Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of darker neutrals with warm undertones that range from light beige to burgundy-brown. I think it’s one of those palettes that performs better in practice as you apply and layer and blend them together than it swatches. It could use more pigmentation across the board (only one shade really nailed pigmentation), but for the most part, the eyeshadows were blendable and fairly easy to apply.

Cuir Cannage #1 is a plum-tinted brown with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff, though the texture was a smidgen dry. It layered and built up well, so it ended up looking better in practice, which isn’t always the case. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. See swatches of all dupes / View dupes side-by-side.

Cuir Cannage #2 is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic, finish. It had nice pigmentation, which on smoothly and evenly, and the consistency was blendable, though a smidgen powdery. I didn’t notice any fading until after the eight-hour mark. See swatches of all dupes / View dupes side-by-side.

Cuir Cannage #3 is a medium-dark, warm-toned brown with a matte finish. This shade was interesting, because it wasn’t really powdery, yet it didn’t adhere well to the skin, but it was very buildable and almost too intense when I was using it. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly. See swatches of all dupes / View dupes side-by-side.

Cuir Cannage #4 is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had decent pigmentation that had a really soft, blendable texture that made it easy to work with on the lid. It stayed on nicely for eight hours. See swatches of all dupes / View dupes side-by-side.

Cuir Cannage #5 is a blackened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it wasn’t as intense as it looked in the pan. It was fairly blendable, though, which is always a good characteristic for a deeper shade like this. On my lid, it lasted well for eight hours. See swatches of all dupes / View dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Cuir Cannage #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Cuir Cannage (796) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Cuir Cannage (796) 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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The palette photographs ultra pretty and I’m confident I will never tire of brown eyeshadows. But, once on the eye, the palette doesn’t sell to me. I’m less and less interested in higher end quads such as this.

This is actually a really interesting color combination for a palette. Although it’s neutrals I don’t think I’ve seen these types of colours paired together in quite the same way. It looks like something to eat, hehe. The eye look you created is beautiful and suits your skin tone really well. Dior Quints are one of those products, like the Chanel Quads, that I debate and mull over because they are so hit and miss. 🙂

I quite like #1. I like the look you did.
However this doesn’t tempt me. I think I’m sort of over nude and nudeish palettes for a while.
That # 3 shade must be very odd, it looks so sheer and patchy so it’s hard to imagine that it was buildable and intence.

This one has been all over social media about being the best of the best. I swatched in-store and against my NC45 skin tone there was not enough pigmentation to justify purchase. My wallet rejoices in victory…at least for now.LOL

Hey, I’m nc50 and I love this palette. I think it lights up my eyes (don’t know else to describe it) and makes my brown eyes look richer. I was actually kind of surprised at the rating because I had no issues with the texture.

I want it. lol! I think the pigmentation isn’t that bad and I really like the look you put together – i like the warm richness of it. I don’t own any Dior palettes but I’m hoping the Bay will have this to at least check out.

Wish I had green-grey eyes, I feel like this would work a treat! Won’t purchase because it’s not the color selection that suits me best, but the shades themselves are so interesting! No.3 in particular, lovely!!!

So odd that the middle shade looks so pigmented and intense in the pan and yet didn’t adhere at first and the was too dark/heavy. It’s not the sort of brown shade I like much but I do like the other shades in the palette…I like them so much that I have 2 or 3 dupes of EACH of them!!! Pass!

This is actually tempting me more than a lot of the palettes Dior has released recently. I think I need a neutral palette intervention or something.

First off, you have my dream job.

Secondly, your reviews are awesome. Im definitely taking a second look at some pallets I had in mind for the holiday season.

Have you done reviews on the new bobbi brown products yet?

this is a pretty dior palette, the color, texture and shine photograph so beautiful too.. but I always find myself disappointed with dior, they always seem better than they really are & are usually quite dry. Such a shame too!

Wow, such pretty colors and love the packaging, but I already have so many brown eye shadows. At $60, I wish this would’ve scored higher.

I bought this one a few weeks ago and I would rate it B+/A-. The shadows don’t feel quite as silky as they could, but I think they work really well on the eyes and I’ve never felt like they were lacking in terms of pigmentation. The only shade that’s not quite as intense and “deep” as I hoped is the top left one, it’s surprising lighter than I expected.

I do love the colors but will not purchase it given the review. So thanks for saving me some money!! I do not own any Dior palettes but have always wanted one. I wear 6.5 Giorgio Armani foundation, do any of you out there have any palette suggestions for me? Thanks!

I love how chocolaty it looks in the palette! ^_^ Not super wowed by either the quality or colours (a hair to warm for me I think), but I’ve got to at least give it to Dior that they make you want the thing on sight! On swatch…another story? 😉

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