You might remember that a while ago, I attended the Dior Golden Jungle launch in Taipei. Besides the Crocodile Leather Effect Nails, another piece that I fell in love with was the Golden Savannah palette. Well, today I can finally tell you if it’s the neutral quint of my dreams this season!
Packaging-wise everything is Dior-standard with Golden Savannah, from the royal blue case, the black velvet pouch, to the sponge applicators. The sponge applicators do serve a purpose pretty well when it comes to this quint, and I’ll tell you why!
The lower-left corner houses my favorite shade of the quint. It is a mid-to-dark-toned brown with a good dose of olive mixed in, and on my skin tone it is very close to a khaki. The sheen is also soft and subtle here. It is almost cool-toned, and I find it interesting to see a khaki that is not very golden or warm-toned.
On the top-left corner, we have a beige with a yellow tinge and golden sheen. I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t do much for my skin tone, but the subtle sheen gives my eyes a soft glow when used on the inner half of the lids.
A warm coppery-bronze can be found on the upper-right corner. It is the shade that has the most sheen here (with the exception of the center shade), but still it is nothing in-your-face.
On the lower-right corner there is a charcoal brown, and at certain angles I can see some plum. This is again something I don’t have many of in my collection, as it is rather neutral.
The four shades discussed above are all finely-milled and pigmented. The beige takes a bit more building up to show on my skin tone, but only just a bit. They also blend into each other effortlessly, which is always a major plus!
Last but not least we have an interesting gold foil in the center. The base is very sheer, and the sparkle flakes are rather big. I am pretty sure it is designed to be layered, and I love a dab of it in the center of my lids. There isn’t much fallout once it’s in place, but inevitably there would be some in the application process. I find it the easiest to use the included sponge applicator to dab it on, and you might not want to swipe this around!
Here is another shot of the 5 shades swatched together:
What I love about this palette is you only use one lighter shade and one darker for delicately-defined eyes as well as cranking it up with the combination of more shades or doing easy smokey eyes with it. I do find it a bit of a pity there isn’t something that I can highlight my inner corners with, but it’s not a problem I can’t solve!
For the look I use the coppery bronze for the inner half, olive brown on the outer half, and the charcoal brown in the outer v and into my crease. There is also a dab of the sheer gold in the center of my lids:
If you feel like going all out with this quint, I bet it layers well on top of bronze, antique gold, or khaki cream shadows!
Bottom line: For the beautiful finish, great pigmentation, and fantastic colors, I love Dior Golden Savannah for the capacity of going from very simple everyday looks to the effortlessly dramatic. I would have loved to see one shade that’s good for inner corner highlight, but it’s something I can fix easily so it’s not a big deal in my book!
Have you got the opportunity to check out Dior Golden Savannah? Are you also a fan of the satin texture? What is your favorite Dior quint? I’d love some recommendations!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: This palette is sadly unavailable in Belgium. However, the good news is it IS in France, and it’s not that far away!
Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review is provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.
This one is stunning on you Sunny! So very pretty! But I think I have shades similar on my stash already. Trying to only buy shades I don’t have already!
Thanks so much Tracy! I don’t own dupes of any of the shades (strange as it may sound) so I’m really happy with this!
The Dior palette has fantastic pigmentation. I dd check it out but was able to walk away from it. He he. I love what you did with it though.
LOL Good for you Jacqueline! I’m sure I’ll layer it on different cream shadows I have to bring out more drama!
It’s gorgeous and the pigmentation looks great!
Yes the pigmentation IS amazing! I wouldn’t want to work with eyeshadows that have feeble pigmentation to be honest 😉
Ooooh palettes are looking great… Hopefully they will sell it in the online shop of sephora!
Hey girly, if you’re talking about Sephora.fr then I’m not too sure. As far as I know some luxury brands have banned online trading in Europe 😦
Those are soooo my colours ! Love it !
Go team neutrals with a twist!
Ooooh, you didn’t tell me you got Golden Savannah! I love it! The colours are really my thing :).
Time to drive to France, Teri!
I love this palette so much! I have to pick it up when I go to Lille 🙂
For sure girly you really should!
I love this colors, and they look perfect on you!! ❤
Thanks Petra! 🙂
So lovely, if I can find this when i go on vacation, i will be sure to pick this up along with the crocodile effect polish! 🙂
Hey Naomi you should really try to lay your hands on this one!
amazing colors! i love love Dior quints 🙂
it’s like the best part of the famous naked palette.
you look beautiful wearing these colors!
Thanks Lena! I think the colors here have even more depth!
Stunning colors, Sunny!! 🙂 I feel like I have a palette similar to the colors here from Lancome… Bronze something. But the olive bronze in the dior palettte… unique! And utterly gorgeous =)
Thanks Jen! I really like the olive and the charcoal brown. They’re not as warm-toned as what I would normally reach out for!
Those are really nice colours. Nude but not too nude!
Exactly! I love neutrals with a twist 🙂
*adds this to the growing Dior wish list*
How are things Sunny? I haven’t stopped by much since school started. Anthro class is great fun. I think I’m going to have a great time this semester!
Hey Christina! All’s well here 🙂 Glad to hear you’re enjoying school!
This is a gorgeous palette, I’m very in love with the entire collection! It looks lovely on you, and great swatches!
Thanks so much Taylor! You’re right. The whole collection is pretty awesome!
I like! A lot 😀
These colours would look lovely on brown eyes. I’ve seen this palette at my local Dior counter but I decided not to buy it because I already own colours similar to these.
I agree! If you already own similar colors you should look at the other stuff in this collection though. It’s definitely my top 3 this season!
I’m in agreement with Tracy but think it does look quite nice on you! 🙂
You look so cute .
did you buy it in belgium?
Hey, unfortunately no. This is only available in France!