I have no idea how hump day already sneaked up on me but here we are! Let me not bore you with the gazillion things I’ve already had to do this week. Instead, let’s take a quick look at *Dior Cosmopolite Collection!
Dior Cosmopolite is quite a big collection in which several new formulas make their debut (availability in Belgium: August 19th), including Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder (001. RRP in Belgium: 48 euros).
The embossing on the highlighter (as well as the two limited edition 5 Couleurs) reminds me of a Dior bag. Cosmopolite is what I’d call a pink champagne. It is about as subtle as a highlighter can be. When I swatched it for the first time, I wasn’t even sure it’s a highlighter (feels like an illuminating powder). However, later I realized like many powders with embossing, the surface of Cosmopolite is harder. Once the surface is removed, the powder becomes softer.
Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder swatch layered/blended out:
I thought it would be similar to Chanel Poudre Signée, but it is actually more toned-down and a bit darker.
While I have to admit I wish the packaging of Dior Diorblush Cheek Stick were a little more sophisticated-looking, Cosmopolite Rosewood (765. RRP: 36 euros) is quite a stunner! My initial impression is that it packs crazy color payoff, so dab it onto your cheeks instead of swiping it on. It is easy to blend out, so in way it’s hard to go too far with it. Moreover, the formula actually sets on the skin, which I prefer!
Dior Cosmopolite Rosewood Diorblush Cheek Stick swatch one pass/blended out:
Yes, that’s the amount of pigment you’d get with one pass! Let me try it a couple more times and get back to you about the lasting power. So far I am a fan!
Dior Fix It (RRP: 37 euros) is a new addition to their Backstage Pros collection. It combines a concealer and a primer, and it can be used to correct dark circles, imperfections, as well as neutralizing natural lip color. There are three shades available. I received it in Light, which is too light for my skin tone. My first impression is that the texture seems to be on the drier side for the undereye area as well as the lips, but it could be a handy product to have in the makeup bag.
Dior Fix It in Light swatch one pass/blended out:
Let’s move on to the eyes!
Dior Sourcils Poudre Powder Eyebrow Pencil (RRP: 27 euros) is getting a makeover as well as a new shade line-up. It is now clad in midnight blue, and it comes with a spoolie as well as a sharpener. I received it in Dark Brown (693), which is unfortunately too dark for me (for your reference, here are the brow products I can actually use). To be honest, I have never tried a traditional brow pencil until now. This one deposits more color on my brows than my twist-up brow pencils.
Dior Dark Brown Sourcils Poudre swatch:
I’d probably pick Ash Blonde for myself, but in general the shades appear to lean dark.
Another new but permanent product in this collection is the Dior Addict Fluid Shadow (RRP: 36 euros) line-up. It looks like molten metal, and the finish is pretty intense!
Dior Dior Addict Fluid Shadow comes with a little brush not unlike the one on the Addict Glosses. From what I can see, they work best if you attempt to create bolder, instead of softer and well-blended eye looks.
Dior Univers (655) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow:
Dior Univers (655) Dior Addict Fluid Shadow swatch:
Dior Phénix Dior Addict Fluid Shadow (545):
Dior Phénix Dior Addict Fluid Shadow swatch:
Dior Eclipse Dior Addict Fluid Shadow (075):
Dior Eclipse Dior Addict Fluid Shadow swatch:
Unfortunately, I can’t test these out fully because they seem to trigger an allergic reaction. I have tried them on a few times, but each time I end up with a mild yet persistent stinging sensation on my lids. Here is what I can tell you: from what I can see, these do dry pretty fast. Once they dry, they set. That is always a good sign in my book (less chance for moving around, creasing, and smudging). However, application isn’t a no-brainer. It is probably the easiest if you want to go all out and just apply these straight from the applicator, but you want to make sure there isn’t too much product because otherwise you would see the texture on the lids. If you want to blend, use a dabbing/patting motion. These three shades blend with different degrees of ease. Univers seems to be more easygoing than the others, but Eclipse requires quite some work.
There are four Rouge Diors (RRP: 38 euros) in the collection. I have Continental and Nouvelle Femme here.
Dior Continental Rouge Dior (753):
Dior Continental Rouge Dior swatch:
Shh don’t tell my coral lipsticks, but I’ve been cheating on them with Continental over the weekend. I have a hunch that the berry bug will bite when it cools down, and Continental is perfect for that!
Speaking of coral, here is Nouvelle Femme (542).
Dior Nouvelle Femme (542) Rouge Dior swatch:
There are four Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. Here you see Avant-Garde (499. RRP: 38 euros):
Dior Avant-Garde Dior Addict Fluid Stick swatch:
Avant-Garde might be a good nude for some!
Last but not least, there are five Dior Vernis (RRP: 27 euros), including a “special effect” foiled silver one.
Dior Cosmopolite (785) Dior Vernis:
Dior Mirror (001) Dior Vernis:
Phew, that’s quite a post! I will focus on the pieces I can actually test out (the highlighter, blush stick, lipsticks, and nail polishes) and show you a look soon. What do you think? Is there anything you’d like to try here?