Dior Summer 2015 Contraste Horizon (556) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette: A Traditional Summer Eye Palette With a Twist

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Dior Summer 2015 Limited Edition 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon ($62)

I see torrents of teal, bunches of brown, gobs of gold and a deluge of Dior on the horizon!

The new $62 Dior Summer 2015 Limited Edition 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon, one of two limited edition powder eyeshadow palettes in the recently released Dior Summer 2015 Tie Dye Collection, is available now online and at Dior counters, where it patiently awaits makeup lovers hoping to take it home. 🙂


Dior Contraste Horizon contains a shimmery medium warm brown, a shimmery deep teal, a shimmery warm yellow gold, a shimmery mint and an iridescent pale violet, and yes, it’s $62.


Dior is a high-end brand, after all, and with their prices, it seems they aren’t afraid to show it.

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Swatches of the Dior 5 Couleurs Summer 2015 Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon (for skin tone reference, I wear Diorskin Nude Air Serum in 040)

This is what I’d call a traditional summer eye palette…with a twist. If you live for classic summer eye colors, you may freak out over the shimmery gold, brown and teal shades in this palette.

Granted, the whole brown/teal/gold combo idea isn’t exactly revolutionary — I mean, it’s no Ryan Gosling body pillow — but because Dior is freaking Dior, these shadows do everything they’re supposed to do, and they do it well.

Take the teal, brown and gold eyeshadows in this eye look I’m wearing. Seriously, it only took one layer with these to reach maximum color. The highly pigmented powders are downright indulgent, and yay! — no fallout. Plus, an eight-hour wear time.

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Wearing the Dior 5 Couleurs Summer 2015 Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon on my eyes

There’s a good chance you’ve seen most, if not all, of these summery colors before (I know I have), but before you flip your ponytail and shout, “Pass!” this palette has secret powers, specifically the shimmery, mossy mint green in the upper left and the iridescent pale violet in the center.

They seem kind of random in there, don’t they? But they make total sense as you start to play. You can layer them on top of, or mix them together with, the gold, teal or brown to create different effects!

It’s a fun, neat way to experiment, and with these colors it’s by design. Here, I added a layer of the mint on top of the teal by pressing it into the center of my lids with a finger. You can’t really see much when I look straight on, but when I look down or blink, a flash of mint green comes through with the teal.

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Wearing Dior 5 Couleurs Summer 2015 Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon on my eyes

I totally geek out over eyeshadows that play with light. It’s kind of my thing. 🙂

I wish I could show you what I see what I see these moving in the light, because I know that these swatches look kind of basic. But I swear to you, when you see them on blinking lids in real life, the colors are much more dynamic and interesting.

Contraste Horizon has the makings of a true artist’s palette — one that’s designed for play!

PRICE: $62
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Dior counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (beautiful and fantastic, but also quite expensive)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    I LOVE this palette! The colors are gorgeous and they look so good on you. And I have been loving your new face shots! Very flattering!
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  2. alyse says:

    What lip color(s) are you wearing in this look? It’s beautiful!

  3. jessica says:

    That’s a VERY pretty look with the teal. The moss-mint-green is very cool.
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  4. Laarni says:

    Beautiful palette (omg that teal!!!!) and the no fallout is the bomb!
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  5. Pavithra says:

    Ah, Karen, this look is gorgeous – the eyes, the blush and the lip go so perfectly together! That teal is the star!
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  6. Jane says:

    I found this palette to be very sheer, thinking of trying it over some cream eyeshadow for more visibility. It looks great on you!

  7. tirurit says:

    I was ooohing and aaaahing over the teal and about to say pass when I read that these layer nicely. Well, missy, now you have me intrigued! I shall have to go to the store and play with it and figure out how the green and the pink play along with the rest.
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  8. That teal, ehmahgerd <3 And you wear it so well, too! Lovely.
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  9. Fancie says:

    You’ve got to stop sending me to the Dior counter! Thankfully, I can use my discount but I have a list of stuff to play with the next time I go lol. I really like that teal color. Like a lot. And I love the look you created with it!
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  10. These colors are too pretty, and I love the hidden twist you discovered. But the price…
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  11. Rachel R. says:

    That teal is so pretty. I like this palette, but the price is “Ouch!”

  12. Kirsten says:

    Even if it were in my price range, I’m not sure I’d get it, but you do make it sound intriguing!

  13. Nicole says:

    Oooh, what are you wearing on your lips?

  14. Natalye says:

    That blue is so beautiful!

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  15. Katherine T. says:

    The swatches look meh, but wow, love the eye look you did! That teal is the bomb on you

  16. Kim says:

    This looks fantastic on you – you always know how to work a teal!! 🙂

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