Limited edition for Summer 2013, Peacock (£40) contains a mix of warm greens and blue tones.
These are not the colours I normally
gravitate towards as they don't tend to suit me and I must confess to
buying this on a whim rather than with rational thought.
The shades have a variety of depths and vary between shimmer and satin in finish, you get a medium warm
green with strong yellow undertones; very sheer
beige with a yellow undertone (this has micro glitter), very pale
yellow green, medium cool toned silvered blue with a
hint of teal and in the centre a pale aqua
with a slight gold iridescence.
In terms of the formula, this is far from Dior at its best; the top and
bottom right shades have poor pigment and are dry in feel. The other
three shades have better colour pay off and apply quite smooth, though
its still not the creamy feel, ease of blending nor long wear you can get from a good Dior
However, I do really like the shades and have been surprised that they
do not look garish and the overall effect is more muted, wearable
brights, though still retaining that crisp clear colour.
colours do not sit well with my colouring, (they look slightly off against my pale, very cool toned skin and blue eyes) I do
think its a shame that the overall formula is not up to par as the
combination and different nuances of the shades could have made
this a knock out palette.
I bought this from John Lewis