Dior Black Night Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Black Night (089)

Dior Black Night (089) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette featuring a very deep, dark color story. Two of the shades could have been easier to blend out above the crease area; they just lacked the base to really get blown out (though the matte black did that well), but they had the kind of texture that worked really well for over the lid area or for more defined placement. The eyeshadows were pigmented and long-wearing overall.

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Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #1 High Colour Eyeshadow

Black Night #1

Black Night #1 is a deep, cool-toned black base with finer, bluish-gray shimmer throughout. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out fairly well, but I wasn’t able to get a completely diffused edge due to the shimmer in it as that seemed to ensure the edge also looked more ragged than blown out.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly dense but had a touch of powderiness in the pan but no discernible fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● LAURYL DIMETHICONE ● BUTYLENE GLYCOL ● POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE ● HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE ● CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE ● SILICA ● GLYCERIN ● ISODODECANE ● TREHALOSE ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● HYDROGENATED LECITHIN ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● TIN OXIDE ● XANTHAN GUM ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● TOCOPHEROL ● ASCORBYL PALMITATE ● PEG-12 DIMETHICONE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● [+/- CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

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Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #2 High Colour Eyeshadow

Black Night #2

Black Night #2 is a medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and cooler, almost aqua pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that was moderately dense with a touch of slip. The eyeshadow applied evenly and lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

ALUMINA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● MICA ● GLYCERIN ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SQUALANE ● SILICA ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● TIN OXIDE ● POLYSORBATE 20 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

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Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #3 High Colour Eyeshadow

Black Night #3

Black Night #3 is a deep burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that remained blendable along the edges.

The consistency was moderately dense, firm without being stiff, and easy to pick up with a dry brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● SILICA ● LAURYL DIMETHICONE ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● BUTYLENE GLYCOL ● POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE ● ALUMINA ● CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE ● HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE ● GLYCERIN ● TREHALOSE ● ISODODECANE ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● HYDROGENATED LECITHIN ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● XANTHAN GUM ● TOCOPHEROL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● ASCORBYL PALMITATE ● PEG-12 DIMETHICONE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● [+/- CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

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Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #4 High Colour Eyeshadow

Black Night #4

Black Night #4 is a faded, navy blue with cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff paired with a soft, slightly denser texture that had a smidgen of powderiness in the pan.

The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and diffused fairly well along the edges but could have been a touch more blendable. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● MICA ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SQUALANE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● GLYCERIN ● POLYSORBATE 80 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● TIN OXIDE ● SILICA ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

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Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Black Night #5 High Colour Eyeshadow

Black Night #5

Black Night #5 is a deep black with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was smooth, slightly firm and dense but not to the point of being stiff, so there was no powderiness, which ensured greater precision and control when working with it.

This was especially helpful as it had intense pigmentation in a single layer. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● LAURYL DIMETHICONE ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● BUTYLENE GLYCOL ● CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE ● POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE ● HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE ● GLYCERIN ● MICA ● TREHALOSE ● ISODODECANE ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● HYDROGENATED LECITHIN ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● ASCORBYL PALMITATE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● [+/- CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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The color story of this palette is like Tom Haverford in Parks & Rec explaining shades of black: “Obsidian, onyx, midnight, lost soul, rolling blackout, sleeping panther, and void by Armani”

As I may have said earlier, I struggle a bit with those red toned shades like
#3 but I am absolutely loving it and so drawn to it. I have the New Look palette and I’m glad to see that #3 in that is a good dupe (I’m loving it and getting used to it too) because as lovely as this palette looks, it’s not really a wise purchase for me.

This is what TF Badass should have been! I actually love its super smokey depths. I do have PML Blue Blood, Underworld and Sterling in my Decadence Mothership, plus many a black eyeshadow, so I probably don’t need this. Sure do WANT it, though!

Is there a ‘look’ for us to see?

It seems to be a bit dark for me and except for maybe adding it to other shades, I don’t know how it will work. I don’t want to look like a raccoon, I am intrigued.

I think this quint is way too dark, instead of two of the black shades, some more nuanced greys could have been included. The hero shade is that beautiful smoldering plum colour.

This palette is so interesting. I wish I could see an eye look with it. I’m sure your eyes are exhausted from all the applications you do.

This is an absolutely gorgeous palette, and while they are in no way dupes, there’s a lot of the color story that reminds me of the Melt Muerte palette. I wish there was a bit more depth and contrast between shades 1,4 and 5 though, perhaps a mid-tone grey, dark teal, or lighter blue? I think that would’ve given more variation.

Not something I’m going to pick up, but every look I’ve seen is absolutely stunning and I’m glad to see it’s good quality overall.

If this year wasn’t a dry desert as far as finances go, I would have purchased this without a thought or regret. It’s gorgeous, it’s dramatic, and it’s well-rated.

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