Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of five eyeshadows ranging from pale peach to shimmery, navy blue. It’s not the worst palette I’ve come across from Dior, but it had that signature miss–rich blue eyeshadow–that really brought down the palette as a whole, though the other four shades were okay but nothing impressive.

Exuberante #1 is a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had so-so color payoff with a lightly powdery texture that didn’t adhere as well to the skin without a base. The color blended out well, and it lasted for seven and a half hours for me. LORAC Black #6 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Sweet as Candy #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chino (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exuberante #2 is a soft, light pink-peach with a fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that ran a little dusty. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Blush Stilettos (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Strange (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Smitten (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Eclectic #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sensibility (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Dope (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Outta Luck (DC, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Lovesick (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exuberante #3 is a light-medium gold with subtler, warm undertones and a lightly frosted finish. In the pan, it looks metallic, but it is primarily an overspray and the underlying color is a lot less shimmery. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that made it harder to achieve true-to-pan color on the lid without it sheering out. It wore for seven and a half hours before I noticed fading. LORAC Mother of Pearl (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Storm (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Golden Glow #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop High Tide (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Electrify #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (DC, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Γ‰clat Γ‰nigmatique #1 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Early Bird (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #2 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Cream (21S) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom All Access (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exuberante #4 is a deepened navy blue with subtle, satiny shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It was very powdery and dry, so it sheered out a lot and was difficult to layer. It could have blended more easily, though a lot of the color seemed to disperse in the air if you made sweeping motions. It lasted for six and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Navy #6 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Royally Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Viseart Sapphire (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (DC, $39.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Arcturus (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Etiquette (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Underworld II (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exuberante #5 is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen paired with very, very fine shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that made blending more challenging–it tended to stick where it went initially and was less easily diffused as a result. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Going Nuts (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ithaca (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rebellious (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome Audacious (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cocktail Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Smut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brawn (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Exuberante #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Exuberante #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette with Gucci Iconic Ottanio Eyeliner

Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Exuberante (766) Eyeshadow Palette with Gucci Iconic Ottanio Eyeliner

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I swatched this palette at the counter, and I agree that the blue shadow is a total fail. It’s a shame because it really does bring down the palette as a whole. I like the palette otherwise, but for $70 CAD, there are better neutral palettes out there.

Wow…can we call this Dior quint an epic fail, or what. That blue *could* have been gorgeous if correctly formulated! And it should have been at this price! Heck, even my UD Goddess in Vice Ltd works better than this. This seems to be a bad year for eyeshadow palettes…

I feel like these Dior palettes consistently get bad marks smh. Is there anything in the line worth checking out?

This is really disappointing! The blue colour is gorgeous, I was gonna buy the palette just because of it… I hope the second palette turns out better

I’ve given up on the new Dior palettes. As the quality goes down, the prices go up (what’s up with that???) , and they just keep cranking out more and more mediocre palettes. The older palettes were so much better, and they were discontinued. The 1st 3 swatches look like bad drugstore quality shadows, and some of the drugstore ones like the Milani Bella Gels and L’Oreal Infallibles can beat these hands down. The Dior shadows have gone way downhill -so sad πŸ™

I have the old Dior Bleu de Paris palette, which has been sadly discontinued, and it’s the best blue palette that I’ve found, meaning it still can’t compare in quality to a neutrals palette, but it was very good for a blue palette. The blue in this one looks like dust that’s going to blow away πŸ™

I love the middle “diamond” but I’m not prepared to shell out for Dior – big bucks for lackluster products – unless I KNOW a palette is really good (I think the last one was 2 years ago – that Bonne Etoile 5-pan). $63 for a C+. I’d rather spend on the new MAC Posh Pedigree!

I was SO hopeful this formula would be like Bonne Etoile, because it looked a little raised and “firmer” but no.

UGH! Really Dior?! Such a sheer, patchy mess and so expensive. Who do they test these palettes on? No quality control anymore. Honestly, I feel like you could get more color pay off from a Wet and Wild, Kiko, or Milani palette. #Nonsense. There, rant over.

They used to have way more pigmentation (just in general) – might as well just go full-on and advertise these as sheer!

Nooo! Dior, you’re supposed to nail the bright, unique shade and half-a#*s the mundane neutrals. Shame on you! Nevertheless, the look is stunning and thoroughly chic =).

As soon as I saw the promo pics I knew you were going to buy these and be disappointed once again. I wanted to say, “Don’t do it, Christine!”. Why are their palettes always so mediocre?

Again, you’ve saved me a good chunk of change.
By the way, I know you’re probably still moderating comments and someone has surely told you, but JUST in case: the “product” rating seems rather skewed for shade #5; I think it says it’s like a 25.5 or something. Minor little thing, we all got the gist of what you thought of it; I just know you really take pride in your work and thought you’d want to know.

Totally agree. I was excited when it first came out, but then I swatched it in person. I totally also thought it was dry and not buttery. Too bad because these are colors I like.

Exuberante is of appalling quality. I remember feeling so excited discovering high end cosmetics — and their noticeably higher quality — but that feeling is changing fast. So much expensive stuff of poor quality is coming out these days.

oh noooooo!!!! omg, i sound like mr. bill!!! christine!!! what am i going to wear on my eyes?!! everything is so “lackluster” and of poor quality!! after chanel’s “not so great” performance, i really thought this would work out beautifully! i don’t know what i’m going to do! christine, i hope you don’t mind i have an unrelated question……do you know why, or the cause of blush looking “muddy” on the skin? i liked chanel’s alezane and i bought a wayne goss #12 brush especially for it and it looks patchy and muddy looking on my cheeks. what am i doing wrong? xo.

Do you feel like you have any natural color to your cheeks or unevenness? It could be the undertones playing together and not coming out as anticipated. Otherwise, all I could think of is if your foundation is damp or wet, it may make it harder to blend.

Oh Christine – don’t bother buying any more Dior palettes because they are all going to be disappointing. Dior should bring back the Bonne Etoile days! Love the colour of that blue – but really Colour Pop’s is much better. Dior is really going downhill with its eye shadows.

I love the new look of the site. Tried to log in recently, but it was down for maintenance. Looks great! Still hoping for a decent Dior Shadow palette. Too bad this looks like a dud.

Sad, but not surprised. Dior’s been screwing up blues for years, why change now? πŸ˜‰
(remember the Blue Tie palette from 2011? Oof! Doesn’t get much worse than that!)

Pretty in the pan!
Once upon a tine there was a brand called Dior. They had quite edgy, well pigmented eyeshadows.
One day something bad happened and now they can’t make good eyeshadows anymore. No one knows what happened, maybe it was an evil troll.

That dark navy eyeshadow is so GLARINGLY out of place. What the Hell were they thinking when they constructed this particular colour scheme??

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