Sunday, July 20th, 2014

What I love about the color of pewter is the variety… it can lean cool, silvery or warmer, more like a dirty, antique gold. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Sephora Lunar Eclipse — a sparkling silver and gold mix
  2. MAC Antique Diamond — a medium-dark pewter with warm undertones
  3. Dior Etoile — a light, shimmering silver and gold
  4. Sugarpill Tiara — – a silver-leaning pewter
  5. L’Oreal Gilded Envy — a dark pewter with bronze and antique gold shimmer

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a glossy sheen. It had rich, opaque color coverage and a high-shine finish. The consistency was like a watery gel that glided over the lips well without settling into lip lines. Sometimes the color gets on my teeth, which is something I have trouble with when it comes this formula in general. The color lasts for five hours on me, and it gets progressively tackier as it wears, but it is nicely hydrating. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is brighter. MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is less opaque. NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (P, $28.00) is lighter, pinker. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more orange. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is more muted. Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dio Mona Lisette (872) Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a glossy finish and very subtle cool undertones. It had full color coverage, and it applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The color lasted for five and a half hours well while being moisturizing. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is more muted. MAC Pleasant (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is similar. MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette — Trafalgar

Dior reinvents the 5 Couleurs legend with a harmonious collection of eyeshadow hues that give you a multi-faceted look. Its eyeshadows boast a wide variety of textures and shades with a host of different effects, including matte, satin, iridescent and ultra-shimmery to dress your eyes for any occasion. Create a look that’s unique to you or follow one of the two ready-to-wear looks Dior has created just for you.

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Bar (56)
  • Carre Bleu (276)
  • Pied de Poule (96)
  • Trafalgar (876)
  • Tutu (846)

Availability: Now at Nordstrom

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Saturday, June 21st, 2014

One thing I really love about coral lipgloss is it’s a way to wear coral that is often more muted, softer, and less bright and in-your-face compared to a coral lipstick. Here are my current favorites…

  1. Dior Rieuse (373) — brightened, medium coral
  2. Hourglass Nectar — slightly muted, medium coral
  3. Bobbi Brown Citrus — sparkling mix of coral, pink, gold
  4. Burberry Cameo Pink — gold-shimmered, pink-coral
  5. Chanel Reflexion — brightened, coral-pink with gold shimmer

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Dior Color Icons Collection for Fall 2014
Dior Color Icons Collection for Fall 2014

Introducing Dior’s first ever pre-fall color collection created exclusively for Nordstrom and inspired by the Raf Simons’ Dior pre-fall fashion collection of classic lines and sumptuous colors. Featuring modern, feminine and sophisticated shades, the Dior Color Icons Collection is as timeless as it is current.

For eyes, two shades of Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow—a classic smoky blue and a shimmering silver—can be paired with a Dior 3-Couleurs Eyeshadow palette in exquisite shades of gold while a Diorshow Art Pen in deep navy adds depth to the lash line. For the lips, Rouge Dior Lipstick in shades of classic red and vibrant fuchsia can be paired, mixed and matched with two shades of Dior Addict Fluid Stick in glossy red and juicy pink. Cheeks are dusted in a shimmering rose shade of Diorblush.

An array of Dior Vernis shades add the perfect finishing touch to this flattering beauty look: a shimmering gold, a mysterious charcoal or a classic Dior red can be paired with the exclusive Dior Nail Artistry Box.

Dior 3-Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Gold (531)

Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Trompe L’Oeil (011)
  • Reveuse (271)

Rouge Dior Lipstick ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tout Paris (742)
  • La Vie (773)

Diorshow Art Pen ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cruise Blue Blue

Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Tricheuse (669)
  • Mona Lisette (872)

Vernis ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Reflects (228)
  • Night Shock (808)
  • Tout Paris (888)

Diorblush ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Libertine (939)

Dior Nail Artistry Box ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the show-stopping metallic effects seen on the fall runways, the new Dior Nail Artistry Box, a curated limited edition kit of essential nail art accessories, is a must-have for creating the nail statement of the season. Featuring timeless symbols of the House of Dior—including the famously superstitious Mr. Dior’s lucky star and clover charms, which he carried with him at all times, as well as splashes of Swarovski crystal embellishments as seen in Raf Simons’ designs—this exclusive nail kit makes it easy to translate the latest trends straight to the fingertips.
Included in the boxed set are one Dior Vernis mini nail lacquer in the limited edition shade Chrome, one Dior Gel Coat, one sheet of Swarovski Elements® Crystal sparkling stones, one set of precision tweezers for easy application, and two exclusive Dior stencil sheets: Lucky Star and Clover Charm. In addition, each set comes with an exclusive handbook that features pro tips and helpful illustrations for recreating the looks at home.

Availability: July 2014 at dior.com, August 2014 at Nordstrom; exclusive to Dior.com/Nordstrom

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Sunday, June 15th, 2014

One of my favorite products these days are cream eyeshadows, particular one-and-done shades, which I’ve included three of here, and then two brighter, more vibrant shades that could be used as bases or incorporated with other eyeshadows for a major look.

  1. Benefit Birthday Suit — a bronzy taupe
  2. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy — tangerine orange
  3. Shiseido Esmaralda — a bluish-teal
  4. MAC Rubenesque — a coppery peach
  5. Dior Lune — a shimmery white

>> See side-by-side swatches here! <<