As it turns out, it is a very nice palette, but the texture of some of the shades is not as rich and buttery as I expected. The standout shades are the medium, slightly taupe-y brown in the centre and the dark plummy brown in the lower right. Those two have excellent colour payoff. The centre shade is truly exquisite. It has a smooth, buttery texture that is rare among matte shadows.
The other three shades aren’t bad, but they’re not great either. They have a slightly drier texture and aren’t quite as pigmented as I thought they’d be. It’s funny, because I bought this palette along with a Chanel quad on my trip to Vancouver last month, and I thought that this Dior one would be my fave and that the Chanel one would be just so-so. Turns out the opposite is true. I adore the Chanel quad, and this one is just so-so. Click through to see swatches.