Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals that ranges from frosted peach to deepened bronzy brown. The colors are dupable, and you can certainly find better-performing neutral palettes on the market given how many are available, but at least this did better than most of Dior’s palettes have in the last couple of years. The trouble showed up primarily during application, as the drier texture proved more difficult to work with for blending and getting color to adhere evenly and smoothly to bare skin. This one should work well enough over a primer if you typically wear one.

Ambre Nuit #1 is a light-medium peach with a warm, gold shimmer-sheen finish. It had so-so color payoff with a powdery, somewhat dry texture that didn’t apply well to the skin and tended to emphasize the skin’s texture. It lasted for six hours on me before fading. MAC Hey (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is darker. LORAC Light Bronze (P, ) is warmer. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer. NARS Valhalla (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. Viseart Pont des Arts (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #2 is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It swatched significantly lighter than it appeared in the pan, despite having good coverage. The consistency was slightly dry but adhered decently to the skin and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker. Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is cooler. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unattainable (P, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Golden Touch (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #3 is a brightened, peachy-white with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It was dusty to work with with semi-opaque pigmentation and seven-hour wear. Hello Kitty Friendship (LE, ) is cooler. Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #4 is a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dry, dusty consistency that tended to sheer out when applied to bare skin, so it would greatly benefit from some sort of base to help it cling better. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Buckwheat (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE, ) is warmer. Viseart Copper (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Sable (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is warmer. Dior Golden Flower #5 (LE, ) is cooler. Tarte Silk Robe (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Fresh Brewed Coffee (LE, ) is warmer. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Factory (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ambre Nuit #5 is a light-medium, muted brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t powdery (!). It did start to fade after seven hours, unfortunately. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Caramel Sundae (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Stila Topaz (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever S610 Almond (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Cle de Peau Baby Universe #1 (P, ) is cooler. Viseart Saint-Honore (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is really pretty and at least the quality is better but these are so “dupeable” that purchasing at this price would just be wasteful to me.

I agree — it’s SO dupable and not A++ so I’d look elsewhere. I’ll gladly take another neutral palette on the market, but it better be good.

Exactly – the MUFE Nudes palette is a good example – great quality neutral shades and it also makes me shake my head because the price is so much better as well AND you get 9 shadows, rather than just 5. But I’m guessing that many people here already have plenty of dupes for most of the shades in this palette.

Looks like a delicacy made from chocolate, nuts, and unknowns.. Again, better in the pan and boy do they make them pretty! Lovely eye again! 🙂 Dupable, which is always good! 😀

Really pretty,but dupable. At this price for 5 shadows, I would expect closer to an A grade. I’ll be passing. Thanks for reviewing. I Really wish these could live up to how pretty they are to the naked eye. Although, my pocket book does not.:)

Totally agree, Nicole! Between how dupable it is, how easy it is to get another neutral palette to take its place, AND the price, the rating should be so much higher!

I keep hoping one of these high end eye shadow quads or palettes will get an “A or A-“. I find it so hard to find and purchase eye shadows. They do look pretty tho’!!!

Finally, a decent score on a Dior eye palette! But of course, it’s on neutral brown shades, which are the easiest to get right and of which we have 50,000 dupes for. I have one of their original neutral palettes (Earth Reflections) and it swatches so much better than this one -colors are smoother and richer, even without primer. So this one is still a disappointment for me

I’m a neutrals girl all the way, and even though these are dupable, I would have very likely been willing to shell out the $$$. But, only if the quality is top notch and, as per usual, Dior puts out a mediocre palette. Shame!

I figured I’d grab this one while I was caving on the brighter one… I expected this to be more in the A- territory since it is brown-based!

Although I initially resisted this one, I ended up caving a few weeks ago. And you know what? I like it. Sure, it’s not the most amazing palette out there, but it’s a nice one-and-done kind of palette and something about the tones together really says “neutral summer eye” to me. I always wear primer and don’t find the shadows difficult to work with. I agree that it’s probably overpriced for what it is, but overall I’m happy with it.

A nice palette for anyone who’d like a sheer neutral one. I like the look of the palette itself, and if it had been truer to pan I might even have concidered buying it, mostly for the darkest brown.

Who doesn’t wear a primer nowadays? Someone who is into makeup as much to purchase high end palette like this one that same person wears a primer for sure.

That’s not true – even just basing it off of readership here, there are many who wear primer but some who do not. I would actually say that many more casual users of makeup may be less aware of solutions like primer. You shouldn’t have to use primer, if the brand says that the eyeshadow is pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, etc.

Totally agree with you Christine! If the product makes those claims then you shouldn’t NEED a primer. Especially at this high price point! Frankly, you are paying for the Brand (& for the pretty packaging). I’ll definitely pass on this one!

B O R I N G . If they really wanna come up with a neutral palette at least make it matte. Shimmer is so last, last year. IMO plum is the new brown 😉

I’m always so disappointed in the quality of these (obviously like everyone else). I wonder if the chemists over at Dior don’t pay attention to these as much because they know a) people will be drawn in because they’re so pretty to look at in the pan and b) people will buy it simply because it’s Dior. Either way, I’m glad there’s a lot of cheaper, better performing dupes out there!

I haven’t commented lately because so many new releases have been subpar and I just can’t control my smartassery. Everyone here knows her/his stuff and I feel like I belong at the kids comment table telling knock knock why does Carbon suck so bad jokes. But I just noticed Hello freaking Kitty kicked Dior booty on that Ambre Nuit #3 color. Hello kitty….Dior….the mind boggles. Knock Knock Christine…lol

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