In 2008, Dior released a frosty, warm, neutral eyeshadow quint called Iridescent Leather (swatches, more swatches). The palette was an instant hit, sold out quickly, and went on to attain improbable resale values on eBay.
For those of you still pining for Iridescent Leather, makeup sleuth Brelki says she may have found an alternative palette to quiet your craving: LORAC Snakecharmer.
I got Iridescent Leather about a week ago, and every time I wore it, I’d think, “I’m sure I’ve seen these colors together before.” Yesterday, as I was going through my stash, I decided to wear my Snakechamer palette. After I applied my shadow, I realized how close it looked Iridescent Leather.
Obviously, there are only 4 eyeshadows in the LORAC palette, but that shimmery peach/nude 5th color in the quint can’t be too difficult to match.
Here they are lightly swatched on my hand. You’ll notice #4 from the LORAC has some sparkles in it, rather than the Dior frostiness.
And here they are heavily swatched on my fingertips. Notice that the biggest difference is really the fourth color. In a heavy swatch, it’s much darker in the LORAC palette — something I actually prefer since I can build up that color more easily.