A curious development in the world of Dior eyeshadow quints. When the spring Lace collection came out, department store counters got two quints: Coquette and Pearl Glow (click for swatches). Sephora instead received 804 Extase Pinks and 004 Mystic Smokys. I’d thought these two quints were exclusive to Sephora, but they just appeared in Nordstrom, as part of a “collection” called Haute Couture (also included are 790 Night Dust and 970 Stylish Move — coincidentally swatched together here).
Just a swatcher’s opinion, but Mystic Smokys and Extase Pinks felt… different to me. Don’t get me wrong, I think they photographed beautifully, but I made a note that Mystic Smokys felt unusually chalky for Dior (bad tester?). The colors also feel just slightly outside the Dior mold. Dior quints are up to $58 now.
Mystic Smokys offers a very blackened purple with a few purple sparkles, a charcoal taupe shimmer, a bright white frost, a warm (gold) white frost, and a matte cool brown.