I also noticed and loathed at the same time when Dior always makes the middle shade on its limited edition quint glitter. Glitter pressed eyeshadows is something that Dior needs to make improvements and work on. I’ve tried using it both wet and dry but these micro sparkles always end up trapped in my contact lenses. So as you can see in the second photo of me wearing this quint, my eyes are quite red. Thanks to “Clear Eyes” it didn’t look as awful when I woke up this morning. Dior Tangerine Dream 5 Couleurs eyeshadow is among the limited edition pieces that were launched exclusively for Valentine’s Day. If you asked me, this is way far fetched better in terms of formula, pigment and texture than the Spring 2015 ones. I also like the mixture of corals, peach and plums in a palette. At least the combination is more edgy than a boring monochrome.
Dior (686) Tangerine Dream 5 Couleurs eyeshadow comprises of 5 shades which range from peachy pinks to warm corals and deep plums. Most of the shades didn’t have any signs of fall outs except for the dark coral shade on the bottom left corner. They all wore on average in about 9 hours before you notice signs of fading. The top left corner shade appears on my skin as a cool toned carnation pink with coral platinum iridescence and a satin finish. The texture doesn’t feel dry to the touch but when applied with a brush, you’ll notice signs of it being dry. I feel that this shade is best applied with a sponge applicator than with a brush. It got good color pay off and easy to blend on the eyes. It’s a beautiful shade for women of color as this shade really stands out on the eyes. I choose this as my main lid color. The top right shade is a cool platinum ecru with a satin almost metallic finish. I take this as my brow bone highlight and inner lid highlight. It is extremely pigmented that I just tapped my brush twice to achieve the opacity I needed. You can go overboard for a more dramatic look. The texture is super finely milled and never feels dry. Now for the middle shade, it’s a muted copper micro glitter. Like what I’ve previously stated, I am no fan of glitters in Dior’s quints. However, this is the most tolerable one from the other quints I’ve tried. It’s best to apply this with a glitter glue so that it stays put and will never come in contact with your eyes. The texture of this glitter is very fine but is a little bit bit dry and gritty. I use the glitter on my inner eye corner and inner lower lash lines to draw attention into my eyes.
The lower left shade appears as a frosty bright tangerine coral with a matte finish. I am having a hard time swatching this color on my skin. It requires some layering to show up with a finger swatch. However, when applied to my eyes with a brush, I didn’t have any issues of it showing up. Weird. Anyways, this is the easiest to blend but feels slightly dry with minimal fall outs. I use this over my crease. The last shade is the bottom right corner which appears as a deep brownish plum with a satin finish. It is very opaque and the texture is very fine and blends like a melted butter. I use this on my outer corner V and outer lower lash lines. This is the best performing shade out of the 5 that I’ve tested. It is also worth noting that this doesn’t have any signs of fall outs when applied so no worries with cleaning it up later. It can be a daunting task if a dark eyeshadow has tremendous fall outs because you need to apply your eye make up first before your foundation.
The Bottom Line:
Dior Tangerine Dream constitutes one of the best Dior quints I’ve ever tried. Not only it excels on its overall performance but I find the colors are rather unique in a palette. As of this writing the quint is now sold out at Dior.com but there might be a restock soon since Valentine’s day isn’t here yet. It’s also worth checking your local counters if they still have this. A reader even offered to purchase this palette from me but I can’t let go of this quint as I am hooked and plans on wearing this often for Spring and Summer. I first stumbled upon Dior Tangerine Dream and the rest of the Valentine’s Day exclusives while browsing thru Dior’s Japanese website looking for an Asia exclusive highlighting blush for Spring 2015. Below, I use this quint on 2 different looks. The first one was wearing a nude lip and the other with a tomato red lipstick. Were you able to grab any of the Valentine’s Day exclusives from Dior? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Dior (686) Tangerine Dream A-
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 9/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 9.5/10
Price: $62 / 6 g. / 0.21 oz. pan
I purchased this!