Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder ($56.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, cool-toned, muted pink with a soft, satiny sheen. Make Up For Ever #210 (P, $26.00) is a cream product, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer. Revlon Haute Pink (002) (P, $9.99) is darker. Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is a touch darker. NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is a cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

First and foremost, it is not the same as Rose Diamond. I don’t know if this is designed to replace it, but I can say that they aren’t actually similar in terms of color, texture, or finish. Rose is much, much more pigmented with a deeper, darker pink and significantly less shimmer and frost. Whereas Rose Diamond was a highlighter, Rose is more of a blush with a luminous quality to it, which is how Dior describes the formula: “blushes gently, catching the light and revealing a sculpted face.” The texture of Rose is soft, finely-milled, and just a tiny bit powdery but very blendable on the skin and doesn’t look powdery applied. On me, I was able to get eight hours of wear before I noticed slight fading. It comes with a small kabuki brush, which I found prone to shedding and somewhat scratchy.

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Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose Diamond vs. Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder vs. Rose Diamond

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Dior Rose (001) $56.00/0.35 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips
  • : Dior Magique (479)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I wondered about these so appreciate the timely review. I like the highlighter concept better. This appears more as a shimmery blush and the colour isn’t particularly unique or interesting. I can see how this would look really lovely on cooler skintones.

It’s very pretty, but like you said – it’s just not as unique or as interesting since it’s more of a blush. Very lovely on, but there are a lot of permanent products like this available.

Maybelline Master High-Light in Pink Rose is similar in finish, and just slightly warmer in tone. At a cost of $10 or less, it is a similar enough product for most, and definitely worth a try for those who don’t want to (or can’t!) Just fork over $50.

This is what readers have been reporting for 1-2 years now, but I’ve never been able to get an official response on it through corporate!

It looks like they did slowly and quietly…I was able to buy a Rose Diamond powder last August, and saw a couple of Rose Diamond’s left in a Sephora store a couple of months ago but both the Amber and Rose have completely disappeared now from both Sephora and Nordstrom. They are not on the website or any stores near me. I’m sorry :/ I’m pretty down about it too.

I almost bought this yesterday. So glad I didn’t. I was hoping it would be a bit more bronzey with a sheen. Kinda like the way it looks in the swatch mixed with Rose Diamond and the new LE Chanel cream blush.

This is definitely a blush and not exactly a highlighter, but it looks quite pretty. I think it’d brighten up my complexion if I tried it on. I’d consider getting this, but not sure it’s at the top of my list (that would be Chanel’s Cheeky).

This is a lot more pigmented than I’d have thought, although I assume it can be applied with a lighter hand. I was expecting it to be similar to Bobbi Brown Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder. If you have that as well, would you mind comparing them?

Hey Deb!

I don’t think I have that one (I don’t remember reviewing it, and a search didn’t seem to turn one up–lol, I definitely forget sometimes what I’ve reviewed in the past!), unfortunately!

Thank you for checking! I did take a peek at the swatch gallery first but while Bobbi Brown Antigua was listed, I don’t see a swatch.

This does look pretty, but I’ll resist. 🙂

*swoon* I so so soooo desperately want this, and I won’t lie, one the main reasons is just that it looks so freakin’ gorgeous in the pan. There is just something about using a beautiful high-end product that lifts your spirits 🙂

I was going to purchase this because I missed out on the Dior Amber Diamond & Rose Diamond completely. By the time I knew they were being discontinued it was too late to purchase & I was torn up about it! But this review has kind of swayed me away from it, especially because this one is similar to MUFE’s HD blush in 210 (which is on my wish list anyway). Thank goodness for the Dupe List!! 😉

This is very pretty! I think I like Rose Diamond better though lol. I’ve never paid much attention to it but I see I need to!

Hi Christine!
I was wondering if you would be reviewing the Diorskin Cannage blushes exclusive to Saks? Thanks! Banafshe. 🙂

Hmmm… Sculpting cheeks in color? Sound Hourglass-y to you? I think so! Other options… Oh, it’s just starting a long run of verbose advertisements to sell the same old thing.. But you do look pretty! 🙂

Beautiful on you! The lipstick is gorgeous with it. Finally broke down last night and ordered it. Love pink and Dior’s blushes. And that packaging! Hope I like it.

Loved reading your thoughts on this powder! I can’t say I’m not a bit disappointed, my Dior SA lauded it’s merits as Rose Diamond’s replacement and you are right, it is not the same in the least. Rose Diamond was so much more versatile…and I’m finding if I use a brush that doesn’t have just the right about of “snap”, I get a lot of glitter with this new one instead of just pretty sheen :(. Granted, it’s refined micro glitter, but still sparkly nonetheless. The versatility we saw with Rose Diamond is also gone…I found this new powder almost impossible to use any way other than swirling all the shades together. It’s definitely more of a blush than a highlighter…and my middle aged cheeks just may not be able to handle all that sparkly pizazz lol!
As always, thank you so much for all you do! You’re the best!

I’m surprised they’d call this a replacement since they really have different finishes and application! I agree that this is something you have to swirl!

It’s pretty, but I think (given my current blush leanings) that it has a bit too much cool white in the base for me. Rode Diamond, on the other hand… O.o

I was at the Dior counter today and the two associates were saying that the new glow maximizer is the replacement for the diamond powders. They both said that was the word they got from the company.

I was hoping it would be a highlighting product. Another blush? They already have many beautiful blushes in their regular line, plus the Cannage Edition ones. Hoping Amber will be a better option for highlighter.

Since my skin is cool toned, the colour appeals to me greatly but this does seem much more a blush than an “illuminating powder”, which I think of as something that can be applied all over the face. Dior has redone their single eye shadow line too and, sadly, the gorgeous gold shadow they used to have (and which I had planned on getting “one day”) is no longer around. Ditto Amber Diamond, it would seem. I’m glad I snagged Rose Diamond before it bit the dust and if I ever do see Amber Diamond, I won’t hesitate to grab it too. So while this product is lovely and would suit me, I don’t really need what is basically just another pink blush.

You totally hit the nail on the head, Mariella! Pretty and all, but less unique/special compared to the Diamond shades!

This is amazing looking on you. I have to get this for sure as I have cool toned skin.
I see there are a lot of comments about the Rose Diamond Powder.
I have the Copper Diamond Powder that was a limited edition and wasn’t around like Rose and amber were. It is a gorgeous pinky copper rather than an orangey copper and is like rose Diamond in tone but darker and warmer and more mauvey.

I definitely appreciate this review and taking the time to do a side by side comparison of the Rose vs Rose Diamond. Rose Diamond is my favorite highlighter/blush (I am beyond pale) so it’s very disappointing to see them remove it from stores! I guess I will have to use my favorite product very sparingly now 🙁 The Rose blush is lovely and has nice packaging but like you said, it just doesn’t compare and I have plenty of pink blushes!

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