Dior Capital of Light (806) Skyline Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette for fall. It features a blackened brown, light beige, pink, light brown, and dark plum with varying degrees of shimmer–satin to frost. For a Dior palette, it was better than anticipated, though it isn’t excellent, so I imagine for some the quality at this price point doesn’t make a compelling case. The five shades worked well together, and I can see several looks from this set of shades.

Capital of Light #1 is a dark, blackened brown with gold shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied without too much trouble. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably. Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Tempting (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Sophisticated (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #2 is a very light beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and was easy to blend out on bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sea Glass (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #22 (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Galice (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #3 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was fairly smooth, a little dry but blendable overall. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #21 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Alien (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Venus (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bloody Mary (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweetie Pie (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Left) (P, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #4 is a light-medium golden brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin, while it delivered opaque color payoff. In practice, this was the easiest and best shade in the palette. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours. theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dancer & Prancer (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Gitte (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Topaz (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Doe (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #5 is a dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but it wasn’t the easiest shade to blend out or diffuse the edges of as the texture was slightly dry. Kat Von D Worship (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Head Bitch (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I834 Grape (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nocturnelle (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #446 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Capital of Light #1 Eyeshadow
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Dior Capital of Light #3 Eyeshadow

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Dior Capital of Light #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #4 Eyeshadow

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Dior Capital of Light #5 Eyeshadow
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Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette | Full Breakdown

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette | Full Breakdown