Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Take Flight with These Fairy Golds

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a limited edition palette for the holidays that consists of five shades of eyeshadow. It will be available in October.

The first shade (on the upper left) is a pale pink-tinged beige with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled. Urban Decay Sellout is similar. Milani Champagne Toast is a bit warmer, darker. MAC Summer haze is browner. Urban Decay Booty Call has more of a matte finish.

The next shade (on the upper right) is a dirty champagne with a sparkly, almost glittery, finish and a metallic sheen. It was fairly true-to-pan in color and payoff. Despite its glitter-content, it applied well enough (could have been a little smoother) and didn’t have much fall out during application, and I only saw one or two stray particles after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Echo is darker. Giorgoi Armani #1 Madreperla is more muted, less metallic. MAC Retrospeck is similar.

The center shade is a pink-tinged white with a bright, metallic finish and some larger shimmer/glitter particles. It had decent to good pigmentation and applied smoothly. This shade has less glitter compared to the golden shade. I did not experience any fall out with it. Dior Garden Roses is a less metallic variation. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk is darker, pinker. MAC Fresh Ice is a bit darker. Giorgio Armani #11 is very comparable.

The fourth shade (on the bottom left) is a lightened, pink-mauve with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff and applied easily. Urban Decay Provocateur is darker, glittery. MAC Invincible Light is pinker. MAC Star Crystal is very similar. Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy

The last shade (on the bottom right) is a medium-dark brown with red-orange undertones and a pearly finish. It had excellent pigmentation, and it was soft and finely-milled. Urban Decay Lost is a bit darker. MAC Havana is warmer but very close. Benefit Dandy Brandy is just a touch lighter. MAC Roasted Chestnut is similar but frosted. MAC Buckwheat is very comparable.

I was surprised to find this palette rather warm-toned, as the other holiday palette was very warm-toned as well. This isn’t cool-toned at all, though it’s not as warm as Night Golds. However, it is frostier, because it has two sparkly/glitter shades. I think it could benefit from having one matte or near-matte finish in it. When I tested the wear, I had no fading or creasing after eight hours (both with and without primer), and there were only a couple of stray particles from the glittery shades below my lid.

The Glossover

palette

Fairy Golds

A-
The palette is very shimmery, and I think it could use at least one matte shade to add more variation in texture/dimension when the products are used together. There's also not enough contrast within the five shades.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Dior, $59.00, in October 2012.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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20 thoughts on “Dior Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sasha Sasha

    Aww it looked cool-toned in the pan. Guess I can save myself some money!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Icequeen Andrea

    It looks good on you

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    I really love the look of the bottom left shadow but can’t justify the purchase for the sake of that one shade alone. Dior has really been tempting me lately with their most recent 5-pans (and how handy they would be for travel!). It started with that Golden Savannah one and I think every one you’ve reviewed since has been a real “crave” for me.

  4. So incredibly pretty in the pan–and on Christine–and so meh on my face! very dupeable too!

  5. This looks a lot like Dior’s Earth Reflections quint, which is permanent, I believe. What do you think, Christine?

  6. Carrie

    Dang. Sometimes it feels like us cool-toned girls don’t get as much love when it comes to palettes :(

  7. Violet

    Man, that price tag. :(

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    Well, very disappointing. I love Grand Bal mostly for the lipsticks and the very pretty nail polishes. I thought I would purchase both eye palettes too ( as I already said sorry ) but I won’t !
    Thanks for the swatches, you are right there is no real contrast between the shades !

  9. I dunno ‘cool’ skinned gals.. I think you could seriously rock this palette. I think Christine’s warm skin tones make the colours look even warmer, but to me they look rather neutral and could be worn by both; particularly, really fair and darker toned gals.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    I like this one more than the other, but again, it just seems way too dupeable to justify the price. Maybe I just have too much eyeshadow, but nothing is catching my eye this season; or maybe I’m finally being a responsible adult and not jumping at *every* pretty thing I see, LOL.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    I like shimmery and satin finishes, but this is a little too much for me. Plus, I’m cool-toned, so…*sigh* Not for me, but the look you did is very pretty.

  12. I totally agree with you about the lack of contrast… I don’t know what look I would do with this palette!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Audrey Audrey

    The look you made with this palette is actually quite similar to one you did with the BalmJovi palette. There’s too many shimmery colors in this palette for my tastes. A satin or matte finish would have been really nice.

  14. I have a Dior palette from a few years ago that’s so so similar. I think it’s called Sunset Cafe.

  15. KK

    I’ll be buying this one…I love all of the shades! I rarely use all of the shades in a palette together, so my test for buying a palette is whether I would wear each shade alone. I would, so this is a must-have for me! I love it!

  16. I like the colors! This is the one for me. It looks so natural that I can wear it everyday. It brings out my natural beauty.

  17. Deb

    Wow! I just got this in the mail and it looks amazing on me!! (I have light skin with yellow undertones). I have never been more in love with a palette- and I have a lot including Naked 1, which I love. I think Naked 1 is good for smoky looks, and this palette is more of a pretty look. Loved it so much that I just ordered another one before they’re gone!