I was in total denial when I thought I could steer myself away from Dior Coral Glow Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo (phew that’s a long name. Let’s stick to Coral Glow, shall we? Also, the practical information: it contains 9,5 grams/0/33 oz. RRP in Belgium: 60,27 euros). I mean, I almost never reach for a bronzer and I own several coral blushes already. When I finally saw the display however, I couldn’t resist dipping my greedy finger in the pan and bang, the rest is history!
Dior Diorskin Nude Tan comes in rather hefty silver packaging (read: horrible reflective nightmare for beauty bloggers). Both the compact and the enclosed kabuki brush come with a pouch. That way, you can carry the compact without worrying about it getting scratched up, and the brush without worrying about it collecting dust.
Dior Coral Glow and the kabuki brush in all their glory!
Dior Coral Glow comes with 2 bronzer shades and 2 blush shades, which is exactly why it would work well for both bronzer lovers and those of us who usually skip the step. Even though I can’t be bothered to bronze, once I open up the compact I probably will! The powder is very lightly-scented. In fact, I didn’t even notice till I stuck my nose close to the powder in order to write up the review. It smells a bit like cucumber, but the scent is so light and fresh that I don’t think most would be bothered.
The enclosed kabuki brush is not only usable but actually really decent. The hair is not scratchy at all! I have heard about it kicking up too much excess, but here is what I discovered: don’t really “swirl” it around in the pan. If you drag it across the pan instead, there is no powder kick-up to be spoken of! It works well buffing the powders into the skin as well, so it’s a winner in my book!
Here is a closer look at the shades:
Here are the swatches of the shades, though I don’t really think there is a point discussing all four of them separately. The fact is if you use a full-size brush, it is very hard to pick only one of them up.
That’s why I made the following swatches to show you more realistically how it looks! From left to right: the bronzer shades mixed together, the blush shades mixed together, all four mixed together, all four mixed together and blended out:
All the shades are extremely soft, finely-milled, and pigmented at the right level. I wouldn’t call the compact shimmery, but it does have a little healthy sheen so it doesn’t look too matte. On my skin tone, I can use the bronzer to both contour and add just a bit of healthy color to my face. The blush is a beautiful pink coral that is pigmented, blendable, and buildable. While I don’t think the bronzer side would show up on darker skin tones, the blush shouldn’t have this problem.
One concern I had before getting to swatch Dior Coral Glow in person was that when all four shades are mixed together, the result would be muddy. Well, it isn’t! It’s a toned-down and natural-looking coral blush; not as bright and pink as the blush side, but wearable and healthy!
One more picture just because it’s so gorgeous! I like this one because I found a bird on the dress, which works well with the Bird of Paradise theme!
A couple more pictures with Dior Coral Glow on me. I used the blush side as a blush, and the bronzer side on the contour of my face (also on the bridge of my nose and so on):
For those who are curious, I’m wearing Dior Golden Sand 1 Couleur Eye Gloss on my lids, Dior Aqua Green Diorshow Liner Waterproof on my lower lash line, and Dior Riviera Addict Extreme on my lips. I used nothing but Aqua Green on my lower lash line because last time I lined my lower waterline black and the color ended up looking darker. For those of you who have asked if it’s similar to last year’s Turquoise: no, I don’t think they are similar at all! Aqua Green is very much a green, while Turquoise has quite a bit of blue mixed in.
Also, can I just say I have been really silly for forgetting all about Dior Riviera Addict Extreme? How did I get sidetracked from such a great shade? Must give it a lot of love now!
Bottom line: If you like a good blush, a good bronzer, a versatile compact that will make you look nice and healthy, you should at least swatch Dior Coral Glow! You have been warned though: with this kind of quality and versatility, it is very hard not to fall for it! I actually really like Pink Glow as well. Let’s just say if money is no object they’d both be mine!
Have you seen Dior Coral Glow? Is it a yes, no, or maybe for you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx