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Dior Color Gradation Collection for Spring 2017

Dior Color Gradation Collection for Spring 2017
Dior Color Gradation Collection for Spring 2017

Peter Philips’ new makeup collection for Dior Beauty, “Colour Gradation,” is an inspired take on the perpetual movement of nature, fueled by the ephemeral colors that blossom in spring. Philips’ carefully selected color palette features many playful shade variations—from fresh blues to juicy pinks—which can be worn alone or layered to softly structure the face.

The rich history of the House of Dior is apparent throughout the spring 2017 “Colour Gradation” collection. From the iconic plissé pattern featured in the new blush and eye palettes, to the avant-garde shades of crisp lemon, deep turquoise, and intense pink of the new nail shades, each product is decidedly Dior. Cheeks glow with a soft flush, while eyes build in shade and color. Intense hues mix with subtle highlights for a perfect balance. The shades and textures seem to move across the face with the grace of a couture gown.

January 2017

The Details

Colour Gradation Eyeshadow Palette, $63.00 (Limited Edition)

Each Colour Gradation Palette features an infinite amount of color possibilities in both pastel and intense shades, as well as matte and satin finishes.

  • Blue Gradation (001) Harmony of sky and ocean blues
  • Coral Gradation (002) Pinks, corals, and rosy browns

Diorskin Nude Air Colour Gradation Soft Glow Powder, $61.50 (Limited Edition)


This must-have powder enhances the natural radiance of the complexion with a veil of soft color that creates a “halo” effect on the skin, blurring away imperfections.

  • Radiant Nude (001) Gold
  • Rising Pink (002) Pink

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Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | New Shades for Spring 2017

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | New Shades for Spring 2017
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | New Shades for Spring 2017

With its virtually imperceptible texture, Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer reveals glowing skin for a radiantly luminous complexion. The universal shade can be adapted to any skintone and comes with a mini kabuki brush. Applied in gentle touches, the powder highlights areas of the face to catch and reflect light.

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The Details

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder, $56.00 (Permanent)

Editor’s Note: Sephora currently lists the new shades as “exclusive” [to them].

  • 001 Champagne (Repromote)
  • 002 Pink
  • 003 Gold
  • 004 Rose gold

Swatches: Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation

We’ve also just added swatches to the Foundation Matrix of the current shade range of Dior’s Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation ($62.00 for 2.3 fl. oz.), which is a spray-on liquid foundation that’s supposed to be lightweight, “super-smooth,” and long-wearing.

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray

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Swatches: Diorskin Star Fluid SPF 30 Foundation

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation

Dior’s been a long-time supporter of the Foundation Matrix, being one of the first brands who sent us full ranges of foundations to swatch when we did a major revamp a few years ago. We now have swatches of a foundation I’ve heard a lot of raves for by readers (you may have also seen me wearing it several recent photos, as I’ve been giving a try myself!) — Diorskin Star Fluid SPF 30 Foundation ($50.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) — which features one of the larger shade ranges for the brand. It’s a liquid foundation that’s supposed to have lightweight feel, long-wear, and a luminous finish. Have you tried it before?

Diorskin Star Fluid SPF 30

Dior Grege 1947, Rose Caprice, Darling Rouge Diors

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick

Dior Grege 1947 (169) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly. The consistency was soft, lightly creamy, lightweight, and emollient, so there was a lot of slip, which made it comfortable to wear and more balm-like on. The downside was that it moved around more, and the wear time only came in at three and a half hours for me. It was very hydrating, though. MAC Coral Bliss (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Shy Shine (P, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Almondine (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Patisserie (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Call Back (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kidman's Kiss (P, $34.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). YSL Corail Urbain (51) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (206) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Streak (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Rose Caprice (475) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cooler, violet pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which applied well enough, but it could have been a bit more even overall. The consistency was thin, balmy, and comfortable to wear as it glided right on and didn’t cling to the lips. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was hydrating. YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Wonderchilde (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Violet (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Darling (775) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia-red with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and applied easily and did not tug on my lips. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that went on evenly. This shade lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula was moisturizing over time. Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking (230) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Vivid Rose (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Framboise (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gourmandise (P, $49.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Catfight (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Emilienne (452) (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Speak Louder (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $58.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Lava (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to “highly pigmented” with “lasting comfort” and no “colour streaking” for 16 hours. It’s a solid lipstick formula–fairly pigmented, applies without tugging, wears four to six hours, and is comfortable to wear, but it just is nowhere near 16-hour wear. The satin shades are more hydrating, while the mattes are slightly hydrating to non-drying. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The formula has a strong, floral scent in the tube, and I don’t really notice the scent once it’s on the lips.

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Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors
Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors

Dior Montaigne Matte (207) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium gray with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but it could have been more even and flattering on the lips, as some of the color pulled into lip lines. The texture was smooth, velvety–creamy without being too emollient–and didn’t tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It lasted for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I do, however, love seeing Dior include non-traditional colors in their permanent range. MAC Night Mint (LE, $17.50) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NYX Black Sesame (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Superstitious Matte (789) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purple with strong, warm pink undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too thin or too thick and was easy to glide across the lips. The finish was more flattering than Montaigne Matte, but it took about an hour before it had more of a matte finish. On me, this shade lasted for five and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was just a touch hydrating overall. Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Rage (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to “highly pigmented” with “lasting comfort” and no “colour streaking” for 16 hours. It’s a solid lipstick formula–fairly pigmented, applies without tugging, wears four to six hours, and is comfortable to wear, but it just is nowhere near 16-hour wear. The satin shades are more hydrating, while the mattes are slightly hydrating to non-drying. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The formula has a strong, floral scent in the tube, and I don’t really notice the scent once it’s on the lips.

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