11 October 2012

Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder



I believe I may have suffered a small panic attack when rumours arose over Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer becoming discontinued as it had been on my beauty wishlist for little while, however, those were soon cleared up and apparently the infamous highlighting powder was here to stay. Even the thought of it being taken away made me lust after it even more, so off I trotted to the Dior counter only to be told Rose Diamond was all they had left. A couple of weeks later, I headed back with everything crossed, but again was struck with disappointment when I was told it had in fact been discontinued (even the tester had been removed from the display stand, yet it's still available online?). Doing what a makeup counter saleswoman does best, I was lured into it's replacement product which I, very willingly caved into.

Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder is part of the Diorskin Nude collection released in August. The pigments used in Diorskin supposedly mimic the natural composition of the skin, compliment different skin shades and are photo-sensitive enhancing a natural glow. This powder is described as 'a subtle combination of fine mother-of-pearl in a transparent base' and applied to the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and inner tear duct gives a delicate sheen. In contrast to the Amber Diamond standard, blue packaging, it is in cased in a clear acrylic palette with mirror faced front. The one disappointment for me is the sponge applicator, it barely picks up any product and is generally awkward to use, instead, I've found a swipe with the ring finger works best, brush wise - the Real Techniques Contour Brush does a fair job too. I'm not sure whether it truly 'replaces' Amber Diamond, I much preferred the blend of different shades it had, but this is definitely a beaut nonetheless.

It'll set you back a naughty £32, but I guarantee you, once swatched you won't want to walk away without it. And while you're there, have a swoon over what else there is to offer, if Natalie Portman, the flawless face of the collection can't persuade you, I'm not sure what will..

Have you tried anything from this collection?
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10 comments

  1. This looks beautiful on you! I've never tried anything from Dior, not sure why But I always head straight for MAC, NARS or Benefit!! You may have convinced me to pick this up haha XO

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    1. Thank you! They all do amazing highlighters too! Will do :-)

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  2. This looks sooo nice! They have decided not to discontinue the amber diamond now, I managed to get one at John Lewis because they should have them back in now, it was about a month ago I got mine, so you should go and have a look! :) I still haven't been brave enough to swipe a brush through mine though, it looks so pretty!! haha
    Eleanor x

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    1. I'm pretty sure I was only told that so they'd still get a sale! Ahh is it wrong I'm wanting to head of to John Lewis? Thanks for letting me know ;-)

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  3. I think this looks so pretty and subtle. I tried Amber Diamond last year, convinced that I needed it in my life, but it just looked too 'obvious' for my tastes.... better suited for glam nights out rather than every day. I'm still getting through my enormous MAC Mineralize skinfinish (which I love) so I don't think I can justify another highlighter, but it's not really about need at the end of the day, is it? ;)

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    1. Thank you! Haha I know what you mean, the beauty community is a dangerous place to be.. (my bank balance certainly doesn't thank me for it!) ;-)

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  4. I really love the Amber Diamond highlighter and this looks just as pretty!

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