Friday, 17 May 2013

Dior Bird of Paradise Collection

Dior's new summer look is called Bird of Paradise. It's a mix of tropical colour blocks that are inspired by Latin America.
Every tone of blue seems to have been incorporated into this collection from aqua through to peacock blue whilst the lips are more natural hues of juicy pinks and coral.

DiorSkin Nude Tan BB Cream SPF15
Summer collections always see the launch of a product to give our skin a sun kissed glow. For this collection Dior has adapted its current Dior Skin Nude BB Cream and given it a tanned twist.
 Does the normal work we would expect from a BB Cream of smoothing out an un-even skin tone and giving a sheer veil of cover however this is infused with a bronze pigment to warm up the skin.
 The colour is sheer but has a very peachy/orange tone so if you are lighter than around a medium skin tone or NC35/NW30 (in MAC terms) then I would blend a tiny amount in with your regular moisturiser to give you a tint of colour. If your skin is darker than this then you will be able to smooth it over the skin on its own.
Texture is creamy but dries to a matte finish. Would be suitable for a normal/combination skin. Maybe a little to matte and drying for a dry skin type.
 Has an SPF15 however ensure you are still using a normal sunblock underneath when lying out in the sun.
This comes in just the one colour and is £30.00

Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo
Combination of blusher and bronzer in one mirrored compact make this a good product to pop in your makeup bag for your vacation this summer.
 We sampled the colour in Pink glow but there is also another colour option of coral glow.
On the left half is a combination of soft peach and beige bronzer. Powder gives a radiant finish but with no glitter thank goodness. I am not a fan of a glittery face in the sun.
 The bronzer side is has a natural colour payoff so would be suitable for a fair skin tone and could also be used to contour. These colours also look great swept through the eye socket also for definition.
 The right half are two shades of a vibrant peachy pink. This however does have a fine gold glitter running through it.
 Colour comes out much stronger so only a small amount on the apples of the cheeks would be needed.
Comes with a Kabuki brush for application.

Nail Lacquer Duo
 I really like the idea of having two mini nail lacquers in one set. The idea is one goes on your toes and one on your fingers. Kind of like a mix and match bikini.
 This duo is an indigo blue and fuchsia pink set called Bahia but there is also a turquoise and mint set called Samba .
Each set is £22.00 and the size is slightly smaller at 7ml.

  Jelly Lip Pen

Ilhabela Jelly Lip Pen
 Chunky, twist up pencil style lip balm in 4 shades. Slightly less pigmented than other similar style products I have used. I tried the colour called Ilhabela, which is a baby pink infused with glitter particles in peach and gold.
 I love the gel/balm texture of this pen but didn't like the glitter particles. Found they got stuck on my constant dry lips!
 Because of the sheer coverage you would need to top up regularly throughout the day also.
These are £19.00 each.

This collection is already available exclusively at and nationwide from 17th May 2013.


  1. Ooh very intrigued by the Tan BB cream, must try it out myself! x

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  2. Loving the Indigo Blue nail polish! It's really bright and pretty. I've recently posted about Maybellines Color Show Lavender Lies, that's a really bright summery colour too. Check it out!

    x :)

  3. Makes me miss home, I used to be able to walk outside and see bird of paradise flowers growing in our yard (I'm from Hawaii now in the states). Beautiful colors but they could have gotten inspiration from the plant or the bird.


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