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). MAC Cranberry (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, 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). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Treasure (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (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). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Blitz Bordeaux (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% 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. Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel City Lights #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Flatline (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (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). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Soft Pearl (PiP, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Gemstone #8 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre #1 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Illuminate (PiP, ) is 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. Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Antique Gold (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (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). Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Carrousel (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Amethyst (PiP, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shale (P, $17.00)(85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Rococo (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% 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). Lancome Volcano (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (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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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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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