Here’s Pavillon. One of the two Dior backstage mono eye shadows available in Europe and Asia that didn’t make it to the American market.
Pavillon is a warm shimmery golden peach. Although many describe it as a coral, the lighter base only allows it to look a warm peach at best when swatched.
Here’s Pavillon swatched with some similar colours I had in my stash.
Pavillon has a very light base. Which makes it flattering on even the lightest of skin tones, specially those who usually find it difficult to pull off a peach eyeshadow without looking like you cried all night.
That being said, the gold shimmer in this can be a tad overwhelming. And applied wet, this has an almost metallic look, which I really loved!
When compared with the Body Shop swatch, Pavillon is warmer, lighter and more shimmery.
Make Up Store Cosmopolitan had a deeper redder base and the shimmer was silver.
Mac Paradisco is very similar to Pavillon as the gold shimmer content is almost exact. Although Paradisco was more pinky peach and much deeper in colour than Pavillon.
I found that Pavillon goes on quite sheer when applied with a brush, and some layering was required to achieve desired intensity.
Specially on Medium to darker skin tones i’d advise using this wet.
Overall the pigmentation was good keeping with regular Dior standards. But when compared to the likes of NARS, this doesn’t quite hit that mark.
I believe it’s a nice eyeshadow to own, although for the price it’s not something i’d be crazy enough to call a must have.
Here’s Pavillon once worn. It was a pain to photograph as it doesn’t contrast enough on my medium complexion, but this will have to do!
Upper lash line was defined with a Tom Ford liquid liner.
The lower lash line was accented with a purple eyeliner (Awesome Performance) by Make Up Store. I completed this look with one coat of Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara in Black Satin.
For brows I used my favourite brow pencil by Kate Cosmetics and the Guerlain brow powder compact.
Dior Pavillon retails at SGD 50 and comes with 2.2 g 0.07 oz of product.
Available at Dior counters Asia and Europe.
6 thoughts on “Dior Summer 2014 (Transat Edition) – Pavillon mono eyeshadow 541”
I thought this was going to be way darker!
Nope, It looks darker in the pan but on medium skintones it doesn’t show up much. In general it’s more peachy gold than a corally shade 🙂
It is such a gorgeous compact though! I have so many peachy gold eyeshadows. So I guess I won’t be too heartbroken we didn’t get it here in the US. I really hope we get the Dior palettes you shared on your Instagram a couple of days ago. I already have the red one on my list!!!
I agree, I too have a mother load of peachy golds, but when you have so many what’s another one right? ;-
) I just couldn’t resist.
And yes! I am sure they will all come out in the US. The red one looks damn tempting to me too >.< Let's play the waiting game now..
This is actually way prettier than I thought it was going to be-it looks lovely on you Michelle-love that you have paired it with a bright liner xx
Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx
I found it such a pain to photograph.. but it’s a great product 🙂
Have you managed to get your hands on this?
If you need it lemme know, I can help you get your hands on this beauty.