Spring makeup being the 2nd most colorful season right next to summer always make my heart race like a teenage girl. This year Dior has done it again with its garden themed color collection full of pastel shades of soft lilac, minty green, fresh sky blue and feminine pink/coral. In the next few days we’ll be revealing the whole collection but today let’s start with my personal favorite, Diorblush.
Specially designed for spring 2014, Diorblush Trianon Edition comes in one variation in the US, #763 Corail Bagatelle. Though for international market, there’s also a pink variation #946 Pink Reverie (check Dior website)
The palette imprint is chic yet elegant, surrounding the cursive brand name is the pearl ribboned Fontages bow. A full sized mirror on the cover makes the palette itself both practical and convenient. Holding a luxurious state of beauty compact in public is considered a dream come true for many girls. Without a doubt any Dior’s palette fits in the category. On top of that, who can resist the color coral?! In the cold month of January, coral brings a fresh breeze to the cheek and possibly the mood as well.
A cheek palette won’t be completed without a high quality brush. It should be soft to the touch and in a good size. If you happen to own some of Dior’s backstage makeup brushes at home, lucky for you. But when taking a palette on the go, it’s a different story. You still want the same high quality but also fit in the compact so you can take it with you. The brush included in the Diorblush palette not only meets those two criteria, but is also designed in a low profile angled tip. The width of brush is the same as the blush pan so only a couple swipes will be sufficient. The base is easy to grab on and the angled bristles hug the natural shape of the cheek, sculpting and contouring like no other.
The powder of the blush is super fine. It melts into the skin, giving it a soft focus effect. Pores are minimized and complexion is enhanced. There’re tiny bits of shimmer adding light and dimension when applied but not visible on the skin. Lasting power is pretty good with 6 hours wear time in sunny California winter time. So if you do have an after hour party, you can definitely bring the palette with you and give yourself a quick refresh.
Here is the color swatched. Skin is prepped with Diorskin Nude Foundation 020 Light Beige and Powder 020 Light Beige (see swatches here.) As you probably can tell, the color is indeed fresh and light. The swatch is done in 4 strokes. The color is though buildable when you add more. No matter how light or deep you want your color, it always look natural and not cakey.
The blush is simply amazing. Not only is it skin melting and smooth to the touch, it creates a color that is very appropriate for the season. Not too bold not too flashy just right.