Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder
Dior Luxurious Beige Illuminating Pressed Powder ($82.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, yellowed beige with fine gold shimmer. Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
According to Dior, this holiday’s limited edition highlighter is supposed to give a “natural glow.” The powder is very soft and finely-milled, to the point that it gets powdery and the shimmer doesn’t seem as well-integrated with the base. I was worried about how this would apply after I had swatched it, but it seemed to go on quite nicely and didn’t look powdery or dry on the skin (though I have normal skin at the moment). It also produced a noticeable sheen–far greater than the swatch would have you anticipating!–that didn’t emphasize pores. The powder blended well over the skin, and it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Worth repeating, but this is very, very similar to Cosmopolite while the holiday iteration just reads more shimmery when applied to the face.