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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. Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Nude #1 (P) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced XOXO (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Sailor (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Peach (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). theBalm Faithful (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE) is less shimmery, 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. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC White (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is darker, more muted (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. Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Sky (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Hologram (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Hydrangea Hype (135) (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Blue Diamond (P) is darker, brighter, cooler (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). Colour Pop Liberty (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Mysterio (102) (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Frosted Yum (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Lusty Lee (P, $16.00) is cooler (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). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tin Man (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tundra (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dark Cloud (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Silver (LE) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush
Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush

Dior Floral Pink (844) Diorblush ($44.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtly warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Rose (001) (LE, $56.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is brighter (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Skyline (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Light Pink (LE) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The DiorBlush formula is supposed to be a pigmented and blendable powder blush. The texture, while blendable on the skin, was powdery and looked somewhat powdery/dry against my skin (normal at the moment). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. There seemed to be the slightest bit of shimmer in the product, but it read as a traditional matte finish applied. On me, the blush started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorblush Floral Pink (844)

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Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rose Garden (451) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring. The eyeshadow formula feels different than their standard, permanent eyeshadow formula but similar to the formula used in the limited edition holiday palettes–more in the vein of MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual Intensity–but I couldn’t find anything from Dior that indicated these are actually wet/dry, though for your perusal, I swatched them both dry (left) and damp (right), so this review only covers dry application. I think that the eyeshadows perform much better damp, though, or with primer, as they run crumbly and/or powdery, so they tended to look a little dry or uneven applied to the lid as-is.

Rose Garden #1 is a light, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft but dusty consistency that tended to sheer out on the lid. It lasted for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Aveda Lemongrass (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is darker (80% similar). MAC Green Clean #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Secret Pond (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #2 is a light-medium, sunny yellow with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that applied decently but could have used help from a primer to maintain intensity and evenness. This shade started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Feature #1 #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Fyrinnae Banana Mochi (P, $6.75) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Bright Sunshine (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #3 is a light-medium, icy pink with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage dry, which was also on the dusty side with a tendency to sheer out when applied. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Sugar Coated (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feminine Wiles (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #4 is a light, muted beige with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had decent pigmentation and wasn’t too dusty or too firm. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. MAC Smokeluxe #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Desert Rose (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Topless (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 5050 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Garden #5 is a slightly muted, dark purple-taupe with cooler undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It appeared a little browner and less purple when applied dry, and it appears warmer as it is blended out. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, but blendable and still applied smoothly, even if not opaque or particularly buildable. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Meow (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mirror (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Black Orchid (130) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lhasa (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mixed Tape (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #4 (P, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Nude Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, peach-brown tones and a luminous, slightly frosted sheen. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Frosted (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Jubilant (21) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ray of Light (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is brighter (90% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

As I mentioned, the formula is comparable to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The powder has a smooth, blendable consistency that isn’t too firm or too soft, and it has a “dryness” to it that I feel but doesn’t appear on the skin (it’s not powdery or caky on). The amount and size of shimmer is just shy of emphasizing pores on me, but it may emphasize pores on someone who feels like they have larger pores–it is a more metallic one–though it can always be applied with a fan brush for less impact. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

Dior Glowing Gardens Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder Glowing Nude (002)

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Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pinkish-white with a luminous sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Believe (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This has a similar formula to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and very blendable without being too soft or too firm. The texture feels a little dry, but it doesn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores on my skin, though if you apply more heavily and feel like you have larger pores, then there’s enough shimmer in it that it could be a possibility. I liked that while it was very light, it didn’t have a really strong, white powdery base, so it didn’t look chalky on my skin tone (and sometimes these types of colors can), which makes it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. I think that those with cooler undertones, the pink tone/tint in this may be more noticeable as well. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me. This product also came with a mini kabuki brush, which is okay, but I did personally prefer a less dense brush for application (as well as a softer one). This is one of the better highlighters Dior has released in the last few years.

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