I find it so interesting to find out how "busy" one can be during holidays although chores are nothing else than going to the beach, swimming, reading a book, relaxing, spending time with the family and writing some e-mails. I am behind answering the comments and I am slowly coming to taking the photos for the upcoming Fall Collection posts, such as Guerlain, Laura Mercier, RMK, Clarins and some upcoming items from Rouge Bunny Rouge.
During the next days I will wrap up my Fall Collection reviews of Chanel and today it is my last Dior Fall Collection post, until I lay my hands on the missing three nail polishes, I think I am pretty much done. All three items I will present you today are my favorites of Dior Fall 2015 Cosmopolite Collection, these are Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood, Rouge Dior #753 Continental, Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder. I have previously swatched the products I have here and published an in depth review of two of the nail polishes here and Fluid Sticks here.
|Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood and Dior Rouge #753 Continental|
My most favorite items of the Dior Fall Collection are Rouge Dior #753 Continental and the matching nail polish #785 Cosmopolite. I love new Rouge Dior formula, very hydrating and comfortable as well as relatively long wearing. It has a bit more slip than I am used to but with these type of deeper shades it applies just right. Continental is a mid to deep berry shade, which will be my staple for this Fall.
|Swatch: Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood, Rouge #753 Continental|
Diorblush Cheekstick #765 Rosewood is a surprise favorite for me. This one is very pigmented and can make you terrified at the counter. Many have reported they ended up not getting it because it was way too pigmented for a lipstick. The truth is, it can blend so beautifully on the skin and applies very smoothly. I am also loving the color of Rosewood, which is a very pretty neutral pink which would flatter many skin tones. The packaging doesn't feel very luxurious but it is very practical. This particular formula works for dry to normal skin and lasts very well for a cream product. I can whole heartedly recommend it.
Below I compared Rosewood to some of the now discontinued Chanel Cream Blushes. I am so mad at Chanel for discontinuing these, they were really superb. What I liked most about them was this blurry kind of effect they gave and how they perfectionized the face. You can see this effect below on my swatches. Rosewood is more of a satin compared to the Chanel blushes which have more of a cream to powder matte finish. The shade is close to Chanel #69 Intonation (reviewed here) and #65 Affinite. #66 Fantastic is deeper, #67 Chamade is redder.
|Swatch Comparison: Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood|
Now on to the pretty highlighter of this collection, Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder. I have stated that it is one of the must haves on my first impressions post. Now that I am using it, I would like to say, it works better as a face powder than as a highlighter on me because of two reasons, the base is not light enough to make a highlighter on my light to medium skin tone and because the shimmer is too subtle. If you have deeper skin tone and if you don't prefer too much shimmer than you might get use of it as highlighter as well. In other words Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite is a little too nude for me, if that makes sense *grins*.
|Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder|
It is so pretty to look at though, so my crazy make-up collector self is happy to get it. Here are some comparisons to give you an idea. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop is much more shimmery and warmer, Chanel Poudre Signee, one of my all time fav highlighters is lighter and warmer. Powder Signee shows up nicely on me although it is subtle too but Cosmopolite is hard to detect on my cheeks. It might also be the undertone which blends so well with my skin. The highlighter shade from Tom Ford Pink Glow (reviewed here) is deeper and much pinkier.
|Comparison swatch: Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder|
You have seen a close up of this look already here. I am wearing Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic on eyes, Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood on cheeks, Dior Rouge #753 Continental on lips and Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder on the high points of the face.
|FOTD: Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood, Rouge #753 Continental, Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder|
Check out Sunny's swatches of this collection as well.
Final thoughts: My highlights of Dior Cosmopolite Collection are Rouge Dior #753 Continental and the matching nail polish #785 Cosmopolite. I can also whole heartedly recommend Dior Cheekstick #765 Rosewood for cream blush lovers. Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Illuminating Face Powder is more of a face powder than a highlighter due to low degree of shimmer and rather deeper/skin-like color on me and it is very finely milled and silky in case you are in the market for a illuminating face powder.
Have you picked anything from this collection? Which is your favorite?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.