Dior Denim (279) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Denim (279)

Dior Denim (279) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, blue and teal color story with a pop of gold. It’s not a total surprise that the more colorful palette didn’t perform as well as the slew of more neutral palettes did, but I had held some hope… The formulas were less forgiving and generally less blendable with the first blue shade being the hardest to work with and the center gold shade was sheerer and more prone to fallout due to the added sparkles.

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Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #1 High Colour Eyeshadow

Denim #1

Denim #1 is a medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch, but it did not apply as smoothly as anticipated–it seemed to break up a bit and looked dry applied where it emphasized my skin texture and did not blend out seamlessly. It had semi-opaque color coverage that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● NYLON-12 ● ZINC STEARATE ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER ● TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE ● TIN OXIDE ● SORBIC ACID ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

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Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #2 High Colour Eyeshadow

Denim #2

Denim #2 is a muted, dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was smooth, soft, and yielding while being a slightly denser formula. The color seemed to fade and lose some of its vibrancy after the initial application, though the remaining color lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SQUALANE ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● TALC ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ● SILICA ● ZINC STEARATE ● POLYBUTENE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● TIN OXIDE ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● DIMETHICONE ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

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Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #3 High Colour Eyeshadow

Denim #3

Denim #3 is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a lightly sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied fairly well to bare skin, but there was light fallout when I worked with it dry. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not to the point where it was really problematic. It wore decently for seven and a half hours before showing signs of wear, like fallout.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● NYLON-12 ● ZINC STEARATE ● SILICA ● MICA ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE ● DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER ● TIN OXIDE ● SORBIC ACID ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

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Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #4 High Colour Eyeshadow

Denim #4

Denim #4 is a deep teal with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation paired with a smooth, slightly denser consistency that was still easy to pick up with a brush and to diffuse along the edges. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● MICA ● ISONONYL ISONONANOATE ● TALC ● ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE ● ZINC STEARATE ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● HDI/PPG/POLYCAPROLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES ● ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER ● PHENOXYETHANOL ● POLYBUTENE ● MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE ● SORBIC ACID ● BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER ● HECTORITE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● TIN OXIDE ● SILICA ● SERICIN ● BHT ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

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Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Denim #5 High Colour Eyeshadow

Denim #5

Denim #5 is a deep, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that applied fairly well to bare skin, but there was some dustiness to it that resulted in a touch of fallout while I was applying and blending it out. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have a "creamy and comfortable texture" that is long-wearing and has "intense color" (or "high-pigment"). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren't specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC ● MICA ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● ALUMINA ● NYLON-12 ● ZINC STEARATE ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE ● SILICA ● SORBIC ACID ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● TIN OXIDE ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● CITRIC ACID ● POTASSIUM SORBATE ● ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 75470 (CARMINE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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That 1st blue is so painfully 1970’s. As in Disco era frosty blue.
But the rest of this palette is so beautiful! Even the sheerer gold has a place within it as a way to add some subtle warmth. The 1st blue, though, just turns me off.

So, I rarely wear blue eyeshadows at all but what’s crazy is I have dupes for ALL the shadows in this 5-pan, including the middle one (which I was expecting to a but nicer and more pigmented than it is).

Glad I didn’t spring for this palette. For $65 I need all the shadows to perform well. I’ll continue to use and enjoy the blue Dior eye shadow quints I already own.

OMG – I do love the Teal blue shades of 2 and 4 – and I think that Dior has done a good job with the navy.
I feel that Shades 1 & 3 could have been of a different colour altogether to provide depth and alternatives to use with those beautiful teals. Love your eye look too.

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