Dior Parisian Sky (506) Skyline Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette for fall that features a medium brown, warm beige, pale silver, light blue, and brown-burgundy. It’s a so-so palette; workable if you really want to exert the effort, but it’s unlikely to merit paying the price. I think if you use a primer, it is marginally improved but some of the dustiness seemed to eat right through a solid base.

Parisian Sky #1 is a medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen dry. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on me. Chanel Undertone (802) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Lahore (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Belize (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Eternal Optimist (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Satisfaction (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #1 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Look Closer II (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Silver Fox (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cliffside (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Kashmir (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #4 (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parisian Sky #2 is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The texture was lightly dusty, so it was prone to sheering out on the skin. If you want to use it as a lid color, I would recommend using a primer underneath. This shade lasted for seven hours on me. YSL Saharienne #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Throttle (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Supermodel (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Avant Garde #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Ounce (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Kifu (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Yo-Ho (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Silk Sheets (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hooked on Vinyl #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #1 (DC, $2.29) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parisian Sky #3 is a light, bluish silver with cool undertones a nd a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, moderately firm press–it wasn’t hard to use, but it wasn’t as dusty or as dry as the other shades in the palette. I noticed fading after six and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Architectonic #5 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Glacier (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cool Crush (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #447 (P, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Free Folk (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Unfazed (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Ooh and Ahh (Right) (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parisian Sky #4 is a light-medium, sky blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, and prone to sheering out, though it was blendable around the edges. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which didn’t build up for me at all, even over a primer. This shade started to have visible fading after six hours of wear. Stila Freedom (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Blue Garden #3 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Water (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (DC, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Hot Copic (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Icy (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Sugarpill CandyCrush (PiP, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Atlantis (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Stila Aquamarine (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Dior Blue Beat #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Promesse #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sky Blue (DC, $17.00)(90% similar). Dior Swimming Pool #4 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Sensational (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parisian Sky #5 is a deep reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–the best in the palette–that applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much work, though it could have been easier to diffuse around the edges. The texture wasn’t too soft or too firm, and it sat well on the skin. It wore the longest out of the five shades in the palette at eight hours. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Busted (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Constructivist (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Blurry Grey #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Baby #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Audacious (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC BLK (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Phresh Out #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (812) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Parisian Sky #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #1 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #1 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #2 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #2 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #3 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #3 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #4 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #4 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky #5 Eyeshadow
Dior Parisian Sky #5 Eyeshadow

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette | Full Breakdown

Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Parisian Sky (506) Eyeshadow Palette | Full Breakdown

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Katherine T. Avatar

Oh bummer, but not a big surprise. I saw various swatches online, and they didn’t look that impressive, guess it’s ok if you kind of like the subtle “no makeup” look, but I’m not that kind of gal. I think this would’ve been totally amazing if they got the pigmentation right and paired the browns with a sky blue and mint green, for warm/icy cool look. I think I will get Capital of Light; it’s been so long. This morning, I pulled out one of my old Dior quints that had been sadly DC’d (Bleu de Paris) and knocked out a stunning smoky navy eye in 5 minutes using DS brushes. It’s not a perfect quint, but it’s really good for a blue, and it sure beats the hell out of anything Dior has issued in last couple of years. I sure hope they keep improving the formula.

Katherine T. Avatar

LOL, yes baby steps, baby steps, with the occasional stumble, but let’s hope Dior keeps moving in the right direction….I think they have to because Chanel is starting to issue some decent quads ( L’Automnes, Empreinte Du Desert, Candeur Et Experience), Tom Ford has winners (Nude Dip, Honeymoon) and Guerlain has finally re-formulated their shadows, hopefully for the better

Lulle Avatar

That’s strange, I have this palette and I didn’t find the shades dusty at all. I’ve experience the Dior “dustiness” before so I know what you’re talking about, but all the shades in my palette are buttery soft, and the least soft is actually the dark brown!

Virginia Avatar

I’m wearing this today, and I think I’m going to return it. The colors are so light and barely noticeable that it really isn’t worth keeping. So disappointed because it looked so pretty!

kjh Avatar

One of the biggest let downs, aside from general quality, is how similar 1 and 2, 3 and 4 swatch. They look better differentiated in the pan. 2 and 4 have dupes from Naked 2. Probably won’t be a major want for those of us with TMS (too much stash.)

Alison Avatar

I am totally immune to any Dior eyeshadow quint. I don’t even notice the colors. All that eyeshadow format does when I see it is bring to mind years of disappointing formulas. And here it is again. Thanks, Dior for destroying an iconic product.

Claire L Avatar

Funnily enough, this one is a lot more dupeable. I have dupes for 3 of the shades. I really like the colours but not when they are hard to work with!

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