Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Dior’s Cristal Collection started popping at counters nationwide in the past week or so, and sure enough, my counter had all of the goodness on display last week, too! I already shared my excitement over Pop Diamond, so I’ll continue on with a full review of Dior’s newest collection.

Electric Lights Eyeshadow Quinticon ($56.00) is a bold combination of blue, teal, violet, and silvers. The palette will likely catch your eye, even if you’re not known to head in Dior’s direction. Like Chanel, not all Dior quints are made equal, but the overall consensus is they’re smooth, blendable shadows that feel ultra soft. All five shades are stunning, ranging from a soft, blue-teal to a duochrome silvery-blue to a bright, medium silver to a delicious sky blue to the stunning deep violet in the center. Really, there was just no way for me to walk away without buying it on sight!

The Bronze Couture Paletteicon ($80.00) is a pricey little travel-sized case filled with a few Dior products. While everything is pretty to the eye, there’s nothing in this palette that would make me drop the amount of cash they’re asking. If I were you, I’d wait around and pick this up when the price drops–which Dior has been doing with the past few star products (e.g. Lady Dior)–if this is on your list.

High Shine Lipsticksicon ($26.00 each) were available in Artist Pink and Designer Coral at my local Nordstrom. (Dior’s summer collection selection varies from door to door, with some products being Sephora exclusives.) Artist Pink was a sheer, shimmery/glossy medium pink with warm undertones. Designer Coral is a sheer, coral-pink color with lots of gloss. Both are sheer, as the formula is designed to be.

Ultra Gloss Reflecticon ($25.50 each) was available in Vinyl Coral, which is a sheer more pink than coral gloss with tiny pink microglitter. Very summery, kind of like a watermelon-y shade. DiorKiss Glossicon ($20.00) was available in Grenadine Syrup at my Nordies, and it is a semi-sheer, thick coral-orange gloss. It’s in a squeeze tube, and the texture felt nonsticky to me. While not included in a swatch (I forgot to take a photo before it chipped), Vernisicon ($20.00) in Bubble Gum is EXACTLY the same shade as Grenadine Syrup, seriously. I also tried Lip Glow Reviver Balmicon ($28.00) on the back of my hand, but since it’s a lip balm, it was virtually sheer. It kind of added a little sheen to my skin, but that was all I could see.

OVERALL, Dior’s Cristal Collection offers a lot of fun, summer-y shades of lipgloss and lipsticks paired with an outstanding shade of skin highlighter/blusher as well as a lovely cool-toned quint. I loved the new quint and skin shimmer the most (obviously!), and I would recommend taking a peek at both of those if you’re able to!

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Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Dior Pop Diamond Skin Shimmericon ($43.00) is the latest limited edition DiorSkin Shimmer Powder. Amber Diamond and Rose Diamond are permanent Skin Shimmers, and last year saw limited edition Copper Diamond. If you’ve been reading for a few months, you probably know my obsession with both Amber Diamond and Rose Diamond. As soon as I heard Pop Diamond was coming out with Dior’s Cristal Collection, I swooned.

For anyone who felt like Rose Diamond ran too cool for them, I definitely suggest sneaking a peek at Pop Diamond. Pop Diamond is pinky-peach, which makes it a much warmer color to wear. I don’t feel it is overly warm, though, so I still think it is a universally flattering shade, like the other Skin Shimmers. I also think it is different enough from Rose Diamond to merit owning both–Rose Diamond is a cooler, paler pink, whereas Pop Diamond is a brighter, warmer pink with more gold/peach sheen.

Overall, I am happy with my purchase. I saw it on the displayer, and I was like, “One please!” I actually just caved and bought Copper Diamond off StrawberryNet this morning, so I can own them all.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Dior Skin Shimmer in Pop Diamondicon ($43.00), along with Electric Lights Quinticon ($56.00) are now available online at Nordstrom’s. You might be able to find a few other pieces from Dior’s Cristal Collection if you hunt around, too. Happy shopping! :)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Electric Lights Quint

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Dior Cristal Collection Summer 2009

Dior’s iconic watches helped inspire this playful collection of radiant berries, corals and pinks. Running the gamut from edgy to sweet, the striking colors of the Cristal collection capture the fresh, flushed look of summer.

Dior Cristal Shine ($60.00)
Featuring a lip balm, lip gloss and mini lip brush in a chic reflective case, this funky charm is available in two shade duos: Cristal Coral and Cristal Pink.
Availability: Cristal Coral (Sephora Exclusive), Cristal Pink (Department Stores Exclusive)

Collection

  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Electric Lights #259 ($56.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Pearly Lilac #129 (Neiman Marcus Exclusive) ($56.00)
  • Diorshow Iconic Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black ($27.00)
  • Diorskin Shimmer Powder in Pop Diamond #004 ($43.00)
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow ($28.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Designer Coral #154 (Speciality Exclusive) ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Artist Pink #374 ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Sketch Pink #86 4($26.00)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Nylon Pink #377 ($25.50)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Vinyl Coral #647 (Specialty Stores) ($25.50)
  • DiorKiss in Grenadine Syrup #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Blackcurrant Cream #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Strawberry Smoothie #851 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Diorskin Nude Loose Powder in Rosy Bronze #052 (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($45.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Sweet Orange #334 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Bubble Gum #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Purple Candy #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)

Availability: May 2009