Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) DiorBlush

Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) DiorBlush ($43.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is a cream product. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is a smidgen lighter. MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $21.00) is less pink. Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is similar. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is slightly warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is brighter. theBalm Frat Boy (P, $21.00) is a touch pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Dior Diorblush Glowing Color Powder Blush Corail Bagatelle (763)

Dior Trianon Collection for Spring 2014

Dior Trianon Collection for Spring 2014
Dior Trianon Collection for Spring 2014

This information is based on Nordstrom having put up the collection today–and I also spotted the new Bloom (777) Vernis on Saks as an image but not yet in the drop down–but since it’s available at Nordstrom, I wanted to share what information I have for now! I did inquire with Dior directly last week, but they said to check back with them later in January. When I have additional details (some other shades I’ve heard about seem to be exclusive to other countries as well as to specific retailers, which is very typical for Dior), I’ll be sure to update this post! 🙂

Rouge Dior Lipstick ($34.00)

  • Rose Crinoline (531) (Limited Edition)
  • Allegresse (774) (Limited Edition)

Addict Gloss ($29.50)

  • Petillante (442) (Limited Edition)
  • Exquise (772) (Limited Edition)

Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Rosee (141) (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

  • Dulcine (324) (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

Diorblush Powder Blush ($43.00)

  • Corail Bagatelle (763) (Limited Edition)

Vernis Nail Enamel ($24.00)

  • Blossom (132) (Limited Edition)
  • Pampille (192) (Limited Edition)
  • Porcelaine (204) (Limited Edition)
  • Bloom (777) (Limited Edition) (Possible Saks Exclusive)
  • Perle (187) Matte top coat (Limited Edition)

Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Nocturne (091)
  • Fantaisie (641)
  • Mirage (761)

Availability: Nordstrom has several pieces available now; January 2014 is the official release date (Sephora also shows two of Mono Mattes Eyeshadows but not yet in stock)

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Top 10 of 2013: Best Eyeshadows (Cream & Powder)

When it comes to eyeshadows, by and large, most of the ones covered these days are found in palettes! There are definitely plenty of reviews of singles, but palettes outnumber them easily. To compile this list, though, I only think it’s fair to focus on the singles (that’s why there’s a whole top ten for palettes, so they’re not left out!) that made my heart pitter-patter and go all aflutter.  As always, I tried to go across formulas and colors, picking the best of the best, though I couldn’t help myself from choosing two from Dior’s new cream formula.

What eyeshadows captured your attention this past year?

Top 10 of 2013: Best Nail Lacquers

I have to admit: this was a complete challenge. In fact, it felt unfair trying to narrow down favorites to a mere ten when I was considering around 300 different shades from the past year. As what tends to happen when I start to feel indecisive, I went for favorites across brands and weighted uniqueness slightly more heavily than other factors. But there were some really outstanding formulas released this year! At year-end, I have to give major props to Cult Nails and OCC, both of which had a lot of contenders.

What were your favorite polishes you tried this past year?

Top 10 of 2013: Best Makeup Palettes

Choosing my top ten favorite palettes from the ones I tested and reviewed in 2013 was a lot more difficult than I anticipated! To give you an idea on how stiff the competition was, there were 128 reviews filed under “makeup palettes,” so you can see there were plenty to choose from! (And if you were curious, I have 1,261 posts filed under “reviews,” and the majority of those posts feature more than one shade, for the past year.) I considered which ones gave me warm, fuzzy feelings, that were high quality, and that I could really reach for over and over again. With those things in mind, here are my favorites…

What were your favorite palettes that you tried this past year?

Dior Darling (653) and Trafalgar (657) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Darling (653) Vernis Nail Enamel ($24.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark pink cream with cool, blue undertones. It was opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. The formula applied evenly without pooling along the edges or streaking. It dried down to a naturally shiny finish, though a top coat would give it extra glossiness. Formula X A+ (P, $10.50) is a touch darker. Cult Nails Morning Glory (P, $12.00) is matte. MAC Toco Toucan (LE, $16.00) is bluer-based. MAC Girl About Town (LE, $16.00) is also bluer-based. L’Oreal Members Only (P) is very similar. See comparison swatches

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