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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). Sephora Peach (New Nudes) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Pink of Me (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Alien (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #21 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Venus (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC In Living Pink (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweetie Pie (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bloody Mary (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Six in the City (LE, $5.00) is cooler (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). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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, $17.00) 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, $17.00) 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 (DC, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nocturnelle (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #446 (P, $7.00) 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 #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Capital of Light #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #2 Eyeshadow

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

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

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

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

Dior Capital of Light #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Capital of Light #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Capital of Light #5 Eyeshadow

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

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Dior Skyline 5-Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette $63.00/0.12 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Looks gorgeous on you. This is one in which you’d hate to see the pattern disappear. It’s so reminiscent of the ‘fretwork’ on la Tour Eiffel! Maybe it’s right for Linda……

Holy molee!! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the B+ rating on a Dior quint. I haven’t seen a decent performing Dior quint in YEARS ! Ever since they reformulated their shadows and issued those horrible new quints. I was so happy to hear that Peter Philips had taken over creative direction for Dior this year and was fiddling with the formula. I saw online swatches for this quint and was cautiously optimistic, but this has exceeded my expectations! Then again my expectations were so low to begin with hahaha. But seriously, I LOVE the Paris theme, the Eiffel Tower embossing, and the sophisticated and unsual color combo here. I think I’m going to have to get this

I have it and I really love it. So pretty to look at, hated to touch it. #1 is my favorite followed closely by #5. As always, I love the look you did. Between this and the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Le Rouge Collection I’m all set for Fall.

The design on this one is so stunning, I haven’t been able to touch mine! I’m happy to see a decent score on a Dior quint from you though. Just a few more steps forward and hopefully they’ll get it totally right for the price.

I purchased this about 2 weeks ago and have really been loving it. I do have to work with a couple of the shades but overall I have not had difficulty with them and have achieved some stunning looks. I am going to try to re-create your beautiful look tomorrow. Thank you for all you do, Christine.

I like this a lot, the colours are right up my street, and I only have one dupe, for the pink shade. I am surprised there aren’t more dupes for the first and second shades.

temptalia do you happen to know if the mono shadows in this collection is available in the US or is it international only?? I can’t find any info anywhere but i see the pictures 🙁

Do i need it, no.
Is the quality enough good, no.

But I don’t have any Dior eyeshadow quad until now due to their quality issues.
This is the 1st time that i really like a Dior quad’s color story !
B+ isn’t a bad rate. But if it was other colors and other design, I may not be interested.

So honestly I’m sold by the look of it more than the quality of the product. I’m surprised by myself cause I passed easily on the Chanel lace highlighter (some years ago) knowing that I would never use it, to not ruin the design.
This Effel design and colors are just sooo pretty !

That’s a pretty palette. It looks like you’re standing underneath the Eiffel Tower looking up! Nice to see a Dior quint get a better review, and comprised of a nice mix of cool, neutral & warm tones.

I agree, that for this price point I personally wouldn’t go running after this unless it scored a grade A. Plus, this one has very easily duped shades. Will say, however, that you were able to get a stunning eye look from it at least!

Beautiful look and such high praise for a Dior palette, you ok, Christine Lolz? I always love their attention to detail with the stamping and such on the powders, it might be an option.

Wow, a palette from Dior that rates high? I like it too- even tho I’m not big on palettes I’m gonna go for this plus the new Chanel. You did a very pretty, ok for work look that convinced me that maybe I can pull this off. Thanks Christine!

Christine,

Here is something I have been wondering about for a long time I just never thought of asking you directly. I see you wear so many different and unusual colors of makeup for your blog. There are colors that at my age of 53, I could never in a million years pull off, such as grass green or highlighter yellow. I applaud women that can.

If you are left to your own devices what color lipstick, eyeliner and eye shadows do you prefer to wear when not modeling for your blog?

Thanks in advance if you do respond,

I really like the majority of colors and shades – there are only a handful of colors that I don’t like on me, and the only one that really comes to mind is mustard – I find it looks very sickly on me! I could never be a minimalist for that very reason: I love variety. I love wearing bright blue as much as I love wearing taupe. The major difference if I wasn’t blogging is that I’d be doing more cohesive looks – e.g. while pale pink isn’t my best color, I do like how it looks with a much heavier, smokier eye!

Very cool. Thanks for a very in depth reply. Appreciate it.

By constantly reading your blog I have purchased some items or colors that I never thought I would purchase left to my own devices. I have seen some incredible colors in cosmetics over the past several years. Now if I could turn the clock back about 30 years I would be in business. Lol

I loved the purple and taupe-y shades in this one but that pink, it’s just not a color I wear – it did work really well in your eye look though – so I went for the other palette, Parisian Sky. I can’t wait to see what you do with that one, because I don’t know how to use the gray shade!

I’ve been really torn about this… it’s *so* beautiful to look at, but for $60 and some odd dollars the colors aren’t all that original…
I eventually decided to hold off because I was intrigued by some of the new singles Dior has launched… any idea if those are coming out to Nordstrom or Macys, Christine? they are on the Dior website but I haven’t seen them listed anywhere I could physically take a look… anyway, ugh that’s a beautiful palette. I was *almost* sold enough to buy it just for looks and then never ever touch it to ruin the embossing! 🙂

It’s been awhile since I’ve been tempted by a Dior quint but this one is really calling to me 🙂 The colours are all gorgeous; #3 could even been worn as a blush, I think, although it would be tricky getting a blush brush in that small pan. The Eiffel Tower pattern is so, so pretty too 🙂 I am really going to have to do a serious stash purge soon to make room for all the new fall makeup I’m buying…..#obsessed

Beautiful look, Chrisstine!
A good Dior quint! Wow! It’s been a long time.
I love #1, I don’t have anything like it, I also like the pink. I don’t think I’ll get this but one can never be sure 🙂

I enjoy Dior palettes typically, and was about to order one of these, and then I saw the the ounces on this palette…. .12?? I thought at first it was a typo because their typical palettes are .21 but no, it’s almost half what the quints have been previously, at the same price point. Is the formulation different or something? This really bums me out. 🙁 Not going to pay the same amount of money for half the product, no matter how pretty the palettes are. I’ll get one of the LE lippies from this collection instead. Maybe the Skyline polish, good color for Fall.

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