Hello lovelies! I hope this day find you well, happy, healthy and thankful.
Here is my review on a “battle for the best eyeshadows”. The shadow palette on the left is the Dior 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette and the one on the right is Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette. Please excuse the messy looking palette cases on the two but something must be used before it is reviewed does it not? Anyway lets get to the descriptions of these two items which I lifted directly from Sephora (whom I am not affiliated with in any way).
Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow $62
646 30 Montaigne (color palette name)
What it is:
A five-color eye shadow palette to add a splash of color to the eyes.
Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette $50
Bronze Amour (color palette name)
What it is:
A vibrant eye shadow palette in five pigmented shades.
What it does:
These sleek palettes feature five eye shadows to color, contour, sculpt, highlight, and line your eyes in an eight-hour, budge-proof formula. The buildable powders create a seamless layer of pure color for a radiant finish that lasts and lasts. Brush on these silky shades in five simple ways—allover, lid, crease, highlighter, and liner—and design your own customized eye look. Wear them dry to contour, sculpt, and lift with soft day colors, or wear them wet to intensify your look with dramatic evening hues or smoky effects.
Each palette contains:
– 5 x Eye shadows
– Custom look tutorial for day and evening looks
– Eye shadow applicator
– Eyeliner applicator
Well, as you can see the Dior description is not very ,well, descriptive, so if I had not actually seen these colors in person I probably would have never bought them going on this description alone. I need more info people to make an informed decision! So that is the first strike against Dior.
The Lancôme description on the other hand is relatively descriptive. It gives you a better idea of what you might be getting in their product if you were to make the decision to purchase their product online site unseen or untouched. Personally I am not very apt to purchase an eyeshadow online unless I have seen the actual product in person first but for some reason did not purchase it at the time.
That being said, I had seen the Dior shadow in a duty free airport shop of all places but did not purchase at the time as I could just see a brand new, almost $70 eyeshadow palette getting destroyed somehow during my flight home so it stayed where it was. The Lancôme palette was part of the last GWP sale of the year that Lancôme was having at my local Belk. I even picked the neutral palette over the phone when the sales lady called me to see if I wanted to pre-buy a product and reserve my GWP. That is why there is a discrepancy in the packaging size and the Lancôme is smaller than the Dior, I did not pay $50 for a product that teeny tiny. However the tiny ends with the size. Stroke for stroke the Lancôme palette gave the best color over the Dior palette. The Lancôme palette colors are very saturated and intense and take less product to get the desired effect. The Dior palette on the other hand looks very intense and pigmented in the palette but not until you use it do you see that it is not. It takes multiple applications to get the colors to pop on the eyes and even then I was not impressed. Just because something is neutral doesn’t mean it should be flat. Comparatively speaking you use so much less of the Lancôme than you do the Dior in order to achieve the look you are wanting because face it, if you don’t want saturated and pigmented color will you really pay $50 or more for an eyeshadow palette? I know I wouldn’t. Time has now passed for me to return the Dior palette (plus I no longer have the packing slip) or I would because after using the two I am so much more happy with the results I received from the Lancôme colors over the Dior colors.
Both of these eyeshadows were applied over an eyeshadow primer. The Dior was applied over the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and the Lancôme was applied over the new Benefit Air Patrol BB Eyelid Primer. These two primers deserve their own review and I will be putting one up soon enough.
So, after using the two, I would recommend the Lancôme 5 shadow palette over the Dior 5 shadow palette and dollar for dollar the Lancôme is $12 less than the Dior which doesn’t seem like a lot but when you look at the color payoff the difference is obvious. In the end you will need to use less of the Lancôme and more of the Dior if you want just close to the same color intensity so the Lancôme will last longer than the Dior. The next time I am in my local Belk I intend to purchase the full size Lancôme palette and put the smaller one in my bag to carry with me when we travel. However when it runs out I will be sad and have to begin looking for a replacement palette to carry with me 🙁 .
Until next time my beauties, TTFN and I hope my review has educated, informed or entertained you in some way and maybe added something positive to your day.