Dior Vernis — Limited Edition

Dior-Vernis-Spring-and-LillI decided to share the love with this collection of limited edition Dior Vernis. While I was home in Newfoundland I received an abundance of Dior goodies from the company. My younger cousin lucked out, as I gave her two of the four, for her nail polish collection. She even did some nail polish swatches for me, for this blog — thanks Claire!

We’re a bit different in what we like in regards to nail polish formula and brushes. I’ve always said, Sally Hansen & Dior are my top two brands of nail polish I prefer to stick to. Primarily because of the nice shape and size of the brush. Where as my cousin Claire stated to me that while she likes the nail polish she found the brush too wide. She mentioned it was hard to keep it within the nail. Brands like OPI and Essie have smaller brushes which she prefers — and I definitely do not.

Here are the swatches. Spring-and-Lili

Dior Spring is my cult classic this Fall. I have been wearing it for weeks, and only wore Lili simply for the sake of taking nail polish swatches. Lili is a colour I’d naturally gravitate towards, but Spring — boy, that’s something special. A muted purple-grey. I’ve received so many compliments on it in person, and Instagram. It’s a beaut.

My cousin sent over some polish swatches of hers. An odd thing to notice but doesn’t she have the best nail beds? They’re so much longer than mine. Diorette-and-Star

 I’m not sure if it was a help from the Dior Gel Coat top coat or not, but when I wore Dior Spring — I hadn’t had a chip in 5 DAYS. I went climbing one of the days, and my nails were a bit scratched on the surface but still no chipping. I’m telling ya, you get what you pay for. The Gel Coat was bought by me, a number of months ago. But I love using it on top of any Dior polish as my top coat to get a shellac like finish that lasts. The 4 Dior Vernis colours are available at The Bay for $26 CDN and are limited edition, so get your hands on them now if you want to snatch one up.


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Diorskin Star Foundation & Concealer

Dior----StarDiorskin Star Foundation and Concealer, a new launch as of September 14 states itself as a technology breakthrough with a new approach light reflective makeup. This is the first time Dior has infused their foundation with a two-dimensional light. Warm toned pigments in the Star foundation and concealer gives a healthy finish to the skin.

Dior-Star-FoundationEasy to wear, blend and apply — Star is another great product put out by Dior.

Star foundation is weightless and glides easily over your skin. It has a flattering and brightening effect that I like, not to be mistaken with it being dewy as I find it a little more matte than I’m used to wearing. I received this Dior care package in late August while I was home in Newfoundland, so I’ve had a number of weeks to test it out and wear it. To truly show you how it looks, here is a before/after:DiorSkin-Foundation-before-You can see from the photos above it gives a soft matte finish to the skin. I didn’t apply any bronzer, mascara or blush so you can truly get a feel as to how the foundation and concealer looks on it’s own. For a closer look, see below for a before/after with the Diorskin Star concealer.

Many people complain about Dior foundations oxidizing (not so much an orange colour, but more warmth), and while I luckily haven’t had it happen to me, the Diorskin Star doesn’t oxidize on my skin nor does the Dior Hydra Life BB cream.

Dior-Star-Concealer-beforeaIt gives fantastic coverage in a featherweight formula which is easily buildable. I like to stick to one “coat” of foundation. My preferred method on applying this foundation is with BeautyBlender. Dior has one that came out with specifically for this collection, but I already have my own I decided to use that. I’ve used my real techniques foundation brush with it, and it works — it doesn’t look as nice as it could with a sponge.

Dior-Foundation-ConcealerWhile the finish isn’t my go-to dewy look, I can see many people enjoying it. I like it on my skin, it gives off a flawless look without trying too hard, yet you can still see your skin easily, underneath. It’s not heavy or cakey, but more radiant and fresh. Add to the fact Dior Star foundation has SPF 30 mixed in with it, you’re set.

Dior-Star-ConcealerDiorskin Star concealer is perfectly packaged with a sponge tip applicator to get the perfect amount on your under eye area. It too, has an illuminating effect and again, promises that those darker under eye circles will be neutralized instantaneously. Dior claims that if you use these products on the regular, you’ll notice signs of darkness, redness and discolouration to fade away.

Diorskin-Star-ConcealerI prefer applying the under eye concealer after I’ve hydrated it with one of my two favourite eye creams then blend in with my ring finger to disperse evenly. A trick I have is to apply your concealer not only under your eyes, but bring it down on your cheek, closest to your nose, in a triangle shape so it brightens your face even more than before.

Dior-StarDiorskin Star foundation comes in a wide range with 14 different shades and retails for $50 CDN. Diorskin Star concealer is $36 CDN and is available in 5 shades. Both Diorskin Star concealer and foundation are available now at Dior counters nationwide.

Have you tried this foundation yet? What are your thoughts?

What foundation do you currently use?

Disclaimer, I received all Dior products from the PR company for review, all opinions are my own.

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