Are you ready for the deets of Dior Tie Dye? I sure hope so, because I am starting with my personal favorites, *Dior Pink Sunrise Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Edition and *Dior Contraste Horizon 5 Couleurs!
I am pretty sure Dior Pink Sunrise Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Edition (001) is going to be one of the best-selling pieces of the collection. We are all pretty familiar with the hefty metal compact with the house’s signature cannage pattern. I just have to reiterate how much I appreciate these enclosed kabuki brushes, particularly a white one like this! Admittedly I do not use them for blushes that often, but they are great for buffing powder foundation or bronzer into the skin. I have never been motivated enough to purchase a kabuki brush because these work so well!
Dior Pink Sunrise has a harmony of four different shades, but it is definitely more practical to swirl everything together. The powder has a floral scent that I don’t really notice when I use it, so I wouldn’t say it’s too strong.
Dior Pink Sunrise swatch layered/blended out:
Pink Sunrise is a light-to-medium coral pink that shows up nice and easy on my skin tone (NC 25-30). I can build it up until it is just a bit stronger than what I would normally wear, so if your skin tone is just a bit darker, you should still be fine. The finish is mostly matte, but I can see some specks of shimmer. I have swatched this and used it several times, and the shimmer is still there. Therefore, I would assume it is not overspray. The shimmer is visible on the skin if you look, but I do not have the impression that it gets stuck in my pores or emphasizes them. Pink Sunrise also wears well throughout the work day!
I can’t pretend I don’t have a real soft spot for neutral eyeshadows, but would you look at Dior Contraste Horizon 5 Couleurs (556)? Isn’t this neutral with a twist at its best?
Dior Contraste Horizon packs a jade green, a yellow gold, a matte white (with the slightest blue tint), a bronzy brown, and a stunning teal. All the shades are easy to work with. I had no building up to do, it blends easily without overblending, and the colors go beautifully together. I wish the jade green would look more distinctively green on the eyes, but this might also have something to do with the color placement I came up with.
Dior Contraste Horizon swatch:
For the look, I used the jade green in my inner third, the gold in the middle, the bronzy brown on the outer third, the matte white in my inner corners, and the teal over my lower lash line:
Although this is a predominantly shimmery palette, the effect is softly illuminating instead of frosty. The teal in particular is amazingly pigmented!
Here are couple more shots for you to see the look in context. I have Pink Sunrise on my cheeks, and Nude Fever Dior Addict Lipstick on my lips (hey, a real nude I can actually wear! Now that is rare, but more on that later this week):
What do you think? Would you wear either Pink Sunrise or Contraste Horizon?