I know autumn hasn’t even officially started yet, but I have pretty much found the look I’ll keep wearing this year. Let me tempt you with my personal favorites from Dior Cosmopolite, including *Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite, *Cosmopolite Rosewood Diorblush Cheek Stick, and *Continental Rouge Dior!
Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Iluminating Face Powder (001. RRP in Belgium: 48 euros) is one of the key pieces of the collection. If you favor subtle highlighters, you can pretty much stop looking because this is as subtle as they come!
Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Iluminating Face Powder is a champagne with a little bit of a pinkish cast. I wouldn’t call the texture “creamy,” but it is soft and finely-milled. It doesn’t emphasize pores or end up looking greasy, which is what I absolutely need from a highlighter. In the beginning I deemed it as too subtle, but later I figured out I can either use a denser brush or spritz my fan brush with a bit of MAC Fix+ (I learnt the damp application trick from my friend Maria) to get it to show up better.
Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Iluminating Face Powder swatch:
In short, if you want a highlighter that’s as subtle as possible, Dior Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Iluminating Face Powder is a great option!
Truth be told, I am not the biggest fan of the chunky packaging of Dior Cosmopolite Rosewood Diorblush Cheek Stick (765. RRP: 36 euros), but everything else about it is simply lovely! You might be a little apprehensive about the level of pigmentation, but I promise you can blend it out within seconds!
Dior Cosmopolite Rosewood Diorblush Cheek Stick swatch:
Why is Cosmopolite Rosewood so great? First of all, I am a big fan of the shade. A dear reader Ann made the observation that there is some white in it. I’d have to say she is right, and I usually can’t pull off white-based shades very well. However, for some reason, Cosmopolite Rosewood is an exception. I can’t promise those with more tanned skin tones will think the same, so swatch it before you make up your mind!
Second of all, the color payoff is amazing. Instead of swiping, I say dot it along the apples of your cheeks, pat it in, and see if you need more. You can blend this out with your eyes closed. It’s practically impossible to end up with harsh edges. The formula gives you enough time to blend, but then it does dry down and set so it wears very well. I made the accidental discovery the other day that it lasts beautifully even on bare skin. I was just going to run some errands on a good skin/lazy day, so I slathered some sunscreen on and thought I’d give myself some color. I was truly taken aback by how good it looked at the end of the day. The finish and the way it sits on the skin make it seamless.
Out of the three shades available, I’d say Cosmopolite Rosewood is the most universally-flattering. It goes well with your pinks and berries. I can’t recommend it enough!
Last but not least, if anything could make me resent the end of summer a little less, Dior Continental Rouge Dior (753. RRP in Belgium: 38 euros) would be it. This gloriously creamy berry shade has totally stolen my heart. I have always been a fan of Rouge Diors, particularly the slightly darker shades. Continental is Rouge Dior at its best. It is creamy enough to glide on, but not so creamy that it ends up moving around. It might not seem like the most pigmented lipstick you have seen, but you do not need more than one pass for practically opaque coverage. If you like the shade, I’d encourage you not to hold back!
Dior Continental Rouge Dior swatch:
A couple more photos with these three pieces on me:
I think I’ve found my autumn look. Am I speaking too soon or do you like these as much as I do?
By the way, I finally figured out why I could never seem to get gold eyeshadows to work with a berry lipstick till now: the eyeshadows I tried before are too shimmery so they stand out too much! A soft wash is the way to go here. What do you usually pair with berry lipsticks?