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Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder
Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder

Dior Glowing Pink Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a cool-toned, pinkish-white with a luminous sheen. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Fashion Show (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). LORAC Fortune (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Ciate Rainbow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Believe (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop S'il Vous Play (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This has a similar formula to products like NARS Dual Intensity, MAC Extra Dimension, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and very blendable without being too soft or too firm. The texture feels a little dry, but it doesn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores on my skin, though if you apply more heavily and feel like you have larger pores, then there’s enough shimmer in it that it could be a possibility. I liked that while it was very light, it didn’t have a really strong, white powdery base, so it didn’t look chalky on my skin tone (and sometimes these types of colors can), which makes it more versatile for a greater number of skin tones. I think that those with cooler undertones, the pink tone/tint in this may be more noticeable as well. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me. This product also came with a mini kabuki brush, which is okay, but I did personally prefer a less dense brush for application (as well as a softer one). This is one of the better highlighters Dior has released in the last few years.

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Dior Spring 2016 Collection — Glowing Gardens

Dior Glowing Gardens Collection for Spring 2016
Dior Glowing Gardens Collection for Spring 2016

A few pieces from Dior’s upcoming spring collection have launched online. I imagine there are a few additional shades/extensions (particularly lip color) that aren’t up yet, but if I get official info, I’ll be sure to update this post!

Spotted at Nordstrom online already; likely January 2016 everywhere else

The Details

Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

To sculpt your face with touches of light, Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens draws inspiration from the technique of strobing. This powder with extremely fine illuminating pigments is embossed with a delicate floral motif. Its exquisite texture enhances your complexion with a subtle iridescent glow. It comes with a mini kabuki brush for easy application.

  • Glowing Pink (001)
  • Glowing Nude (002)

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, $63.00 (Limited Edition)

A spring breeze blows through the 5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens Eyeshadow Palette, a limited-edition treasure trove of flowers inspired by the gardens of Christian Dior. It brings together a variety of textures in a single case to help you create beautiful eye makeup styles through layering.

  • Blue Garden (031)
  • Rose Garden (451)

Diorblush Vibrant Color Powder Blush, $44.00 (Limited Edition)

Diorblush brings the promise of spring with this limited-edition blush to enhance your glow. Its unique formula gives maximum expression to pigments, with a micronized powder texture that blends seamlessly with the skin, leaving nothing but a veil of pure, evanescent, weightless color. It comes with a beveled brush for easy application.

  • Floral Pink (844)

Vernis Gel Shine Nail Lacquer, $27.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Bluette (301)
  • Lilac (491)

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Dior Eternal Gold (576) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Eternal Gold (576) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Eternal Gold (576) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Eternal Gold (576) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a limited edition palette for the holidays. It was less impressive than Blazing Gold, but it wasn’t the worst Dior palette I’ve tried either, so I guess there’s that. I like the color concept (which is the norm for Dior!), but I wish these were less dusty/dry overall.

Eternal Gold #1 is a light-medium, meadowy green with warm, golden frost. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty, thinner texture. It blended out okay on the skin, but I couldn’t build up the color at all. The color lasted for six hours before fading.

Eternal Gold #2 is a light, golden beige with a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, but blendable, consistency that applied well to the skin. It wore for seven hours on me.

Eternal Gold #3 is a bright, white gold with a cooler white base paired with really yellow gold that gives it a more metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, lightly dense texture that was blendable and lasted for seven and a half hours.

Eternal Gold #4 is a soft, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that made it apepar a little drier on the lid, but I had no trouble blending and diffusing the edges. On me, it started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Eternal Gold #5 is a deep black with subtle, warm brown undertones and lots of silver sparkle. The texture was very dense, more like a cream eyeliner to me, than a powder eyeshadow. I did have some trouble getting it to blend out without becoming patchy, as it was so thick. It did last for eight hours, though!

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Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Blazing Gold (886) Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.25 oz.) is one of two, limited edition holiday quints available this year. The formula looked like it might be comparable to my beloved Bonne Etoile, but alas, it was not so. I think it ended up being better than some of the recent Dior palettes, but it isn’t without its issues. It seemed like a wet/dry formula when I was trying it, but I couldn’t find anything on Dior’s site about wearing it damp/wet, so the ratings reflect dry application only.

Blazing Gold #1 is a vibrant, medium cranberry red with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, dense consistency–almost like a cream. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Drift (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Treasure (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Jouer Rouge (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Ruddy (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #2 is a sparkling, light pastel pink with subtle, warm undertones. It had a dustier, drier texture that was prone to sheering out on the skin. It wore well for eight hours with light fall out. Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel City Lights #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Flatline (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is warmer (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #9 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #8 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Illusion (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Astral White (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Cheeks (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Looking Glass (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #3 is a light-medium, golden peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was semi-sheer with a thinner texture, which made it harder to get the sparkle to stay on the skin. I would only use this patted over other eyeshadows or with an adhesive base. It wore well for seven hours but had fall out. LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Golden Rhea (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #4 is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a soft shimmer finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied evenly and smoothly. On me, the eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before fading. Anastasia Pose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Carrousel (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Amethyst (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shale (P, $16.00)(85% similar). Disney by Sephora Rococo (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blazing Gold #5 is an intense, deep taupe with warm, brown undertones and a cooler, grayer overtone. It was nicely pigmented, and it had a very dense, cream-like texture (I would have swore it was like a gel eyeliner). The color wore well for eight hours, but it was a little harder to blend due to how dense/thick it was on the skin. Bobbi Brown Serpentine (LE, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Lancome Volcano (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Dior Blazing (631) DiorShow Fusion Mono

Dior Blazing (631) DiorShow Fusion Mono
Dior Blazing (631) DiorShow Fusion Mono

Dior Blazing (631) DiorShow Fusion Mono ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a sparkling, soft champagne gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Bobbi Brown Sunlight Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Golden Locket (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Kitties (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Retrospeck (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Vivacious (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) (LE, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition shade for the holidays. The DiorShow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow formula is a cream eyeshadow formula that feels like a cross between cream and mousse, as it is spongy and less wet. The pigmentation varies from shade to shade with Blazing landing in the semi-opaque range with some ability to build-up to mostly opaque coverage. It has a soft, velvety texture that applies smoothly and blends easily. The sparkle is fine and not gritty, and there was minimal fall out over time, while the underlying color lasted a good nine hours on me.

P.S. — Nordstrom appears to be doing some price-matching presently, and many high-end brands (including Dior) are showing up as 10% off!

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