Dior Holiday 2010 and the 5-Colour Eyeshadow Quints: It’s a Holiday Tradition

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Whoa, what’s this? A holiday collection that actually looks like a holiday collection?!?


Get out!

Dior decided not to break with tradition while they broke away from the pack with a classic holiday color palette in shades of gold, black, gray and pink. They must have figured they’d leave the springy holiday stuff to their luxury counterparts (Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana) this time around.

Good call. πŸ™‚

Four of the nine items in the collection (available now in stores) are palettes. Palettes have been playing a big role this season, and it looks like they also were over at Dior HQ.

Here’s a quick look at both of the eyeshadow quints and a pricing/availability breakdown of everything in the release:

The Dior Holiday 2010 Collection

  • Dior Minaudiere palette in Pink Golds ($80, available at all Dior counters)
  • Dior Minaudiere palette in Grey Golds ($80, available at Saks Fifth Avenue)
  • Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Five Golds #001 ($58.00, available at Dior counters and Sephora)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent in Endless Shine #529 ($58.00, available at Dior counters)
  • Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in Gold Edition ($36.00, available at Dior counters and Sephora)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Pink Stiletto # 234 ($27, available at Dior counters)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Black Lame #992 ($27, available at Sephora)
  • Dior Vernis in Czarina Gold #916 ($21, available at Dior counters)
  • Dior Vernis in Timeless Gold #226 ($21.00, available at Dior counters and Sephora)

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Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Five Golds #001

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Dior 5-Colour Iridescent in Endless Shine #529

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Swatches of Five Golds #001 on NC35 skin

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Swatches of Endless Shine #529


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Endless Shine swatches on left; Five Golds on right

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Detailed reviews and FOTDs coming soon, but what’s your take on the overall color palette? Do you like that Dior decided to go a traditional route?

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  1. HanaBerlin says:

    Oh La La I like me some DIOR!

  2. Rae says:

    They look quite pretty — but also a little sheer, if I’m not mistaken? I always worry about the quality of holiday collections; it seems like a lot of companies (especially Dior) are willing to sacrifice texture and pigmentation for cute packaging! πŸ™
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  3. Amber says:

    Oh mama, Endless Shine is nice! But my neutral heart belongs to the Naked palette.

    Me + Naked = 4eva!
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  4. Brooke says:

    Endless Shine is gorgeous!! I’d love to get my hands on it!

  5. Appu says:

    I like Five Golds! πŸ™‚ The color combos are great πŸ™‚
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  6. Alex says:

    I really wanted to love Five Golds, but the colors just look too sheer for me. Oh well, I guess I’ve saved myself $60.

  7. I absolutely like the traditional colors for Holiday, not sure of the pigmentation on these quints though. I picked up the smaller LE Holiday Eye Palette–3 shadows and a highlighter in a red quilted palette–the shadows are much more pigmented.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Cindy,

      The packaging on that palette is really beautiful! Glad to hear the shadows are more pigmented… it gives the ladies who love rich color some good options. πŸ™‚

  8. Kimberly says:

    Ooo! Me likey! Especially the Five Golds palette. To me, no one does color quite like Dior, and I love that the kept it traditional. Why mess with a good thing?! πŸ™‚
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  9. mint says:

    gorgeous!! the colours don’t have as much contrast against each other as much as some palettes I’ve seen. but I think these look much better!

  10. Hollie says:

    Wanting Five Golds! Gorgeous.

  11. Khuzzy says:

    I don’t think they are yet available in UK but generally I find with Dior that the packaging looks tastier than the eyeshadows on your eyelid! But I can’t wait to have a look at em. πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      Hi Khuzzy,

      Let me know where/when you find ’em in your neck of the woods. I know there are a few UK readers here who’d be interested! πŸ™‚

      Enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. Paris B says:

    I love the look of Five Golds in the pan but I can tell its too warm for me so I’ll have to pass. Endless Shine looks erm… shiny hehe… Still they are Dior and I love Dior πŸ™‚
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  13. gio says:

    I like that Dior decided to go down the traditional holiday route, but I wish the colors were more pigmented. I would have liked the palettes more then.
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  14. DonnaN says:

    I do love Dior, but almost all the colors are DUPS for what I have in my MAC Pro-palettes. I would have to pass, but applaude the effort to go TRADITIONAL.

  15. Nina says:

    Ohhhhh pretty!!! I <3 both of the quints. So lush and luxe and luscious!

  16. Tiffany H says:

    Gorgeous colors! I may have to add this to my list!
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  17. Kim says:

    Ooooh, yes! Now THAT says holiday to me! πŸ™‚ Of course, I’m a sucker for the sparkle.

  18. I’m actually loving Endless shine 529. Looks gorgeous! I think I do already have those colors in my various palettes though.
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  19. anamika says:

    i loved ittttt!!!
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  20. Amanda says:

    Love that they went traditional! I’ve been wanting a dior quint for ages, and could never decide which one. Five golds might be *the one*!

  21. Tracy says:

    I’m with Amanda-Five Golds will be my second Dior palette! Thanks for showing them!

  22. amy says:

    The Endless Shine quint is very pretty!

  23. Lauren says:

    That $80 price tag breaks my heart, the 5 golds is just a tease! D:<
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  24. a.b.l. says:

    Love that 5 golds. The colors do look sheer, but I’ve always loved the consistency of Dior shadows. I’m sure a little layering is in order to make the colors pop!
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  25. Ellen Lange says:

    I just received my first 5-color palette for my birthday and the texture is AMAZINGGGG! Super soft, super easy to blend, just plain awesome. Endless Shine is catching my eye….

  26. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Oh my God, those palettes are gorgeous! I may have to check them out (thus far, I’ve only purchased Dior lip products).

  27. Chelsea says:

    I just discovered Dior quints being a Chanel girl. 5 golds was one of the 1st 3 I purchased and it may be my favorite. Perhaps because I’m new to Dior I’m not disappointed by sheerness, but honestly comparing to the 2 others I got (Incognito & Nude Pink) I don’t find it overly sheer in the least. The colors are gorgeous and the texture divine!! I’m so glad I have it!!!

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