This quint is absolutely fantastic for smokey eyes!
I'm pretty impressed with it. It comes with mainly cool-toned silvers. On the upper left, there is a pale blue, almost-white shade with a frost finish, a medium shimmery cool-toned gray on the upper right, a frosted pure white on the lower right, a frosted silver on the lower left, and a black with silver glitter in the center.
Not a very unique selection of shades, but very nicely coordinated regardless.
I like to use the lower left shade on the inner half of upper lid with the center shade on the outer lid, in the crease, and on the lower lash line; then I highlight the tear duct, inner third of the lower lash line, and inner third of the upper lid with the lower right shade for a dramatic, eye-popping effect. I finish with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in White or MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (white pencil liner) on the waterline to make my eyes look bigger, UD Bootycall on the browbone as a highlight, black pencil liner on the upper lash line, and dramatic mascara on the upper and lower lashes.
^^Fantastic glamorous look for a super special nighttime occasion!
For the most part, all the shades are nicely pigmented and have a nice buttery smooth formulation that's easy to blend and apply, like MAC e/s, except a bit more buttery (not quite as buttery as UD e/s though).
The packaging isn't special. It's your typical luxury-brand e/s palette: a shiny black compact with a mirror inside. It looks nice, but regardless, I hate how it's so susceptible to fingerprints!
So I gave this a solid 4 rating. I'd give it a 5, but the price kind of irked me. It costs $60! I know it's Dior, but that kind of price is more for foundations, don't you think?
Would I repurchase? No.
An outstanding quint from Dior. Must have for dark smokey-eye gals. Won't comment too much on color combo, pigmentation and all that jazz because Dior quints are always good on those!
As with all Dior quints these shadows are well pigmented and easy to blend. A nice selection of cool greys blues and black. A very versatile palette which includes great daytime and evening shadows.