Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.25 oz.) is one of two, limited edition holiday quints available this year. The formula looked like it might be comparable to my beloved Bonne Etoile, but alas, it was not so. I think it ended up being better than some of the recent Dior palettes, but it isn’t without its issues. It seemed like a wet/dry formula when I was trying it, but I couldn’t find anything on Dior’s site about wearing it damp/wet, so the ratings reflect dry application only.

Blazing Gold #1 is a vibrant, medium cranberry red with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, dense consistency–almost like a cream. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Drift (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Cranberry (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Mars (GPV2 #16) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Treasure (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Jouer Rouge (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #2 is a sparkling, light pastel pink with subtle, warm undertones. It had a dustier, drier texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours with light fall out. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel City Lights #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Flatline (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (PiP, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Soft Pearl (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #8 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre #1 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pin Me Up (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #3 is a light-medium, golden peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was semi-sheer with a thinner texture, which made it harder to get the sparkle to stay on the skin. I would only use this patted over other eyeshadows or with an adhesive base. It wore well for seven hours but had fall out. Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #4 is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a soft shimmer finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied evenly and smoothly. On me, the eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Pose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Carrousel (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Amethyst (PiP, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shale (P, $17.00)(85% similar). Disney by Sephora Rococo (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #5 is an intense, deep taupe with warm, brown undertones and a cooler, grayer overtone. It was nicely pigmented, and it had a very dense, cream-like texture (I would have swore it was like a gel eyeliner). The color wore well for eight hours, but it was a little harder to blend due to how dense/thick it was on the skin. Bobbi Brown Serpentine (LE, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eleganza (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Lancome Volcano (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Blazing Gold #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

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Reviewer

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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I kind of want this because its all my favorite colors, but that also means I have a bunch of dupes already. Decisions…..

I swatched this in store, and was surprised. It swatches a LOT better than the most recent Dior shadow palettes, so I’m hoping they are finally listening to our complaints and pleas. #5 is especially gorgeous.

Beautiful color scheme! But, at this price point a B is not good enough. So, how would you rate it if it were labeled for wet/dry?

What can I say, except that this quint seems way better than Dior’s palettes of recent years, GORGEOUS colors, too. But $63 for a B grade? And only 4 shades at that? Idk. The upside being that in reality, only ONE shade is not stellar! Just hard to say!

This looks SO beautiful. I don’t understand why Dior can’t get their formula up to snuff. I also have Bonne Etoile and if they could do it then, why can’t they replicate that? It’s also a 5-pan they should have made permanent!

It might still not be perfect but it looks SO much better than last year’s Holiday palettes! I got one and I regret not returning it…

Wow!! I wish I could isolate Blazing Gold #1, #4, #5 and have that as a trio.
What a gorgeous, sparkly, smoky-eye Holiday look #5 would make!
I can already imagine using a shade like that for a New Year’s Eve party.

NOTHING beats Bonne Etoile – it is the gold standard of Dior’s eye palettes. Jardin is pretty good too.
Nothing interests me in this palette as it is far to pink/red for my liking and the gold is a failure. The rest of the colours are very meh. It is a lovely eye look you have done Christine.

I want a Dior quint so bad, they look beautiful to me. There’s just something about them that hits my eye candy bullseye. But the reviews from so many sources I trust have held me back. I have come closest to caving for cuir cannage and Trafalgar square. Now though this Blazing Gold is charming me completely. Christine or anyone else got a suggestion for a Dior quint thats quality matches its price? 😉

Stunning palette. I think that if I decide to purchase this, I’m will try the center color with a damp brush. Your application was beautifully done and beautiful on you.

I’ve never said but I read all your reviews and appreciate your honesty and your sense of consideration given to brands from high end to drug store. Thank you.

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