Just got this palette after watching Lisa Eldridge's bridal video and fell in love with the colors. The look from the vid was so romantic and pretty. I tried to re-create it and worked. Dior rocks! Love all the colors except for the pearl .... too shimmery for me to use as a brow bone highlight. Other than that, it's a great buy.
edit: finally found a way to show up without going patchy....used Fyrinnae Pixie epoxy beneath it, better than the other primers i tried. Have realized the colours don't show up on or suit my skin/colouring. Maybe on lighter or more olive skins it will work.
Ahh sorry! I am a big fan of Dior cosmetics in general and the eyeshadows in particular. This quint leaves much to be desired. I feel that all the good reviews are misleading for a prospective buyer. This is a below average palette for the price, drugstore quality. The colour payoff is horrendous to average depending on the shadow.
My previous dior palettes are so buttery and smooth in texture compared to this. Have they reformulated the eyeshadows and added tons of fillers? Why is the end result chalky? I will add that I have tried this with and without primer- i have used it for the entire past week in the hopes of getting it to look ok. Subtlety I am not averse to--this is just poor quality. The colours are gorgeous, and a perfect harmony. This provides a good "base" look for other eyeshadows, too. All I wish is for the soft, well pigmented without being harsh, smooth look of palettes past (lol). Lisa Eldridge used this in a look. It was elegant and the model looked nice. However I believe this is a) lisa's touch b) because the model was a beautiful girl with lovely eyes ANYway c) the entire look could be replicated with a revlon palette and noone wd be any the wiser. I found an exact dupe for the shimmery warm beige colour; Annabelle's 11 dollar quad in Java has it, and the payoff is better. At this price point there is no excuse for even one of the five shades to suck.
This, and it's sister Rosy Nude, were hastily bought last summer and have been neglected due to my discovery of older quints that drew my attention since.
After I had photographed and re-arranged my stash, I decided to go through all my quints and get re-aquainted with them.
Rosy Tan (756) looks more burgundy than tan on my skin (I estimate I am 15/20 in MAC, I wear Dior's Forever-old formula in 20 and ELDW in Linen). This is because the upper right (the darkest) colour pulls somewhat warm and reddish/mauve on me. It looks to progress seamlessly on the lid when I use it next to the pink, requiring very little blending.
Now I have a thing with these quints, I have to come up with a look that incorporates every colour. I know it is not how it's supposed to work, even the Dior leaflets show instructions of 3 colours at a time, but this is just me. Anyway, here is how I do it (over TFSI Lemon):
1) I apply upper left on my whole lid, as a base
2) I mix lower left with a touch of upper right on my outer half
3) I use the upper right on the crease and outer v and blend-blend-blend (thank Haku for H2291)
4) Diffuse the crease towards the brow using the lower right light brown
5) Highlight under the brow and at tearduct using the middle colour
Although this is not an Iridescent palette (love them), I do get a nice shine since all but the lower right colour seem to have a satiny nature. The effect is very flattering and feminine and not at all flat.
The texture of the shadows is smooth and soft as we come to expect from Dior, except from the two lower colours. The one on the left, especially, seems to require some more effort to come to the brush. Please note that I do not mean they are hard. Far from it. They are just a little harder FOR DIOR STANDARDS and I cannot stress that enough.
I have rated the packaging 4 because it is good, safe and I can actually use the included brushes in an emergency (like being in a hotel and see you have forgotten your regular brushes back at home) to get decent results.
The price is a 3 for me. Yes, the original investment is high but these shadows will last a long time because so little is required each time.
The overall rating, now that is a dilemma... I have many Dior quints that I would not hesitate to rate them 5 (this one included) but I have Dior's eyeshadow duos were the quality and pigmentation is beyond words! I do rate the quints 4, because this is how I interpret it: since Dior has the know-how to make and release e/s in the superb quality of the duos, then I can compare the quality of the quint e/s to that. It's the same company, the same product, at the same time. So although the quality of the quint is beautiful and so beyond that of many other companies, for a Dior product is a 4 - or, if you prefer, a 4,5.
Lastly, I do not find this quint to be essential for me since I have many others from Dior that contain more or less same-themed colours, but I am happy with this product and (if I did not have any others) I would be willing to buy again.
I want to love it, but I can't. The colours just look muddy on me. I've seen other people wear it with beautiful results, but on me it does not look good at all :(
I am willing to swap it if anyone is interested.
I received a giftcard from SO this Christmas, which meant that I took forever to choose what my gift was going to be. This palette is the one that I chose after researching Dior's quints for more than a month. I used to think that I could find dupes of these colors from other brands, but the quality and the luxurious packaging just keeps making me come back to Dior. I previously had my eyes on the Earth Reflection palette, however, there's three shades of colors that I can use as a highlighter in that quint. Not in this one. Rosy Tan provides its owner with two everyday, one wash and go shades (the lower two shades), a highlight that isn't gawdily frosty, a dark color that can double as powder liner and a silky satiny strawberrk milk shade which can be used everywhere. I think this one is the most versatile quint that Dior has yet to offer, since the pinky tone compliments cooler skintones but there is a warmth to each of the colors as well. The darker mauvey brown has a slight pearly finish with gold microglitter shot through, which I think is much more understated (read: work apropriate) than Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres. Now I'm not bashing Chanel at all, in fact, I would proudly fork over the cash for those moussy lovelinesses, but I still think that they are too sparkly. Dior's formulation of their powder products, be it shadows, blushers, powder foundations, highlighters, is just phenomenal. They are the best powders on the market, selon moi. The packaging, as always, is classy and understated, albeit still luxurious. Navy is one of my favorite colors and the big heavy case feels very secure in my hands. Overall, this is an "All-Star" product for me and I recommend this to everyone that is looking for a versatile, long-lasting and foolproof shadow palette.
i am usually a statement eye liner person and this is my first ever eye shadow pallette, its not that same colors cant be found in other brands, but compiling 5 most beautiful high quality, wearable, day to night shades in one pallette makes this a must have, perfectly suit my olive skin tone and am very happy they made very aptly named ROSY TAN
For me, this is OK. I returned it. I preferred Earth Reflection on my Asian, NC35, yellow undertone skin. Earth Reflection looks great in picture, wink wink. Maybe this suits more for cooler skintone or neutral. I look good in warm color, gold jewelry, etc. My only fav color is the shimmery light plumish burgundy. Still DIOR quads are great quality. I also love Japanese eyeshadows. You can get the drugstore brands and still getting the quality, but yes it's mostly less pigmented compare to western brands.
Wow! Can you fall in love with an eye shadow pallette?? Cuz I think I just did.
I've bought this one a week ago because it was a 25% off sale and the Chanel Prelude quad I've been meaning to buy was sold out, so I decided for this one. I've read lost of positive reviews about this quint otherwise I know I would have overlooked it, but I'm so glad it got this one!
I've been playing with it every day and there are so many different looks to achieve with it. It can look light and fresh, or strong and dramatic. Both lovely for day and nighttime. I've used one shadow as an overal wash, or combined two to four shodows, all with completely different looks. It's one of the most versatile and compact eye shadow palettes I've own.
The colours are all neutrals except for the pink one, which looks really scary in the pan but gives a suble soft pink touch. I never wear pinks, but this one is very wearable.
The other ones are a lovely highlighter, and three browns: a chocolate brown shimmery one, a lighter shimmery brown and a satin cafe au lait colour which is my favourite. The browns look a bit on the warm side, but I'm cool toned and they look great on me. Compared to Earth Reflections these are less yellow and more on the taupe side.
The quality of the eye shadows is perfect, they are soft and blendable easy to apply. I'm in my late thirties and the looks I've achieved with this palette are always chic, never high frost and over the top.
I do love MAC, but the high pigmentation can be a bit scary to use. I think I prefer more subtle shades.
Dior quints are pricy but the best out there, especially for fair girls like me. I absolutely love it!
I just bought this today and it's lovely. I have warm brown hair & eyes, and a neutral/medium skin tone. I tried this one & the Sunset Cafe, thinking that I wanted something gold/bronze for summer, but the Sunset Cafe was too warm - even though the gold matched my eyes, the slightly pink/taupe undertones in the Rosy Tan palette was much better for me & makes my eyes stand out more.
I keep reading about how wonderful the Dior Quints are but I've never bought one because I found them too expensive. However, these colors are such beautiful neutrals that it will probably be the only quad I use for the next couple of years, instead of buying a 10 mediocre palettes at the drugstore for $12 that I end up tossing because I don't really love any of them.
The name 'rosy tan' just describes this palette perfectly. Its the ideal summer palette. Looks great on tanned skins. I am not a big fan of eyeshadows, I prefer lots and lots of mascara/false lashes, glowy skin, baby pink lips, and thats about it. These e/s are so natural and pretty though i could wear e/s everyday now- and actually have been doing!! :) The shades all also look AMAZING against blue eyes!! LOVE :)