Fast-Forward to Summer with Dior Bird of Paradise Sneak Peek & Quick Swatches!

Dior Bird of Paradise sneak peek

I was going to think of a clever-ish introduction for this post when I thought: heck, it’s Dior Bird of Paradise Collection for summer 2013! It needs no clever introduction! If you have seen promo images floating around the blogosphere, you might have noticed the collection is huge, and it seems all kinds of exciting! You are about to see a sneak peek of some pieces today, so let’s dive in!

Dior Feather 351 Diorshow Mono

When I showed you the Diorshow Monos a while ago, I mentioned there would be two limited-edition shades for summer. Here is one of them, the teal Feather (351. RRP: 31 euros). Don’t worry even if teal isn’t your best friend, as I find that Feather has this muted quality that makes it more versatile!

Dior Aqua Green 348 Diorshow Liner

Aqua Green (348) Diorshow Liner (RRP: 24 euros) is a frosty aqua green. If you are familiar with the formula of Diorshow Liners, you might know they aren’t the creamiest ones around. However, I do find that they last better on me than their creamier counterparts, so that’s the trade-off! It takes Aqua Green some building-up in the swatch, but I haven’t tested it out over a primer (which I systematically use) so I can’t say if it’s easy to actually work with or not.

Dior Golden Sand 530 1 Couleur Eye Gloss

Last summer Dior introduced four of these 1 Couleur Eye Glosses, and this year four new shades will be available (Belgium will receive two, Golden Sand and Zenith). Here you see Golden Sand 530 (RRP: 27 euros), a cooler-toned gold with an extremely sparkling finish.

Dior Passionnee 771 Addict Lipstick

What would summer be without a couple of bright lipsticks? Dior Passionnée (771) Addict Lipstick (RRP: 33,50 euros) is a bright medium pink. I would say the undertone is rather neutral, and it is definitely on the more pigmented side of Dior Addict Lipsticks! It’s a shade that will brighten many skin tones nicely!

Here come the swatches! From left to right you see Feather (dry and wet), Aqua Green, Golden Sand, and Passionnée:

Dior Bird of Paradise Feather, Aqua Green, Golden Sand, Passionnee swatch

Last but not least, how can you forget to dress your tips and toes in summer? This year Dior has two nail polish duos for you to have all the mix and match fun! I have Bahia (002. RRP: 30,50 euros)) here:

Dior Bird of Paradise Bahia Summer Nail Lacqyer Duo for Tips & Toes

Each bottle contains 7ml/0.23 oz, while regular Dior Vernis contains 10ml/0.33 oz. I think it’s a pretty smart idea, and they’ll be great to travel with! The hot pink you see here is 667 Pink Graffiti, which came out with the limited edition Anselm Reyle collection in the beginning of 2012 if I am not mistaken. The blue is numbered as 792, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere so I will assume it’s brand new!

Did you see anything you like? I’m dying to check out the quints (especially the green one, Blue Lagoon 374), the Addict Jelly Lip Pens, the other nail polish duo, Samba (there’s this really cute seafoam green in it), and the Coral Glow bronzer/blush!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh that liner=GORGEOUS! Reminds me a bit of last summers release. You have that one too, right Sunny? How similar are they? Also that shadow…*swoon*!

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, the liners are nothing alike! Aqua Green is a bright metallic green, and Turquoise is well, a Turquoise! Both the color and finish are very different!

  • Rabbit

    These nail polishes are beautiful. Perfect for the summer toe nails designs!

    • Sunny

      I wish I could do nail designs haha. I’ll probably just use one of the shades as an accent shade 😉

  • beauties

    awww happy colours 😀

    • Sunny

      Exactly! I’m really looking forward to some good weather now!

  • Teri

    I really love all the blue going on here, can’t wait to see more of this! ^^

    • Sunny

      Blue and green! Even bolder than last year!

  • Anna

    How are the brushes in these polishes?

  • Mattania

    Beautiful collection 😀

    • Sunny

      Yup I agree! So bold too!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Ugh… absolutely gorgeous! My favourite brand :-)

    • Sunny

      I like how we’re going to have a VERY bright and colorful summer!

  • Chris

    Eek!! These look yummy!! I don’t know why I’m so drawn to teals nowadays.

    • Sunny

      Haha well if you like teal, blue, and green, this summer will very much be your kind of summer!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    That Dior Addict lipstick is screaming my name…

    • Sunny

      OOO wait until you see it. Even among Dior Addict Lipsticks I think the formula is on the better side!

      • Kiss & Make-up

        Really now? Oh my… :-)

        • Sunny

          Haha I know. This summer is going to be WAY fun!

  • Diana

    That looks great! Though not really my colours, tbh. I bet they’ll look lovely on you x

    • Sunny

      Hey Diana, I think spring colors look better on you but that’s probably a skin tone thing! I’m allll ready for some bright summery stuff :)

  • Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    Those swatches are SO pretty! I absolutely love the liner and polishes! How is the formula for the Dior polish? I don’t own any as of yet. I’ve been debating on trying a few for Spring. The colors are just TOO cute!

    • Sunny

      Hey Lisa, from my experience I’d highly recommend Dior Vernis. I really like the wide and tapered brush. It’s by far the easiest to paint nails with! The formula is spot-on. Not too thin, not too thick, dries pretty fast, and lasts well! I am going to grab the other duo for sure. Those colors are calling my name rather loudly! I also need to take Saint Tropez from last summer out. It is THE nail polish I used the most times last year! I was so sad when autumn hit and it wasn’t the season for turquoise nails anymore 😉

  • Taylor

    Oh no, not more Dior! Haha… I love that blue polish ^ above comment.. The polishes are amazing! I am quite intrigued by the eye gloss! I can’t wait to see it :-)))

    • Sunny

      Haha sorry Taylor! Dior is really on a roll this year (as well as last year)! Color-wise Golden Sand really reminds me of an LE Chanel Illusion d’Ombre I own. I’ll have to pull that out to compare.

  • Larie

    Everything is so cheerful! I totally want the other polish I’ve seen in the promo – the shimmering thing.

    • Sunny

      YES THE SHIMMERING THING! I wonder which two shades are in that one. Maybe it also contains a shade that has been released before, but in any case I don’t own anything too similar.

  • Ruby

    This collection looks really promising, especially the teal eyeshadow. Cant wait to see your FOTD with it as I feels i always look weird with teal eyeshadows, my eyes look droopy and tired.

    • Sunny

      Hey Ruby, that’s interesting. I know I look tired when there’s too much red in my eyeshadows, but teals aren’t a problem here. I’ll keep you posted!

  • Paige

    Love the color of the eye liner but I’m not sure whether I would be comfortable wearing such bright color. I typically go for blacks, dark greys, and browns.

    • Sunny

      Hey Paige, how about your lower lash line? That’s the best place to start experimenting with colors!

  • peggy timmermans visagie

    I love the pink lipstick and the water colour pencil, beautiful!

    • Sunny

      I thought the aqua green would look odd on me, but I tried it on and it’s actually pretty stunning!

  • Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    I have my eyes on those nail polishes. I’m not even that big on nail polish, but these look lovely.

    • Sunny

      They are fun! I’m definitely going to get the other duo. That’s a must-have in my book!

  • Amanda

    Wauw dat ziet er super uit!

    • Sunny

      Yeah this summer is looking very promising!

  • ValleyDoll

    De lipstick looks great ! Will probably pick it up !

    • Sunny

      This is a very happy pink! I’d love to check out the rest!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    the lipstick!!! so pink and pretty :)

    • Sunny

      It is! It’s on the pigmented side for a Dior Addict, and it’s very brightening!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    What a beautiful set of pictures you have taken! That pink lipstick looks so fun to be worn in the summer.. 😀 Can’t wait!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Meryl! That pink lipstick is fun. Period. I’ll definitely wear it even if it’s not summer!