[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’ve got a few bits and pieces from recent Dior launches, including the new (ish) Dior Addict Shine Intense Lipsticks that have all the intensity of a regular lipstick but a bit more shine than most. I think perhaps it’s a level up from satin and a couple of levels down from gloss.
The two shades I have are a very good looking pair – Dior Tulle (727) is the lighter looking shade atop and Pink Bow (628) is underneath. Tulle is actually a little bit brickish – a good shade for anyone who can’t wear really bland neutrals because it has impact without being overly bright. Pink Bow has a dash of mauve to it – of the two, it’s my preference. There are 36 shades and they’re £33 each HERE. You can also get ‘couture’ cases – they’re actually very pretty – in denim, pink or silver if it’s for a special occasion or a gift.
I am putting my glue dots to very good use – they’re not always foolproof though as you will see below! I think, much as I love them, Dior lipsticks are the most difficult to photograph from a review point of view. Every fingerprint shows and even the microfibre cloths that I use to polish up casings so they aren’t covered in my DNA aren’t as efficient as they need to be. I almost need white gloves for these – in fact, I probably do. Anyway, the shape means they want to lie down, not stand up…
Timberrrrr. If you could have heard the curses from my kitchen yesterday!
See, they’re much happier nearer a surface. The Dioriviera Bronzer (in Shade 4 – it looks quite deep but is for ‘medium’ tones) has a cushioned exterior compact and the ‘bayadere’ design embossed onto the actual product. It’s almost impossible to find out the origins of this design – the only bags I can find with it are from 2000 – but broadly, it’s a fabric with horizontal stripes in contrasted colours. They’re £42 HERE.
It’s a very striking design – I think I’d find it hard to fluff a brush over it. It’s very nice to have a reminder of the Dior Lip Glow Oil which is just such a delicious product. This is Bronze Glow and I love it – perfect for a natural, luminous summer lip. There is so little pigment that it’s more of a bronze nuance at first than anything but it gives a gorgeous radiance with a tiny drop of mint. All the Lip Glows have a bit of a pH colour thing going on so the shade deepens a little and veers pink. It’s supposed to be a colour reviver rather than a colour stamp so expect a subtle effect. It’s £29.50 HERE.
I feel like this is a cautious summer collection (I still have the eye palette and a new concealer to review) and understand that brands aren’t really taking risks while they’re still recovering from the past couple of years. The only thing I feel is a bit different is their advocation of smouldering eyes while at the same time, looking like you’re destined for the beach. I mean, if you can, why not?!
Swatches are (bottom to top) Pink Bow, Dior Tulle and Bronze Glow.
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Beautiful lipsticks and the bronzer looks lovely. I always used to wear Dior lipsticks pretty much all the time, I really don’t know why I stopped buying them, although it’s very probably because the two department stores I used to buy them from in Exeter (Debenhams and House of Fraser) both very sadly closed and I tend to buy online now or on what are now very infrequent trips to London. I must NOT buy that bronzer simply because of the pretty pattern! Hard not to though.
It’s a beautiful bronzer – actually I think maybe better admired from afar because it’s so hard to disrupt the design!
How does the Dior lip glow oil compare to Clarins lip oil?
It’s really such a long time since I used Clarins I don’t think I can be 100% accurate, but from memory, the Clarins are a bit sweeter tasting and gloopier. But, as I say.. it’s been a while.