After a not so fabulous experience with the Kingdom of Colors Eye, Lip & Face Palette I was definitely ready to dig in to the rest of the Dior Spring 2015 makeup collection that I picked up. The collection is on the large side with the general lip products, 5-Couleurs, nail polishes… and a brand new product – eye khols (the Nordstrom website says Kohl.. the box says Khol… pick your fave)!
Dior House of Greens 5-Couleurs Kingdom of Colors Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 // Nordstrom). If you buy anything from this collection it needs to be this palette. A beautiful array of greens and silvers it’s the perfect palette for an easy green spring look or a smoked out lusty look. Starting at the top left and moving clockwise you’ll receive the following shades – a cream colored satin, a silver metallic, a deep forest green not-quite-matte, a greyed out green pearl and (in the center) an apple green pearl. The formula was wonderful on all of the shades, I had a really easy time blending them out and working them in together. This is by far one of my favorite 5-Couleur’s that Dior has ever released.
In the eye look below I began with a thin layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion. I took the Pearly Silver Eye Kohl and colored in the inner corner, smudging it out with my finger. Next I took the greyed out green pearl shade and applied it all over the lid and through the crease. The apple green pearl shade is blended into the crease and up. The silver metallic shade is at the inner corners of the eye and I used the deep forest green shade lightly at the outer-V and blending it in towards the center of the crease. I used the cream shade to blend out the crease and highlight. The eye liner is the Dior Kohl in Smoky Blue with a bit of the greyed out green pearl shade smudged underneath. The mascara is Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1.
Dior Diorshow Kohl Professional Hold & Intensity Eye Makeup ($32.00 each // Nordstrom). Of the five shades available I purchased three in 039 Pearly Silver, 289 Smoky Blue and 789 Smoky Brown. I wanted to love these. They applied so nicely, even to the waterline. The shades were pigmented and so stinking smooth! For a few hours they wore beautifully. Then around the 5/6 hour mark I looked in the mirror after using the bathroom. The Smoky Blue Kohl had migrated heavily to the lines under the inner part of my eye. It basically looked like I had two black eyes. I had a similar experience with the Smoky Brown shade but not with the Silver – perhaps because it’s lighter and I just didn’t notice it as much as the deeper colors. This product is limited edition but I would love to see it reformulated and released again. The colors and formula are nice, but they just do not wear well at all. For the record I do have oily lids, but I wear Kohls from brands from MAC to Maybelline with very little migration to no. MAC Feline always gave me problems but it would migrate at the outer part of the eye.
Dior Top Coat Eclosion Blossoming Top Coat ($28.00 // Nordstrom). This nail polish top coat has a clear base with light blue, white and yellow bar and hex glitters. The finished look reminds me of a speckled robin’s egg and does give a lovely Spring touch to a mani. The glitter wasn’t hard to work with and definitely isn’t overdone. One coat shown below over-top of OPI My Dog Sled is a Hybrid. This nail polish is limited edition.
Do you need Dior Spring? Of everything I’ve tried the one thing you do need is the House of Greens 5-Couleur. It’s pigmented and the colors are insanely gorgeous. I also usually love Dior lip products but I didn’t pick any up this round because I am still obsessed with Chanel Badine Rouge Allure Lipstick and I don’t think anything in life will be replacing it for me this Spring!
Dior Kingdom of Colors is available now at Sephora and Nordstrom.
I am SO happy that Dior has brought out a green palette that actually works. It is a long time overdue. Your eye look was fabulous.
Thank you, Genevieve!
Gosh girl that Green looks fabulous on you. This looks like such a fabulous collection of goodies.
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Oh, I love the eyeshadows! So pretty! <3
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Wow, everything is breathtakingly beautiful! Your EOTD is just stunning!
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That eyeshadow palette. LOVE!!!!
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what lovely colors in that palette!
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hmmm, a migrating kohl at around hour 5 wouldn’t be good if you had a full time job. The quad is beautiful, tho!!
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Kath TheFabZilla says
That green palette is soooo calling my name!
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Girl I need to play in your Dior collection! You have everything. I love the green palette it looks great.
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Cindy (Prime Beauty) says
Those greens look delish and perfect for spring. The top coat is everything!
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Nidia - Lit From Within says
The eyeshadows are gorgeous! That nail polish is uninspired, though, and certainly doesn’t command a Dior price tag.
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Miranda | Slashed Beauty says
Greens complement brown eyes so beautifully!
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Kristin Bassett says
Those all look like such gorgeous products – and perfect for St. Paddy’s day 😉
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Love the shades in the palette!
Laura MyNewestAddiction says
OOOO Those greens are amazing.
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I love the greens! So pretty
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That eyeshadow palette – holy freaking stunning!!
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Too bad about the kohls. The color is awesome!
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Kelly B. says
I will definitely skip those eye kohls (khols?) then! But you’re right, it is a very beautiful 5 pan palette, they did a good job with the color selection!
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This is a beautiful collection!! I love your eye look!
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Thank you!! =D
Aleya Bamdad says
I’m not much of a green fan when it comes to shadows but the other colors are beautiful. Loving all of the shimmer.
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I love that green eyeshadow palette. It seems like you could really do a wide range of looks with it and the colors look great on you!
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Thank you, Mai! It’s one of my faves from Dior!
I love greens on you. Just beautiful. And the nail polish!!!
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Thank you, Allison!