Dior Grand Bal (539) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

Grand Bal (539)

Dior Grand Bal (539) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, neutral color story that included two more gold-hued shades with a sparkling taupe and peach, which had a deep, almost cool-toned matte to round out the color scheme. The first shade was more sparkly and had a bit of fallout, while the second shade was more powdery (to the point of being a little dry), while the remaining three shades were excellent.

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Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #1 High Colour Eyeshadow

Grand Bal #1

Grand Bal #1 is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and fine, gold sparkle woven through a more metallic finish. It actually seemed like micro-glitter to me based on the depth of the particles, but I didn’t see any plastic (PET) glitter listed in the ingredients. The texture was smooth, dense and not overly thick, so it had some binder in it that helped to keep the sparkles from disappearing (in my brush or as a result of fallout).

It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It lasted well for eight and a half hours but had light fallout over time.

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 ● SQUALANE ● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● SILICA ● ZINC STEARATE ● POLYBUTENE ● DIMETHICONE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● TIN OXIDE ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● 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 Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #2 High Colour Eyeshadow

Grand Bal #2

Grand Bal #2 is a light, yellowish beige base with pink-to-gold shifting sparkle over a satin finish. It had medium color coverage (though it may be hard to tell based on the photo as it is close to my skin tone) in a single layer, which could be intensified if applied with a fingertip.

The consistency was lightly powdery, slightly chalky as it was on the drier side. There were signs of fading present after seven and a half hours of wear.

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 ● DIMETHICONE ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● SILICA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● DIISOSTEARYL MALATE ● HDI/PPG/POLYCAPROLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER ● TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIETHYLHEXANOATE ● MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE ● POLYBUTENE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE ● TIN OXIDE ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● GOLD ● TOCOPHEROL ● 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 Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #3 High Colour Eyeshadow

Grand Bal #3

Grand Bal #3 is a blackened brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was a touch of sheen to the finish, but it didn’t seem overtly shimmery to my eye.

The texture was soft, finely-milled, and almost velvety with more substance but was still blendable when applied to bare skin. It had rich color payoff that stayed on nicely for eight 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 ● ALUMINA ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● MICA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● NYLON-12 ● ZINC STEARATE ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER ● SILICA ● TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE ● SORBIC ACID ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● MAGNESIUM OXIDE ● 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 Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #4 High Colour Eyeshadow

Grand Bal #4

Grand Bal #4 is a light-medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. The texture was moderately dense, lightly creamy, and very smooth to the touch.

It picked up well with a dry brush and deposited excellent pigmentation in a single layer that adhered evenly to my skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

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 ● ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE ● ZINC STEARATE ● TALC ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL ● HDI/PPG/POLYCAPROLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES ● ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER ● PHENOXYETHANOL ● POLYBUTENE ● TIN OXIDE ● MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE ● SORBIC ACID ● BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER ● HECTORITE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● 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 Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Grand Bal #5 High Colour Eyeshadow

Grand Bal #5

Grand Bal #5 is a brighter, medium gold with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It had intense pigmentation in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color.

The consistency was lightly creamy, dense but not stiff or too thick, and was easy to pick up and to apply on bare skin. This shade lasted well 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 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 ● SQUALANE ● TALC ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ● SILICA ● ZINC STEARATE ● POLYBUTENE ● DIMETHICONE ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● SORBIC ACID ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE ● PINUS PENTAPHYLLA SEED OIL ● CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL ● AQUA (WATER) ● SERICIN ● ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ● ALUMINA ● MAGNESIUM OXIDE ● 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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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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I saw this one being used in a tutorial and I also saw it in store and the 4 lighter shades all seemed very similar and very sheer and just not worth the price and then that very dark middle shade – I don’t know – it just didn’t excite me the way Jungle and New Look did. Good thing – I think buying the 2 that I did was a bit of an indulgence although I have been loving using them.

For a quint, this has just too many shades that are very close to one another in tone and depth for me. Pretty, but it gets a hard pass from me.

I haven’t seen it applied but I do like the soft colors and the contrast of black. Similar too some other palettes I own so I will pass though.

Although I can easily dupe this palette, I think it’s a beautiful palette for an easy smoky eye.

Christine, what shadow packing brush do you use for your lid color? I like a MAC 242 but sometimes it’s too flimsy to pick up harder-packed shadows.

I think there is not enough differentiation between shades 1, 2 and 4 – there needed to be a more mid tone neutral shade to balance the quint out. With the three shades so light and then you have the very dark brown, it is too much of a contrast. At the very least, it is of good quality (apart from shade 2).

Hi Christine I am trying to find this in Canada but the Bay link you listed doesnt work and the other Canadian retailers don’t carry it – do you have any tips please?

This is the first Dior palette I’ve clicked on to see swatches of.
There has never been one that has appealed to me, prior to this one.
For some reason I find the colour schemes to be unappealing overall and somewhat dated.
This, although there’s real similarities between a couple shades and I’m not in love with #5, is something I would consider–if I was actually wearing eyeshadow these days.

I’m obsessed with this palette, I also purchased nude dress and the cashmere one but I find this just so easy to use for a beautiful wash of colour with a deeper matte in my crease. Speaking of, the matte is very nice to use – I find it almost creamlike. Impressed with this new line from Dior – I hope the holiday palettes are just as lovely!

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