Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition, cool-toned palette that features three blue-hued eyeshadows, a shimmery silver, and a medium brown (that is very warm-toned, so it seems out of place). The good news is this wasn’t as bad as Rivage, which made any blue eyeshadow lover instantly tear up. It’s still not a hit, and it’s hard to forgive major errors at this price point. The darkest blue is incredibly powdery, dusty, and sheer. The silver shade is mostly silver shimmer, and the light blue is so-so. The best performer was the medium blue, followed by the brown, which was still a little powdery. On the lid, wear time varied dramatically depending on shade, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I’ve noted the wear times with each shade below.

Atlantique #1 is a sheer, sparkly silver with cool undertones. There’s no real colored base, just silver shimmer and larger silver sparkle. It’s better patted over another shade than used on its own. There was some fall out over time, and it seemed to last about five hours before most of the sparkle had moved onto bigger and better things (namely, my cheeks). Divergent Transform (LE) is less sparkly. Dior Dulcinee #3 (LE) is a cream product, more pigmented. MAC Platinum Love (LE, $19.50) is less sparkly, more metallic. bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is more metallic. MAC Bleuluxe #1 (P) is more pigmented. Chanel Infini (P, $28.50) is more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Tinsel (LE) is more pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #2 is a light-medium, sky blue with a subtle sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and the texture was a little powdery to work with, so it was prone to disappearing when blended on the lid. It’s best to pat this shade in place and only finesse the edges. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Dior Dulcinee #5 (LE) is greener. MAC Clearwater (P, $18.50) is a cream product, more muted. Disney by Sephora Blue Oasis (LE) is greener. MAC Sky Blue (P, $15.00) is slightly greener. Giorgio Armani Swimming Pool Turquoise (LE) is darker. Dior Swimming Pool #3 (LE) is a touch cooler-toned. Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #3 is a navy blue with fine, navy blue shimmer. The texture was soft but quite powdery, and the resulting color payoff was dismal–semi-sheer at best. It applied unevenly, and it was difficult to blend out on the lid. It managed to stay on for almost seven hours, though, but getting it to look half-decent was a challenge. MAC Indigo Blend #2 (LE) is darker. Makeup Geek Nautica (P, $5.99) is more shimmery. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE) is darker, brighter. MAC Shop & Drop (LE, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals Climax (P) is brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #4 is a medium, muted periwinkle blue with a soft, pearly sheen. It had really good pigmentation, and the texture was balanced between soft and smooth without being powdery. This color wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading. Wet ‘n’ Wild I Don’t Do Camouflage #3 (LE, $2.29) is darker. NARS Rated R #2 (P, $24.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Atlantique #5 is a medium brown with very fine golden shimmer, yellow-y undertones, and a satin finish. It had fairly good color coverage, and the texture was just slightly powdery. The color lasted well for eight hours. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is lighter, cream product. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #5 (P, $2.29) is darker. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is more muted, less warm-toned. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $5.99) is similar. Anastasia Truffle (LE) is warmer. theBalm C4 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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7/10

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7/10

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7.5/10

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7.5/10

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a formula that has the effect of “shiny gloss and pigmented lipstick into one color-rich product.” It is also supposed to be long-wearing, lightweight, and have coverage “that is between a gloss and lipstick.” They have a very creamy, slightly gel-like consistency that’s light-medium in thickness, an ultra-glossy finish, and good color coverage. The texture is non-sticky initially, but it develops moderate tackiness within a few minutes of wear. The major issue I had with this formula was that it was very prone to getting on my teeth, and there’s a fine line between even coverage and over-application. It’s comfortable to wear and fairly hydrating over time, and the formula, thus far, has lasted longer than the average gloss on me. It feels, behaves, and looks more like a really pigmented lipgloss than a liquid lipstick. It had a perfume-y scent that is stronger during application than it is worn. At times, I felt like I was tasting it here and there (almost soapy), but it was faint enough that sometimes I thought I was imagining it. I love the color payoff, glossiness, and length of wear, but the tackiness and scent/taste keep me from being in love personally.

Dior Magique (479) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and mostly opaque color coverage. It applied evenly and made my lips look smoother than they probably are naturally. The color lasted for five hours, while the glossiness lasted nearly four. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is pinker. Chanel Sonate (178) (P, $29.50) is sheerer. Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is very similar. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is lighter, pinker. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is similar. Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Wonderland (575) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It’s really a darker (by several shades) version of Magique. It was mostly opaque–there’s something that keeps it looking heavy in color, almost an illusion of transparency–and wore well for five hours and leaves a faint stain behind. Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is pinker. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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10/10

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Sundeck (564) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition, warm-toned set of five eyeshadows. Overall, the palette was nicely pigmented, wore well (about eight hours across the board), and blended easily. The darkest brown was the only troublesome shade, and it was on the drier side, but if you use a soft, fluffy brush, you won’t notice the deficiencies much.

Sundeck #1 is a light, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft, velvety, and not powdery. It wore well for seven and a half hours. Kat Von D Entomology (P) and Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE) are yellower. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #2 (P, $2.29) is more shimmery. Kat Von D Countess (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is similar. Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #2 is a light-medium, orange-gold with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was soft and blendable. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Vanilla Extract (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #10 #2 (P) is similar. Urban Decay Blunt (P, $18.00) is similar. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is slightly lighter but very similar. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #3 is a brightened, medium orange with fine gold shimmer and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was blendable, soft, and velvety without being powdery. This color lasted for eight hours without fading on me. Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is lighter. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is similar. Disney by Sephora Rajah (LE) Maybelline Fierce & Tangy (P, $6.99) is a cream product. Dior Aurora #5 (LE) is darker. Chanel Tigerlily (P, $28.50) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mimosa (P, $14.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #4 is a golden, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was rich, while the texture was soft and buttery. This shade wore for just over eight hours before I saw signs of fading. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is a cream product. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is darker. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is very similar. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is also similar. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is a touch less golden. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sundeck #5 is a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a satin finish. It had decent color payoff, but the texture was drier and somewhat stiff to work with, so it was more difficult to blend and apply on the eye. MAC Espresso Blend #3 (LE) is warmer. Divergent Burnt Mahogany (LE) is lighter. Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE) is darker. LORAC Sable (P) is similar. NARS Flowers 3 #4 (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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9/10

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9.5/10

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9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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4.5/5

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9/10

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9/10

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9/10

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8/10

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9/10

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9.5/10

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9/10

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8/10

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Dior My Lady (003) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition)
Dior My Lady (003) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition)

Dior My Lady (003) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition) ($60.00 for 0.35 oz.) is is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, cream. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is warmer. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is similar. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is pinker. Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is similar. Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is warmer. NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is slightly warmer. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This shade is definitely darker and warmer compared to My Lady (002), but there’s a subdued quality to it that keeps it from looking bright. If coral blushes tend to look too warm on your complexion, you might like the way the pink dominates in this shade. The texture is finely-milled and soft to the touch, easy to blend, but it was also a little powdery (not quite as powdery as the other shade, though). It had fairly good pigmentation, and the color wore well for eight hours on me when I tested it.

This blush is listed as a Saks’ exclusive, and it sold out within a day or two of being available online, so you’d have to find it at a Saks’ store locally or have it shipped to you. When I looked up the nearest local store to me, the locator showed San Francisco’s location (call 866-873-0972). Saks also says, “This item may be available in the Dior boutique within a Saks store … Please call 1.877.551.7257 for assistance.”

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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5/5

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Dior My Lady (002) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition)
Dior My Lady (002) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition)

Dior My Lady (002) Glowing Colour Blush Palette (Cannage Edition) ($60.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a silvery-white shimmer. Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Blush (P) is cooler-toned, matte. Revlon Haute Pink (002) (P, $9.99) is slightly warmer. Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is brighter. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, matte. NYX English Rose (P, $15.00) is slightly darker. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is less shimmery. MAC Lovecloud (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Dame (P, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s just barely cool-toned, as the dominant shade in the palette is more of a peachy-pink, followed by a cool-toned pink, and finally a softly warmed-up rose. Applied, it looked almost warm-toned on me (as I am warmer in tone), so you may find it behaves more like a chameleon depending on your skin tone and where you concentrate your brush during application. The texture is incredibly soft and finely-milled, but it leans on the powdery side so those with drier skin may find it less flattering. It had good color payoff, and the shimmer finish didn’t emphasize pores when applied to the cheeks. Worn, the color lasted for almost eight hours before starting to fade.

This blush is listed as a Saks’ exclusive, and it sold out within a day or two of being available online, so you’d have to find it at a Saks’ store locally or have it shipped to you. When I looked up the nearest local store to me, the locator showed San Francisco’s location (call 866-873-0972). Saks also says, “This item may be available in the Dior boutique within a Saks store … Please call 1.877.551.7257 for assistance.”

The Glossover

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My Lady (002)

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, April 25th, 2014

Dior Amber (002) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Amber (002) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Amber (002) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder ($56.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a gold-shimmered, light-medium peach-orange with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. MAC Alpine Bronze (LE, $25.00) is darker, browner. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Givenchy In Vogue Orange (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker. Clarins Graphic Expression (LE, $35.00) is lighter. NARS Puerto Vallarta (LE, $39.00) is a cream product, darker, brighter. NARS Luster (P, $29.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Trace Gold (P, $21.00) is browner. MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Much like in my review for Rose (001), I regret to pass along that Amber (002) is no replacement for Amber Diamond. They share a similarity in terms of tone, and even in the pan, but applied, they’re very different, as Amber (002) is much darker, more pigmented, and way, way less shimmery. The texture is soft, finely-milled, a little powdery, and easy to blend and apply to the skin. This shade had more noticeable shimmer applied to the skin than Rose (001), though it didn’t emphasize pores too much, there was a very, very slight emphasis that must be noted. It had good color payoff that’s buildable and blendable, so the intensity can be controlled. When worn, the color lasted for eight hours before it started to fade.

The Glossover

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8.5/10

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10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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