Dior Mirage (699) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition palette that included five shimmery shades in warmer undertones. The palette could have used more contrast to make it a more versatile palette as a standalone color story, and if you’re someone who likes to have matte finishes, you will definitely need to add some in. The quality was nice–pigmented, blendable, easy to use–and the formula felt like a gel-powder, so it worked well dry as well as damp.
Mirage #1 is a muted, light-medium orange with warm, brownish undertones and flecks of pink and gold shimmer that gave it a pearly sheen. It had opaque color coverage applied dry as well as wet, though the latter yielded a shinier finish. It had a smooth, moderately-dense texture that was easy to pick up and to apply. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Mirage #2 is a light orange with barely-there pink iridescent shimmer that gave it a soft sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single layer applied dry but was fully opaque in one layer with a dampened brush. The consistency was moderately-dense, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Mirage #3 is a medium, yellow-peach base with flecks of gold-to-pink shifting pearl. It had medium pigmentation applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The eyeshadow was moderately dense but slightly drier compared to the other shades in the palette, though it blended out just fine in practice. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Mirage #4 is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of red and gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff both dry as well as wet, though the wet application gave it a more metallic sheen. The consistency was moderately-dense, smooth without being powdery but picked up well with a dry brush and blended out nicely. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Mirage #5 is a medium, plummy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was moderately-dense but smooth, blendable, and easy to pick up with a dry brush. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.