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!
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