This collection is named Wild Earth, picking out the most mesmeric colours of nature to create colour palettes that are both gleaming and bold. From vibrant blues to sand dune inspired bronzes, it’s probably one of the their most wearable collections for a long time.
There are two 5 Couleurs Palettes – Sienna and and Terra. Above is Sienna which has more bronze and golden tones that Terra which has slightly mauvish undertones.
At first, I thought they looked too similar, but you’ll see in the swatch, the devil is in the detail because they’re subtly different. My preference is for Sienna, it’s just more of a natural match for me, but Terra is the clever one I think because it’s going to work across all tones.
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The bottom five are Sienna, the top five are Terra. As you’d expect from Dior, the pigments are great – full and smooth with a glidey feel upon application. I absolutely love the bronze tones in Sienna that gleam when the light hits them.
There are four Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks – this one is Bronze Exotic, a golden sparkle filled peachy shade. It’s a very smooth wear – balmy in feel, almost.
My favourite items are the most humble ones from this collection – the double ended liners. In particular, the black and blue mix. They’re waterproof so ideal for holiday wear (although I’m not sure I’d take a dive from the top board in them). The other colourway is bronze and brown – I’m away this weekend and they’re both coming with me. I wore the blue liner last night while I was out – I used it over black liner which I put very close to my lash roots and smudged it up a bit. It just gives that nuance of vibrancy.
In the swatch above, it’s the Lacquer Stick in Bronze Exotic and the other (wobbly lines!) are the In & Out Sticks.
Both these nail polish shades (there is a golden top coat as well) will be on my nails at some point. I love Blue Drop for being the perfect pool-side shade and Wild Earth for being fashion friendly accents to my mainstay black and white outfits.
The Dior Backstage Pump N Brow follow the hugely successful mascara with the same pump technology (in reality, you just squeeze the middle if you want to load your brush more). If you like a strong brow, you’ll like these although personally I felt if you didn’t get your squeeze exactly right you could end up with a more dominating brow than you expect! This has launched already for £23.50 (HERE) and I’ll do a separate review of the new HD version of my favourite ever mascara, Pump N Volume.
Finally, in this brief run-though, a quick mention for the two powder bronzers (See main pic) in 01 and 02. They look matte in the pan but let the sun on them and they have plenty of shimmer being infused with golden minerals. They’re more tone warmers than full on bronzers in keeping with the French ‘bonne mine’ look. The collection is launching any day now and I’m sorry that I don’t have a full price list yet.
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