Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Spring 2011: Gris Gris

Dior Gris-Gris (034) 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is new and is part of Dior’s spring collection. (I’m not sure about the permanence of this product–still waiting for confirmation.) It is aptly named, as it consists of five shades that are variations on white/black/gray.

There is a blue-tinged white with a frosted finish; medium-dark bluish-gray with a satin finish; pewter gray with a metallic-frost sheen; bright snow white with a high metallic-frost finish; and a dark, matte black with silver micro-sparkle. For the traditional, more monochromatic smoky eye, this is a perfect palette to create those kinds of looks. I like the gradual intensity of gray from white to black, which allows for a lot of different variations in how light or dark you want to go.

This quint has very smooth, buttery eyeshadows that are nicely pigmented, not powdery, and effortlessly blendable. I did not feel like there were any problem children in this palette, which is really nice to see, because often there is at least one imperfect shade in any palette.

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

FINAL THOUGHTS: It’s a high quality palette with rather classic shades of white, gray, and black; whether it’s a must-have depends on your stash. None of these shades are out-of-this-world unique, but they work well together and come in a convenient palette, too.

WHERE TO BUY: January 2011

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Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Gris Gris Eyeshadow Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Gris-Gris? How much is it?

It will be available January 2011 at Dior counters and retailers like Nordstrom and Sephora. It will be $58.

Is it limited edition?

I'm not sure about the permanence of this product--still waiting for confirmation.

Any dupes?

For the light blue, try NARS Cleo (slightly aqua); for medium-gray, try MAC Scene (no shimmer); for the pewter gray, try NARS Underworld; for the white, try ; and for the black, try MAC Black Tied

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31 thoughts on “Dior Gris-Gris (034) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jenna

    4 of the 5 shades in this pallet almost looks exactly like the quad that loreal makes called blackened smokes!!

  2. Rhona

    Beautiful colours. My poor purse is crying at the thought of all the new make up it will be funding this next month! It’s tough being a girl – haha. Thanks for all your hard work :)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    i love these types of colours for a snow bunny look! I used UD mary jane, mac scene, UD virgin, UD gunmetal and smashbox midnight black on Christmas day for snow bunny eyes! I won’t buy this because I have a lot of similar colours though I love the combination

  4. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Beautiful. But I need to see more NC 40-NW55 to wear these shades. But this palette will suit beautiful blond hair girls perfectly, I think.

  5. anonymous

    looks gorgeous, think a matte black would have been better though. kinda reminds me of lorac’s evening star. love greys but I usually think of them as winter collection not spring?

    dior shadows generally seems a little overpriced to me vs other brands

  6. K

    That black shade looks so lovely. It’s amazing how you can capture the sparkles in that, Christine! Loved your “problem children” reference. I actually giggled out loud!

  7. Liz Mc

    Being a total gray eyeshadow ho I love this – everything but the price tag!! I will probably pass on it due to the cost.

  8. JoElla

    What a beautiful collection of greys

  9. Heather

    Good color payoff

  10. Gisele

    If I did not already own NARS Underworld duo and Bobbi Brown’s Midnight Metallics and a few other shadows which Gris-Gris dupes, I’d buy it. What a gorgeous palette for blue-eyed blondes!

  11. Debbie

    I’ve been stalking Nordies for it, can’t wait!

    • Bettina

      Gris Gris bags are given out in New Orleans as good luck charms. I wonder if this palette brings luck to all those who wear it LOL. I do agree though that it is a beautiful collection of grays.

  12. Fia

    I’m loving this one! Of course I have these types of shades already, but I loving the pigmentation of them as well as the convenience of having them all in a palette. By the way, Gris (grey) means pig in swedish. The Swedish word for grey is ‘grå’.

  13. Heather

    I love the black…

  14. NinaR

    Christine, and will you be reviewing the Eye designer palette? I’m dying for it and can’t wait for your review xoxo

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Love Dior’s palettes but I’m tired of the sparkly black shade. I already have it in Twilight and Night Butterfly.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melody Melody

    why do some websites call this palette Symphony while others call is gris gris? confused…

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nella Sanella

    OMG!!! I am so getting this! I think those colors are made for a classy/mommy/smokey eye look. {yes, I am a mom..lol :)} Colors seem somewhat standard to me. I am sure I must have something in my collection that will be very similar to this, but I am willing to splurge on the convenience of having all the colors in one unit packaging. Yay!

    Thanx for the Post FAQ. I can’t wait until it becomes available.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    I usually HATE Dior’s eye shadow palettes (too powdery), but these colors look really nice. Pigmented and smooth. Seems like they’re all easily dupable though.

  19. Svetlana

    Does anyone know if it’ll be available in Europe and if so when?? I want this so badly!!!!:-))

  20. Dawn

    I adore the texture of Dior shadows but cool colors look horrible on me! I’ll be skipping this one.

  21. I love any kind of Dior quint! Love Love Love! Thank you for the review Christine :)

  22. nicci

    This doesn’t remind me of spring and it looks like a quad that has been done many times. This is also very similar to the Smokey Eyes quad from Chanel.

  23. You know as much as I adore Dior, I will have to pass. I have to many similar grays, whites and blacks.

  24. Linn

    My god, that is funny: in my country, “Gris” means “pig”, so this is a double-pig! Best looking pig ever, though!

  25. Vale

    I’ve got 2 other quintets by Dior and I don’t like them at all. First, the colours are almost the same (each palette has the same black with micro-glitter and the same matt grey as this one so, the more palettes you buy, the more dupes you get). And second (and most important), colours are NOT PIGMENTED AT ALL. A friend of mine said this is done on purpose, since it’s for women of a certain age that aren’t so good in make up or don’t want to show too dark eyes o_O If I spend money on a palette, I want to wear in a way that colours are visible. No more Dior palettes for me. (colours are wonderful on my fingers or for swatches… but on eyelids they disappear)

  26. If I would be blond it would be screaming my name! Perfect also for dark haired girls with very fair skin. Really nice I think.

  27. So beautiful :) I’ve already these colors but it’d be cool to have them all in one box, plus that black is amazing!
    Ps: For the ones saying it’s nice for blonds, I’ve dark hairs and green eyes and these colors work great for me :)