If there's one thing Dior does do very well is make their products very visually appealing. Similar to the Lace Collection (spring 2010), Dior has embossed this palette with a delicate designs: lace and roses. Photos taken without flash, artificial light, NC 35 skin.
The colours in this palette are very spring-like. The pigmentation is generally good, and the texture though creamy is a bit on the dry side. The shadows apply well but are all a high shimmer finish, so some of the lighter shades apply sheerer than the darker shades.
From top right going clockwise we have a high frost white, a light teal with golden shimmer, a pale butter yellow white, a high frost chartreuse, and lastly in the center a pale white pink. Of the five shades the chartreuse and the pale yellow have the best pigmentation and colour density.
I like this palette - I think the colour combination is unique, fun and shouts "spring". And while I'm not usually won over by fancy appearances - for instance I dislike the current trend of metallic over sprays on powders - this palette is really very beautiful to look at. And though I liked this enough to buy it, I do have some reservations about it. My first reservation about this palette is it's exclusion of textures other than high shimmers. I'm actually a huge fan of shimmery eye shadows (and Dior's in particular), but I think a whole palette of high shimmer limits it's practicality and day wear. The other bone I have to pick with Dior, and this contention has come up before in some of my other reviews of their palettes, is the lack of a darker anchor shade to give enough tonal contrast to the eye. I don't know why but Dior tends to make quints where 50-60% of the shades are ones I would qualify as highlighters. Can you imagine how much more complete this quint would seem if there was a darker shade thrown in - perhaps a medium dark grey or gunmetal taupe shade? As it is, I feel like to make this quint work in the regular eye makeup tradition of contouring and highlighting you would need to supplement with another darker shadow.