Dior Misty Mauve 5-Colour Eye Palette, Meet MAC Satin Taupe

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I know it’s a little unusual to start a Dior review with a question about MAC, but here goes: do you do MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow? It’s a shimmery purplish taupe in MAC’s permanent line and a staple in a great many makeup bags (I love it too).


If it’s also a favorite of yours, take a gander at the new Dior Misty Mauve 5-Colour Eye Palette.

This $58 princess is one of two new eye palettes Dior released with their fall collection (the other being Pink Design), and it shimmies onto lids with five cool-toned shades — a shimmery light pink, a shimmery white, a shimmery purplish taupe, a matte taupe and a shimmery mauve — that MAC Satin Taupe should get along with quite nicely.

Misty doesn’t need the help, though. She can also stand on her own, and when I slipped her on my lids this morning, I marveled at how well the included colors complement each other, blending sans muss or fuss.

Methinks it’s one of the more user-friendly palettes (especially if you like shimmer) to hail from the House of Dior in many moons.

When it comes to shimmer, Misty Mauve has it in spaces. Dior did add one matte shadow to keep fans on their toes…but the other four shimmer like sunlight through glass (borderline frosty even).

dior misty mauve swatches review

dior misty mauve swatches review

dior misty mauve swatches review

dior misty mauve swatches review
Dior Misty Mauve swatches on NC35 skin


dior misty mauve swatches review
Wearing Misty Mauve

Dior may have priced the palette out of reach for many, but $58 isn’t totally unreasonable for a good department store quint (here’s one from Guerlain’s fall line for $84!).

I really like these colors for what they are (shimmery AND wearable), and I applaud Dior for everything except the price. If you wear mauves, purples and taupes on a regular basis, Misty Mauve might be worth a closer look. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Martha says:

    Stop it lady!! I had convinced myself I didn’t need this until now.
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  2. Tiffany says:

    I loooove satin taupe! And what’s on your cheeks in that pic?!

  3. Sherri says:

    So pretty, I want πŸ™‚
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  4. *jen says:

    Really pretty! Still, not enough for me to fork over that money. I think I have to wait for The Perfect Quint. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I’m betting there’s a quint out there just waiting for you to find her. It’s only a matter of time before the universe reveals it to ya…

      LOL, sometimes I realize how much of a makeup weirdo I really am. That was one of ’em.

  5. Agnes says:

    oooooooo so pretty! but the price tag’s way out of my budget πŸ™ however… i am very interested in MAC satin taupe πŸ˜€ thanks for posting, will definately check that out! πŸ˜€
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  6. Amber says:

    I think this quint was made for you! It’s probably a little too cool for me. Just as well!
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  7. Steph B says:

    Absolutely lovely. This might have to be my first Dior quint.

    • Karen says:

      πŸ™‚ I hope it will be!

      I’ve been meaning to tell you that I love your new glasses! I’m kinda like the gray/pink combo myself…

      • Steph B says:

        Apparently I’m on a return kick. The glasses are going back. They were uncomfortable. I had them adjusted but still no joy. So so sad as they were so dang cute. Was going to give them a few more days but as I was walking home yesterday I passed another optician and a pair in their window grabbed me. Smaller, lighter frame in a dark, translucent green. I pick them up tomorrow.

  8. Vesna says:

    I wonder how these look on NW15/20 πŸ™‚

    I love this palette too, perhaps even more than the Pink Design palette. And though they are pricey, I think these are worth every penny. πŸ™‚
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  9. Beautiful! I love the Dior 5 colour palettes – the colour applies so nicely!

  10. amy says:

    The is a gorgeous quint of neutrals from Dior and I do like the majority of Dior’s eyeshadow sets. I really like the blush you are wearing Karen, what is it?
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  11. Madelynn says:

    I’ve never been able to afford Dior quints, but I always love their collections and quality. I might have to start saving for this one. :]

  12. Nina says:

    Wow, in the pan it’s really meh for me, but on your lids it just looks gorgeous! Wow! And did you have a hair cut? Because I love your hair in this pic.

  13. kristine says:

    Hi Karen!
    You got highlights didn’t you?! It looks great on you! looks summery and beachy =) do you think this quint looks “bruisey” at all? I tend to have that problem with purpley colors.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kristine,

      I got ’em a few weeks back, but I think they just finally started lightening up enough to show up in pics. πŸ™‚

      As for the quint, it depends on what types of purples play well with your skin. I know for me purples with red or burgundy tones give me that bruised look, so I didn’t really have trubs with these colors. These are more violet/lilac, so if you wear those colors well it could look great on you!

  14. Lindsay says:

    Dang…. I want this one soooooo badly!
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  15. I think Dior has the best eyeshadow formula in terms of pigmentation and blendability. I’m glad they included a matte shadow in this, I haven’t seen them do any mattes in a long, long time.
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  16. Vonvon says:

    Another pretty Dior palette with my favorite colors.

    Likey the look you did with it!
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  17. snoopysteph says:

    I neeeed, I neeeed! Love the colors in this one! I already own 2 quints (Petal Shine & Night Butterfly) and I need to pinch my pennies and REALLY convince myself before I can invest in another.

  18. Advah says:

    Oh no! I’m a sucker for anything mauve/purpley even though I can’t figure out how to wear those colours without making my eyes look bruised!

    Hmmmm I’m slowly convincing myself I need that one and Pink Design. Like, NEED. Duh.

    Except I got Dior’s Twilight palette (cheap at the airport πŸ™‚ ) last summer and still haven’t managed to use it, the colours are so light it’s like I’m not wearing any.. I might be missing a step..

  19. Marina says:

    YES, this palette is beautiful! I think I should really check it out, thanks for the review πŸ™‚
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  20. Kim says:

    These look great on you! You’re right that your highlights are starting to lighten up; I noticed in this pic too. Very nice! πŸ™‚ Btw, I’ve been meaning to say (again) that your skin is looking fab. Any secrets to share? I thought I had banished breakouts for good, but alas, had a little set-back this week. I’m too old for this! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Thanks! I’ve been drinking a ton of water and trying to work out more, which always helps. Also I’ve been rotating between a few different skin treatments: benzoyl peroxide, the new Clinique Skin Care Even Better Serum and prescription Retin-A.

      Also I finally found a combo that photographs really well — Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer topped with a 50/50 mix of MAC Prep+Prime and MAC Blot buffed in with a kabuki brush.

      • Kim says:

        Thanks for the tips! It’s definitely working for you! I’ve been curious about the Retin-A for a while because of the skin clearing and the anti-aging claims. It may finally be time to give it a try.

  21. Nina says:

    Have I just met Dior palette number 2??? πŸ™‚

  22. evo says:

    i totally missed the dior counter when i was in seattle over the weekend. πŸ™ now i have to wait a couple weeks for it to arrive in canada πŸ™

  23. Marina says:

    I’ve been lemming this quint since the first promo pics popped up on the net! I love taupes and purple, this one looks perfect!

  24. Shannon says:

    I have lots of palettes, lots of eye shadow – but this makes me DROOOOOL!!!
    I must stay out of Nordstrom.

  25. Pinch says:

    I love how you’re wearing it! Ack, all these pretty quints and palettes! I want this one, Chanel Enigma, UD Naked AND I bet I could fill a fifth MAC 15 pan in 30 seconds at the counter!

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  26. Joey Chong says:

    I recently bought it but haven’t got the chance to explore this beautiful palette yet.
    Can’t wait to use it =)

  27. Sarah says:

    This quint is so pretty on you. I think I’m going to get it this weekend! We’re going to Pittsburgh and there’s a Nordies there! May I ask how you applied this quint? Did you use the middle color as a liner? Sarah

  28. Andreea says:

    You know there is 6 Gramm in it and in Chanel only 1,something?! You get some powder for at least, but Estee lauder has even more value.
    I found the colours very nice and wearable, but also rather boring.

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