Get a Radiant Glowing Complexion with Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer 001 Pink and 002 Amber | Photos, Swatches, Review

Certain products just have a way of setting your heart a flutter and the Dior Diorskin products always do that for me. The Summer 2014 Transat Collection certainly did not let me down with these stunning Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powders in 001 Pink and 002 Amber.

Diorskin Nude Shimmer in 002 Amber is a gorgeous glowing bronze. I was at first fearful it would be too warm and orange toned on my skintone but rather it imparts a gentle bronze glow to the skin that leaves it looking radiant and sun kissed.

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The Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powder in 001 Pink is a dream come true for me. When you swirl your brush in the compact to mix the shades together it creates the most beautiful pink that flashes bronze. It is just gorgeous. If you keep your brush mainly to the bronze quadrants you get a beautiful natural pinked bronze shade that is perfect as a bronzer for those will pale, cool complexions.

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If you know me well you will know that I am a bit of a shimmerphobe. I don’t like any glitter on my face or strong shimmer. I love products that provide glow through natural looking, highly refined shimmer for more of a sheen than a shimmer. These Diorskin Shimmer products have a very high quality refined and sophisticated shimmer and while the effect is a natural and glowy sheen it is on the stronger side. I wouldn’t recommend heavy application for speeding a day out in the sun but for gloomy days and sultry evenings these powders offer skin the most amazing illuminated glow. Love.

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The powders come in the lovely, and hefty, solid quality shiny quilted compacts. A velvet pouch is rolled up and included in the box along with a travel sized adorable kabuki brush.

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The Dior Summer 2014 Transat Collection becomes available May 1st, 2014 nationwide at Dior counters and TheBay.com. The Diorskin Nude Shimmer powders will not be available at Holt Renfrew. The most exciting news… The Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powders are becoming part of the permanent line.

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NARS Contour Blush in Paloma |Photos, Swatches, Review

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NARS Cosmetics has released a new Contour Blush ($46 CAD) duo. There are three shades available with each including a lighter shade to illuminate the high points of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. I have the shade Paloma to share with you. The formula is a matte powder with a very lightweight, smooth, soft texture. It offers a natural skin like results without chalkiness.

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I’m not sure if the lighter duo Olympia would work better for me but the lighter shade in Paloma is pretty much the same, if not a touch darker, than my skintone so with the lack of shimmer I don’t get any highlighting effect from it. The darker shade works beautifully for contouring though or even as a bronzer. These duos are even perfect for a natural, everyday eye look.

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Here I am wearing Paloma subtly to contour my cheekbones, jawline, a little around the forehead and temples, as well as a light touch down the sides of the nose. I have applied the the lighter shade as well to highlight the high points of my face but you can’t really see it.

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The three available shade duos are:

OLYMPIA Ivory/Rose
PALOMA Pink beige/Deep rose
GIENAH Honey/Amber

I love that NARS has released these as more brands need to make highlighting and contouring more accessible, convenient, and achievable as NARS has done with these Contour Blushes. I think all 3 may be a must for my pro kit. ;-)

Available April 1 at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Murale) and www.narscosmetics.ca.

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Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 2014 Matte Sun Powder Bronzer in Matte Cinnamon | Photos, Swatches, Review

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The Christian Dior Cruise collections have brought refinement to beauty lover’s desire for sun kissed skin. The Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 2014 Collection brings the bare skin effect of nude makeup to the next level with these new Diorksin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powders ($54 CAD). Skin is given a raw tan effect without the artifice of shimmer and sparkle. The ultra matte powder warms skin without any chalky and powdery effect giving a natural radiance mineral pigments that allow skin’s own radiance to shine through.

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The Diorskin Nude Tan Matte powders come with their own adorable mini kabuki brush and the luxurious weighty quilted compact is the definition of luxury.

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The Diorskin Nude Tan range of powders contain sweet orange extract to help boost micro-circulation with each application to increase skin’s own vitality and beauty.

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The new Diorskin Nude Tan Matte bronzer comes in two shades. Matte Amber and Matte Cinnamon. While Matte Amber is likely the more suitable shade for my fair, rosy complexion the exceptional quality of the formula allows me to wear the shade Matte Cinnamon with a delicate application.

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Wearing Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder in Matte Cinnamon:

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This new bronzer is exclusive to Sephora and should be available now as it has a March 2014 release date. I don’t see it online yet though. It is available in the UK now at Selfridges, Harrods, and House of Fraser.

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