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When I was 15, I went to Paris with my high school as part of a foreign exchange program. Our French teacher was from Poitiers, he was so full of energy and was determined to keep us awake after the very long flight from the US. I remember him yelling at us “On y va!” while crossing the busy streets of Paris. We also went into Sephora and that was my first experience with Dior. I bought a product that was supposed to temporarily dye a strand of your hair, it was a golden color and looked like a tube of mascara. After this, our teacher had to decide whether we were going to Versailles or Giverny, Monet’s house. He chose Giverny…and to this day I haven’t been to Versailles even though I’ve been to France many times. I’ve always been fascinated by the opulence of Versailles, and the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in #566 Versailles reminded me of the beautiful photos of the Hall of Mirrors. The colors are very similar, gold, silver, brown, peach.

versaillesSo pretty! When I was at the Dior counter, they had just put out the tester and I was the first one to purchase the eyeshadow. Actually my mother-in-law bought it for me for a birthday present and its been such a great little quint because its gorgeous on the eyes and can easily be worn as a holiday look. I don’t know about you but I am seriously giddy about the holidays!

The eyeshadow comes in the sleek, updated Dior case with the normal velvet pouch and navy blue Dior box.

Dior Versailles BoxDior Versailles Box LabelDior Versailles Box PouchDior Versailles CaseDior Versailles OpenSorry about the photos, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to try a black background this time. And it just didn’t look so great. I am photography challenged! Here is a closeup which shows the colors better.

Dior Versailles Closeup

The top left shade is a peachy pink champagne shade, absolutely stunning and probably my favorite of the two top shades. The top right shade is a pale frosty gold. Both of these top shades would be beautiful on the lids, under brow bone or inner corner. The bottom left shade is a metallic silver shade that is slightly chunkier in texture than the rest of the shades in this palette. Still buttery and creamy as with all Dior eyeshadows, but there is fall out with this silver shade. Bottom right is a beautiful chocolate brown, excellent for crease or lashline work. And the center shade (ta da!) is the star, a metallic shimmery gold. Actually I think both the silver and the gold metallic shades are equally the stars, because they are seriously stunning and can be worn by themselves or patted on top of the other shades. Versailles is an EXCELLENT quint if you are going to a holiday party. I don’t see the need to buy another Holiday palette if I’m honest…but who are we kidding here, you know I will!

Wrist swatches from left to right: Top left (Peach/Pink Champagne), Top Right (Pale Gold), Bottom Right (Chocolate Brown):
Dior Versailles wrist swatch topFrom left to right: Bottom Left (Metallic Silver) & Center (Metallic Gold):

Dior Versailles Metallic Shades

Below I am wearing the Peach/Pink Champagne & Pale Gold shades blended onto my lid, Chocolate Brown in the crease, outer lower lashline and lightly along upper lashline. Then I used the Metallic Silver very lightly in the inner corner and the Metallic Gold in the center of the lid. This is a light version of this quint, you can easily build it up to a very intense golden/silver metallic look. I was going for errands and didn’t want to freak out the old ladies at the grocery store.

Dior Versailles 566 Fall 2014 Collection eyeshadow eyes openDior Versailles 566 Fall 2014 Collection Eyeshadow eyes closedDior 566 Versailles Eyeshadow Fall 2014 Collection Eyes RightDior Versailles 566 Eyeshadow Fall 2014 Collection Eyes leftThese pictures don’t do this quint justice. If you can get your hands on it, do it! I think its already selling out. If I ever do get to Versailles, I am bringing this quint with me so that I will fit right in with the opulence. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Sunday!