Going Blue with Dior New Look Palette – (254) Bleu de Paris

by xin on February 23, 2012

When I was sent a couple products of Dior New Look collection to try out, this 5-color eyeshadow palette – Bleu de Paris was one of them.

Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow Bleu de Paris

254 Bleu de Paris- a tribute to the Versailles blue of Marie-Antoinette reinterpreted in a soft version imbued with Parisian chic

Comes in a classic velvet pouch, and house in a midnight blue solid case , I feel like a royalty already!

Bleu de Paris consists of 5 cool-tone blues, with a combination of matte and shimmer. The color combination reminds of a gala dinner or cocktail evening! It’s always been my ‘want’ to master the blues, even though I hardly wear blue eye shadows, but I do have a thing for blue shadows and polishes!  ;)

Dior New Look - (254) Bleu de Paris

Swatches from top right > bottom right.

The color is quite pigmented and I find that some synthetic brushes are not very good at picking up the color, in fact, using finger works the best for me.

I am particularly liking the first color, it is like a shimmery royal blue, very pretty. The shadows are very fine and smooth.  And my next favorite is the gunmental black.

 

Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow Bleu de Paris Swatch on  Eye

I did a quick work of colors on the eye. Unlike nude colors, blues are less forgiving and it is easy to make mistake if you are too heavy handed. I always try to start light so mistake can be easily undone.

This might not be the best example, but don’t you just love the colors?

Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow Bleu de Paris Face

You can keep your cheeks and lip color light to shift the focus to your eyes.

What I like the most about this palette is – the versatility and the quality.  You can double the black as your eyeliner, or use it on its own, and very minimal color fall out, shimmer is glam and not trashy. With my oily lids, with just primer, the color lasted almost 8 hours on me, including a barbecue session and sweat! Very impressive.

Overall, it is quite a nice palette especially if you have not owned any blue shadows, the downside is, price is rather steep and you might find similar palettes out there.

Price: RM210 (USD$60)

Availability: All Dior counters in 4 variants.

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beetrice February 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

looks good! :) does it crease if you don’t put primer though?
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prettybeautiful February 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

tried it without primer too, it creased towards end of day but there was still color on the lid ;)

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gio February 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Wgat a lovely palette! The colors look great on you!
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prettybeautiful February 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

I love blues too ;) not the monday blues but general blue :P
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milktea February 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I thought the colors looked rather drab in the pan but the swatches show up their true beauty! I love applying my Dior shadows using fingers too! :) Wonder if I should get this… the first blue color is lovely.

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prettybeautiful February 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

the color is beautiful on skin, especially if applied with fingers ;)
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dom February 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Oh I like this look on you very much :) Wear more blues! You look very pretty in them!

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