Light the Night with Dior Night Golds!

The last piece from Dior Grand Bal that I’m showing you is Dior Night Golds Palette (524). Last, but certainly not the least! Quality-wise Dior has aced it again!

The shade on the upper left corner is a shimmery white with a frosty finish. This is not really something I would use all over my eyelids, but for the inner corners it’s great!

The shade on the upper right is a warm bronzy gold which has a somehow sheer base, but an incredible amount of sparkle and shimmer to give it good opacity. It has an interesting texture, almost like the sponge-y feeling you get from Chanel Illusion d’Ombre. It reminds me of the center shade of Golden Savannah, though another bit bouncier and more opaque. I do get some fallout during and post application, but I seem to get fallout when others don’t (I definitely get some post-application fallout from Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill, while most swear every particle stays put), so take it with a pinch of salt. Since the shimmer is fine enough and it’s really only a trace amount, it doesn’t make my face look like a disco ball and I am not bothered!

The center shade is a warm charcoal brown with beautiful gold shimmer. The texture is slightly drier in comparison with the other shades, but by no means dry and chalky. It goes on smooth, and has decent pigmentation. You really have to swatch this one and see how the flecks of gold dance with light. It’s quite a magical experience!

The shade on the bottom left is a warm melon gold with a champagne tinge. It has a rather metallic finish, and the texture and pigmentation are excellent!

The last shade (on the bottom right) is a borderline taupe with a metallic finish. I have to say it’s borderline because it doesn’t have a lot of gray in it, but nevertheless it is a beautiful color with excellent texture and pigmentation!

Swatch from bottom to top with the order of the descriptions:

For the first look (also what I sport here and here), I used the melon gold on the inner half of my lids, the taupe on the outer half, a bit of charcoal brown on the outer v, the white for my inner corners, and the bronzy gold patted over the center of my lids:

For the second look (you have seen it here) I wanted something more dramatic. I used the taupe all over my lids, the charcoal brown blended into the outer half and crease, and also gone over the eyeliner on my lower lash/waterline. The frosty white was used in my inner corners, and bronzy gold patted in the center of my lids.

What I love about Dior Night Golds is the fact that it has 5 quality shades. None of them underperforms, and it’s easy to pick and choose depending on the occasion you’re wearing it for. You can go from very simple and neutral to a lot of bling, which makes it versatile. I think warmer skin tones will wear this with more ease, and even though this is a palette that definitely works all-year-round, the bronzy gold gives it a nice holiday touch (and you know me: I basically will never have enough gold eyeshadows)!

Bottom line: Again, whether you “need” this or not will depend on your eyeshadow stash. However, Dior Night Golds does offer a lot of quality, and if you’re warm-toned I would definitely encourage you to check it out!

Have you seen Dior Night Golds? What are your thoughts? What are your favorite gold eyeshadows?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oh yes, I definitely do need this one….:D

    • Sunny

      Yes Becca, I’d say you do :) Swatch it when you have the chance!

  • http://glamorouslittlemango.blogspot.be Glamorous Little Mango

    This is a fantastic palette!!!! The colors are so gorgeous!
    I was thinking of getting the M.AC. Fabulouness warm eyes palette from the holiday collection, but I will definitely remove it from my wishlist and add this fabulous palette!
    No doubt! I’m buying this!

    • Sunny

      Hey doll, glad to hear you like this! If you get it I’d love to hear what you think!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Memoiselle

    Hi Sunny!
    It’s a very pretty palette but I have decided that I would pass on this. Although it does not look very similar to Golden Savannah but they are in the same color range. I love your look with this eyeshadow especially on the last picture. The eye look is simply pretty :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much darling! Yeah this one is definitely on the neutral side as well. I just personally can’t get enough of good neutral palettes!

  • http://brigidbeautyblog.wordpress.com Christine Brigid

    I haven’t really been into many of the Dior quads (quints?) that have come out lately, but this one… my, my. This is when I start to get confused because want and need. Certainly I don’t own ANYTHING like it, which means… NEED? oooooo can’t wait for holiday present buying for moi!

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah that’s why I put “need” in parentheses. We never really NEED anything. We want them! Definitely get it for yourself for Christmas!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    What a detailed review! I still hadn’t the time to swatch this palette but I definetly will. Spongy texture like Chanel sounds great. I don’t mind one colour beeing frosty, although, I do have problems with Dior frosty texture (my dry lids just don’t like this texture at all). I think for a highlight it really is good though. It doesn’t seem as frosty as their other palettes (?). I especially like the second look, I like red lipstick and bolder eye makeup.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Claire! Yeah that shimmery gold is really a bit bouncy. Doesn’t feel like a pressed eyeshadow at all! I don’t really have a problem with shimmery/frosty shades. I wear them better than matte ones in general :)

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    That is a beautiful palette. It would go great with my brown eyes.

    • Sunny

      Yes it will, Marla! Actually we brown-eyed girls have an easier time. Virtually everything goes pretty well!

  • http://www.style-laboratory.net sté

    I’m still bummed I had to miss out on the golden savannah palette, but this one’s pretty close. I’ll definitely check it out on my next shopping spree. :)

    • Sunny

      You do that, Ste! Golden Savannah has mostly mid-to-dark shades, while this one has mostly light-to-medium ones. Still, you can do gorgeous smokey looks with it!

  • http://www.deltacephei.nl Suzanne

    Oooooooooh. I like :)

    • Sunny

      Glad to hear that Suzanne :)

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    If I didn’t already own these shades more or less, I’d totally buy this ! Dior just screams luxury.

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean! What I love about a good palette though, is the fact that it puts the shades you might want to combine together in one place, so there’s no frantic searching for that perfect one that will go with the look!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    SO PRETTY on you Sunny! Dang, you make everything look so good!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! You’re just too kind :)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce

    Hiii! Sorry I’ve been sucking at commenting lately. :( this is SO pretty on you. :)

    • Sunny

      Haha it’s OK Joyce! Life totally gets in the way sometimes :) Thanks for dropping by!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    I love this collection. The sparkling gold is beautiful. I love the looks you’ve created! Fabulous review Sunny! xoxo

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Taylor :) I hope you’ll check this one out!

  • nawi

    I went to the store yesterday thinking I was going to get the fairly golds palette but aftering swatching and testing both palettes on the eyes this one definately one! You can make a smokey eye, but make a simple more neutral day time look with it. Do not understand why the raeview did not like this? Normally I almost always agree with her but with this one she was wrong. Thanks

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, I’m glad you enjoy it as much as I do! I think a lot of things come down to personal preferences as well as batches of products. I have had experience of not being impressed with department store testers only to have the same products amaze me afterwards. I do personally tend to reach for palettes that contain some mid-to-dark-toned colors, as I don’t think too many light and shimmery ones look good on my skin tone!