Byredo Fetes Noires Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette
Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette

Fetes Noires

Byredo Fetes Noires 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is all about black eyeshadow with five takes on it–though the lightest shade is more of a dirty sage green or antique pewter kind of color. It’s not for someone who wants anything but darker, smoky black eyeshadows, though, but I don’t think that it was done at the highest level of quality as a few shades had issues.

The color story worked best in duos rather than using more than that together, and it would work well as a complementary palette to other shades of shimmer that are no doubt in our collections.

Ingredients

Fetes Noires

LELimited Edition. $70.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow
Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow
Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow
Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow
Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow
Byredo Gothique Eyeshadow

Gothique

Gothique is a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage with a firmer, slightly stiffer feel in the pan. For a palette that seems to be celebrating black eyeshadow, it seemed like it should have been more blendable, especially along the edges. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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Byredo's eyeshadow formula is supposed to be "easy to blend," "long-lasting," and have "rich colour pay-off." They have a generally firmer feel than most eyeshadows have on the market, so using a firmer, moderately dense brush and moderate pressure are necessary to pick up product evenly when using a brush. The brand does indicate that they're "especially" blendable when using fingertips, though the narrow pans may not suit everyone's fingertips. I did not find using fingertips was necessary to achieve coverage or blendability overall.

Some of the brand's eyeshadow palettes include a glittery "top-coat," and these have a transparent base chocked full of fine glitter particles (which, by the ingredient list, appear to be Bio-glitter rather than plastic, or PET, glitter, but there's no callout about it when it seems like it would be a selling feature). The texture of these top coats is lightly tacky, and they work best with a fingertip and then patted exactly where one wants, as they don't really spread out at all.

The eyeshadows were typically pigmented, smooth to the touch, and blendable, with some of the low-sheen shades "melting" on the lid a bit for a very seamless finish. They wore around eight hours before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Byredo Eyeshadow swatches.

Gothique

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow
Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow
Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow
Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow
Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow
Byredo Wrath Eyeshadow

Wrath

Wrath is a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish with flecks of silver sparkle scattered on top. The consistency was soft, smooth, and more firmly-pressed into the pan, but the underlying powder remained blendable on my lid. The issue I had was that the sparkles did not seem to bind as well with the base, so there was fallout during application and little that translated so it was less distinguishable from Gothique in practice. It stayed on well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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Byredo's eyeshadow formula is supposed to be "easy to blend," "long-lasting," and have "rich colour pay-off." They have a generally firmer feel than most eyeshadows have on the market, so using a firmer, moderately dense brush and moderate pressure are necessary to pick up product evenly when using a brush. The brand does indicate that they're "especially" blendable when using fingertips, though the narrow pans may not suit everyone's fingertips. I did not find using fingertips was necessary to achieve coverage or blendability overall.

Some of the brand's eyeshadow palettes include a glittery "top-coat," and these have a transparent base chocked full of fine glitter particles (which, by the ingredient list, appear to be Bio-glitter rather than plastic, or PET, glitter, but there's no callout about it when it seems like it would be a selling feature). The texture of these top coats is lightly tacky, and they work best with a fingertip and then patted exactly where one wants, as they don't really spread out at all.

The eyeshadows were typically pigmented, smooth to the touch, and blendable, with some of the low-sheen shades "melting" on the lid a bit for a very seamless finish. They wore around eight hours before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Byredo Eyeshadow swatches.

Wrath

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow
Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow
Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow
Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow
Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow
Byredo Mysteres Eyeshadow

Mysteres

Mysteres is a dark, sage green with cooler undertones and flecks of larger, gold sparkle throughout. There was light fallout during application with this shade as the base didn’t have quite enough binder to capture all those larger sparkles when applied to bare skin, so I’d recommend using a fingertip and/or pairing with an adhesive base/spray to help improve overall application and wear. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that wore decently for eight hours with some fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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Byredo's eyeshadow formula is supposed to be "easy to blend," "long-lasting," and have "rich colour pay-off." They have a generally firmer feel than most eyeshadows have on the market, so using a firmer, moderately dense brush and moderate pressure are necessary to pick up product evenly when using a brush. The brand does indicate that they're "especially" blendable when using fingertips, though the narrow pans may not suit everyone's fingertips. I did not find using fingertips was necessary to achieve coverage or blendability overall.

Some of the brand's eyeshadow palettes include a glittery "top-coat," and these have a transparent base chocked full of fine glitter particles (which, by the ingredient list, appear to be Bio-glitter rather than plastic, or PET, glitter, but there's no callout about it when it seems like it would be a selling feature). The texture of these top coats is lightly tacky, and they work best with a fingertip and then patted exactly where one wants, as they don't really spread out at all.

The eyeshadows were typically pigmented, smooth to the touch, and blendable, with some of the low-sheen shades "melting" on the lid a bit for a very seamless finish. They wore around eight hours before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Byredo Eyeshadow swatches.

Mysteres

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow
Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow
Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow
Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow
Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow
Byredo Eternite Eyeshadow

Eternite

Eternite is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and fine sparkle throughout. It had a lightly emollient texture that was slightly thin and more firmly-pressed into the pan, but it wasn’t stiff to work with, just needed a bit of firmer pressure initially to pick it up. The product applied evenly to bare skin with minimal fallout during application and had opaque coverage. It lasted well for eight hours with faint fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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Byredo's eyeshadow formula is supposed to be "easy to blend," "long-lasting," and have "rich colour pay-off." They have a generally firmer feel than most eyeshadows have on the market, so using a firmer, moderately dense brush and moderate pressure are necessary to pick up product evenly when using a brush. The brand does indicate that they're "especially" blendable when using fingertips, though the narrow pans may not suit everyone's fingertips. I did not find using fingertips was necessary to achieve coverage or blendability overall.

Some of the brand's eyeshadow palettes include a glittery "top-coat," and these have a transparent base chocked full of fine glitter particles (which, by the ingredient list, appear to be Bio-glitter rather than plastic, or PET, glitter, but there's no callout about it when it seems like it would be a selling feature). The texture of these top coats is lightly tacky, and they work best with a fingertip and then patted exactly where one wants, as they don't really spread out at all.

The eyeshadows were typically pigmented, smooth to the touch, and blendable, with some of the low-sheen shades "melting" on the lid a bit for a very seamless finish. They wore around eight hours before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Byredo Eyeshadow swatches.

Eternite

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow
Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow
Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow
Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow
Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow
Byredo Whisper Topcoat Eyeshadow

Whisper

Whisper has a transparent base chocked full of fine, black glitter. The formula felt somewhat tacky and performed that way as I had to pat it into place and then pick up more if I wanted to keep going, as it did not spread from wherever it was initially placed–this minimized fallout opportunities during application but did require one to be precise about application. It had light fallout/migration after eight hours of wear.

Full disclosure, I did not wear it on my eyes as I am not comfortable with the particle size in this quantity near my eyes at this time. I tested longevity as a cheek product to see migration/fallout of the glitter over time.

Whisper

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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kjh Avatar

I’m certain this palette would look great on s.o. Not sure my vision is sufficiently acute to see the differences if more than 3’ away. It looks like a palette of deepeners to me, if that makes sense. We’re pretty much all in agreement about the inclusion of PET glitter products in palettes. But these? With both Byredo palettes, the glitter is also just plain weird!

Genevieve Avatar

I don’t really like an all black kind of eyeshadow palette – no greys to soften it at all. And with so many black shades living in numerous palettes, it’s overdone and unnecessary. The only interesting shade is Mysteres, which I think, should have been in yesterday’s palette.

Z Avatar

Look, I’m not going to drop byredo money on eyeshadow palettes anymore (just have SO many), but between the two this is a gorgeous classy goth color story and I’m here for it. Too bad it’s not as stunning as it should be coming with this name and price tag slapped on it.

Nina Avatar

I love black eyeshadow. I got hooked years ago on MAC Black Tie and went through a ton of them. When I saw this I was excited but seeing the swatches they are too comparable in color other than the one. I wish they’d stayed with the black but tweaked a few. For that reason I’m passing. Lovely, but too identical.

Christine Avatar

Byredo’s website doesn’t note any of them as eyeliners or cake l iners – just refers to them as eyeshadows.

From Byredo:

“A limited edition in the Eyeshadow 5 Colours collection, Fêtes Noires is a harmony of five deep shades of black in five unique finishes.
Housed in a limited edition gunmetal version of our treasured ‘raindrop’ compact, the long-lasting, non-creasing formula gives perfect coverage with rich colour pay-off. Lightweight, creamy and blendable – especially with the fingers – Fêtes Noires is a multi-dimensional spectrum of anti-colour. “

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