Dior House of Pinks Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a pink-hued palette with five shades ranging from pink-tinted ivory to mauve. Despite having continual poor luck with the quality in Dior's palettes, I remain a glutton for punishment and bought both of the new spring palettes. I wasn't impressed with House of Pinks due to its drier, unforgiving texture--it made my entire lid space look dry. I thought Monochrome was frustrating to work with (I tested both simultaneously, one on each eye), but Monochrome didn't emphasize texture nearly as much, despite being more powdery (I guess that's the where the silkiness came into play). The consistency of the eyeshadows was generally firmer and drier, while the color payoff ranged from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. They were harder to apply to bare skin, as they didn't want to stick, and only one shade performed decently. It's yet another palette that reminds me of why Dior's palettes are a "look but don't touch" situation more often than not. Dior palettes are best at inspiring me to try a new color combination, but I should know better by now to create it with anything but Dior's own palette.
A limited-edition version of the legendary 5 Couleurs palette brings together a variety of textures in a single case to create eye makeup styles through layering. The palette is adorned with the crest of Christian Dior.
How to use: For a natural look, create a gradation effect using the medium shade on the entire mobile eyelid and the darker shade along the lash line. Highlight with the lightest shade beneath the brow arch and in the inner corner of the eye. For a sophisticated look, apply the lightest shade over the entire mobile eyelid. Contrast with the darker shade in the crease and along the lash line to create structure. Apply the medium shade in the outer corner and draw it out to widen the eyes.