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Dior Golden (065) & Splendor (950) Diorific Lipsticks

Dior Golden (065) Diorific Lipstick
Dior Golden (065) Diorific Lipstick

Dior Golden (065) Diorific Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium gold with a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It’s designed as a layering shade in the brand’s holiday collection. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on fairly evenly. I liked that there was enough coverage (and the shimmer distributed well) that it could be worn on its own, while still working as a shade to layer over or under other lip colors. The texture was thin, smooth, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for three hours on its own, and I didn’t have any issues with the shimmer migrating beyond my lips. The formula has a heavy floral scent to it. MAC Live Long and Prosper (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Metalwork (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Beatrice (LE, $36.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline White Gold (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tanarama (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Natalia (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Gel (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lisa (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC The Enemy Within (LE, $17.50) is less shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rose Gold (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Amber (LE, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lights Out (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Splendor (950) Diorific Matte Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was good, not quite opaque but nearly there. The texture felt velvety, not too thick or too thin but had substance to it, and it glided across the lips without tugging and yielded smooth, even coverage. It is actually designed to be less opaque than the traditional Diorific range, so it seems to be on the mark there, though it is really more of a satin finish than a “powdery matte” finish. The color wore well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula has a heavy floral scent to it. MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Sandals (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (No. 429) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Starwoman (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fireworks (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Silk (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Smoky Sequins (066) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Smoky Sequins (066 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan eyeshadow palette that features a medium gray, white, golden bronze, dark gray, and dark black. The formula feels like last year’s holiday eyeshadow formula, which was a little easier to use and better performing than some of Dior’s other eyeshadow palettes in recent times. It is described as being “ultra-pigmented” with ” no powdery effect.” The palette was decent with respect to pigmentation, texture, and wear; it’s the kind of palette that is on the cusp of being good, but it would work for someone who typically wears primer already. I wish the center shade wasn’t a warm-toned gold/bronze hue; I think it would have been better with something cooler, perhaps a violet, blue, or silvery taupe.

Smoky Sequins #1 is a light-medium gray with neutral undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. The consistency was drier and dustier, which resulted in the color applying poorly to bare skin as it would sheer out and not adhere well. It had medium coverage, and it was not buildable when I wore it. The best luck I had was using it with a slightly dampened brush. It lasted for six hours on me. LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sex & the Oyster (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Uninhibited #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #2 is a bright white with neutral undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, fairly smooth, and blendable on the skin. It applied well to bare skin and lasted for seven hours. L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vapor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella White (07) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #3 is a medium, golden bronze with warm, brown undertones and a metallic finish. It had excellent color payoff with a smooth, denser consistency that was really easy to work with; it felt much denser compared to the other shades in the palette–creamier in a way. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00)(90% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Infinity (751) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Gitte (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Push-up (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Starfish (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #4 is a dark gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was just a touch drier, but it came together well on the lid and did not look dry on. I was able to get seven and a half hours of wear out of this shade. Natasha Denona Graphite (07M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Feather (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Indes Galantes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #4 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Knight Divine (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smoky Sequins #5 is a dark black with warmer, brown undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a really smooth, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin and did not appear patchy when blended out. The color started to fade noticeably after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP 1001 Nights (LE, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Anger (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Empire (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Black Coffee (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blackground (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Look Closer IV (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Platonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cinderfella (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #6 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Precious Embroidery (776) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Precious Embroidery (776) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan eyeshadow palette that features a mauve, pinky-white, golden beige, deep brown, and blackened plum. The formula feels like last year’s holiday eyeshadow formula, which was a little easier to use and better performing than some of Dior’s other eyeshadow palettes in recent times. It is described as being “ultra-pigmented” with ” no powdery effect.” Overall, the palette had good pigmentation with a slightly drier, lightly dusty consistency that was blendable but more prone to sheering out when working with it on the lid. They would perform better with a primer, which would give them a better base to adhere to as well as extend the wear.

Precious Embroidery #1 is a muted, medium-dark mauve with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier, so it sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin, despite having good color payoff initially. This shade ended up appearing warmer on me as a result, but I think it would look more neutral on those with cooler undertones. It wore well for seven hours before fading on me. Clarins Rosewood #3 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Poker Face (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Free Hug (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #2 is a bright white with cooler, bluish frosted shimmer. It appeared warmer in the pan, but it had a stronger, cooler sheen to it that gave it an overall, cooler appearance. The consistency was soft, just a touch dusty but smooth, easy to blend out, and did not sheer out immediately like the mauve shade did. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Vapor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #3 is a slightly muted, medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t too firm ot too soft in the pan. The color applied well and wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Chanel Pearl River #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Butter Pecan (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Champagne (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Glam (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Party (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Dirty Talk (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Night Golds #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #4 is a muted, dark brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had good color payoff, though it was not as intense or as rich in practice as it appeared in the pan. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a touch dry and dusty. I found it easy to blend and diffuse the color in the crease, but it had a tendency to sheer out as soon as I worked with it, so I had to build it up to retain depth. It lasted for seven hours before fading. Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay West (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Busted (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Sinful (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Ithaca (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins Brown #4 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Fatal #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Precious Embroidery #5 is a blackened plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly dusty, but it blended out fairly well. The color did not apply as well to bare skin, so it would be best used with a primer or else it sheered out and looked a somewhat patchy. Too Faced Amorous (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Feel #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Straight Trippin' (LE, $5.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Smolder (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Revenuse, Infinity, Fahrenheit, Olympe Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Reveuse (271) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a blackened navy blue with lighter blue and navy blue shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, which did not build up and was difficult to blend out for an even layer of coverage. The texture felt comparable to other shades in the formula, but the intensity was lacking. Where a lighter shade might be more useful, darker shades like these look patchy and splotchy when they are so sheer. This would be best used patted over a stronger base color. It wore well for eight hours with very little fall out. Apparently, this shade was released in 2014, and it didn’t even register as familiar (perhaps because it was disappointing then and now). It is actually quite different from the original, because this one didn’t flake away and had a much cooler undertone, but it was very sheer instead. MAC No Taboos (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #5 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Bluebird (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naval Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sapphire (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Apparition (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blue Storm (LE, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Cosmos (281) (P, $31.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Infinity (751) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkly, multi-colored shimmer finish. It had good color coverage, which was mostly opaque and built up to full coverage with just a little more product layered on top (not even a full second layer). The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient but not truly wet or slick to the touch, and blended out easily. It could easily be worn as a sheer wash of color for a bit of shimmer or as a full coverage eyeshadow. It wore well for nine hours on me. MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Lucid Dream (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty They Know Who (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Moonlight (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Doe (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Suspect (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Gitte (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Silver Fox (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Fahrenheit (781) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a deep brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and warmer sparkles in lighter gold and rusty brown. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was best applied as a more opaque product (two layers), as it looked somewhat patchy and uneven when sheered out. While the underlying color didn’t crease or fade over a nine-hour period, I had some noticeable fall out. Too Faced Hot Fudge (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Barlust (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Street Cool (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Aloha (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Seasonally Cool (LE, $32.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Olympe (871) DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a dark plum with warmer undertones and a sparkling, violet finish. It had decent color payoff, though it was not opaque, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The issue I had with it was how dry it appeared on the skin, despite the texture feeling spongy, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch–there was no indication from the texture itself that it was going to look dragged out and uneven around the edges, like a drier product might. It lasted for nine hours before fading on me, and I did not notice any fall out. bareMinerals Passion (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milk Makeup Silent Disco (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Calabria (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, cream-based eyeshadow with “brilliant colour.” The wear well on me, easily for eight hours and up to ten hours, and have a sponge-like consistency that doesn’t feel to wet but is not a powder either. The texture is thin, lightweight, and blendable on the skin, but the pigmentation can vary a lot from shade to shade with more recent releases tending to lean sheerer.

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Dior Rouge Dior Pastel Mattes

Dior Tender Matte (340) Rouge Dior Lipstick
Dior Tender Matte (340) Rouge Dior Lipstick

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) was recently relaunched, and part of the range now includes several matte shades. On top of the permanent range of 50 shades, the brand also released a few limited edition, pastel shades. They sold quite quickly through Dior’s website, but I found them on Selfridge’s and bought them. Only one of the four shades below performed decently when compared to what you’d want in a typical lipstick, but like something out of a fantasy novel, Dior says that the formula “provides 16 [hours] of comfort with no dry lips or colour streaking.” The formula is also supposed to be pigmented and hydrating. I did not get anywhere near 16 hours of wear with any of the four shades, unfortunately! The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque, but the texture was unforgiving and prone to catching on any and every imperfection along with settling into lip lines.

Dior Tender Matte (340) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the texture emphasized lip lines and imperfections, while color gathered in my lip lines as well. There was some slip, so it didn’t drag or feel uncomfortable to apply or to wear, but it lasted for three and a half hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Close Contact (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Nude (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Get Off (P, $27.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Cloudy Matte (380) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a natural finish. It had good color coverage, which applied fairly evenly, but some of the color pulled into lip lines due to a more emollient consistency of the formula. I would not call this matte, as there was a definite shine to it. The color lasted for four and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. This was the best of the Pastel Mattes, as it had the most even coverage; the cooler undertone of it made it harder to dupe. MAC Flatter Me Fierce (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love & Cherished (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evening Buzz (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). NYX Lavender (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Galaxy Grey (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Zero (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Anastasia Clover (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $18.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Sunny Matte (610) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, sunshine yellow with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had medium color coverage, and like Clover Matte, was streaky, uneven, and emphasized every lip line and imperfection I had on my lips. It was moderately slippery, so it moved around a lot on the lips, and the photo is of the best case scenario but the moment I pressed my lips together, it fell apart. The color wore for four and a half hours and was non-drying. NYX Citron (P, $6.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Gold Xixi (P, $17.50) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #4 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Yellow You Dare (LE, $17.50) is more pigmented (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Clover Matte (400) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium green with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium coverage with a moderately slippery texture–and that showed heavily in the application, as the color found its way into every lip line and crevice on my lips. It was streaky, uneven, and unforgiving. The color wore for four hours and left a bluish stain behind, and it was non-drying. Make Up For Ever C601 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, better quality (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay (P, $18.00) is darker, better quality, glossier (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Whatever (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Charm (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer, better quality (85% similar). NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Plan 9 (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, better quality (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Splendor Collection for Holiday 2016

Dior Splendor Collection for Holiday 2016
Dior Splendor Collection for Holiday 2016

The new holiday color collection from Dior is called Splendor.

October 2016

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The Details

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, $63.00 (Limited Edition)

The legendary palette bears the sequin motif inspired by the work of the Haute Couture ateliers. The texture blends into the lids and sculpts the eyes with pearly light and dense ultra-pigmented shadow. A texture that deposits an ultra-pigmented veil with no powdery effect.

  • Smoky Sequins (066)
  • Precious Embroidery (776)

Diorific Lips, $38.00 (Limited Edition)

Diorific is housed in a gold Dior collector case, the jewel of the collection. A unique formula in rich shades with a luminous, long-lasting matte finish and perfectly shaped and defined lips to create a captivating, sophisticated look. Apply in a swath of dense magnetic colour, or in touches at the center of the lips.

  • Golden (006)

Diorific Matte Lipstick, $38.00 (Limited Edition)

In a limited edition, Diorific reinvents the purest expression of the powdery matte finish for the first time in a fine film that glides on with incredible comfort. An easy-wearing matte whose secret lies in its unique use of an exceptionally soft and velvety micronized silicon powder. The “powdery” silicon smoothes colour with no streaking while striking a subtle balance between hold and comfort. Unlike traditional matte makeup, this formula continuously moisturizes lips without drying them. Finer, sheerer and less opaque, Diorific Matte radiates colour with a subtle velvety finish. From an easy rosewood to the iconic red, along with the flashiest and trendiest corals and pinks, this utterly modern and elegant matte lipstick truly makes a statement and can be worn on any lips.

  • Charm (440)
  • Ravissement (560)
  • Fascination (880)
  • Splendor (950)

Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow, $31.00 (Limited Edition)

A weightless texture that blends into the skin and dresses the eye in velvety colour. In a single step, it creates an even and intense matte finish for a professional makeup effect.

  • Infinity (751)

Diorific Vernis, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Nova (Top Coat)
  • Golden (328)
  • Splendor (850)
  • Cosmic (899)