Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring. The eyeshadow formula feels different than their standard, permanent eyeshadow formula but similar to the formula used in the limited edition holiday palettes–more in the vein of MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual Intensity–but I couldn’t find anything from Dior that indicated these are actually wet/dry, though for your perusal, I swatched them both dry (left) and damp (right), so this review only covers dry application. I think that the eyeshadows perform much better damp, though, or with primer, as they run crumbly and/or powdery, so they tended to look a little dry or uneven applied to the lid as-is.

Rose Garden #1 is a light, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft but dusty consistency that tended to sheer out on the lid. It lasted for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Showgirl (Formerly Bubbly) (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Absinthe #4 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Leafing So Soon (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pixie Dust (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Cleopatra (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Aurum (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Sage (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Emerald #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Aveda Lemongrass (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Cucumber (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia C2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Dazzle (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #2 is a light-medium, sunny yellow with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied decently but could have used help from a primer to maintain intensity and evenness. This shade started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Dior Emerald #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Neon Orange #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Dior Mellow Shade #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Enchanting (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Reborn (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Limoncello (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Sunburst (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lemon Tart (PiP, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Feature #1 #1 (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Bright Sunshine (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Twin Star (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Fyrinnae Banana Mochi (P, $6.75) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Smashbox Bellini Bling (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #3 is a light-medium, icy pink with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage dry, which was also on the dusty side with a tendency to sheer out when applied. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Sephora Rose Quartz (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Soft Pearl (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Poodle (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #8 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Pat McGrath Astral Ghost Orchid (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Baby (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Devilish #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #4 is a light, muted beige with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had decent pigmentation and wasn’t too dusty or too firm. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (DC, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Topless (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 5050 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #5 is a slightly muted, dark purple-taupe with cooler undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It appeared a little browner and less purple when applied dry, and it appears warmer as it is blended out. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, but blendable and still applied smoothly, even if not opaque or particularly buildable. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Meow (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Mirror (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Lhasa (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkside (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Moth Brown (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Rose Garden #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette with Marc Jacobs Peridot Eyeliner

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette with Marc Jacobs Peridot Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh no, for $ 63, I was hoping for a higher score. Not a dud but could be better. It’s so pretty in the pan, but drier dustier formulas tend to do really bad on my oily lids, even with primer, and that light beige shade probably won’t show up well on my skintone πŸ™ I think the real star here is the Marc Jacobs Peridot eye liner –it looks very fresh for spring, might go for that instead

Despite this scoring just a B-, I really love this color combo! It screams SPRING! And green/hazel eye friendly, too. Not 100% certain I could get it to work even with primer and using it damp, though. I just don’t know?

Speaking of ColourPop Meow being a dupe, I actually posted a plea on a ColourPop Facebook post for Puppy Love asking them to rel-release Meow with all proceeds going to cat rescue! My comment has gotten a lot of “likes” so far, so I hope they do it!

Yes to MEOW!
I decided to skip on this palette due to seeing in Rachel R’s comment above, something my eyes missed while reading the review: crumbly . Crumbly scares me! Especially at $63! MUFE has some nice dupes….

Right??? I’m so heartbroken looking at this spring palette -if only Dior could’ve come through on the formula, I would do a neutral eye with a pretty pops of chartreuse green and yellow for spring. Instead, I will have to dig through my stash to get the look. Oh, I love your idea about Colour Pop Meow, and hope they put a sparkly cat paw print on the cover.

Same here, Katherine. I hadn’t noticed that one deal breaker word “crumbly” in my first read through. That color combo, though! So springy with soft neutral shades paired with two kapow pops of luminescent brights!

Thanks Rachel, I saw it last night! Seems like it may be gaining steam! There are so many worthy cat rescue groups, but The Grannies Project blows me away with what they are willing to do to rehabilitate some of the most severely injured or sick cats, like Mr. Biscuits.

Passing. The yellow and green are just not something I would wear and the quality is too poor for the price point. I’m stuck on the highlighters. So, good thing for my wallet, I don’t have to worry about this too!

I like #5 but wow this quint is some serious crapola IMO. It could have been so beautiful. It’s like they don’t even care about quality control. Actually, they obviously don’t care at all. It makes me mad. Luxury is supposed to be all about care. Quality, attention to detail, excellence. That’s the reason for the price tag not the name. Ugh!! Rant over. I think that was just one poor quality high end offering over my line lol I’ll reset now.

It’s so odd that Dior makes such pretty looking palettes but with clear formulation issues. They must have heard all the feedback on this– I guess they feel they will just sucker the next folks in that have not been through the experience. I have the older garden palette from a few years back and no problem, but not risking it again– nope. Thanks for testing it, Christine.

I love the taupe shadow, but the rest of the palette (shudder on the yellow and yellow green against my light yellow and olive undertoned skin) and having plenty of the taupe dupes qualify this as a definite no go. I love the embossing on the powder products in this collection.

One of the better reviews and grades for a LE Dior palette, I think, still not good enough (for me) to buy as it is rather expensive. I do like the colours in this one, I think it’s fun and summery with the yellows, but at the same time I can see a lot of people backing away when it comes to yellow eyeshadows, maybe just my imagination.

The palette itself is beautiful. Etched flowers in the powder are way too cute. What is it with these Dior palettes though. They look so beautiful in the palettes but constantly fall short on the eyes. Other than #5, it is safe to say I am not impressed with any of these. I had high hopes for that yellow, too.

Dior has told me before all their eyeshadows are wet/dry. When you open the case you can ease it open until the mirror ‘clicks’ giving you a place to put a drop or two of water to use with the eyeshadows in the palette. It definitely works to give more intensity to shades when you want it. The wet/dry swatches here are great and i love the look you created!

Yeah their Canadian PR let me know but it really should be clearly stated on everything because like you showed, you can get some gorgeous results wet! I am definitely finding their new eyeshadow formula better though and although I haven’t tried this yet I love the cranberry quint from holiday and I want to see more shades like that!

One day, one day. I feel like they’re on the right track with this new formula (which they’ve used twice now at least, back-to-back), but it’s too dusty.

I wish Dior’s eyeshadows were more pigmented, because they release a lot of really pretty and somewhat unique palettes. I’ve been tempted by so, so many, but the only one to meet my expectations in recent years was Bonne Etoile.

The look is so pretty! I like how Dior put unexpected colors together in a palette.
I have similar colors, so I’ll have to try recreating this look once spring is around corner.

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