Dior Glitz Backstage Glow Palette Review & Swatches

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Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette
Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette

Glitz (002)

Dior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face PaletteDior Glitz (002) Backstage Glow Face Palette ($45.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, permanent (at least, from what I could discern) cheek palette that includes four shimmery shades. The first two shades seemed a bit more translucent, slightly more sparkly, whereas the bottom two shades had more of a pearlescent sheen with less overt shimmer/sparkle to them. As a result, the first two were sheerer and the remaining two more pigmented, but they all applied evenly, blended out well, and lasted around eight to nine hours on me.

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Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Gold (Glitz) Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder

Strobe Gold (Glitz)

Strobe Gold (Glitz) is a sparkling white gold with more of a translucent base and flecks of larger white gold sparkle. It had medium color coverage that could be built up to more semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was smooth, moderately dense, and firm (but not stiff), and it picked up best using a moderately-dense brush, which I find is true with the gel-powder kind of formula. It wore well for eight and a half hours but had a bit of migration over time from the larger sparkles.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as buildable from "a natural healthy glow to an intense luminosity." The brand goes on to list a slew of finishes--metallic, intense, shimmery, and glittery--though on the actual product, a few shades listed as "intense" online were listed as "sheer" on the label.

A lot of the "buildable" characteristic is tied to the glow/finish, which is common with the gel-powder hybrid formula that the brand is using, but the brand isn't as clear with respect to actual pigmentation. The brand's online promotional images show fully opaque "swatches." Worse, the actual pigmentation varied from shade to shade quite a bit, though they tended to be more medium to opaque, often buildable if they weren't fully opaque.

The texture was more of a smooth, slightly firmer formula that wasn't stiff to work with, but they did work better with a more moderately-dense brush or something with a larger surface area (to pick up product more evenly) when patted into the pan.

Browse all of our Dior Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 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 Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Strobe Pink Gold Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder

Strobe Pink Gold

Strobe Pink Gold is a very light, peachy-pink with warmer undertones and pink and gold sparkle. It seemed to have more of a translucent base, though it did seem to have a light pink tone when applied to my skin. The powder had a smooth, moderately dense, and blendable consistency that was firm but not stiff. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my cheeks and blended out readily. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is described as buildable from "a natural healthy glow to an intense luminosity." The brand goes on to list a slew of finishes--metallic, intense, shimmery, and glittery--though on the actual product, a few shades listed as "intense" online were listed as "sheer" on the label.

A lot of the "buildable" characteristic is tied to the glow/finish, which is common with the gel-powder hybrid formula that the brand is using, but the brand isn't as clear with respect to actual pigmentation. The brand's online promotional images show fully opaque "swatches." Worse, the actual pigmentation varied from shade to shade quite a bit, though they tended to be more medium to opaque, often buildable if they weren't fully opaque.

The texture was more of a smooth, slightly firmer formula that wasn't stiff to work with, but they did work better with a more moderately-dense brush or something with a larger surface area (to pick up product more evenly) when patted into the pan.

Browse all of our Dior Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 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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Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Peach Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder

Peach

Peach is a light-medium peach with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin as it diffused easily and sat well without emphasizing skin texture. The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense without being overly firm, and blendable. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half 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 described as buildable from "a natural healthy glow to an intense luminosity." The brand goes on to list a slew of finishes--metallic, intense, shimmery, and glittery--though on the actual product, a few shades listed as "intense" online were listed as "sheer" on the label.

A lot of the "buildable" characteristic is tied to the glow/finish, which is common with the gel-powder hybrid formula that the brand is using, but the brand isn't as clear with respect to actual pigmentation. The brand's online promotional images show fully opaque "swatches." Worse, the actual pigmentation varied from shade to shade quite a bit, though they tended to be more medium to opaque, often buildable if they weren't fully opaque.

The texture was more of a smooth, slightly firmer formula that wasn't stiff to work with, but they did work better with a more moderately-dense brush or something with a larger surface area (to pick up product more evenly) when patted into the pan.

Browse all of our Dior Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 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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Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder
Dior Bronze Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder

Bronze

Bronze is a medium, coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being stiff or difficult to pick up with a brush but worked best with a moderately-dense brush (as gel-powder formulas tend to do). It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

-

The formula is described as buildable from "a natural healthy glow to an intense luminosity." The brand goes on to list a slew of finishes--metallic, intense, shimmery, and glittery--though on the actual product, a few shades listed as "intense" online were listed as "sheer" on the label.

A lot of the "buildable" characteristic is tied to the glow/finish, which is common with the gel-powder hybrid formula that the brand is using, but the brand isn't as clear with respect to actual pigmentation. The brand's online promotional images show fully opaque "swatches." Worse, the actual pigmentation varied from shade to shade quite a bit, though they tended to be more medium to opaque, often buildable if they weren't fully opaque.

The texture was more of a smooth, slightly firmer formula that wasn't stiff to work with, but they did work better with a more moderately-dense brush or something with a larger surface area (to pick up product more evenly) when patted into the pan.

Browse all of our Dior Backstage Glow Face Strobe Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 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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We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Very pretty, but I think I would like a more pigmented and stronger shade that is meant to be the blush shade – it looked too translucent, too pale. As a face palette, I think you would be expecting a blush shade that you could use, if this colour story suits you.

When I bout this quad last year, it was all because Mel Thompson raved about it, especially the Peach shade, so I knew it was a special one. I use it all the time! And Bronze is the perfect bronzey copper blush for me during summertime. The top two shades I usually either mix together, or mix one of those with Peach for some extra bang.

Such a pretty palette. I though it should be something that would suit me, but no, all the shades are too warm for me. Interesting because they didn’t look it in the pans.
I’ll just congratulate all more warm toned makeup lover out there.

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