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Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

by Tavia

Hello beauties!

I got me the new, limited edition Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette (unboxing video) featured in Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 Collection (info, visuals) as a Christmas present a couple of weeks ago along with the other Dior 5 Couleurs Glowing Garden Palette in No.451 Rose Garden (upcoming review). Since I first posted about Dior Glowing Gardens Collection and I saw these two palettes I knew I’ll have to buy them…but not because of the color combination, as I will tell you truthfully right from the start they are not my kind of shades, but because of the gorgeous floral pattern and the curiosity to try them out and see if they are high quality and especially to be able to post reviews for you guys.



U.S. – Now at Nordstrom, Macy’s

UK Launch Date – 20 January 2016

International Launch Date – late January 2016 at Sephora

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a mix of 5 eyeshadows ranging from white, silver, gray, blue, and orange. The floral pattern surely gives this palette a spring twist, but the color combination doesn’t seem to appealing to me.

I wore these eyeshadows for the review purposes with and without an eyeshadow primer. The swatches bellow were taken dry and without a primer. I must say that when I wore Dior eyeshadows on my bare lids, the colors faded after 4 hours wear and by the 3rd hour they already started to crease. I would have honestly expected a higher quality from Dior eyeshadows, even so, applied without a primer as other more lower cost brands these days can definitely deliver some quality eyeshadows at reasonable prices.

So then, I tried the classic way and wore Dior Blue Garden eyeshadows over a primer and they kind of lasted for about 6 hours, but no more than 7, which again was disappointing to me.

Dior Blue Garden #1 is a warm toned, light peachy-orange with a frosty-metallic finish. It had a fairly good color payoff, delivering a medium opaque color coverage. It applied well onto the lid but looked less pigmented than when swatched and while I tried to blended, the color just sheer out, became lighter and less pigmented. I do find this shade has the best quality of them all.

Dior Blue Garden #2 is a light, cool-toned white with a frosty finish. It had a sheer, almost translucency coverage when applied dry and without a primer, while swatched over Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer it definitely became more pigmented, intense and with an almost opaque coverage. I felt the texture was dry and powdery, blended quite well on the lid but the color would sheer out. It’s just a nice color to apply in the inner corner of your lid for a wash of white color to brighten up your eyes in a soft manner.

Dior Blue Garden #3 is a very light bluish-white with a frosted finish. It has a sheer color coverage when applied dry but not even applied damp or over a primer won’t have a good or opaque color coverage. It has a very lightweight, dusty formula, so the more I blended, the more the color washed away. This color is a bit resembling in texture with shade No.2, but I do say it has an even lower quality.

Dior Blue Garden #4 is a medium-dark grey with cool undertones and a frosty finish. Being the darkest color in the palette made it also look a little bit more pigmented than shades No.2 and No.3, just about the same as No.1. It has a medium color coverage with a dusty formula. Once again when blended the color quickly sheered out which makes me think, these colors were probably no meant for blending, just easily packed on the lid.

Dior Blue Garden #5 is a light-medium, warm toned grayish-silver with a metallic finish. It has a medium-opaque color coverage and a formula that felt a little bit dry. Once applied dry on the skin (without an eyeshadow primer) it tended to offer more of that metallic sheen and with a moderate color opacity.

Overall, I can’t say I’m impressed with the new Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette. Nor the eyeshadows or the quality did made me say that I’m happy with this purchase. It’s just a mixed of washed out color with a light to medium color coverage and mostly a frosty sheen.


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genevieve January 8, 2016 - 6:02 am

Again Christine found that the darkest grey was the best of the bunch. These colours should suit you a little better than the floral garden, but the inclusion of that orange colour has me beat. The old Dior Gris Gris – which has shades of grey and a beautiful pale blue is much better. Dior, unfortunately, hasn’t put out a great palette since its Bonne Etoile days, although the Jardin palette was generally pretty good.

Tavia January 8, 2016 - 6:10 pm

I did actually created a makeup look with this palette, but I can’t say that I will use this palette pretty often, as I would like some eyeshadows that don’t fade after 7 hours.


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