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Dior Diorama, Ever Dior, Cosmic 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 Diorama (785) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and white sparkle. It has an “iridescent” finish. The consistency had a milkier quality to it, which yielded more opaque coverage with a little bit of color settling into lip lines, but I did not find it overly noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only close-up). The texture was smooth, lightweight, and hydrating over time. The color lasted for three hours. MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Ever Dior (643) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with warm, gold micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which applied evenly and smoothly over the lips, giving them a natural tint/appearance. Despite it seeming more coral in the tube and swatched, the pink tones of my natural lip color made it so the gloss looked like a pink-coral overall–obviously the sheerness of the formulation will make these glosses appear differently from person to person as a result. It has a “sparkling” finish. The gloss lasted for four hours and was comfortable and hydrating while worn. Dior Pink Excess (663) (LE, $29.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Sahara (610) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Risky Business (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cosmic (656) Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($30.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones and fine, pink pearl. lines along my bottom lip. It has an “iridescent” finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff–one of the most pigmented shades I bought–with less obvious, finer shimmer than the other shades. It applied fairly evenly, though some of the color seemed to accentuate lip. This shade wore for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Cameo Pink (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Paradise (732) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Nahema Smack (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Revlon HD Sunstone (565) (P, $8.99) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Nude Alert (08) (P, $12.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Diorama (785)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Ever Dior (643)
Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss (2016) Cosmic (656)

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Dior Summer 2016 Collection

Dior Summer 2016 Color Collection
Dior Summer 2016 Color Collection

Inspired by the iconic Dior polka dot pattern, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, created vibrant color palettes comprised of energetic shades balanced by soft, milky hues. Delicate pinks are paired with audacious Mediterranean blues and bold melon for a confident, eye-catching look. Nails top off the look with corresponding color duos designed for pattern play; pair soft nudes with dots of bright azure, cherry red or chic melon.

Availability

Now online (at some retailers), May 2016 nationwide

The Details

5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette | $63.00 | Limited Edition

  • Bain de Mer (366) Shades of the blue sea, warmed by coral, nude, rosy ochre
  • Escapade (536) Shades of the sun setting on the desert sand

Eye Reviver Illuminating Palette | $62.00 | Limited Edition

Wake up tired eyes with this all-purpose palette. Featuring shades of neutral and sand-inspired eyeshadows, as well as deeper tones of coffee and chocolate, as well as a defining cream black liner, the Dior Eye Reviver Palette gives eyes and instant radiance-boosting effect.

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Vernis Couleur &Pois Manicure Kits | $31.00 | Limited Edition

This summer, Dior makes nails pop with its three nail polish duos paired with an ingenious “Dotting Tool.” Pastels and soft nude tones are enhanced with contrasting neon shades. Pastilles #001 features a smooth nude shade, and a Mediterranean azure blue, Confettis #002 features a ripe melon and sour cherry, and Plumetis #003 features a delicate rose pink paired with a bright lavender. Use the Dotting Tool to create a professional-looking, graphic dot pattern directly on the nails.

  • Pastilles (001) Nude / azure blue
  • Confettis (002) Ripe melon / sour cherry
  • Plumetis (003) Rose pink / bright lavender

Diorskin Nude Air Shimmering Loose Powder | $56.00 | Limited Edition

Create a shimmering, iridescent glow in a single swipe of this delicate loose powder. The barely-there formula glides over the skin like a summer breeze, illuminating it with subtle glints of light. Apply onto the contours of the face, as well as the décolleté and shoulders, for a mesmerizing effect.

Diorskin Nude Air Glow Healthy Radiance Powder | $56.00 | New, Permanent

Diorskin Nude Air Glow Healthy Glow Radiance Powder is a light, iridescent multi-purpose powder that can be used as a bronzer, blush or all-over face powder for a sunkissed effect in two multi-faceted shades that blend to create the perfect flush.

  • Fresh Tan (001) Light bronze
  • Fresh Light (002) Rose bronze

Dior Addict Milky Tint | $35.00 | New, Permanent

New Dior Addict Milky Tint Nourishing Lip Fluid is an ultra-fresh, hydrating hybrid gloss that delivers feather-light color and an irresistible watery effect on the lips. The innovative new formula is inspired by the comforting, fresh, softness of milk. Available in four deliciously hydrating milky shades, from delicate pastel hues to muted tones.

  • Milky Pastel (156) Beige
  • Milky Plum (286) Mauve
  • Milky Peach (356) Peach
  • Milky Pop (376) Pink

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer | $35.00 | New, Permanent

  • Beige Sunrise (006) Beige

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Dior Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss for Spring 2016

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

More than just a gloss, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss is a lip plumper and gloss all in one. This hydrating plumper produces a natural volume effect instantly and day after day. Bursting with hyaluronic acid spheres that capture and retain the surrounding water, its formula seems to quench lips, leaving them full and lastingly moisturized. With 70% mirror-shine stretch oils, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss glides smoothly over the lips to create a spectacular glossy effect with a film so fine and comfortable you almost forget it’s there.

18 addictive colours, created by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, and adjusted shade by shade to stand out as true fashion statements, with three different shine effects to choose from:

  • Sparkling: Colour with a high concentration of glitter
  • Iridescent: Colour that radiates with fine, contrasting pearlescent pigments
  • Watery: Clear, pure colour

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss boasts a new, crystal-handled applicator that maximizes the glossy result and deposits the perfect dose on lips for greater precision of application, as easy and intuitive as ever. Apply Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss to your heart’s desire for sheer, fresh colour and ultra-glossy lips with faceted shine. For brighter, bolder makeup, apply in touches over a matching shade of Dior Addict Lipstick.

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The Details

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss | $31.00 | New, Permanent

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Introduction to Dior

Introduction to Dior

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?

A Few Notes | Dior frequently reformulates their products and discontinues older lines; as a result, I have found myself with very few lipstick shades to recommend that actually exist (a mental note has been made to consider to trying a few in the future). Most of their lip products have a floral/rose scent. They also are a brand that tends to have primarily limited edition blushes and highlighters with a limited permanent range (none that exist permanently now I have tried!).

They are famous for their Diorshow mascara options, while most of their liquid foundations have fairly favorable reviews to my knowledge, but I haven’t tried any of their current formulas in awhile. I am actually more curious to find out what Dior fans would recommend as so much of what I’ve tried from Dior in recent years has been limited edition (I try to only recommend currently-available products).

What would you recommend to someone just trying Dior for the first time?

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Dior Blue Garden Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blue Garden (031) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a mix of white, silver, gray, blue, and orange. The orange is an interesting addition (certainly makes it more unique), but whether that’s a good addition or not is quite subjective. I couldn’t find anything online that described this as a wet/dry formula, but it felt like that to me, so I did swatch it both dry (left) and damp (right) for your viewing pleasure. The ratings are based solely on performance dry, though, which was disappointing across the board.

Blue Garden #1 is a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff dry with a lightly dusty consistency that made it harder to build up as it would just sheer/fade as I blended it. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Peach (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sailor (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #2 is a bright, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage when applied dry, though damp application seemed to go a long way with this one (almost opaque). The texture was powdery and hard to apply evenly to the skin. It wore well for six hours. Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #3 is a muted, light bluish-white with a frosted finish. It had sheer pigmentation applied dry, so it was again, a shade that you’d have to use damp or with a good base (I’d reach for something thicker than regular primer). It had a dusty, thin texture that was prone to sheering out. The color was faded by the sixth hour of wear. MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Sky (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #4 is a light-medium, silvery gray with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty/dry texture that was hard to apply over bare skin. The color wore for six and a half hours on me. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Lusty Lee (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Garden #5 is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that was blendable but easily sheered out on the skin (harder to retain intensity). It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #11 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Tundra (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Cloud (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Silver (LE) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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