Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Grège 734


Dior Grège 734 is a stunning soft satiny neutral quint. I think this is a must-have for any neutral lover, especially if you're a fan of Dior eyeshadows. I found mine online at Sephora.com ($59 for 6 g/ 0.21 oz, made in France). It has a soft earthy feel with a mixture of shimmer and satiny shades. I personally find the combination of the colors unique, descriptions of each shade:
  • Soft warm tan camel brown (slight shimmer, satiny finish)
  • Pale greyed white frost (higher shimmer)
  • Pale mauve grey cream shimmer (high shimmer, but not frost)
  • Muted brown grey with mauvey tones (more matte, slight satin finish)
  • Shimmery blue grey with mauve tinge (shimmery)



Update: someone requested I confirm that I have the numbers of the quints correct b/c there is an inconsistency online at Sephora.com, here is the back of Grège to show the number is in fact 734:


The texture is similar to that of the Mitzah quint: soft, blendable with a soft shimmer finish. There is apparent shimmer in the compact, on the eyes it translates into a softer satiny look. The shimmer gives a subtle glow. The colors are layerable and easy to blend.

Swatches applied with a brush (I find that these apply better with a brush versus the sponge applicators that come in the compact):




I often find it difficult to wear all 5 shades at once with Dior quints but I do not think they are designed to all be worn at once. If you read the little pamphlets that come with the boxes you will find that Dior has helpful diagrams and tips. Dior suggests several different methods. One is to use any 3 shades that are touching, whether it is diagonal, the top + middle, or sides + middle. Pardon the poor quality of the snapshot, but the paper is so thin, scanning shows both sides of the ink. Hopefully these diagrams will help you if you haven't seen them before.


How does this compare to other palettes? I'm sure individually you could find similar shades, but palette-wise, I found Grège to be unique. I didn't look for dupes this time but I did pull Chanel Stupendous and the classic Dior Incognito (older version) to compare. Grège is an amped-up version of Incognito. While Grège is soft, the contrast of the colors in this palette are sharper than Incognito making it easier to wear (in my opinion). I only swatched the diors side by side.



Grège 734 is a lovely wearable neutral. Today I managed to wear all 5 shades on the eyes by layering them, medium tan shade first, soft lighter colors on top to blend the edges, then darkest shades along lash line and outer corners blended. I can easily see myself wearing this on a regular basis for everyday. For a base I used a combination of Urban Decay's Primer Potion and Laura Mercier's Metallic Cream Shadow in Platinum. It lasted all afternoon. I give it a big thumbs up.

The Dior New Look Collection is already out online at Sephora and also should be in store at Nordstrom now.

19 comments:

  1. Is this your new favourite neutral palette Sabrina? I really love the blue/grey shade, it looks like the perfect pairing for the brown shades of the palette. LOVE.

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  2. Lovely pictures as always. Fascinating tip to wear three adjoining colors. I can totally see how that would work. It takes a little of the confusion out of any quint...makes sense. Sometimes I hesitate on the quints because I just can't figure out the best way to use them and end up over applying, but that tip makes it so simple. No more hesitation!!! however, probably more money spent in the future, lol!!

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  3. Thank you for yet another great review. I was initially hesitant to get this palette, especially after buying everything from the Dior Spring Collection, but as always you changed my mind. I love my neutrals, and this will have to be added to my neutral collection. The time you put into reviewing these products, and taking such great pictures of them is greatly appreciated.

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  4. Love those shades! Might have to pop into sephora in the week x

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  5. This is such a pretty neutral palette. Thanks for sharing the swatches!

    xx

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  6. The colors are very down-to-earth and pretty.

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  7. To be honest, I wasn't tempted just looking at the palette, but those swatches really bring it to life for me. Those are lovely colours! I'm supremely tempted! Thank you for the lovely review!

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  8. thank you for the beautiful review and photos so detailed as always I hope to be able to find this palette I hope is permanent!

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  9. I like it!! I think the colors are great and very easy to combine, in order to do some great looks! I usualy buy low-cost eyeshadows but I think it's a very interesting proposal for the future!!
    Sorry for my english, but I need to improve it!!
    Kisses from Spain!!

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  10. Thank you so much for these reviews and swatches. The only downside is that they are going to cost me so much money. I had my eye on your picks from this collection as well, I LOVE neutrals and greens and these are perfect for everyday, I agree.
    The Grege looks not too warm so I think I can get away with it, and the Royal Kaki is a great variation on the Smoky eye look.

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  11. The new design looks great! Beautiful colors want it :3. You have a new follower ;), because I like your blog. Nice sunday.

    lg Neru

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  12. Love this one. I just picked it up in Royal Khaki and am excited to play with it! I also couldn't help but grab the mascara!

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  13. Just looking at pictures of the palette, I wasn't too impressed by it. Your swatches really sold me though. I love the finish of these shadows, and I think these colors go together pretty well. I will definitely be on the lookout for it next time at a counter. I hope to be disappointed with the other new ones so I can save myself some cash haha. Thank you for bringing this lovely palette to my attention!

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  14. I was just checking this and Royal Khaki out on Sephora, but I think they have them listed wrong on their site. They show Grege as 454 and Royal Kkaki as 734. Can you verify this? Thx!

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    1. Updated the post with one more photo above to confirm that Grège is 734.

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  15. Looks stunning. I adore Dior eyeshadows, one of the best in the business, along with NARS. x

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  16. Grege is calling my name because the shades are all so wearable! :D

    p.s. I picked up the Bobbi Brown Tortoise Collection Shell e/s palette at the CCO! I was thrilled to randomly visit the outlet mall the day it came out there. ;D

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