I have an epic post today! I'm thrilled to show you the Kingdom of Colors Spring 2015 Vernis shades Lady 294, Glory 660 and the Top Coat Eclosion glitter by Dior. In addition I have quite a few of the cosmetic items from this collection as well.
Dior Lady, 294 - a delicate mauve
A very apt name. This shade on your tips will make you feel so ladylike. Could have gotten away with 2 coats but I have 3 coats here. I needed to be sure I smoothed over my patched up Index nail! I had a bad break and instead of filing them all down I went with the tea bag patch! Holding up well...but well...don't look too closely ;)
Definitely a fan of this pretty dusty pink/mauve neutral! I did all my swatches with no base coat and no top coat.
Dior Top Coat Eclosion - a mix of pastel bar and hex matte glitters in clear base
When I first saw this was heading our way I had mixed feelings. Ok, no...I was downright disappointed. Bar glitters? Not a crowd favorite, I know. So I didn't swatch this expecting to like it. It goes on easy, the glitters are on the sparse side and it dries glossy so you don't need to top coat it. It does feel like "the very spirit of the season" as Dior.com describes. A pastel confetti blast for you nails. And yes, it grew on me to the point where I confess I did like it!
Dior Glory 660 - a vivid rosy red
As you can see, I used Glory for accent and love love how it looks paired with Lady. Formula and application was a dream, only one coat need for coverage.
This trio make a super pretty combo if you ask me!
Then I wanted to get a bit more playful and put a drop of the top coat onto a piece of wax paper. I used a tiny nail art brush to pick up and place the glitters one at a time on the ring finger! Yup! I love it!!
Dior Cheek and Lip Glow
I was so excited when I saw this was included in my PR package as I was super curious about it. It's easily become my new fave!
This lovely gel formula goes on so easily and smooths and blends effortlessly. I am often nervous with products like this that you'll end up with unblended blotches. Not the case at all with Cheek & Lip Glow.
2-in-1 hybrid formula. Using Fresh Color Reveal™ technology, CHEEK & LIP GLOW instantly reacts to the moisture in the skin and lips to give them a luminous custom pink glow. Fresh and ultra-light, its fluid embellishing gel formula blends seamlessly with the skin, leaving nothing but the weightless veil of a healthy glow.
I found this to be emollient and moisturizing without being heavy or sticky. It soaks in quickly and leaves a radiant flush of pink color which is buildable! Lovely mild minty aroma which fades to a lingering soft vanilla smell. I'm super picky about scents and this was very pleasant!
I tried the Glow on my dry and somewhat crackly lips and was surprised how moisturized this product made them, with a pretty stain of color. It soaks right in so it's not sticky or shiny like a gloss. I use it all the time now.
Dior Addict Mylord 624 - a pearly rosewood
Beautiful shade with Addict Gloss formula we know and love! This shows more orange swatched on my hand than it does on the lips.
Its magical formula gives lips unprecedented mirror shine and incredible comfort. - the Mirror Shine complex, polarized crystalline micro-spheres adjust the reflection of light to create the magic of a dazzling mirror.- a gel lipcare formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, plumps and moisturizes lips for an intensified volume-boosting effect.
Diorshow Khol Pearly Silver
An oversize khol which glides on with ease. It's easily blended out with a finger and then stays put with lasting hold. I love wearing this blended out as a lid shade!
And finally!! The Kingdom of Color Palette! Arrives in the signature black velvet pouch. I was eager to try this but hesitant as I'm not a fan of palettes that has powders next to lip products.
Pocket holding palette sized face brush.
The palette itself is the ultimate in design with a good weight to it with a magnetic closure.
The overlay with labels.
From top to bottom:
silver eyeshadow, eyeshine, purple eyeshadow, eyeliner
I created a few different eye looks with this palette and was please with application and impressed with staying power each time. I expected it to rub off of crease marks on my lids but I had neither issue.
I swatched the skin highlighter and blush above. Both apply nicely with excellent staying power.
From top to bottom: lighter gloss, lipstick, gloss
Wanted to show the palette after it's been used. Yes, I was careful, and yes, some of the blush powder "spilled" into my glosses. I think I'll cover the glosses, maybe a piece of tape over them before I dip my brush in next time.
This is definitely a need to travel light, all you need palette! It may just be the only makeup I bring on my next trip back to NYC. Oh who am I kidding, that's impossible. lol
Dior Vernis Gel Effect are $27/$28, Cheek and Lip Glow is $37, Dior Addict Gloss is $29.50, Diorshow Kohl is $32, Kingdom of Colors Palette is $80 all can be found at Dior.com, and on counters worldwide.
All the best,
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.
P.S. Could you tell that I swatched on a busted and patched Index finger? Not a bad fix-up, eh?