Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dior Holiday 2017 | Precious Rocks Collection: Review and Swatches

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Dior Holiday 2017 | Precious Rocks Collection: Review and Swatches
Combining the "refinement of precious gems with the rock attitude of the modern Dior woman", the Dior Holiday 2017 Precious Rocks Collection is hitting the shelves this October. Whether you are looking to dazzle your nails or jazz up your lips, the collection has something to offer. Today, I have a few pieces from the range to share with you. So to read my review and see some swatches, click......
Dior Holiday 2017 | Precious Rocks Collection: Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst" ($46 CAD):
Housed in the traditional holiday Diorific Lipstick packaging, the Diorific Khol is described as an ultra-pigmented and long-wearing powder lipstick. Instead of a classic slanted teardrop shape, the tip of the Diorific Khol is tapered to a point. Formulation-wise, this is a pretty standard lipstick. It's very moisturizing and creamy so I'm not sure where the "powder lipstick" part comes in play. "991 Bold Amethyst" is a deep vampy plum. Unfortunately, the pigmentation is very patchy. I tried pretty hard to build it up but the color just kept on sliding around on the lips. Additionally, the tapered bullet shape is actually a bit awkward to work with. I ended up having to use a lip brush to get a clean line around the lips. Lastly, the wear is just okay; the cream finish does not set and easily smudges with eating or drinking.
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick in "991 Bold Amethyst"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify" ($47 CAD):
Packaged in a luxurious glass bottle equipped with a standard doe-foot applicator, the Diorific Matte Fluid is dual-purpose lip and cheek color with a matte finish. "008 Intensify" is a rich deep plum, very similar to the Diorific Rouge in "991 Bold Amethyst" (see above). The product has a light cream consistency and the formulation has a strong chemical smell. This shade is pretty patchy but it is buildable to a somewhat presentable coverage. The color will set to a very matte finish and it is mostly smudge-proof. Because "008 Intensify" is very dark and vampy, I can't see myself using this on the lips or the cheeks but the collection has several more festive colors that are worth looking into.
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Diorific Matte Fluid in "008 Intensify"
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "673 Ruby" ($34 CAD):
Housed in a festive bauble-like bottle, this special edition Dior Vernis is a unique shimmery red polish with a strong hint of pink. In the bottle, the color appears sheer so I was quite surprised with how pigmented the formulation is. One coat gave a smooth and opaque coverage but I used two just in case.
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "673 Ruby": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "673 Ruby" | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "745 Grenat" ($34 CAD):
Although appearing quite pink in the bottle, this is a classic deep red nail color perfect for the holidays. The formulation is buttery, even, and incredibly pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "745 Grenat": Review and Swatches
Dior Holiday 2017 | Dior Vernis in "745 Grenat" | Two Coats with No Top Coat
What are your thoughts on this collection? Are you a fan of super vampy lip colors? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Dior is available at Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom.
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