Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Dior Crush Glow Palette

Summer Preview: Dior Crush Glow (659) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior’s Addicted to Dior Collection is a short and sweet collection of a mere eight pieces (that’s only $365 to own it all–the fact that I say “that’s only” indicates how deeply addicted I am to beauty!).  It includes two “luggage” tags that slide open and reveal lipgloss inside, available in Coral and Pink for $60, two Eyeshadow Quints in Ready-to-Glow (649) and Crush Glow (659) for $58, Golden Spotlight Extreme Eyeshadow for $28, Rose Trendsetter (574) High Shine Lipgloss for $28, Crystal Gloss (001) for $26.50, and Nude Glow, a Bergdorf Goodman’s exclusive, for $46.

While Ready-to-Glow looks like a slightly cooler variation of Crush Glow, Crush Glow is fabulously warm. This is excellent news for those warm-toned beauties, but cooler skin tones may want to swatch in person before deciding. I personally think that cooler skin tones can still wear this palette, and I’d recommend pairing the eyeshadows with a cooler cheek and/or lip to bring everything together.

There are five shades in the Crush Glow palette: a peachy-gold with a frosty finish; lightly iced pink with champagne shimmer; muted mostly pink coral with a low frost finish; plummy-mauve with brown with a light frost finish; and ambered bronze with more of a pearly sheen than frost finish. All five shades were well-pigmented, smooth to the touch, and easy to use.

I don’t always have good luck with Dior’s Quints, but Crush Glow is definitely a palette that appeals to me, on a personal level (I am a fiend for golds and coppers!). It’s a fitting color palette for summer, because it’s warm and shimmering.  I love that all five shades coordinate really well with each other.  Sometimes you find palettes that look lovely and swatch beautifully, but you’re not always sure how you’ll make them work together. It’s a very travel-friendly palette, because you can create easy daytime looks or smoke it up with the plummy or bronzy shades in the palette for a more sultry evening look.

I think this is one of Dior’s better palettes in the past few years that I’ve followed the brand.  The eyeshadows are high-quality with good color pay off, a smooth, buttery texture, and they work exceptionally well together.  This is a palette you can take with you on your summer travels or enjoy at home.

Though the official details indicated April 2010 as a release date, I already saw the “luggage tags” available on — so I think it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing Dior’s summer collection launch in full quite soon!

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: All five shades do have a shimmery appearance, so those who prefer a mix of shimmers and mattes may find themselves wanting with this palette. If you say “No thanks!” to shimmer typically, I don’t see this palette changing your mind. On the other hand, if you say “Yes, please!” to shimmer and are looking to add some warmer toned eyeshadows to your collection, this is a nice palette to own.

Availability: April 2010

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Dior Crush Glow Palette

Dior Crush Glow Palette

Dior Crush Glow Palette

Dior Crush Glow Palette

Dior Crush Glow (659) Eyeshadow Palette

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41 thoughts on “Dior Crush Glow (659) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. min

    loving this :)! I love it when dior manages to get something right.

  2. Hend

    Ahh Bronze , pink and coral !
    my favorite colors in one palette by Dior!
    amazing !
    Can’t wait for this collection to reach the markets !

  3. finally a good dior palette

  4. Natalie

    I am NC20, but I was planning to get Ready to Glow.. Now I want to get both! Grr.. Are you going to review Ready to Glow as well? I have a thing with Dior shadows :(

  5. MakeupGalore--Abbie

    This is pretty. Not a big fan of Dior. does have several launches before the “full line store” I did notice that too!!

  6. Eileen

    I’ve been counting the days until I can get the Crush Glow palette. When I had my make-up done at a Dior event, the MA told me that Crush Glow would definitely be the choice for those of us who are warm in tone. It packs my favorite sun-kissed summer colors in one highly wearable palette. The new formulation is also outstanding. It goes on satin smooth, blends like a dream, and stays color true (I always use eye primer). I have the Extase Pinks quint in the new formulation and have been very happy it.

  7. apfelwinter

    Lovely colors!

  8. alice

    Pretty, but can’t wait to see swatches of the cooler one. I know this one will be too warm on me.

  9. theycallmekatie

    How does this compare to the Bobbi brown bonfire palette? I am a big fan of golds and browns (I use the Lorac Croc Palette daily). I was trying to buy the bobbi brown palette, but this might be better?

  10. Sexy Sadie

    I hope that Dior would stop this frosty finish.

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  12. Anitacska

    Ooh, this is lovely! :) I can’t wait for this to arrive in the UK! Also really looking forward to seeing the other quint, will you be reviewing that as well, Christine? 😉

  13. penelope

    love it. christine, can you create a look with it. thanks.

  14. cloudburst

    When is there a Dior quint that I don’t want? Sigh, there goes my spring buget.

  15. Janora

    OMG, love love love it! I am sort of a quint addict though XD

  16. Emily

    WOW!! Looks amazing. If you exclude the color in the middle it’s the exact same colors as one of The Body Shops cubes, identical. Alough this has a different quality.

  17. Nicole

    I need this palette in my life! It’s TOO PRETTY!

  18. CeeBee

    Heh, I’m glad I managed to resist Coquette becuase this one is prettier… LOVE.

  19. Sarah

    I might buy this palette just for the coral pink in the middle.
    Do you know of any exact dupes of the colour in the middle ?

  20. K

    GORGEOUS! I have 10 quints and this one looks too warm for me, plus I already have Sunset Cafe and Golds and this has similar colours…fingers crossed that fall will have something similar to iridescent leather!

  21. Luisafer

    Love this palette!!! the colors are so pretty!!! and I think they would look good on me!!! can’t wait for this…

  22. Deepthi

    WOW, I loveeee all the colors! beautiful

  23. Chau

    This quint is so temping! I am more toward Ready-to-Glow cuz it has deeper colors. This one looks like Sunset Cafe quint to me. Is that right?

  24. Brenda

    It all looks so nice together, but I look at the swatches and can sit here and think of a MAC dupe for all of them…at least by what I see on screen. Any thoughts on this??

    • What are the dupes you have, Brenda?

      I see some, but I don’t see all. But it kind of just depends on how close you want it :)

      • Brenda

        I agree it does totally depend on how specific you are. Just judging from the swatches, I’d think I’d get away with the gold from the xmas palette (the devil may dare i think), seedy pearl, the pink from the same xmas palette or Rose (PRO), Shale and Bronze.
        Please keep in mind I’m just going from the pictures and I’m not too too picky on having the EXACT same colours…i’m on a super tight budget :S

        • Nothin’ wrong with that :)

          Some want 100% dupe, some are fine with if it’s similar… say 60% close. I usually only list a dupe if I feel like it’s about 90% there, LOL!

    • K

      I don’t see any MAC dupes, but Dior has that Bronze in the Golds palette, the pale gold and light pink in Earth Reflection, the salmon colour in Sunset Cafe, and the light taupe in Iridescent Leather (although this one is a bit pinker)

  25. Wenny

    This is now available in Nordstrom stores, I just got it today :) It is also available at The colors are gorgeous!

  26. Susan

    Christine, do you have the Urban Decay Deluxe shadow box? I wonder if the gold and peach colors from this Dior palette is similar to Honey and Scratch colors from the UD shadow box. Can you do a swatch of the single color Golden spotlight? I wonder if Golden spotlight is similar to the gold color in the Crush Glow palette. Thanks!

  27. Niamh

    I have just bought this and it is fab, all the colours are wearable and work really well together, would highly recommend. I am going to try the colours with a damp brush to see how that works.
    N xxx