Diorblush Cheek Creme in Capri

Dior has recently launched a mini collection “Dior Summer Mix” which consist of 4 pairs of nail polishes and cream blushes. The shades released looks very fun to be mix and match for summer. When a brand like Dior is releasing a new Limited Edition blush collection in a new formula, many beauty bloggers (including me :p) will go gaga over it! I picked up Capri out of the 4 shades as I love pink blushes more than corals :)

Dior-Mix-and-Match-Cream-Blushes-and-Nail-Polishes-for-Summer-2013-shades-658x446I don’t have many cream blushes in my stash. In fact, this is my 2nd tube of cream blush that I have. I personally prefer powder blush as I always use a setting powder after my foundation routine. But in times when I want to have a more popping blush shade, I like to use cream blush after my foundation, topped it with my setting powder and top it with a light powder blush. In this way, the blush will lasts longer.

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Dior cream blush comes in a glass pot with CD logo on top of the cap. The packaging reminds me of Chanel Illusion d’Ombres. It’s quite heavy and it looks luxurious. When you open the blush cap, you can see the pop of color in the pot. It looks like a bubblegum macaroon to me. It screams “CUTE”!! :)

Diorblush cheek creme shades looks very striking in the pot, but you need to swatch it yourself to see that it is actually not as pigmented as what you see. In terms of texture, Diorblush cream feels a bit dry to me. It’s not too creamy and I find that this is suitable for ladies with oily skin. Ladies with oily skin need not to worry about their skin being more oily with Dior cream blush. I usually use two layers of this cream blush after my foundation. The first layer doesn’t look noticeable to me, so usually I will add another layer. This cream blush is very easy to blend, and you don’t need to worry that this blush looks too much on you. Just dab on lightly and add on more layer when you feel that it’s not enough.

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As you can see in the swatch above, the swatches on the left side looks much more pigmented than the one on the right side. On the left side, I swatched on 3 layers while on the right side, I dabbed on a light two layers and I blend it together. Capri looks very pretty on the pan and when swatched.

 

Final Thought:

Diorblush Cheek Creme is worth checking out! You shouldn’t be worried that this gives you too much color on your cheek or makes your skin oily :)

 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

By: Meryl

Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo – 001 Pink Glow

I know I have acquired quite a number of bronzers lately and I know that I don’t need more of it. But when I saw the promo pictures of Dior Summer 2013 collection, I immediately drool over Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo. I missed last year’s Dior Skin Nude Tan so I wouldn’t want to miss this one anymore. It’s too pretty to resist! :p

Dior Skin Nude Tan Paradise Duo comes in two shades – Coral Glow and Pink Glow. I picked Pink glow because I like pink better as a blush. Coral pink looks awesome too! You can check the review of Coral Glow in Mostly Sunny’s Blog

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The Packaging:

Dior Nude Tan comes in a hefty silver metal packaging. It’s prone to finger print (I had a hard time capturing the photo of the silver casing!). It also comes with a mini kabuki brush- it’s a perfect brush to be brought when you’re travelling.  The hair is soft and the size is just nice to be used as a blush brush or a bronzer brush. Both products come with a velvety pouch.

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The Shade & Texture:

What I love about this product is that it consist of two shades of bronzers and two shades of blush. I can easily choose the shade I want to use or I can just mix them altogether.

I am glad that the bronzer doesn’t come with shimmer – it’s not totally matte but you can barely see any shimmer particles on your face. It gives you a very nice glow without having any shimmers. The bronzer has a soft texture and is very well pigmented, it shows up on my face nicely in one swipe. Don’t worry about having too much product on your face; although it is nicely pigmented, it won’t be too much with two swipes.

The blush’s texture is very soft and buttery. It’s very well pigmented and I just need to lightly dab my brush to get the color. The blush has more sheen compared to the bronzer. I really love the sheen of this blush, it makes my face looks glowy without making it look like a disco ball.

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Swatches:

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Indoor Lighting

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Outdoor (Indirect Sunlight)

On these sets of pictures below, I mixed the bronzer and the blush together

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Indoor Lighting

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Outdoor – Indirect Sunlight

As you can see in the swatches above, the finish of these product has a very nice sheen to give enough glow on your face without making it look like a disco ball. The color swipes nicely on my face and when swatched.

I hope my review is helpful :)

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl

Dior Grand Bal Nail Polish in Marilyn and Diva

Hello all,

Finally the swatch of Dior Grand Bal is up! Marilyn and Diva are the polishes that I picked from Dior Grand Bal collection. Marilyn was the first that I picked because red is my favorite nail polish shade. Then Diva caught my attention during Sephora 20% member sale. I couldn’t resist getting Diva thus here are my choices!

Dior Grand Bal packaging is very special. Just looking at the bottles could make me feel happy ;) What makes me happy beside the wonderful packaging is that the brush of these polishes are thinner than the usual Dior brushes. It makes the application process much easier.

Marilyn

I guess the name Marilyn is very appropriate with the red shade. Marilyn reminds me of Marilyn Monroe; her sexiness, her attractiveness and her passion. Marilyn is a jelly red polish. The formula is just nice; not too runny and not too thick. It applies well on the first coat but it looks very thin. But on the 2nd coat, it looks flawless and just perfect.

Diva

Diva is a black creme polish with tiny gold glitters. The glitters spread evenly in the bottles. The application of Diva requires two coats to achieve full opacity. The glitters spreads evenly during the application too. However I was expecting that the glitters would look more obvious on the nails; just like what it looks like on the bottle. In real life, you can see the glitters slightly better than what’s captured here.

To make it more lively, I added one coat of Nothern Lights Holographic top coat in silver as swatched below.

Final Thought:

Dior Grand Bal polishes are certainly nice to have polishes because of its beautiful bottle. The formula does not disappoint and the brush helps the application works much easier than the usual Dior brushes. The colors are not unique, you can easily find something similar for these polishes especially Marilyn.

Thank you for reading.

 

By: Meryl :)

My Picks for Dior Grand Bal + Diorific in Diorling Review

Hello dearest readers!

Dior Grand Bal collection is one of my favorite collection for this festive season. The packaging is just soo pretty and classy. I foresee that I would love this products even more after few years. I am a person who loves to take a look at my old product and admiring how pretty the color and the packaging is.

I picked few items from the collection. I picked two nail lacquers and a lipstick. Dior Nail Lacquer in Diva has caught my attention for its lovely gold shimmer and Marilyn has a very pretty red for Christmas season . I also picked Dior lipstick in Diorling, a perfect nude for the Christmas season.

Here are my picks for Dior Grand Bal collection:

Diorific in Diorlong Review:

The main thing that attracts me is only the packaging. Actually I know that I don’t need this lipstick but such a nice packaging is not something I can get every year. The packaging is just classy and would look amazing anytime I am using it.

Diorling is a pinkish nude lipstick with micro fine golden shimmer. It has satiny finish. The texture is fine; opaque in two coats and lasts for 4-5 hours with me. However I find it less moisturizing compared with other brands such as Chanel or Burberry. I like to use Diorling as a base lipstick color to top it up with a shimmery lipgloss.

I will try to share with you the swatch of Diva and Marilyn soon. Pardon me if it takes quite long to swatch those nail polish :)

 

So guys,

What is your pick for Dior holiday season?

Thank you

XOXO Meryl :)

My Pick from Dior Fall 2012: Golden Jungle Crocodile Effect Nails

I picked up another thing from Dior Fall 2012 – Golden Jungle Crocodile Effect Nails. When I first saw the promo pictures of this nail effect, I thought “this is cool, but is this only a photo editing effect?” At first I thought this would turned out to be like other brands’ crackles or shatters which only cracks without any patterns. Then I see swatches online and I thought again “this is awesome and I must get it!” :)

This nail polish duo is sold at S$47 (can’t buy separately). It comes with a glitter gold base and with the green croc effect. The pricing for this is reasonable. Each Dior nail polish costs S$36 (correct me if I am wrong here) and this duo is being sold at S$47.

Now I am going to show you step by step on how I am doing it:

Step 1: Paint your nails 2 coats with the gold glitter as a base. The SA recommend me NOT  to use any base coat but I used a base coat anyway.

 

Step 2: I applied croc effect nail polish while it’s still half wet (about 1 minutes).I didn’t apply a very thick amount of polish. The croc effect takes pretty long to show the perfectly shaped ‘croc’. I waited about 8 minutes to see the final result.

Step 3: You can see that it doesn’t show a very big croc effect in my nails. I guess I need to apply a thicker amount of polish  You need to wait until the nail polish is completely dry, then you can apply top coat. For more tips, you can take a look at The Make Up Blogette’s post on this. She writes a very helpful step by step :)

By the way, One of Dior SA told me that I this croc polish will not show any croc effect if it isn’t paired with the gold base. I don’t trust what she said and immediately try it at home. The base that I used here is OPI Just spotted the lizard. It shows that this croc effect works on other nail polish too! It crocs perfectly! I am a bit disappointed with the SA comment saying that this croc effect will only work when paired with Dior Gold base coat which is sold together in that duo set. I mean.., If you’re not sure the answer to my question, you can say that you don’t know. I will be totally fine with that. Please understand what you’re saying or else don’t need to answer. Well this is not a complain from me, just a simple thought on the service from one of the SA.

So that’s the final picture!

Final thought: For those of you who loves a unique nail design, this is certainly a MUST HAVE! it’s unique and one of a kind, I don’t think this ‘croc’ design nail polish is available in the market before Dior launched this. I like this polish a lot and since this is a limited edition, I think I have made the right choice to get it :)

I have reviewed Dior fall collections: Dior Golden Savanna and Dior Golden Khaki . Both are gorgeous and this little addition complement my Dior Fall collections :)

Do you like croc pattern nails?

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