5 Coral Lipglosses to Try for Summer

One thing I really love about coral lipgloss is it’s a way to wear coral that is often more muted, softer, and less bright and in-your-face compared to a coral lipstick. Here are my current favorites…

  1. Dior Rieuse (373) — brightened, medium coral
  2. Hourglass Nectar — slightly muted, medium coral
  3. Bobbi Brown Citrus — sparkling mix of coral, pink, gold
  4. Burberry Cameo Pink — gold-shimmered, pink-coral
  5. Chanel Reflexion — brightened, coral-pink with gold shimmer

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Dior Color Icons Collection for Fall 2014

Dior Color Icons Collection for Fall 2014
Dior Color Icons Collection for Fall 2014

Introducing Dior’s first ever pre-fall color collection created exclusively for Nordstrom and inspired by the Raf Simons’ Dior pre-fall fashion collection of classic lines and sumptuous colors. Featuring modern, feminine and sophisticated shades, the Dior Color Icons Collection is as timeless as it is current.

For eyes, two shades of Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow—a classic smoky blue and a shimmering silver—can be paired with a Dior 3-Couleurs Eyeshadow palette in exquisite shades of gold while a Diorshow Art Pen in deep navy adds depth to the lash line. For the lips, Rouge Dior Lipstick in shades of classic red and vibrant fuchsia can be paired, mixed and matched with two shades of Dior Addict Fluid Stick in glossy red and juicy pink. Cheeks are dusted in a shimmering rose shade of Diorblush.

An array of Dior Vernis shades add the perfect finishing touch to this flattering beauty look: a shimmering gold, a mysterious charcoal or a classic Dior red can be paired with the exclusive Dior Nail Artistry Box.

Dior 3-Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Gold (531)

Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Trompe L’Oeil (011)
  • Reveuse (271)

Rouge Dior Lipstick ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tout Paris (742)
  • La Vie (773)

Diorshow Art Pen ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cruise Blue Blue

Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Tricheuse (669)
  • Mona Lisette (872)

Vernis ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Reflects (228)
  • Night Shock (808)
  • Tout Paris (888)

Diorblush ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Libertine (939)

Dior Nail Artistry Box ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the show-stopping metallic effects seen on the fall runways, the new Dior Nail Artistry Box, a curated limited edition kit of essential nail art accessories, is a must-have for creating the nail statement of the season. Featuring timeless symbols of the House of Dior—including the famously superstitious Mr. Dior’s lucky star and clover charms, which he carried with him at all times, as well as splashes of Swarovski crystal embellishments as seen in Raf Simons’ designs—this exclusive nail kit makes it easy to translate the latest trends straight to the fingertips.
Included in the boxed set are one Dior Vernis mini nail lacquer in the limited edition shade Chrome, one Dior Gel Coat, one sheet of Swarovski Elements® Crystal sparkling stones, one set of precision tweezers for easy application, and two exclusive Dior stencil sheets: Lucky Star and Clover Charm. In addition, each set comes with an exclusive handbook that features pro tips and helpful illustrations for recreating the looks at home.

Availability: July 2014 at dior.com, August 2014 at Nordstrom; exclusive to Dior.com/Nordstrom

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5 Must-Try Cream Eyeshadows for Summer

One of my favorite products these days are cream eyeshadows, particular one-and-done shades, which I’ve included three of here, and then two brighter, more vibrant shades that could be used as bases or incorporated with other eyeshadows for a major look.

  1. Benefit Birthday Suit — a bronzy taupe
  2. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy — tangerine orange
  3. Shiseido Esmaralda — a bluish-teal
  4. MAC Rubenesque — a coppery peach
  5. Dior Lune — a shimmery white

>> See side-by-side swatches here! <<

Dior Vie d’Enfer (869) & Intrigue (995) Dior Addict Fluid Sticks

Dior Vie d’Enfer (869) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl oz.) is a brightened, medium, blue-based red with a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for five hours on me. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is darker. Giorgio Armani #400 (P, $29.00) is warmer. NARS Norma (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Russian Red (P, $15.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Dior Vie d'Enfer (869) Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick Vie d'Enfer (869)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Dior Tiny Pink (269) & Rieuse (373) Dior Addict Fluid Sticks

Dior Tiny Pink (269) Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18 fl oz.) is a light-medium, yellow-toned pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with some translucency, but it covered the natural lip color for the most part. There was some minor settling of the color into vertical lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is less glossy, darker. Paul and Joe Beaute Carnaval (06) (P, $29.00) is darker. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is a touch lighter. MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $15.00) is less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Dior Tiny Pink (269) Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Stick Tiny Pink (269)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer

Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer ($25.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a fuchsia-shimmered, pink-red with cool, bluish undertones. Formula X Spectrum (P, $12.50) has larger shimmer. Formula X A+ (P, $12.50) has no shimmer. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $23.00) is darker, no shimmer. China Glaze Love’s a Beach (LE, $7.50) is brighter. China Glaze 108 Degrees (LE, $7.50) is more of a jelly-finish. Essie Super Bossa Nova (LE, $8.00) is more fuchsia. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Dior Front Row (769) Vernis Gel Nail Lacquer
Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer Front Row (769)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%