Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Dior Mango (438) Nail Lacquer
Dior Mango (438) Nail Lacquer

A Ripe, Juicy Mango of a Polish

Dior Mango (438) Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “deliciously fruity and radiant yellow.” It is a brightened tangerine orange with a cream finish. China Glaze Orange You Hot is darker, more orange. Zoya Arizona is more orange. China Glaze Papaya Punch is a darker orange. China Glaze Sun Worshipper is closest but brighter–almost neon.

The formula is a smidgen on the thicker side, so it takes a little longer to dry, and it’s best to let the first coat dry down before applying the second, as it has a tendency to pull/drag more so than other polishes.  The color coverage was mostly opaque after two coats, and it didn’t pool along the edges.  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Mango

B+
Bright enough to be summery, but not so bright that it turns neon, it still dries down to a shiny finish without need for a top coat.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012


Dior Cherie Bow Collection for Spring 2013

Cherie Bow Palette ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Contains three eyeshadows in pale pink, gray, and deep charcoal; black eyeliner, and pink gloss.

Sweet Cherie Pinks Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Contains four eyeshadows, two dual-ended brushes, and four lip colors in a pink palette.

5-Couleurs Eyeshadow ($61.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Ballerine (724) Includes pale pinks, beige, white, taupe (Not Sephora)
  • Rose Charmeuse (854) Includes pale pink, pink, dark pink, peach, and black

Addict Lipstick ($31.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Charmante (437) Coral
  • Candide (457) Pink
  • Espiegle (687) Fuchsia (Not Sephora)

DiorBlush ($43.00) (Limited Edition) (Not Sephora)

  • Pink Happiness (729) Pinks

Vernis ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tutu (155) Pink
  • Gris Trianon (306) Gray
  • Rosy Bow (355) Petal pink

Availability: Dior, Dior counters, Sephora in January 2013

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Friday, November 30th, 2012

Dior Pasteque (658) Nail Lacquer
Dior Pasteque (658) Nail Lacquer

Sink Your Teeth Into This Watermelon Pink

Dior Pasteque (658) Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich and voluptuous high-shine pink.” It’s a vibrant reddened pink with a cream finish and warm undertones. It’s pinker than L’oreal The Queen’s Might. Seche Opulent is a darker pink. NARS Anardana is pinker. Illamasqua Collide is less warm-toned and pinker.

It might be winter where you are, but you can breathe a little warmth into your holiday with Pasteque, which was a fantastic polish from start to finish.  It was very nearly opaque in a single coat, but two cinches it.  The formula is flawless, as it’s not too thick or too thin, spreads evenly across the nail, and dries down quickly.  The finish is naturally shiny, so you could skip the top coat if desired.  If only all polishes were this good!  I typically get a full week of wear out of Dior’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Pasteque

A
This shade is Dior at its best--beautiful, even coverage, flawless finish, excellent pigmentation.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer
Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer

A Pop of Summer in Your Winter

Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “fresh green.” It’s a bright pop of yellow-toned, medium green. There is very, very tiny micro-shimmer that is only visible under bright light–even then it is barely-there. Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi is darker, yellower. Zoya Mitzi is brighter, yellower, more neon. Illamasqua Radium is much, much yellower. China Glaze Cha Cha Cha is the closest, but it is very shimmery.

It’s a new and limited edition shade from Dior’s 2013 Cruise collection (hence the summery vibe). It has an interesting cream-jelly hybrid of a finish, because it looks like a cream at a glance, but there’s that squishy look that you get with a jelly polish. It has a natural high-shine when it dries down. The drying time was about average, but the polish is very unforgiving if you apply before each coat is dry. This polish needs almost three coats to be opaque, and the consistency is a little thick but kind of runny, so it’s not the easiest formula to work with. The color is vibrant, beautiful, and when it’s on, looks lovely, but the formula needs improvement. I typically get a full week of wear out of Dior’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Lime

B
The color is vibrant, beautiful, and when it's on, looks lovely, but the formula needs improvement.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Dior Gold Crystals False Eyelashes
Dior Gold Crystals False Eyelashes

Grand Holiday Lashes

Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes ($28.00/pair) come in two styles with two shades each. The first pair are adorned with either silver or gold crystals, while the second pair has three “pearls” on the outermost portion of the lash in either silver or gold.  Both styles are rather dramatic, as the first pair flares out with a wide, feathery look, while the second style is thicker, heavier-lidded.  These had good flex, bend, and can be trimmed easily.  Dior includes glue with each pair, and the glue didn’t take too long to become tacky, and it held the lash in place well.  I haven’t used these in a real look yet – only played with them on bare lids, so no pictures to share of them being worn at this time (hence, quick review).

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012


Dior Cruise Collection Vernis

Dior’s 2013 Cruise fashion collection, which featured simple, graphic shades of black, navy and white, conjured up images of the classic Dior “Bar” silhouettes first seen in 1947, which were highlighted by a pop of bright color on the lips and nails. The Dior Cruise Collection Vernis is made up of three exclusive, limited edition shades, Mango (a warm yellow), Pasteque (a watermelon pink) and Lime (a fresh green) to add a perfect complement to the graphic silhouettes seen on the runways. The House of Dior, which was the first couture house to launch a nail varnish in 1962, is now celebrating 50 years of nail lacquers that have since become stand alone fashion accessories.

Vernis ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Mango Warm yellow
  • Pasteque Watermelon pink
  • Lime Fresh green

Availability: Spring 2013, Dior.com, select Dior Boutiques

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