Take Me Away to Dior’s Glowing Gardens!

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Spring 2016 is a great season for makeup lovers, my friends! I’m so excited for several of the launches we’re seeing pop up everywhere.


Just like Guerlain’s holiday meteorites, Dior’s Nude Air Glowing Gardens illuminator in Glowing Pink is the product that I’ve been most excited for. So, instead of saving the best for last, I’ve decided to show it to you now! I have absolutely no restraint, it’s true.

This limited-edition highlighter is just one of two that is launching for Spring, the other being a golden beige that should look AMAZING on medium-deep skin tones. The pink, which I purchased, is more ideally suited for fair-light clients.


The shade is truly like nothing I own or have used before. It is a reflective, iridescent cool pink, that is still light enough to actually highlight and not look like a blush. Glowing Pink produces such a fresh complexion that I look like I’ve just gotten a facial after applying on on my cheekbones and down the center of my face. It can applied very sheer, as you see in the swatch above, or can be dampened/layered for a more dramatic luminosity.


The illuminators come in a signature quilted compact, and have a velvet pouch for safe storing of this treasure. Also included is a mini kabuki brush for quick and easy application, though as I’ve mentioned before, I prefer full-size professional brushes for all product application. The powder itself is embossed with NUDE (just like Dior’s permanent powder products), with the letters surrounded by beautiful flowers.


But wait – there’s always a catch! I have multiple Dior compacts, and as soon as I took this one out of its package, I thought WOW! That is light! If you’re familiar with Dior’s powder compacts, you’ll know that they’re made of metal and feel heavy and substantial in the hands. This one, however, seems to be made of plastic painted to look like metal (though it’s possible it’s just a VERY light metal, I guess).


Once I realized this, I decided to compare the illuminator with some of the other ones I own from Dior. If you think compact material was the only place Dior skimped, you’d be wrong. While standard product size of their highlighters and bronzers seems to be .35 oz, this illuminator is only .21 oz. Still, Glowing Pink will set you back $58, as opposed to the permanent highlighters ($56) and bronzers ($55). I would expect to pay more for a limited-edition product, but not if I get less of it and lower quality packaging! It’s also interesting to note that while the others compacts were made in France, the back of this one says that it’s been made in Italy.


I have a strong inclination that these will be selling out very quickly. It really is a gorgeous highlighter, so if you’re not too irked about Dior’s changes in quality and quantity, I suggest you purchase one right away!



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