Dior | Parisian Sky & Capital of Light, Skyline Collection Fall 2016

Dior Skyline eyeshadow palettes opener

 

With its unmistakable outline and intricate ironwork, the Eiffel Tower — the most iconic symbol of Paris, is the inspiration behind the Dior Skyline Collection for Fall 2016, so perfectly captured and beautifully rendered upon the surface of the two eyeshadow palettes. According to Peter Philips, Creative & Image Director for Dior Makeup:

“In the heart of Paris, there’s this icon that defies the sky, a sturdy structure that is both light and transparent. It dominates the capital and can be spotted from afar. The Skyline Collection echoes this architectural masterpiece, playing with luminosity and transparency to beckon attention with its subtle elegance”

I love a good backstory to beauty, and I’d say that Peter Philips got this bang on.

Previously reviewed from this collection:

 

Eiffel Tower 3

La Tour Eiffel, an iconic symbol of Paris

Dior Skyline eyeshadow palettes closed

Dior | Parisian Sky & Capital of Light, Skyline Collection Fall 2016

Dior Skyline eyeshadow palettes 1

Dior | Parisian Sky & Capital of Light, Skyline Collection Fall 2016

Dior Skyline Parisian Sky 1

506 Parisian Sky, limited edition (CAN $73.00) | Cooler-leaning in tone, all  the shades have non-chunky shimmer of varying degrees, and can also be made to work on those with warmer complexions by layering and/or wearing them slightly dampened for more impact. Personally, I love the subtle gradations of colour in this palette as it makes each hue that much easier to wear. From top left (going clockwise):

  • milky taupe
  • champagne
  • white-based silver
  • mink brown
  • palest aqua

Dior Skyline Parisian Sky 2

Dior | 506 Parisian Sky

Dior Skyline Parisian Sky 3

Dior | 506 Parisian Sky

Dior Skyline Parisian Sky swatches

Dior | 506 Parisian Sky swatches

Dior Skyline Capital of Light 1

806 Capital of Light, limited edition (CAN $73.00) | More impactful colour-wise than Parisian Sky, the shade selection here is a good mix of both cool and warm tones. The five shades have varying intensities of shimmer, and all can be worn either dry or dampened to yield extra depth & dimension. TIP: this is an amazing palette for those with green and/or hazel eyes. From top left (going clockwise):

  • gunmetal
  • pearly white
  • soft pink
  • aubergine
  • oyster with pink undertone

Dior Skyline Capital of Light 2

Dior | 806 Capital of Light

Dior Skyline Capital of Light 3

Dior | 806 Capital of Light

Dior Skyline Capital of Light swatches

Dior | 806 Capital of Light swatches

Dior Skyline eyeshadow palettes 2

Dior | Parisian Sky & Capital of Light, Skyline Collection Fall 2016

 

The last few collections from Dior have been producing some pretty unique palettes and the amount of detail that goes into their creation is second to none. If the delicate filigree design seen here isn’t enough to draw you in, then the colours surely will; I was initially unsure about the softer payoff of Parisian Sky but after having played with it for some weeks now, I’ve come to appreciate it more and more (let’s face it; aqua is never an easy colour to pull off under normal circumstances. This palette makes it a breeze). Capital of Light is drop-dead gorgeous, in particular that gunmetal shade with all its complexities and that stunning deep eggplant (PS: they look totally killer when paired together). A little on the steep side price-wise, but that’s offset by the originality of the shade groupings as well as the overall performance of each palette. Also, just look at them … Le sigh….

Available now at The Bay and select Dior counters

 

Dior Skyline eyeshadow palettes closer

Provided by the Dior team for review consideration/All opinions my own

4 Responses to Dior | Parisian Sky & Capital of Light, Skyline Collection Fall 2016

  1. Nailderella says:

    I just wanted to say that I admire every single article you write! Everything is so well made, nicely written and the photos are perfection! <3 It's a pleasure to read you!

    • Eugenia says:

      Awww….thank you so much for your kindness! I really appreciate your support and your words just totally made my day! xo

  2. anastasiias says:

    I like pattern a lot! And second palette has very nice shades..but, I swatched them in a store and they seem too shimmery for me. In yout post I like it more:)

    • Eugenia says:

      It might have been a batch issue maybe? In any case, it really depends on how they were swatched – you can always layer the shades over a primer or a matte base for a deeper effect

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