do look similar, the formula on the new palette seems to be better. Other than that, the exterior design is different along with the price.

  4. Aleysa January 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Your site has the most Dior makeup ever. I have not seen one site so comprehensive. Will you be reviewing the new skincare line with the ice water?

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:19 AM

      3 items from the series is already available here.

  5. Leila January 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    The colors seem so pigmented did they upgrade the forula?

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:18 AM

      I think the formula is upgraded with “Color Art.”

  6. Kimmy January 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    These colors look so similar to some of their other palettes. I am going to wait to see them in stores before I jump the gun.

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:15 AM

      I think it is already available at Nordstrom.

  7. Ning January 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    For some reason the colors for two of the palette look so similar to Mitzah from last year.

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:14 AM

      It does look similar. But after looking at the Mitzah post here, I think it is still a different finish.

  8. Gina Washington January 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Kaki instead of Khaki is such a weird spelling.

    • admin January 30, 2012 at 4:13 AM

      Kaki is a Japanese persimmon. I think it probably has a meaning behind it.

  9. Vonvon January 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Wow! You have all 4 of them! They are all so gorgeous! At first, I had my eyes on the blue one, but now after seeing the swatches, I feel like getting all of them. Oh well, may be not the pink one as I had gotten Garden Roses from the Spring 2012 collection. But that’s more purple! Anyways, just drooling over them. 🙂


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