Dior Skyline Collection for Fall 2016

The Dior Skyline Collection for Fall 2016 is the first fall collection I’m reviewing this year. A lot of you have been e-mailing me and messaging me about fall beauty which has just started to arrive at counters. The most highly requested item for review has been the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in this collection and I will say right up front go buy it now – Dior never disappoints with highlighters and they give a very pretty glow. The Dior team has also created a special promo code for Beauty Look Book readers so if you see any items that catch your eye, scroll down to the end of this post for details.

The items from fall that I have to review:

Up first are the standouts in my opinion which include the Diorblush Light and Contour Sticks and Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer. I already reviewed and swatched the contour sticks but I will repost photos for reference. As a quick recap, the Diorblush Light and Contour sticks are natural looking contour creams that are very easy to use and that won’t give you a harsh look. They blend nicely along the cheeks and for a contour-dummy like myself, they’re impossible to overdo.

A closer look at the contour sticks:

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer 001 for fall is absolutely stunning. It comes with an embossed design on the surface. This is one of those shades that will look different on everyone. Fair skin-toned beauty lovers will find this almost peachy while deeper skintones will find this more pale. On my medium skintone I find it to be a champagne gold with slight peachy tones. It’s finely milled, blends in with the skin flawlessly, doesn’t emphasize pores, stays put all day and has the prettiest sheen. The highlighter comes with a tiny kabuki brush which is well made but for me on the small side so I find it best for touch ups or on-the-go rather than for regular application.

Left is swatched heavily, right is blended out. You can blend or sheer out the color more if you prefer a more diffused glow. It’s absolutely perfect!

Swatch comparisons below show that the Nude Air Glowing Gardens 002 from spring is a tiny bit lighter than the Nude Air Luminizer for Fall 2016. On my face they are almost identical, I put one on each side of my face and they looked pretty close. Photos of course cannot do the shimmers or texture justice but I hope these help show the difference. And yes, even if you already own the spring versions, I think the one for fall is still a must.

Up next are the two Skyline Eyeshadow Palettes. These also come with a stunning embossed surface. Texture is similar to that of the highlighter – they’re powders with a slightly creamy feel. Pigment is medium but buildable and the texture melds in with the skin so they don’t look powdery. If you apply them with a slightly damp brush the color can be intensified.

Capital of Light has a mix of shimmery and satiny shades including a gorgeous grey taupe, pale ivory white shimmer, satiny baby pink, shimmering tan and deep violet plum. The mix of colors creates a pretty smokey plum eye.

Parisian Sky has all shimmery shades. This one is better suited for an everyday kind of look. The colors include a shimmering tan, light sand shimmer, pale blue shimmer, silvery blue sparkle and deep chocolate shimmer. The blues give a sheer wash on the eyes and brighten the entire eye area when layered with the sand and beige colors. As one who rarely wears blue colors on the eyes, I found these surprisingly wearable.

Next up are two lip colors for the fall collection which is the Addict Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipsticks ($35 each). There are a few repromoted colors like Incognito 316 which is a classic neutral pink that pulls cool on my skintone. There is one new limited-edition color called Sophisticated 927 which is a cool-toned plum with a silvery sheen. These have a smooth sheer to medium coverage and glossy shine. If you’re one who likes glossy finish lipsticks but want something to give visible coverage these are it. They have more coverage than the Rouge Dior Baumes but have that same glossy finish. These have a semi-thick almost gel-like feel which makes the pigment adhere well to the lips. Adding a liner of course will help extend the wear but they feel very comfortable on and fade nicely. As far as I can tell there is no detectable scent.

I applied these on the arm with a lip brush because these are the types of lip colors that don’t show up well on arm swatches straight from the tube, but do on the lips:

Below, applied straight from the tube on bare lips:

Last but not least are the Dior Vernis nail polishes in Minimal and Skyline. Both look very standard in the bottles and borderline boring. I will say at first glance I thought they looked a bit unimpressive but Dior polishes rarely disappoint. In my opinion, out of all the luxury brands that have reformulated their nail polishes over the years, the Dior revamp has been the best. Formula has always been top notch with a smooth, glossy flawless finish. They improved the brush by rounding the tips so application is really easy. Minimal is a perfect creamy beige peachy nude. Good nudes can be hard to find and this one brightens the hands without looking too pale. Skyline is a gorgeous chocolate cream, also not the most unique color but it has the perfect mix of brown and vamp to give the hands a perfectly polished look.

A lot of you have asked for nail comparisons – I’m fresh out of nail wheels so I will post comparisons in a separate post as soon as I get them in the mail. I will say right now though that Minimal is almost an exact dupe for Chanel’s discontinued Secret (the Dior is a bit brighter and has smoother/better coverage) and by comparison Chanel’s discontinued Emprise is a lot peachier and darker.

Two coats in sunlight:

Two coats of Skyline:

Bottom line gorgeous. Top three stand outs to me are the Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer 001 and Dior Vernis in Skyline and Minimal. The Addict Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipsticks comes in close fourth for formula – right now I’m still in the summer state of mind but I think Sophisticated is perfect for fall. Quality-wise everything is excellent. Pigment on everything is rich and visible on the skin but easy to blend and layer for those who like a natural refined beauty look. If you buy just one item I would say go for the highlighter unless you already have a lot and don’t feel the need for one more in which case I would say opt for the Minimal nail polish. It’s a great everyday neutral that will give the hands a clean polished look.

Dior is offering an exclusive promo for Beauty Look Book readers. Dior.com usually offers complimentary samples with any online order but starting today through the end of the month they are giving my readers extra deluxe samples. With any $100+ purchase using code BEAUTYLB at Dior.com you will get some extra deluxe minis including a 5 ml Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming fragrance, mini Hydralife Sleeping Mask packette and mini Diorshow Maximizer 3D. Code is valid today through 8/31/2016, while supplies last (U.S. site only).

You can find the Dior Skyline Collection for fall available now online at Dior.com and at all Dior counters. All the items are limited-edition. Have you checked out the fall pieces yet? What did you think? If you haven’t, what’s on your wishlist?

Skyline Collection provided courtesy of Dior for review consideration. Many thanks to Dior for providing my readers with a special promo code!
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  • This is the best Dior collection in ages and despite me feeling shortchanged over the plastic case that Glowing Gardens had Ben downgraded to I still bought the Nude Air Luminizer because it's just stunning in the pan …..could it be because Peter Philips has his signature on this range? Xx

    • LOL funny you mentioned that because I felt some of the previous metal compacts were just SO HEAVY!

  • I've actually never used any Dior products before

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

    • That's probably a good thing because most of the line has been reformulated over the years and it gets better and better with each revamp 🙂

  • I saw this on InTheFrow and I couldn't get over how gorgeous the highlighter is!

    Lottie
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  • Dior has the most amazing products! I'm drooling over that deep colored nail polish!

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    • Hi Andrea – I think the deep one is just so pretty.

  • The Dior highlighters are absolutely stunning! I've held myself back from purchasing any in the past but am really tempted to pick up just one 🙂 Do you know if this collection will be available in Sephora stores at some point?

    • Hi Kar – pretty sure it will be although Sephora doesn't always get the full collections. You may want to check online!

  • I find myself drawn to Sophisticated. I love the complexity of color and gorgeous shine. It is a beautiful autumn color without being the usual warm tones. There's nothing wrong with warm tones, it's just that autumn can also be quite nippy and as the leaves tumble and the skies turn to grey, Sophisticated would be a lovely option. As for the highlighters, I purchased the Glowing Gardens in 001 and was thrilled when I first learned there would be a fall edition. I'm happy to see that there is enough difference in color to warrant picking up this new beauty.

    • As soon as I saw Sophisticated I thought to myself "this is so an Eileen color!"

  • the collection seems great!

    lu | Coco&Louis

  • This all looks amazing! Dior has been killing the game lately.

  • Anonymous

    This is such a lovely review. I am also drawn to Sophisticated. I have felt a slowly increasing desire for some more metallic lip looks. Your photo with the H bracelet and skyline np is superb.
    Tanja

  • The highlight and contour duos looks so up my street! New products from Dior are always so exciting! x

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    • I just some sneak peeks of Dior Holiday on instagram and it's to die for!

  • As soon as I saw the bottle of Dior Minimal, I said to myself that it must be a dupe for Chanel Secret. And you confirmed it! Thank you soooo much! And I have to say, the color of the products you swatch are true to the products. I always check your site for products I am considering purchasing. Great job! Alicia

    • Not an exact dupe but pretty close, of course the Dior formula is better though.

  • Those eyeshadow palettes look gorgeous and I love the colour of Skyline! x

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  • Beautiful! Super bummed out though because EVERY item I want to buy from the Dior site is sold out, and I'd love to get that GWP you mentioned. Sigh, oh well. Too bad for me.

    • Oh no! Keep checking back – they told me the eyeshadow palettes would restock by the 29th.

  • Sophisticated is coming home with me. It is so gorgeous. Anyway, that grey taupe.. Yves Rocher has a mono shadow of it. I have it and use it a lot. One of my favorite taupes.

  • I love Dior products, but when I look at your pic, I am blinded by stunning diamonds!