Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer ($42.00) is just as lovely and pretty as my eternal favorite Amber Diamond. Surprisingly enough, it has a good amount of pigmentation to give me not just shimmer, but a light rosy flush on my cheeks. I alternate between using the 188 or the 129 brush to apply the Skin Shimmers, depending on the intensity of what I want. I definitely see myself using this as an easy go-to blush for days when I’m pressed for time or prefer a very minimalistic look. The shimmer is subtle and sophisticated–no chunky glitter bits here.
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DiorShow Black Out Mascara ($24.00) is not quite “coveted” by Temptalia, but it is the improved version of the famous DiorShow mascara. I will say that both DiorShow and DiorShow Black Out do give you longer, thicker looking lashes and both are pretty dark black. The only reason these aren’t coveted by me is because they flaked and smudged on me personally!
Shimmer Star Pressed Powder ($42.00) is my favorite highlighter of all time. I really can’t recommend this product enough! It gives such a subtle sheen to cheeks that’s so natural and beautifully glowy. It is available in both Amber and Rose (and it was available in Copper, but that was a limited edition shade!). I’m getting Rose the next time I’m at Nordstrom (which hopefully will have it!).
5-Colour Eyeshadow Quints ($54.00) are a signature Dior product. They have several permanent varieties available, as well as several limited edition quints that come out as part of their seasonal launches. I have tried and played with several, and I’m always impressed with how smooth and luxe the shadows feel. I’ve only encountered one quint that just didn’t work well on its own (Earth Tones)–otherwise I adore them. I particularly love the Twilight Quint for holiday.
Addict Eau de Parfum ($68.00) is my go-to perfume for something sultry and sexy. It’s a heady scent with a lot of spicy vanilla and sandalwood in it. I’m terrible at describing scents, I swear; but this is worth spritzing the next time you’re in the fragrance department.
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From Dior’s Black Diamond Holiday Collection, this is what Black Sequins looks like! It’s this really intense, dark black with chunky silver glittery bits. It doesn’t try 100% smooth, because the glitter is thick. I think it makes a great sophisticated black polish for the wintertime. It isn’t a creme or matte or just boring black; the glitter updates it and makes it more wearable and just fun.
And Dior’s polish formula? To die for. I wore this on my nails for a week straight, and I barely even saw tip wear.Absolutely no chips!
Some more images from Dior holiday The lip/eye palettes retail for $40 a pop. Nordstrom.com JUST popped them up on the site five minutes ago.
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Dior Deluxe Travel Palette ($70.00) is finally available on Nordstrom’s website, so I imagine it should already be in stores (and if not, it will be shortly). I’m going to have to check it out in person before I decide whether to pick it up or not, but I love the way it looks! I know we’ll see a few more holiday palettes from Dior yet, so I might have to wait for those!
Dior Holiday 2008′s Black Diamond Collection is gorgeous! Okay, this is just going off of the two products I’ve been able to see so far. Pictured above is the Twilight Quint ($54.00). I also got to check out Black Sequins nail lacquer, which I’ve included a product shot of, but I’ll be showing you a swatch another time (I’m such a tease!).
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