Showing posts with label Dior. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dior. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quints | Review, Swatches (Part 2)

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Today I've got the second half of Dior's brand new 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes ($62 for 0.24 oz.) to share with you! For the first half, see my review hereThere are 12 new quints in the launch, and I've got 6 swatched and reviewed today. Currently, 6 of the quints are available at Sephora, while all 12 are available at Bloomingdales and Dillards.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quints | Review, Swatches (Part 1)

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While Dior's Summer Care & Dare Collection seems to still only be available in Europe (major sad face), Dior's Pump 'n Volume Resort collection is here in full force, which includes a drop of an all new, reformulated range of Dior's ever-popular 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes ($62 for 0.24 oz.)! There are 12 new quints in the launch, and I've got 6 swatched and reviewed today. For Part 2 of the swatches + review, see here! Currently, 6 of the quints are available at Sephora, while all 12 are available at Bloomingdales and Dillards.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Beauty Bulletin, No. 12

New summer makeup collections, and even some new fall stuff (Chanel nonetheless!)...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick | Review & Swatches

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick Review Swatches Photos

 Dior's new line of lipsticks, the Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks ($35 for 0.11 oz.), are meant to be high-shine, high-pigment, long-wearing lipsticks that deliver pops of colour for an effortlessly chic look. I went ahead and scooped up the whole range to swatch for you, so keep reading for swatches and more photos!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte, Smoky Glow & All-in-One Couture Palettes | Swatches & Review

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte Smoky Glow All in One Couture Palette Swatches Review
Dior's Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection also includes several limited edition special palettes which are especially pretty and useful! I picked up three of them, although there is one more variant of the big palette available that I passed on. You can find them here and here at Nordstrom. Keep reading for the full review! For my full review of the rest of Dior's Holiday 2016 collection, see here!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection | Swatches & Review

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 Dior's Splendor Holiday 2016 collection is here, and it is splendid indeed. It's completely chockablock with gorgeousness...I don't really know where to start. It's currently available at a wide selection of stores online: Nordstrom, Saks, Macy's and Bloomingdales to name a few. Keep reading for swatches and photos of everything! I'll also be doing looks with all the items so you guys can see how they translate to the face, but those will probably go up on this page around the end of next week. For swatches & review of the 3 black zippered palettes, see here!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & NEW Rouge Dior for Fall 2016 | Review & Swatches

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & New Rouge Dior Swatches of All Shades Review Fall 2016

Somehow I wrote this post and then erased it, so here goes again! Dior just dropped it's two new lipstick ranges: Dior Rouge Extreme Matte and Dior Rouge Dior, both of which are $35 for 0.12 oz. They amazing amazing amazing, so I'm gonna cut straight to the chase and move on to swatches. I haven't had very much time to test, literally I just took these swatches yesterday. But I will give my first impressions and update with more specifics like full wear time later. All shades available here at Nordstrom right now!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection | Swatches & Review

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 makeup collection swatches & Review
Happy Friday my pretties - I'm popping in with some swatches of the Dior Fall 2016 Skyline collection. I've only gotten it partially swatched, and thus far I've been unable to find the eyeshadow monos anywhere, as well as the two other shades of nail polish. But I wanted to toss these up on the blog for any of you who may be waiting for swatches before buying. I'll write up a more complete review of these items over the weekend, but for now enjoy the swatches and some of my initial thoughts! Find the collection here at Nordstrom and here at 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 3

It's that time of year when lots of new collections are launching or preparing for launch for the fall! I've still got plenty of love for summer, but I'm also at the point where I am really excited to see peeks of what's coming next. In this week's Beauty Bulletin, I've included some photos from a slew of new collections, and below I've got more info on the availability of the various collections along with info on a few of the items I'm most excited about!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW! Dior Mono Professional Eyeshadow Spectacular Effects

 At some point this spring, Christian Dior has been set to launch an all new eyeshadow formula which will replace its old powder mono eyeshadows. As I've discussed before, a big sore point for Dior in the past has been its pretty average and even poor quality powder formulas, which have especially plagued its eyeshadow range from the monos to the quints. However, ever since Dior brought on Peter Philip as its Creative Director of Makeup, the streak of disappointing powders in seasonal and permanent releases has ended in a major way. Given this situation, I've been really looking forward to seeing these new shadows - and they do not disappoint! I've gotten the entire range swatched below - I'll update this post with more detailed information soon. But for now, I'll just say that the texture and pigmentation is phenomenal - the only two that are a bit dry and powdery with sub par pigmentation are 296 Show and 081 Runway. My favourites are the sparkly ones, which all have great pigmentation. The sparkly shadows are the only high-end sparkle formula that can compete with Tom Ford's sparkle formula. My picks are Pulse, Cosmopolite, Techno, Gallery. Right now some of these are available at Nordstrom in the U.S.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Nail Polish Duos & Manicure Kits | Swatches & Review

 Dior released these completely adorable Polka Dots Manicure Kit nail duos ($31.00 for 0.23 oz x 2 | NordstromSephora) along with its Summer 2016 collection, 'Milky Dots'. I've got them all here to show you today - if you love fun, easy nail art and pretty summery colours, then these are definitely for you.
And in case you missed the rest of my swatches of Dior's Summer 2016 makeup collection, here are the Milky Tint lip glosses and here is the rest of the collection! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots Makeup Collection | Swatches & Review

 Dior's Milky Dots collection for Summer 2016 is here in full force, and it. is. perfect. I may have said this when the spring collection was released, but Peter Philips has absolutely and undoubtedly transformed the landscape of Dior's cosmetics program and revolutionized it in the best ways possible. I swatched and reviewed the four shades of the new Dior Addict Milky Tint formula here, and the three Polka Dots nail duos here.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Tint Swatches & Review in Milky Pastel, Peach, Pop & Plum

 Dior's highly anticipated summer 2016 Milky Dots collection has just started to hit websites and counters for its mid-April launch! I spotted the new Dior Addict Milky Tints ($35.00 for 0.18 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) on Sephora's website during their recent Beauty Insider Spring Sale, and they fulfilled all of my hopes and dreams regarding them. Read on for more thoughts and swatches!
For swatches and review of the rest of the Summer 2016 collection, see here.
For swatches and review of the Polka Dots nail duos, see here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NEW! Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Princess, Shock, Mirrored, Diorama, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere | Swatches & Review


L to R: Fantaisie, Pearl, Tell Me Dior, Princess, Shock, Nude, Spring Ball, Cosmic, Everdior, Reflected, Mirrored, Diorama, Cruise, Paradise, Fancy, Ultradior, Diorosphere

Well, my hard drive broke the other day, so my computer is hanging out at the repair center hopefully getting the data recovered and a new hard drive installed. Thus, I'm kind of in a state of disarray at the moment, nevertheless, I have part two of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($30 or $27 for 0.21 oz. | SephoraNordstrom) swatches for you! Part 1 plus lip swatches is here. I will say that I had a few unexpected loves in this second batch of swatches - Mirrored in particular is pretty dang gorgeous. The perfect gloss to bring on our upcoming trip to the Maldives! As I mentioned in Part 1, these have normal wear time of around 4-5 hours. I love the formula and the versatility I get from wearing colours on their own or over a liner or other lipstick.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Juicy Coral Lipglosses for Spring

Glossy, juicy, luscious lips are what I'm after pretty much all the time, but there's something about spring in particular that makes me gung-ho to break out my gloss. When it comes to gloss, there's no colour I love wearing more to achieve that freshly bitten, juicy, watery look than warm corals. Today I've rounded up five of my favourite warm coral glossies for you to peachy peeps to consider for spring!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 2

It's officially the weekend, and I've got my bi-weekly beauty digest of beauty products and launches to share with you! Let me remind everyone that Sephora's "Spring Black Friday" Beauty Insider sale has commenced. Right now, VIB's get 15% off their purchases with the code VIBNOTE, from April 8-13, and Beauty Insiders get 15% off their purchases from April 14-20 (I think) with the code LOVENOTE (I think). Alright, now on to the good stuff...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NEW! Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Nude, Tell Me Dior, Cruise, Paradise, Pearl, Fantaisie, Spring Ball, Reflected, Cosmic, Everdior | Swatches & Review

Welp, these were seemingly impossible to find, but I finally succeeded! Dior just lauched its re-formulated Dior Addict Ultra Glosses ($30 for 0.21 oz. | Sephora, Nordstrom), and they are delicious. It's supposed to be a do-everything gloss which plumps, lusterizes (not a word, I know) and hydrates all at the same time. It comes in three different finishes: Watery effect, which is no shimmer and provides a glossy, watery, fresh effect; Iridescent effect, which has very fine microshimmer and provides subtle luminosity from the reflective particles to the lips; and Sparkling effect, which has gorgeous, Dior sparkle bits throughout and gives a sparkly, bombshell glossy look. Alrighty then, here are lip and arm swatches of a little more than half the shades. Part 2 of the swatches is here!! Also check out the three Vernis nail polish shades that were released along with this collection here!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation, SPF 20 | Swatches & Review

 Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation, SPF 20 ($53 for 1.0 oz. | Sephora, Nordstrom) is described as a "weightless, ultra-fluid, foundation serum that creates a nude makeup look...for a radiant sheer finish". I was expecting this foundation to have just ok lasting power and oil control, so I was completely blown away when it outperformed one of my favourite lightweight foundations in every category.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dior Addict Vernis in Cosmic, Cruise & Ultradior | Swatches & Review

 At part of its Spring 2016 release of the brand new Dior Addict Ultra Gloss formula ($30 for 0.21 oz. | Sephora, Nordstrom | Swatches here), Dior released 3 new 'Dior Addict' Vernis nail polishes ($27 for 0.33 oz.), which I serendipitously stumbled upon while browsing on Nordstrom's website. There is one polish to represent each different 'finish' of the new Dior Ultra Glosses. These polishes are beautiful, but there's one in particular that I love so much I want to bathe in it...totally normal impulse, I know. Swatches and photos after the jump!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dior Spring 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches & Review: Glowing Gardens

Dior Spring 2016 Makeup Swatches & Review Glowing Gardens Highlighter Illuminator Illuminating Powder Glowing Nude Pink

Dior's Spring 2016 makeup has officially launched online and in stores, and I believe that this is my favourite spring collection of the year. It's pretty rare that I want one of everything in a collection, and yet such was the case with this year's Dior goodies. The gorgeous and highly coveted illuminating powders sold out in a flash online at Nordstrom (although both are back in stock now), although they recently became available online at Saks (now only one shade available). I was fortunate enough to find both shades in stock at my local Saks, so of course I picked them both up. I also couldn't resist two shades of the new Color and Contour sticks as well as the lovely springy pink Le Vernis in Lilac. 

Swatches of (almost) everything after the jump! 
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