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Dior Night Bird Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Night Bird (459)

Dior Night Bird (459) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette from the brand’s fall collection. All five shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage, were blendable, and long-lasting. The formula felt like a gel-powder hybrid, so they have a more “baked” quality to them, which can require a slightly heavier hand if one is used to working with more powdery formulas.

Ingredients

9.5

Product

9.5

Pigmentation

9.5

Texture

9

Longevity

5

Application

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Night Bird #1

Night Bird #1 is a medium, olive green with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not stiff to work with, and blendable. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#14987/A SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● MICA ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SILICA ● SQUALANE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● GLYCERIN ● POLYSORBATE 80 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● TIN OXIDE ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

9.5

Product

9

Pigmentation

10

Texture

9

Longevity

5

Application

Night Bird #2

Night Bird #2 is a light yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was moderately dense, slightly firm but not stiff, so it had no powderiness but blended out beautifully. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#14988/A MICA ● ALUMINA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SQUALANE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● GLYCERIN ● POLYSORBATE 80 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● TIN OXIDE ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● SILICA ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

10

Product

10

Pigmentation

10

Texture

9

Longevity

5

Application

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Night Bird #3

Night Bird #3 is a medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft, satiny sheen. The eyeshadow had mostly opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well as the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#13351/A MICA ● ALUMINA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SQUALANE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● GLYCERIN ● TIN OXIDE ● SILICA ● POLYSORBATE 80 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 75470 (CARMINE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

9

Pigmentation

8.5

Longevity

5

Application

Night Bird #4

Night Bird #4 is a muted, medium-dark forest green with a slightly cooler, almost bluish base and warmer, olive shimmer throughout. The color itself appeared bluer in the pan but ended up looking green on my skin. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery but seemed to “melt” after a few minutes on my lid. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#14990/A MICA ● ALUMINA ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● LAURYL DIMETHICONE ● BUTYLENE GLYCOL ● POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE ● CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE ● HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE ● GLYCERIN ● ISODODECANE ● TREHALOSE ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● HYDROGENATED LECITHIN ● TIN OXIDE ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE ● SILICA ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● TOCOPHEROL ● ASCORBYL PALMITATE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CITRIC ACID ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

10

Pigmentation

9

Longevity

5

Application

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow
Dior Night Bird #5 High Colour Eyeshadow

Night Bird #5

Night Bird #5 has a blackened brown base with subtle, warm undertones and cooler flecks of blue and green-teal sparkle. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, moderately dense consistency that was firm without being stiff. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is long-wearing and has “intense color” (or “high-pigment”). There are five finishes that can be found within various palettes: matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, highlighter, and glitter, though there aren’t specific descriptions by finish, unfortunately.

There were a few shades that seemed more sparkly and were sheerer, more like layering shades, while the other finishes tended to be pigmented. In general, the texture was moderately dense with the matte shades being slightly thinner and a smidgen powdery in the pan compared to the satin, shimmer, and metallic shades.

Aside from those more sparkly shades, the formula was blendable, pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted an average of eight hours on me (without a primer).

Browse all of our Dior High Colour Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

#14989/A SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● MICA ● SILICA ● CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE ● HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ● SQUALANE ● OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE ● GLYCERIN ● POLYSORBATE 80 ● ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● TIN OXIDE ● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL ● CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT ● XANTHAN GUM ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● CETEARYL ALCOHOL ● DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● [+/- :CI 19140 (YELLOW 5, YELLOW 5 LAKE) ● CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) ● CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) ● CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) ● CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) ● CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN) ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) ● CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) ● CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● ].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

9.5

Product

9.5

Pigmentation

9.5

Texture

9

Longevity

5

Application