“Hey, you gotta try some of this tres leches cake. It’s hella good!”
“Seriously? The last time you turned down desert was, like, never. Come on, have a bite.”
“No, I don’t want any. I’m not into goat milk.”
“I’m not into goat milk.”
“Uh…I don’t think there’s goat milk in it.”
“Really? Isn’t it one of the three milks? — cow milk, goat milk…”
“Dude, really? They mean regular milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk — get it?”
So went one of the many odd conversations I’ve had with my good guy friend N. Black. Playing with Dior’s new Five Golds quint today reminded me of that conversation. What would N. Black have thought if it had been five milk cake instead of three??
The $58 quint also goes by the more marketable stage name, the Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Five Golds #001, and it’s one of two new Dior eyeshadow quints for holiday 2010.
The five metallic shadows aren’t as pigmented as usual for Dior, but they certainly do shimmer!
Based on the colors, I’m not entirely sure why Dior chose to call the palette Five Golds. Two of the shades (the silvery one, and the one on the far left in the swatch pic below) don’t have any (or very little) gold in them at all.
But I forgive ’em. After all, everyone loves gold.
- The Solid Gold dancers
- Black gold/Texas tea
- Tri-color gold jewelry
- Goldfinger (and Golden Eye)
- Golden Tickets
These textures are classically Dior (they blend like buttah!), and despite requiring multiple layers to get these colors to come through, they don’t cake or look heavy on the skin.
I don’t mind the limited pigment, but if you and pigmented shadows are as inseparable as The Situation from his tan, you might want to apply these Five Golds with a wet brush head (or do some serious layering with liners or cream shadows).
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B/B+
Oh, gawd, this is pricey ($58)! And where’s the pigment? I still like it, though, because the textures are so easy to blend. If you have room in your makeup bag for five easy-to-use metallic shadows, this quint could be worth the splurge. Available at Dior counters and Sephora stores (haven’t found it online yet).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,