Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder: Glowing Nude and Glowing Pink: Swatches and Review

The Dior Spring 2016 collection was recently released and though I tried to resist, my efforts were futile. The collection, which features a floral motif is absolutely gorgeous.  Though I wanted it all, I only picked up two items: The Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Glowing Pink and Glowing Nude. I must admit that I have been on a bit of a highlighting craze. The development of these powders were inspired from the technique of strobing and features extremely fine illuminating pigments that offer an all over radiance. Each compact has a silver quilted design that opens to a mirror inside. It also includes a mini kabuki brush for application. 


Glowing Pink is a soft pale pink shade that provides a very soft, and subtle highlight. The texture feels smooth and a bit creamy to the touch. It illuminates the areas of my face without being over the top and it is suitable on my medium golden complexion though I think it would suit both warm and cool skin tones. I was really impressed with the amount of pigment picked up with my small angled blush brush. It easily blends once applied and provides a beautiful luminous radiance. It wore well for a good 6 hours before fading.


Glowing nude is described as a luminous beige highlighter though I would describe the color as rosy golden.  It also feels very smooth and soft to the touch and blends beautifully. This color provides a beautiful and subtle luminous glow. This one is natural enough to be appropriate for any situation. Of the two, I feel this one helps me achieve a more natural radiance as it blends beautifully on my medium golden complexion. I can build the intensity as desired and it when it’s lightly swept over my face, it helps me to illuminate the high points of my face without being over the top. It doesn’t emphasize my pores and the wore well for a good 6 hours before fading. 


L-R: Glowing Pink, Glowing Nude
L-R: Glowing Pink, Glowing Nude


This luxurious collection is exceptionally beautiful with the performance to match. This is definitely what I would call a collector’s piece and though I wouldn’t ordinarily spend $58 on a highlighter, the packaging, performance, and longevity of wear made it justifiable for me. Okay, I’ll admit I might have a slight obsession with makeup that comes in pretty limited edition packaging. I would recommend this for those of you who are in search of a highlighter that offers a subtle, luminous radiance without being overly sparkly or glittery or too dramatic and over the top.

This is currently available online and at retail counters where Dior is carried. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Are you planning on picking anything up from the Spring 2016 Dior collection?




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