Might as well take a chisel to Michelangelo’s David. That’s how I felt about swatching the new Dior 5 Couleurs Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette ($59) and why it took me so long to build up the courage.
Every time I’d contemplate taking a brush to the raised roses on the pans, I’d see myself tearing into a beautifully wrapped present, squishing a frosted cupcake or picking apart a delicate hors d’oeuvre.
I don’t want to do it! I don’t want to do it! I don’t want to do it!
But I finally did…
The quint, part of Dior’s spring Garden Party collection, looks right at home on windowsills, dressers and eyelids — even mine, which don’t always get along well with pastel colors.
These shimmery shades shocked me when I got them on my eyes. I really didn’t expect them to be this bright, and that was a very nice surprise. I suspect it’s because of their dense pigments and shine.
Too bad about the price…but that’s pretty typical for Dior.
If you’re comfortable with a splurge and love classic spring colors, quality powders and convenient quints, the Dior 5 Couleurs Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette takes the cake.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dior counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Back from the salon! I ended up keeping the same cut, just a little shorter, and with a couple of bright pink streaks.