If you’re still kicking yourself for missing out on Dior Iridescent Leather 5 Couleurs, there is good news and bad news. The good news is it is still possible to lay your hands on it without paying a grossly marked-up price on eBay. The bad news is you might need a plane ticket for Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Korea. That’s right, the limited edition eyeshadow palette is actually permanent in certain countries! I failed to resist the temptation during my most recent trip, and that’s why you’ll be drooling over it today!
It remains a total mystery as to why Dior made such a decision. I can see why certain shades will only be available on certain continents, but in selected countries? This has to be the first time I noticed this.
Nevertheless, let’s focus on the palette itself. Dior Iridescent Leather 5 Couleurs (539) packs 5 delicate iridescent shades. The finish is very beautiful and glow-y, which is exactly what I prefer for the inner two thirds of my lid!
Here are the swatches:
All 5 shades are very creamy, pigmented, and completely fallout-free. Rather than a typical Dior texture, Iridescent Leather reminds me of something you would see from Urban Decay. Theoretically speaking, yes this is another neutral palette which you might be tired of by now, but the nuance and depth set it apart!
For the look, I used the shade on the bottom right for the inner two thirds, upper right for the outer third, the darkest shade in my outer v as well as my lower lash line, and the lightest shade in the inner corners:
Can you see how much they glow?
This is the complete look with Rouge Bunny Rouge Florita on my cheeks, Guerlain Illusion on my lips, Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder around the edge of my face, and Guerlain Les Voilettes pressed powder to set everything (review coming up soon).
Bottom line: Dior Iridescent Leather 5 Couleurs contains 5 shimmery shades with a lot of nuance and depth. It can definitely function alone if you don’t object to wearing shimmery shades all over, but for me it is the palette of perfect lid shades. Quality-wise, there is nothing I can nitpick, either!
Would you be hunting Iridescent Leather down?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx