Monday, November 22, 2010

J'adore Dior Sunset Cafe Quint?

I've been wanting a Dior quint for, well, forever. I've never been able to justify spending that much money on an eyeshadow quint, but I figured I should cut back on buying random junk and focus on key quality pieces. I went to Sephora about a month ago and decided on the Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in 440 Sunset Cafe($58). Let me insert a little disclaimer first, I stupidly didn't swatch a tester product before purchasing. I'm like that sometimes.

First and foremost, I love the packaging. It's very sleek and I like the blue CD print behind the silver Dior logo. The only problem is that my fingerprints do stick =(.

I picked Sunset Cafe because I felt like if I was going to shell out almost sixty dollars, I should get neutral colors I could incorporate into my everyday look. the colors look super pretty =).

The colors include: "peachy pink shimmer, opalescent pink, bronze shimmer, gold shimmer, and taupe sheen". The main reason I wanted this quint was the taupe color. I love me some taupes =D. I was kind of "eh" about the upper right color, which is the opalescent pink. It's too reminiscent of the color of Hourglass' primer, which I think is strange enough already. However, my boyfriend's sister told me that it makes a really pretty all over lid color. I'm thinking more along the lines of highlight....

And here's the main attraction, the swatches. Verdict? This palette was very disappointing =(. I noticed it was very sheer on my lids, but after [trying] to heavily swatch the colors, they appear sheer even on my arm! The colors provide a sheer wash of color on the lids, which is not what I was looking for. For the price, I had hoped that the colors would pack more pigment. This quint also has good reviews, and for the life of me, I can't fathom why. That aside, I will still use this when I want a minial makeup look. I've probably only used this twice since I bought it. Normally, I would choose to return a product like this, but I've been wanting this quad for so long, I can't let it go. I was considering trying another Dior quint (after swatching of course), but now I'm leaning more towards trying out a Chanel quad. The price point is pretty much the same.

I've heard a lot of people raving about this quint and other Dior ones. Do you have one? What do you think?


  1. ooh this is SO pretty- perfect colors for a wintery/ neutral eye :)

  2. Eh, I think there are better quality eyeshadows for that price.

  3. the colours look lovely! however the quality is not so lovely, especially for the price you paid. >.<

  4. I have the Dior "Stylish Move" quint and it is one of my favourite eye shadow palettes. Perfect for a purple smokey eye and the shadows are much more pigmented than this one.

  5. I swatched a bunch of Dior quints at Sephora last time and I FELL IN LOVE. The pigmentation was awesome and the shadows were creamy. They make a ton of neutral palettes which is right up my alley but the price tag is stopping me from splurging :/ Sad that you don't like yours as much as you would have hoped :(

  6. yeh thats fine! :)
    email me the products, and size then i'll work out the shipping fee to the us from it :)

  7. @Yuki: there are MANY e/s that are cheaper and better =)

    @alison*elle: I was planning on getting that one! =)

    @AngelicBetrayel: Their palettes really look so lovely =). too bad it didnt work out for me. it might for you! =)



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