Blue Lagoon eye shadow quint from Dior Summer 2013 Bird Of Paradise Collection may be the most beautiful Dior palette I own. The vivid tropical blue eye shadows make me think about about a dream vacation, an island fantasy and just a touch of 1970s nostalgia, though the shades are modern, complex and sophisticated. The texture is satin with a subtle shimmer, easy to blend and offers many different looks (used with neutrals, golds, or bronze eye shadows and liners).
The stars of Dior Blue Lagoon (#374) are the center color and the two on the left. They're saturated with pigment and utterly stunning. The one in the center and the bottom right one are quite unique and have multi colored micro-shimmer that make them stand out among other blue eye shadows I have. You can use them to contour, line or add a bright pop of color in the center of a taupe lid. I'm still learning all that I can do with this palette, but it's clear that these three shades are already among my favorite eye shadows.
The two shades on the right are far less impressive. Neither the baby blue nor the green aqua offer much color payoff, and they remind me too much of Dior Cruise Mono eye shadow. They need a creamy primer underneath to make any impact, and even then I assume that they're better suited for a pale complexion.
Bottom Line: worth it if you can wear most of the colors.
Dior Blue Lagoon Eye Shadow Palette Summer 2013 Bird Of Paradise Collection ($60) is arriving at the counters and can already be found at Nordstrom, in store and online.