Friday, November 8th, 2013

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette for the holiday season that features five, warm-toned eyeshadows. It’s a good palette overall, though it has some room for improvement. The one consistent issue I had was that all the shades were a little powdery–almost dry–but color payoff was still good throughout. The other downside is that it is a more dupable palette, so since it doesn’t perform at the top-level, it’s not compelling. ¬†Four of the five shades wore well for eight and a half hours without creasing–the center shade, which is glittery, had some minor fall out over time.

Golden Flower #1 is a pale, pinky-peach with a yellow-y gold frost shimmer. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was very soft and finely-milled, though it was also somewhat powdery. Laura Mercier Guava (P) is less golden. Too Faced Ringleader (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay X (P, $18.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Golden Flower #2 is a pale, golden ivory with a frosted finish. It had a soft, buttery texture, but it was a smidgen powdery, though the color payoff was good. This is an easily duped shade–there are just so many of these that have come over the years; nice color but you may already have something like it! Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is darker. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is similar. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is also similar. Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Vanilla (LE, $18.00) is also similar. MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is similar. MAC Nylon (P, $15.00) is slightly more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Golden Flower #3 is a pale, glittering gold with a metallic, sparkling finish. These shades are always somewhat sheer, which seems to be how they’re designed–almost like a layering shade. This one didn’t give me much fall out, which is always a good thing when you’re dealing with a glittery finish–minor but not too noticeable. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is similar. MAC Retrospeck (P, $15.00) is similar. Dior Golden Savannah #3 (LE) is also similar. Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Golden Flower #4 is a medium-dark bronze with a warm, golden frosted sheen. It had excellent color payoff, wasn’t powdery at all, and had such a lovely, buttery texture that made blending a cinch. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Cognac (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker. MAC Tempting (P, $15.00) is somewhat darker. Dior Golden Savannah #2 (LE) is less golden. See comparison swatches.

Golden Flower #5 is a medium-dark, reddish brown with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff, but the texture was a little drier and powdery compared to the rest. NARS Flowers 3 #4 (LE, $24.00) is similar. Chanel Raffinement #4 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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Golden Flower (634)

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It's a good palette overall, though it has some room for improvement. The one consistent issue I had was that all the shades were a little powdery--almost dry--but color payoff was still good throughout. The other downside is that it is a more dupable palette, so since it doesn't perform at the top-level, it's not compelling.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Golden Flower #1

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Golden Flower #2

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #3 Eyeshadow

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Dior Golden Flower #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Flower #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Golden Flower #1 (inner lid), #3 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #5 (crease), #2 (brow bone)

Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette
Golden Flower #1 (inner lid), #3 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #5 (crease), #2 (brow bone)

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28 thoughts on “Dior Golden Flower Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Such a pretty quint. As a blogger, I feel like I “need” to own one of these Dior palettes and my blogger heart is screaming for it, hahaha.
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  2. Oh some of them look sooo sparkly I doubt I could pull it off but it looks gorgeous on you. I haven’t swatched them for myself yet so maybe… :)

  3. Great look, Christine! :) I have to check this palette out in person, the two shades at the bottom are gorgeous.

  4. Angy

    I don’t see it at Sephora :(

    • Yeah, it’s not yet available there as far as I know! Nordstrom is the only retailer I saw it online for at the moment – still a fairly new release :)

  5. Jennifer

    This looks lovely.

    I own one Dior Quint ” Earth Reflection” and I like it a lot. I would say “Earth Reflection” is a good day to night bronze/brown palette that would work for a lot of people. It is somewhat shimmery, but not overally. I wish Dior would make a matte palette.

    I love Dior lipsticks etc and would love to see Dior get some more reviews if possible. ;)

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Virginia Virginia

    This is definitely on my must have list. I might have similar colors in my stash, but I like when a palette takes the guess work out of picking shades.

    By the way, is it just my screen or is the golden color being compared to the brown color in the dupe list?

  7. Stephanie

    Your the only beauty blog I rely on for swatches & reviews. Your posts are always consistent & fair!!! Thank you for ALL the hard work!

  8. Ro

    I was expecting something better from this palette, to be honest, so I think I’ll stick to last year’s Night Golds which is still one of my absolute favorite palettes from Dior which can be used in a daily basis, not only for night time, but also for daytime. Such a shame… Oh well, I hope there are better pieces in this collection :)

  9. Oh my. I love this palette! These are the shades that I tend to wear on a day to day basis.

  10. These are the kind of shades that you cannot go wrong with I think :-)

  11. Ok I have an affinity for Urban Decay X, Vanilla, Half Baked, and MAC Retrospeck so of course I’m drooling over this one.
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  12. Almost all Dior’s palettes are so beautiful to look at and so appealing to me but I have dupes for all these colours so will pass (though I wish I’d got the Golden Savannah one from a year or so ago).

  13. I bought this and the Golden Snow sight unseen from Nordstrom online and was more disappointed in the Golden Snow than i was the Golden Flower. Overall both of these palettes are nothing special and sadly really similar to other Dior palettes I already own. They have been doing this a lot lately! Last summer there was a Peacock green palette that was almost identical to a palette i already own. Very annoying. Chanel is quickly becoming my eyeshadow Quad of choice because of this!

  14. I got an allergic reaction to this palette. I have never used Dior eyeshadows before and bought this one. The MUA tried the colours on me and within 3 hiurs of wear I had puffy watery eyes. Took all the eyeshadow off and still the puffiness would not reduce. Went back and returned it the very next day!

  15. Dua

    Thanks for the review. I do agree its very powdery but OMG I fell in love with it .. the shimmery gold is everything

  16. That is gorgeous. What a beautiful palette for the holiday season. This is definitely on my wishlist right now..but I feel I must act fast before it’s gone. So pretty!