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Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan eyeshadow palette that features a mauve, pinky-white, golden beige, deep brown, and blackened plum. The formula feels like last year’s holiday eyeshadow formula, which was a little easier to use and better performing than some of Dior’s other eyeshadow palettes in recent times. It is described as being “ultra-pigmented” with ” no powdery effect.” Overall, the palette had good pigmentation with a slightly drier, lightly dusty consistency that was blendable but more prone to sheering out when working with it on the lid. They would perform better with a primer, which would give them a better base to adhere to as well as extend the wear.

Precious Embroidery #1 is a muted, medium-dark mauve with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier, so it sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin, despite having good color payoff initially. This shade ended up appearing warmer on me as a result, but I think it would look more neutral on those with cooler undertones. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. Colour Pop Mind Tricks (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (DC, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #2 is a bright white with cooler, bluish frosted shimmer. It appeared warmer in the pan, but it had a stronger, cooler sheen to it that gave it an overall, cooler appearance. The consistency was soft, just a touch dusty but smooth, easy to blend out, and did not sheer out immediately like the mauve shade did. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Pay the Piper (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Anti-Star (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #3 is a slightly muted, medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too firm ot too soft in the pan. The color applied well and wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Flirt (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (DC, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Kitties (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Glam (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Gold Hoops (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dragon Scales #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ooh La La (Right) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dirty Talk (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Party (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Linen (183M) (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #4 is a muted, dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff, though it was not as intense or as rich in practice as it appeared in the pan. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a touch dry and dusty. I found it easy to blend and diffuse the color in the crease, but it had a tendency to sheer out as soon as I worked with it, so I had to build it up to retain depth. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Lancome Audacious (PiP, $19.00)(100% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Blurry Grey #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Substance (PiP, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Busted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Avant-Premiere #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ithaca (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Brown #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #5 is a blackened plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly dusty, but it blended out fairly well. The color did not apply as well to bare skin, so it would be best used with a primer or else it sheered out and looked a somewhat patchy. Too Faced Amorous (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Feel #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $6.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Smolder (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #7 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

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Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

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Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Not going to bite on this one but the sequin detail is outstanding! From your pictures it honestly looks like a pile of sequins bathed in powder! So cool!

The presentation of their quints is beautiful. I’m a sucker for embossed and patterned powders even though I know it makes absolutely no difference to how the products perform.

You know, there have been occasions where the embossing can make it harder to get even coverage! I find that truer with blushes, though 😉

They don’t go away in one use, but they will wear down within a few uses! It is kind of like the gelee type, though it seems softer to me.

Wow, it looks much better than I anticipated! The swatches are nice and smooth, which is never a guarantee with Dior eyeshadows. At first glance the palette also looked very similar to one from the Holiday collection 2 years ago, but the shades are actually quite different. Might need this!

I’d buy this in a second if it had the texture of the new Dior single shadows… I always fall for these kinds of colors.

(I may still, who knows!)

Wow, another B+ for Dior! Those remedial make up formulation classes you held worked Christine. Kidding aside, it is beautiful, and I love the sequin motif stamped on the shadows.

(Sigh) The embossing is so pretty, and I like #1, but one of the things that draws me to Dior is their unusual color combos, but this combo is pretty easily duped. But it makes for a pretty smoky eye for fall/winter. I think this would only be worth it if you use these shades a lot and like to have it all in one kit.

Yes, what a look, but the mauve that Katherine likes is rather overpowered by the warmer shades. But no doubt this is amongst the most delightful embossing ever. This deserves an ‘atta boy, Dior, but we’re still not convinced…’

These are not original shades by any stretch of the imagination, but the colours work really well together in the palette. And thankfully, they are much better quality than the last few Dior offerings. Beautiful and sophisticated eye look Christine.

I think your eye look is pretty, Christine. I also think the palette is very eye catching and the nuances in the swatches are very nice, but for me, still it comes down to habit and preference. I would prefer to spend at this level for a bigger palette. This is a decent enough Dior 5 pan though. That doesn’t happen frequently enough.

Very nice for a Dior quint! And that pattern is to die for, just lovely! But I think I’m going to have to hold out for TF Honeymoon instead. Will definitely have to grab up Honeymoon once the holiday/LE avalanche subsides a bit!

The pigmentation and formula of these quints gets raves from even the most discerning reviewers and I like what I’ve been able to try too but that doesn’t make up for the fact that those colors are very dupable neutrals. Usually, complexities would be visible under this kind of bright lighting that are normally subdued under natural/artificial lighting but I’m not really seeing much complexity here. considering that the traditional customer base for these palettes are older ladies who are in the habit of buying only HE out of habit/preference (and who probably have a set way of doing things and wouldn’t be interested in too “out there” glam looks) I guess it makes sense to create “safe” palettes like this.

The shades are definitely dupable! 🙂 I don’t think that you have to be old or female to like these shades or find it useful, though.

I only like #1 but I expected it to be a bit lighter… By the way #1 is the selling point of this palette. The remaining shades are boring. I think I’ll skip it… I hope so… 🙂

For some reason that I don’t really understand, Dior shadows always work really well for me, regardless of how bad they review. I love the sequin embossing and imagine many will buy this for that reason alone. I do like small palettes like this as long as there is a transition shade and a brow bone highlight. I take a lot of one night trips and these are perfect to take along. Having said that, I am not sure that I don’t have a million dupes for all of these colors so it is just a matter of my resisting the embossing, LOL.

#5 is beautiful and I think the exact match I’m looking for in a dupe for CdP’s discontinued single in 106. Too bad you can’t buy it as a single. The Nars dupe isn’t quite there for me though, so the search continues.

I love the details and the colors are nice. I think I will pass though. I’m probably getting one single eyeshadow and possibly the MUFE holiday palette so I really don’t need more shadow atm.

This palette looks so beautiful! I almost find that my eye is drawn more into the detailing than into the colours themselves. The embroidery detail makes the palette look more delicate and luxurious.

I think this will be the one eye palette that I’ll splurge on this winter, because I know every color in there will suit me (which is rare). I know the palette is pretty dupable, but to buy each color separately might cost more. I also LOVE the embossing!! I’m a sucker for stuff like that!

The embossing is just beautiful! And a good grade!
I used to be so into Dior, but that was a long time ago. I don’t think I’ll get this, I do prefere to buy palettes with more colours in them these days.

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