Dior Blue Velvet (189) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Dior Blue Velvet (189) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Blue Velvet (189)

Dior Blue Velvet (189) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition blue-hued color story that included two more shimmery shades and three more matte shades. It was one of the lower-performing palettes of the new Velvet palettes released due to the more matte shades being on the powdery side and therefore sheering out.

Ingredients

Blue Velvet #1

Blue Velvet #1 is a light-medium, steely silver with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Fairly smooth consistency, slightly stiff
  • Blendable, easy to apply, little to no fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC Silver Screen (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Ice Crystals (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop On a Whimsy (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #17 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Flatbush (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Silver Coin (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Dior Plum Tulle #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#16498 TALC • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • MICA • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • ZINC STEARATE • NYLON-12 • SILICA • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • TIN OXIDE • CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER • DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL • CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL • AQUA (WATER) • SERICIN • ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM BENZOATE • [+/- CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 77491, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blue Velvet #2

Blue Velvet #2 is a darker, purplish-blue with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It was a touch on the powdery side, so it sheered out during application.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly powdery, a touch thin
  • Blendable, sheered out slightly
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#16502 SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • TALC • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • ZINC STEARATE • NYLON-12 • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE • TIN OXIDE • CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER • DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL • CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL • AQUA (WATER) • SERICIN • ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM BENZOATE • [+/- CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) • CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blue Velvet #3

Blue Velvet #3 is a medium-dark mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, silky consistency, slightly firm but not stiff and had light creaminess to it (“velvet” aspect)
  • Blendable, easy to apply, little to no fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#1501 TALC • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • MICA • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • ZINC STEARATE • NYLON-12 • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • LAUROYL LYSINE • CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER • DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL • CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL • AQUA (WATER) • SERICIN • ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM BENZOATE • [+/- CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 77491, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) • CI 75470 (CARMINE)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blue Velvet #4

Blue Velvet #4 is a faded, dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. I’d recommend using this over a primer due to its deficiencies on its own.

  • Medium pigmentation
  • Overly emollient, somewhat powdery
  • Prone to sheering out, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#16654 TALC • MICA • SILICA • ZINC STEARATE • NYLON-12 • ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • BIS-BEHENYL/ISOSTEARYL/PHYTOSTERYL DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE • TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE • LAUROYL LYSINE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • KAOLIN • CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER • DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL • CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL • LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL • ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE • TOCOPHEROL • SODIUM BENZOATE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • [+/- CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) • CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Blue Velvet #5

Blue Velvet #5 is a deep, purplish-gray-blue with a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth consistency, slightly firm but not stiff and had light creaminess to it (“velvet” aspect)
  • Blendable, easy to apply, little to no fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#16569 TALC • MICA • SILICA • ZINC STEARATE • NYLON-12 • ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • BIS-BEHENYL/ISOSTEARYL/PHYTOSTERYL DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE • TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • LAUROYL LYSINE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER • DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL • CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL • LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL • ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE • TOCOPHEROL • SODIUM BENZOATE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • [+/- CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 75470 (CARMINE) • CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.