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Dior Capital of Light (806) Skyline Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Capital of Light (806) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette for fall. It features a blackened brown, light beige, pink, light brown, and dark plum with varying degrees of shimmer–satin to frost. For a Dior palette, it was better than anticipated, though it isn’t excellent, so I imagine for some the quality at this price point doesn’t make a compelling case. The five shades worked well together, and I can see several looks from this set of shades.

Capital of Light #1 is a dark, blackened brown with gold shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry texture, but it applied without too much trouble. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably. Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Tempting (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Sophisticated (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #2 is a very light beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and was easy to blend out on bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, warmer (95% similar). theBalm #22 (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #1 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #3 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was fairly smooth, a little dry but blendable overall. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Alien (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweetie Pie (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #4 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Venus (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #4 is a light-medium golden brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin, while it delivered opaque color payoff. In practice, this was the easiest and best shade in the palette. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours. theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Gitte (P) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dancer & Prancer (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Doe (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Topaz (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Capital of Light #5 is a dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but it wasn’t the easiest shade to blend out or diffuse the edges of as the texture was slightly dry. Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Mauve Over (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I834 Grape (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #445 (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #446 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Plum (23P) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Skyline 5-Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette Capital of Light (806)
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Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer
Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #001 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to Dior, the formula is “highly concentrated with illuminating pigments” that gives you a “radiantly luminous complexion.” There’s not a lot to infer either way about pigmentation, but in general, the Diorskin Nude Air products are touted for natural, lighter looks, which tends to be code for sheerer. #001 has medium coverage, which is somewhat buildable, but it is such a close color to my actual skin tone that it’s hard to distinguish coverage when I’ve applied it as a highlighter (as it is blended out)! The texture was firm in the pan, smooth to the touch with a slight dryness on the brush (liked baked and hybrid gel-powder formulas), but it sat on the skin well and did not emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. I liked it, but it’s very dupable (even within past Dior releases), so whether it’s a must-have or not will depend on your stash. I really think it’s just a re-release of the Nude (002) from earlier this year; it’s at most, slightly more golden than #001. On me, the powder wore well for eight hours.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #001
#001

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Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette

Dior Intemporalle Blush
Dior Intemporalle Blush

Dior Intemporalle Blush ($65.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva PK020 (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition blush that’s supposed to give a “vibrant veil of coral and fresh pink” color. It seemed to have three colors–a very light ivory, coral, and a light-medium pink with a thin, somewhat chalky feel. There was a general dryness, and it seemed to sit on the surface of the skin without melding with it as well as other Dior blushes/highlighters have in the past. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage. I think it will work best for fairer skin tones, as the white base may turn ashy on deeper skin tones (I did not find it flattering on me, and I am light-medium to medium due to the stronger white base color). It lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

Dior Dior Label Palette Blush Intemporalle

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Dior Radiant Beauty Collection (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive)

Dior Radiant Beauty Collection (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive)
Dior Radiant Beauty Collection (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive)

Introducing the Dior ‘Radiant Beauty’ Nordstrom Anniversary Collection 2016, a brand new collection of limited-edition Dior makeup in soft, sophisticated shades of radiant pinks and shimmering greys, curated exclusively for Nordstrom stores in honor of Nordstrom’s 2016 Anniversary Celebration.

Nordstrom’s ‘Radiant Beauty’ Anniversary Collection includes two flawlessly radiant Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows along with the Dior Colour & Contour Duo that features an iridescent pink shadow and complimentary lilac liner. The D.I.O.R Palette Intemporelle is a compliments the face with soft, highlighting shades of pink following with a soft pink shade of Dior Addict Lipstick. To finish the look, this collection also includes two lustrous shades of Dior Vernis for polished Perfection.

Availability

July 2016

The Details

D.I.O.R. Luminizing Blush Palette | $65.00 | Limited Edition

The D.I.O.R Palette Intemporelle is a compliments the face with soft, highlighting shades of pink.

Dior Vernis | $27.00 | Limited Edition

  • Rubin (268) Soft pink
  • Steel Grey (200) Grey

Dior Colour & Contour Duo | $33.00 | Limited Edition

  • Hortensia (957) Orchid

Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow | $29.50

  • Infinity (006) White gold (Limited Edition)
  • Techno (026) Silver (Permanent in September)

Dior Addict Lipstick | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Baby Dior (255) Soft pink

Dior Minimalism, Cosmopolite, Front Row Diorshow Eyeshadows

Dior Diorshow Eyeshadows
Dior Diorshow Eyeshadows

Dior Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a new (well, reformulated) powder eyeshadow formula that’s supposed to be “super-saturated” that is “long-lasting.” Since Dior has been pretty hit or miss with their powder eyeshadows lately, I only bought three to try. They are decent to good; not particularly impressive but not misses either. Two of the three shades were on the powdery side, as they were so soft and loosely pressed in the pan, while one was much denser and more cream-like (which, in turn, applied better to bare skin). Two had decent pigmentation but not fully opaque and not buildable either.

Dior Minimalism (554) Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It was blendable but somewhat prone to sheering out due to the softer, more powdery texture. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and the eyeshadow wore for six and a half hours before fading noticeably. Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Grip (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Navy #5 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Noblesse Oblige (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). Stila Stone (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Mystere #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC City Beat (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cosmopolite (658) Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a dense, more cream-like consistency that felt almost wet to the touch. It applied and adhered well to bare skin, and while it was fully opaque on, it still blended out easily. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Tea Leaves (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sidecar (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Happy (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Crisp Apple Strudel (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Fire (584) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Thought (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00)(85% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Front Row (756) Diorshow Eyeshadow ($29.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purpled taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. As you can tell from the swatch, it’s quite powdery and loose, so it is prone to fall out and does sheer out a little bit. The color applied better than anticipated, though, and had good color payoff despite the softer texture. The color started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Vendome (P) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Soft Plum (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (P) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior DiorShow Mono Eyeshadow Minimalism
Dior DiorShow Mono Eyeshadow Cosmopolite
Dior DiorShow Mono Eyeshadow Front Row
Front Row

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Dior Shock, Cruise, Diorosphere Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) was recently reformulated and released in several shades, some familiar from past formulations (Dior seems to update their lip ranges every couple of years). The formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, glossy, and plumping using “hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain surrounding water … [so lips] appear full with lasting moisture.” I can’t really tell the difference between this formula and past ones in the range; it’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque formula (from what shades I bought) with a very smooth, lightweight texture that is comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and shiny. The non-sticky texture and smooth, gel-like feel are the two highlights of the formula, as they’re just easy to wear and throw on. The formula wore between three and four hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste. They come in three types–sparkling, watery, and iridescent–with varying levels of shimmer and color.

Dior Shock (465) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a sheer, pink-tinged base with light pink and silver sparkle. It has a “sparkling” finish according to the brand. It accentuated the natural pink tones of my lips while adding evenly dispersed sparkle and glossy shine. The gloss was comfortable to use and wear, though it lasted for two and a half hours. The formula was lightly hydrating while worn. Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Charming (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pagoda (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cruise (676) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and fine, pink pearl. It has a “watery” finish. The color payoff was semi-sheer–a noticeable amount of color (at least on my lips) but not enough to fully cover, so your natural lip color may alter the way this looks compared to how it looks on me. The texture was a little thinner and didn’t leave my lips looking as smooth as some of the other shades did. This shade wore for three hours on me but was hydrating. MAC Ceremonial (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Pinctada (214) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Bubble Butt (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Electric Violet (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Hollywood (688) (P, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vibrant Vibe (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Mystical Magenta (610) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Glossy Pink (16) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Diorsphere (996) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy purple with light pink and silver sparkle. It has a “sparkling” finish. The coverage was semi-sheer with enough tint to be noticeable but let a lot of the natural lip color come through. It applied evenly and had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was comfortable to wear. This shade wore for three and a half hours and was moisturizing. Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Oasis (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Shock (465)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Cruise (676)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Diorosphere (996)

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