This one was Karla's fault. She swatched the new Summer 2010 Dior eye shadow quint, Ready-to-Glow a few weeks ago and I promptly headed out to buy it. This palette is just that gorgeous.
The colors are cool(ish)-to-neutral except for the peach that is decidedly warmer . I can wear each and every one of these colors and have found all of them to be flattering and versatile. I don't wear more than two or three of them together in the classic highlighter-crease-lash line method, but that's a personal preference. Since the texture is so soft and blendable I'm sure you can make four or even all five work together, I just never feel the need to do it. The pigment is rich and strong, the finish is extraordinarily shiny, but despite the high voltage the softer colors can also work for day if used with a light hand and blended well. Of course, the possibilities for a sexy evening look are many.
Performance-wise, I'm highly impressed with this Dior quint. I always use a lid primer, so there are no creasing or longevity issues. When I use a spectacular base (the one from Kanebo Sensai), the finish stays fresh all day long with no fading.
Bottom Line: Actually worth the price.
Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow - Ready-to-Glow ($58) is available at Dior counters everywhere as well as from Sephora.
All photos are mine.