Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals that ranges from frosted peach to deepened bronzy brown. The colors are dupable, and you can certainly find better-performing neutral palettes on the market given how many are available, but at least this did better than most of Dior’s palettes have in the last couple of years. The trouble showed up primarily during application, as the drier texture proved more difficult to work with for blending and getting color to adhere evenly and smoothly to bare skin. This one should work well enough over a primer if you typically wear one.

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Dior Ambre Nuit (746) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Ambre Nuit (746)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, more colorful set of shades for summer. You know me, despite having a fairly consistent negative experience with Dior’s palettes these days, that bluish-teal color drew me in, and shortly after receiving my order, I deeply regretted purchasing. The texture of the eyeshadows is drier overall, and they just performed poorly as far as wear and application went without some sort of helper (base or primer).

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Dior Contraste Horizon (556) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Contraste Horizon (556)
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
72%
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Dior Tropiques, Ciel Rose, Plaisir Dior Addict Fluid Sticks

Dior Tropiques (379) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that pulled slightly into lip lines; the high-shine finish made it harder to notice from a normal viewing distance. On me, the color lasted for five hours and was hydrating while worn. Sephora Collection Pretty in Pink (23) (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler. Maybelline Rebellious Raspberry (110) (LE, $8.99) is darker, brighter. Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz (535) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter, warmer. Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer. Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter. Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is lighter. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is less pigmented. MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (P, $28.00) is warmer. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Summer Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick Tropiques (379)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss ($35.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) released a few months ago as a new formula from the brand. The new formula is supposed to be a “long-wearing, couture lip balm gloss” that is supposed to “dispense just the right amount” with its “pen-like applicator” that is hydrating. As far as color coverage is concerned, there is a lot of marketing speak, and best I can surmise is… your mileage may vary, since it is the “perfect dose” and “the right touch of vibrant color.” I bought six shades to test out, and across all six, color coverage is semi-opaque, so there’s some translucency but noticeable color on the lips, but the stronger your natural lip color is, the more it may impact how the color translates on your lips. The gloss has a smooth, lightly thickened gel-like consistency that feels plush and covers fairly evenly on average; it doesn’t feel heavy, but it has that jelly-like consistency of balm. They’re moderately hydrating–less than the best balm, better than the average gloss–with a high-shine finish. They’re non-sticky, which makes them comfortable to wear and easier to smooth out. The formula is noticeably rose-scented, though not as intense as the Fluid Addicts, so I don’t normally notice it as a taste, just a scent. The lasting power is three to five hours, which is good for a gloss as non-sticky as this. All six of the shades I tried had a very faint pearl to them, which is definitely there, but it’s hard to really see the impact of the pearl on the lips from a normal viewing distance.

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Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss
Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipgloss Swan (263)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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Dior Coral Sunset (002) Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush

Dior Coral Sunset (002) Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush ($57.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “blend of orangey and effervescent coral hues.” It’s a muted, medium peach-orange with a satin finish. Tarte Fame (LE, $26.00) is darker, more matte. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) is cream. MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $9.99) is a smidgen lighter. bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is pinker. MAC Melba (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $21.00) is pinker. Giorgio Armani Coral Bliss (LE) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Coral Sunset (002) Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush
Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush Coral Sunset (002)
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
78%

Dior Jardin (456) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Jardin (456) Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) is one of the more recently released quints, and it is part of the permanent range as far as I know. I picked it up awhile ago when I initially was trying out the new range, and it seemed promising when swatched, but there’s a dryness to the formula that can make it difficult to blend and apply on bare skin. Over primer, it’s easier to work with, but it’s still not a formula I’d reach for or would feel comfortable recommending. As they have a drier, dusty kind of texture, they tend to sheer out on the skin or look dry and fade more quickly.

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Dior Jardin (456) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Jardin (456)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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