An oldie, but a goodie! I figured it was as good a time as any to finally write up a review on one of my favourite palettes. This has been my travelling companion on many occassions and while I've gotten many beautiful neutral leaning palettes and quads since getting this, Grege is still a staple I return to time and time again.
Dior's 5 Couleurs palettes come in many variations, but I've still yet to buy any more from their permanent range. I've got two limited edition palettes, but when it comes to the permanent line, Grege is the only one I've been really interested in. This as it has a nice combination of mattes and shimmers, something the other palettes lack (in my opinion) as they are one full-on shimmer-fest after another.
Grege has a white, a warm brown, a cool toned brown, a blue and a neutral light grey/beige colour. The white has a nice subtle sheen to it, as does the middle color. The brown and brown/purple are both mattes, while the blue/grey on the bottom right has a very subtle sheen to it as well.
The combination of colours and finishes in this palette make it extremely versatile. I almost always apply the middle colour all over my lid, though I have used the warm lighter brown as an all over one-shadow look as well. The white works beautifully as a subtle inner corner highlight, and then the three darker shades give three very different looks when put through the crease. When using the lighter brown I get a very natural look, perfect for daytime. The purple-toned darker brown gives a look that is a bit more sophisticated, very feminine and put-together, while the blue makes a nice smokey darker eye-look, perfect for going out.
Not only does this palette have an awesome selection of colours, but the quality is also spot on. When applied over Mac's Painterly (which I always use) this stays put the whole day. Seriously. The darker crease-colour may fade a bit, but evenly, so everything still looks perfect. The lid colour doesn't budge, and it doesn't fade. This is my go-to palette when I'm out of ideas, need something that just works or one I've taken on most of my travels as it truly covers every possible need.
Rumour has it that Dior will be adding some new combinations to their 5 Colour line this fall, which I am naturally really excited about. I can't wait to add some more of these palettes to my collection as they really are one of my favourites. They blend effortlessly, stay put all day and give a defined, yet understated and sophisticated look. If you love a really bold or colourful eye, this is probably not for you. But if you love looking effortlessly put together, you will definitely love Dior's Grege palette.
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