Dior Smoky Sequins (066) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan eyeshadow palette that features a medium gray, white, golden bronze, dark gray, and dark black. 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.” The palette was decent with respect to pigmentation, texture, and wear; it’s the kind of palette that is on the cusp of being good, but it would work for someone who typically wears primer already. I wish the center shade wasn’t a warm-toned gold/bronze hue; I think it would have been better with something cooler, perhaps a violet, blue, or silvery taupe.

Smoky Sequins #1 is a light-medium gray with neutral undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. The consistency was drier and dustier, which resulted in the color applying poorly to bare skin as it would sheer out and not adhere well. It had medium coverage, and it was not buildable when I wore it. The best luck I had was using it with a slightly dampened brush. It lasted for six hours on me. Sydney Grace Polished Silver (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sex & the Oyster (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #2 is a bright white with neutral undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable on the skin. It applied well to bare skin and lasted for seven hours. Too Faced Puppy Eyes (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Vapor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella White (07) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Chillproof (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #453 (P, $7.00) is brighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Modern Glamour #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #1 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #3 is a medium, golden bronze with warm, brown undertones and a metallic finish. It had excellent color payoff with a smooth, denser consistency that was really easy to work with; it felt much denser compared to the other shades in the palette–creamier in a way. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00)(90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Charge (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Incognito #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Eclipse (LE, $4.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Starfish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Aesthetic (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Patine Bronze (840) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Gitte (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #4 is a dark gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was just a touch drier, but it came together well on the lid and did not look dry on. I was able to get seven and a half hours of wear out of this shade. MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Metal (DC, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Afterhours (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Black Ice (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #5 is a dark black with warmer, brown undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a really smooth, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin and did not appear patchy when blended out. The color started to fade noticeably after eight hours of wear. NARS Look Closer IV (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Anger (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blackground (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Empire (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Dark Matter (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cinderfella (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot J325 Pitch Black (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066) 5 Couleurs Splendor 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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I will definitely be getting this. I love Dior palettes and this has the added advantage of having that beautiful embossed sequin pattern. It is too bad about shade 1 but I will try and work with it. Thank you for the quick review, Christine.

Oh dear. My super oily lids ate up Dior Capitol of Light, so this will probably be skip for me. I can easily dupe this by adding a bronze shadow to my Chanel Tisse Smoky. I tested out and returned (no joke) at least 4 smoky eye kits before finding the Chanel one. None of them could survive the oily lid monster, except for Tisse Smoky, which is an awesome quad. I should’ve probably got a backup since it was LE 🙁

Oh thank you!!! Yes, I see it at Nordstrom’s. I will need to get a backup, a smoky eye is such a classic, and the pans are so small, I’m afraid I will run out some day. And it seems to be the only smoky quad that doesn’t turn into raccoon eyes for me. Thanks again!!

I would like this if the light gray shade performed well, and if the center shade was a deep or bright cool color — to me, that would work better with the grays and the white.

It almost looks too pretty to take a brush to it! That design, though!
For some odd reason, I like this one. Don’t even know why I’m drawn to it, either. Perhaps because in order for me to get away with wearing such cool toned grays, I need something warmer to tie it together. Still, I would have rather seen a shade other than bronze, because bronze, gray, black , white? Plum would’ve been nice!

I purchased this palette and I love it. I created a beautiful smoky eye last night. I actually like the center color. I like to mix warm and cool shades. The center shade is really pretty on the inner part of the lid. I am so glad Dior has this new formula. I am seriously contemplating getting Precious Embroidery.

I’m glad this rated as highly as it did (B+ is pretty good for Dior!) but only the middle shade really interests me. It’s funny – back in my 30’s, I used to be all about grey and silver shades of shadow but the last 10 or 15 years, not so much…

I’m glad you never gave up on the Dior eyeshadows. This one looks lovely, it is. in part, the sequin pattern, I really like it. I will not buy it as Dior is ridiculously expensive here. I am glad they seem to have found a better formula, once upon a time they were really good

Did you do an eye look with this? No worries if you didn’t, I know you’re very busy! It’s a very pretty palette, but I think I’ll give it a miss as I have a Bourjois grey/smoky palette which probably has better pigmentation, lol!

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