Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0. 21 oz.) is a limited edition palette that features five shades in hues of pink, gold, plum, and purple. It performed better than Golden Reflections (0460), at least, though I’m not sold on it. It also seems to overlap with Trafalgar at a glance, though it isn’t quite one-for-one. The quality of this palette is decent to good, with the more problematic shade being the richer purple (which seemed better initially), as the texture was thinner and drier, so blending was more difficult without a smoothing base.

Golden Shock #1 is a rich, eggplant purple with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture wasn’t as blendable as desired for such a dark shade. It wore well for eight hours, though. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Golden Shock #2 is a medium brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t difficult to use. The color didn’t start to fade until after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Golden Shock #3 is a sparkling gold with warm, yellow undertones and a glittery finish. The texture feels almost wet and slick, and there’s some color in the base, though it isn’t fully opaque. I felt like you could wear this as a standalone eyeshadow, not just patted over the other shades. It wore well for almost eight hours but did have fall out over time. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Golden Shock #4 is a light, warm-toned pink with a mostly matte finish. It was somewhat powdery but didn’t have too much excess during application. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Golden Shock #5 is a muted, light-medium gold with a soft, frosted sheen. It had decent color payoff with a softer, smoother consistency. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Golden Shock #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Golden Shock #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette (Burberry Pale Grape Eyeliner) (No Primer)

Dior Golden Shock (756) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Golden Shock (756) (Burberry Pale Grape Eyeliner) (No Primer)

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Sixty bucks for a B rating doesn’t quite set my heart aflutter! I like the gold in the middle but it looks a bit gritty/not integrated. Dior used to make an absolutely stunning gold shadow that was sold as a single. I think it was Gold Touch but it was discontinued a few years ago when they redid a lot of stuff in their line. It’s a real loss as I never got a chance to buy it. It was an absolute beaut!

I don’t know why Dior doesn’t do better for their palettes! I feel like they should just change the marketing to promote them as sheerer, softer kind of eyeshadows.

…..or they could figure out just how they managed to get a few so right and copy that formula. I really liked the Golden Savannah (I think that’s what it was called) palette (my daughter loved it too so I gave it to her) and even better was the Bonne Etoile palette. But those stand out as aberrations, rather than the norm, and that’s really sad for a prestige line like this.

The colors look SO pretty on you Christine! I’d have never paid attention to this one but the look you’ve done sold this to me! wow! 🙂

These look really beautiful. I love the way the eye shadows look in the pan! And they look really great on. I’m glad you are honest, though, about the quality of these being only decent/good, considering that it’s a hefty price tag!

There are so many palettes once you get to the $50+ range to choose from, so there’s no reason to choose one that doesn’t speak to you!

I’ve always loved the way Dior has put their palettes together, but it’s so frustrating that they can’t get the quality there! I refuse to spend so much on something so underwhelming 🙁

I did buy this but haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sad it didn’t get a little better rating! I still love the color combo and I think it will be great for travel though. Thank you for your review!

I much prefer the colours of Golden Reflections….had they performed better, that is. I was going to make one of the new holiday palettes my first Dior quint but now I’m re-thinking. Which of the Dior quints, overall, would you recommend, Christine?

I totally agree with you that if they re-marketed these as softer, sheerer shades, it would make sense, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing either. I have a hard time pulling off very intense purples/golds, would prefer more muted tones for these, so I can wear them during the day, then build it up for an evening look. Still though, for $60, they need to make the anchor shade (the purple) smoother and easier to blend.

I love the idea of this palette. Unfortunately I don’t like how it performed when I swatched it. It just didn’t feel anywhere near as good as it looks.
It was better than the other one in this LE, but considering how much is cost it should be really good, and I agree with Christine, though I think I disliked it more.
And I used to love makeup from Dior, even the quads used to be good.

This was the palette I wanted but I really wish Dior shadows were as intense as they look in the palettes, so I guess this is a pass 🙁 (more money saved I guess) plus it looks like I have a dupes for most of the colors also.

I love the colour scheme of this palette, and the look you created with it is very ethereal and pretty 🙂 I’m not sure I’d go for Dior prices (certainly not NZ ones – these palettes are like $120 each or something) though. Part of what I took from this post is that Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #5 looks awesome… 😀

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