Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Dior Jardin (456) Eyeshadow Palette
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.

Jardin #1 is a light-medium, neutral-to-warm-toned sage green with a soft, metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a smidgen on the dry side, so it sheered out readily on the lid. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Jardin #2 is a brightened beige with a frosted finish and subtle warm undertones, though it tended to read almost cool-toned on me. It had good pigmentation that applied decently, but it was also a little dry to work with. It had started to look faded after seven hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Jardin #3 is a medium-dark, khaki green with warm, olive undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice color payoff with a moderately dry, thin consistency that had faded noticeably after seven hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Jardin #4 is a brightened, pinky-white with a frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that adhered well to the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Jardin #5 is a deepened, almost blackened blue with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It swatched really beautifully with rich color payoff, but the texture was dry, and I had trouble with blending it out; it tended to just stick where it was initially applied. It did wear better than other shades at eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Dior Designer 5-Colour Palette
Dior Designer 5-Colour Palette

Inspired by professional techniques and textures, this palette lets you create easy, stand-out eyes. Achieve flawless, sculpted eye looks and color graduation with these five semi-tones, while the designer textures allow for infinite layering with a sheer finish. This palette features a powder base that smooths, evens out, and prepares lids for application of longer-lasting, eye shadow color. Enriched with pearlescent pigments, its array of satiny eye shadows deliver high-pigment power with a luminous finish that creates a 3-D, sculpted effect. The shimmering highlighter imparts an ultra-fine film of light onto the eyelid, and the dense eyeliner finishes off the look by defining the eyes with an elevated, matte glow.

Designer 5-Colour Palette ($62.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Navy (208)
  • Khaki (308)
  • Nude Pink (508)
  • Amber (708)
  • Taupe (718)

Availability: May 2015; coming soon to Sephora

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Dior Tie Dye Collection for Summer 2015
Dior Tie Dye Collection for Summer 2015

5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Contraste Horizon
  • Ambre Nuit

DiorSkin Nude Tan ($57.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Sunrise (001)
  • Coral Sunset (002)

Dior Addict Lipstick ($33.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Red Bliss (001)
  • Coral Trip (002)
  • Fuchsia Utopia (005)
  • Nude Fever (006)

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

  • Tropiques (379)
  • Ciel Rose (449)
  • Plaisir (779)

DiorShow Khol ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pearly Turquoise

Top Coat ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tie Dye

Vernis ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Sunkissed (239)
  • Sunwashed (319)

Availability: Now at NordstromSaksNeiman Marcus

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Dior My Lady Diorblush for Spring 2015
Dior My Lady Diorblush for Spring 2015

My Lady Diorblush Cannage Edition ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Embossed with the cannage pattern, a timeless code of the House of Dior, My Lady Diorblush is a unique formula that gives maximum expression to pigments. Its micronized powder texture blends seamlessly with your skin, leaving nothing but a veil of pure, evanescent, weightless color.

Availability: Now at, and exclusive to, Nordstrom

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Dior Eye Reviver Palette and Cheek & Lip Glow for Spring 2015
Dior Eye Reviver Palette and Cheek & Lip Glow for Spring 2015

Eye Reviver Palette ($62.00) (New, Permanent)

Dior has created its 1st illuminating palette to brighten the eyes with an instant radiance-boosting effect. Using Glow-MimeticsTM technology, the incredibly luminous universal neutrals recreate the radiance of a flawless eyelid. The shades combine in perfect harmony with the primer and liner to create smooth, even and wider-looking eyes, while adding structure and brightness.

  • 001 Illuminating neutrals

Cheek & Lip Glow ($37.00) (New, Permanent)

Dior creates its first cheek and lip blush to create a flush of pink on the skin. 2-in-1 hybrid formula. Using Fresh Color Reveal™ technology, CHEEK & LIP GLOW instantly reacts to the moisture in the skin and lips to give them a luminous custom pink glow. Fresh and ultra-light, its fluid embellishing gel formula blends seamlessly with the skin, leaving nothing but the weightless veil of a healthy glow.

  • 001 Flush of pink

Availability: Now at Nordstrom (March 2015 is the official on-counter date)

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The world could always use more cool-toned taupe eyeshadows (that are permanent!), and here are five of my current favorites:

  1. Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray — a shimmery taupe
  2. Dior Aventure — a gray-taupe with a frosted finish
  3. Giorgio Armani Shadow — a cool-toned, purple taupe
  4. ColourPop Meow — a frosted, purply taupe
  5. Inglot #434 — a rich, deep taupe with cool undertones

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