After skipping all of Dior Summer (I know, wtf Brooke) I dove fast and furious into the items that have launched for the Dior 5 Couleurs Fall 2014 Color Collection, in particular the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes. Two struck my fancy as must haves (because as much as I wanted to buying all 5 palettes just wasn't happening) - Trafalgar #876 and today's post of Pied-de-Poule #096. I'm going to be honest when I say that I first looked at Pied-de-Poule because of the name. Like to the point when the MA said the name to me I said "Excuse me?" to her several times. Think about it. I don't want to be crass and say it in this post, but I seriously thought she was saying something else. Of course I told her why I kept asking and we laughed like crazy, because...mature.
The packaging is essentially the same - a navy blue case with the silver lettering BUT without the holographic hidden CD that they used to have (see packaging of the past). It's just plain, glossy navy. It's definitely more sleek looking, but I do miss the old packaging. Fear not, you're still getting the velveteen slip case.
The five eyeshadow shades you get in Pied-de-Poule are a navy blue pearl (top left), pearly white (top right), blackened olive with fine golden shimmers (bottom right), deep eggplant with gold sparkle (bottom left), blackened navy matte (center). The shining star of this palette is definitely that navy blue pearl. It's stunning. I do wish that the rest of the shades were just as beautiful dry, but they got the job done regardless. They are swatched below dry with no primer:
These shades can be worn wet or dry, I found I got a decent enough intensity if I packed them on dry, but if you really want a bold and sexy look they do look fantastic if you dampen your brush before you apply. Pied-de-Poule is swatched wet below with no primer:
In the eye look below I primed the lids with NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base. Using all of the shades dry I placed the navy metallic all over the lid leaving the inner corner open to apply the pearly white shade there as well as a highlight. The eggplant shade is used in the crease and blended up. The blackened olive shade is smudged under the lower lash line with Bobbi Brown Sapphire Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner on the waterline. I used the blackened navy shade to line the top lash line and the mascara is Urban Decay Perversion.
How would you wear Dior Pied-de-Poule?