Singing the Blues with Dior 5 Couleurs in Bleu de Paris

by lyn on March 28, 2012 · 5 comments

in Dior, Eyeshadow, Spring

When I was eight, I wanted to be a jazz singer. I honestly thought I was put on this good planet to sing hoppin’ jazz numbers and soulful blues for at least two years of my young life. My love for swing bands of the 1940s and 50s was also influenced by a really old movie called “A Star Is Born”, which I have watched and re-watched countless times.

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Upon seeing Dior’s Bleu de Paris eyeshadow palette, the first thing that popped into my mind is that it looked like such a snazzy-jazzy combination of colours. And it reminded me of the music I used to listen to in my childhood.

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Bleu de Paris consists of 5 varying shades of blues that you can use alone or in combination to create many different looks. The palette is versatile enough to take you from day to night.

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Most of the shades are shimmery and there is only one truly matte shade, which is the navy blue on the bottom right corner. The colours are very pigmented but can be sheered out if you’re opting for a softer look because the consistency is very smooth and blendable. The texture feels soft and buttery, and even with the shimmer, the shadows do not feel gritty.

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I have a serious love for eyeshadow palettes but can be rather hopeless at applying eyeshadows. I’ve been experimenting a bit more with different techniques and created this work-safe look, which I’ve really come to like lately.

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Sadly, everything I use and do needs to be appropriate for work because I spend a good portion of my life at the office. I sometimes wished I was in the creative industry where I can get away with being more funky ;-)

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The insert is actually quite useful and I tried to follow the “Sophisticated Trio” suggestion, where you choose 3 complimentary shades from a diagonal direction. I used the shimmery blue from top left and the matte navy from bottom right, with the sheer pale blue from the middle as a base.

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So far, the Dior 5 Couleurs in Bleu de Paris is absolute love for me. I know blue eyeshadows can be tricky sometimes but the smoothness of these shadows make them all very easy to use and blendable. My favourite shade from this quint is the shimmery blue on the top left corner.

You can find Bleu de Paris at most Dior counters or boutiques for RM205. Yes, the price factor is a little “ouch” but the quality and versatility of this palette does make up for it. This eyeshadow palette is part of the recently released Dior New Look Collection.

PS: Do watch this video (<< link) for one of my favourite scenes from the movie :-)

Do you like blue eyeshadows? What is your favourite and how do you normally wear the blues?

Featured product was provided by brand PR for consideration.

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Lily March 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

This palette brings you from day to night. Love it!
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lyn March 30, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Yes, it is quite a versatile little thing! I really like the texture and consistency too. But Dior generally produces really good eyeshadows, so I am not worried about the quality.

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Dovey March 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

This quint does feel really jazzy :) I like grey-blues to add some drama. Navy makes great liner— its softer than black and brings out brown eyes!
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lyn April 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yeah, it was really the first thing that popped into my head… jazz! It’s true that blues tend to look nice on brown eyes and I must learn different ways to apply eyeshadows to make full use of this palette :-)

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Jess March 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Another great product from Dior. Thanks for such details report! I guess I have invest another! :)

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