Dior Highlighters

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder – New Shades

February 6, 2017

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | The Beauty Look Book

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 001 ($56 each for 6 g/0.21 oz) was my favorite highlighter discovery last year for the beautiful lightweight sheen it gives the skin. This spring Dior has added three more shades to the formula in 002, 003 and 004 and I could not be more thrilled. The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder is described as “light as a breeze” and it is indeed lightweight and melds into the skin perfectly for a really pretty natural luminous glow. The shade will look different on you depending on skin tone, the original 001 has a gorgeous medium champagne beige with a slight golden peachy undertone. It looks different in the pan depending on how the light reflects on the compact. The shimmer is complex with a mix of different colors but it’s not frosty on the skin. I love how the color adds just the right amount of glow to the skin.

001 is still the best color for me in my opinion, but 004 is also really stunning. For me these highlighters are life! Close ups and descriptions of each shade. Everything about these is beautiful – they come with an embossed surface. Since they are highly reflective if you google reviews and swatches they may look different in photos depending on what light is used to photograph these. However the color really only varies in the pan, on the face it’s more consistent – of course it will look different on different skin tones though.

  • 001 is a classic champagne beige gold
  • 002 is a pale light opal pink
  • 003 is a yellow gold shimmer
  • 004 is a tan shimmer

Each of the highlighters comes with a protective soft pouch and mini kabuki style brush for application. The brushes are well made and usable but they tend to be smaller than what I prefer to use for highlighting powder so I keep them for setting powder touch ups instead.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches with different lighting to capture the shimmer:

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Swatches 001, 002, 003, 004 | The Beauty Look Book

Undertone shown more here:

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Swatches 001, 002, 003, 004 | The Beauty Look Book

Close up of 001:

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder 001 | The Beauty Look Book

Close up of 002:

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder 002 | The Beauty Look Book

Close up of 003, long-time readers know I’m usually anti yellow gold highlighter for my already yellow olive skin. The combination of yellow golds often just makes my skin look really sallow, this one from Dior is a lot more wearable for me compared to the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Addiction (scroll down for comparisons):

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder 003 | The Beauty Look Book

Close up of 004, in my opinion the world needs more tan or darker highlighters, this one isn’t really all that dark, but it’s the darkest option and I think it’s just stunning:

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder 004 | The Beauty Look Book

All four swatched on the cheeks. I’m still learning how to do full face shots – the lighting, flash etc is tricky to get accurate. On the face I’m wearing the following items. Note that I only have the highlighters on the cheeks applied with a heavy hand so you can see the color differences. On normal days I would also add bronzer or blush and I would usually blend or sheer out the highlighter.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder Face Swatches 001, 002, 003 and 004 | The Beauty Look Book

Left to right: 001, 002, 003 and 004

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

001 is my favorite because it looks the most natural. 003 is the most glowy/metallic on my skin – although I did apply with a rather heavy hand. If you apply and blend it with normal application it won’t look as frosty.

Comparison swatches:

Laura Mercier Face Illuminators in Indiscretion (peach), Devotion (pink), Addiction (yellow), Seduction (bronze) have a slightly more chunky sparkle by comparison even though I would not really call the shimmer chunky, they are a bit more sparkly in finish. Review of these powders here.

Natasha Denona All Over Face Glow Face and Body Shimmer in 02 is one of the prettiest tan shimmers I’ve ever seen but has a really strong frost shimmer, Diorskin Nude Air 004 is similar but slightly cooler in tone. Review of the Natasha Denona here.

I have more comparisons of the original in the Dior Skyline Fall 2016 post here.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder vs Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line love. I own a lot of highlighters and have collected quite a few limited-edition shades over the years so I do own shades similar to 002 and 003 with a pink or gold undertone so I wouldn’t call them a must. That being said I do think the shimmer and finish is really pretty and the powders are versatile enough to use on cheeks and eyes or anywhere you want to highlight. I like that they don’t emphasize pores or look dry on my skin – many highlighters sometimes either emphasize pores or make my skin look kinda dry when they emphasize texture. The powder melds beautifully with the skin and I love how they wear. 001 is still my favorite and 004 is my new favorite because I find the color unique. At $56 each they are on the pricey side but I love how they look and wear. The compact is fairly sturdy as well. If I had one thing I would say I wasn’t a huge fan of is the fact that the mirrored compact gets dirty easily with fingerprints, however one gets over it quickly and they are easy to clean so no worries on that aspect.

If you have fair skin I suspect 001 will look more peachy or bronzey on your skin and therefore will find 002 to be more of a true highlighter on your skin. If you’re medium to tan I think all four would look good on your skin tone. Medium to darker skin beauty lovers I think will love 004.

I personally think 001 and 004 are both a must.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

You can find the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powders at Dior.com and Sephora.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers provided courtesy of Dior for review.

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  • Oh wow these are just so pretty! I love the look of number 4 it’s so different πŸ™‚ xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

  • I like the look of 004 and I don’t think I have anything similar in my collection. Picking that shade for sure.

  • Eileen

    When I was at Sephora last week, I was really taken by the beauty of both 001 and 002. They both have enough pink to flatter my complexion, but right now, I am at the height of my winter pale and so I decided I’d go with 002. I use a Hakuhodo highlighter brush (blue squirrel) to apply it in the classic “C”; sweeping it over the browbones and onto the cheekbones. At my age, I think a softly diffused highlight is much more flattering than a concentrated spotlight and so I greatly appreciate how easy it is to sheer out the edges of this smooth powder so that there is no demarcation line between my highlighter and blusher. They meet and merge seamlessly and without emphasizing the rougher texture of my aging skin. Dior for the win! πŸ™‚

    As can be seen in the comparison swatches, 001 and 002 are very close to LM in Indiscretion and Devotion respectively. I bought both of those last year and got tons of use out of them. I could wear Devotion all year, but Indiscretion suited me better once my skin had gotten a bit of summer warmth. I have the feeling the same will be true of Dior’s 001 and so I might go ahead and pick it up and hang on to it until my complexion warms up again.

    • Hi Eileen – I’ll have to check out the Hakuhodo brush, I have a few of the mixed synthetic ones and they’re so soft but the blue squirrel ones I tried at a few shows felt so much softer!

      I think 002 is a great choice πŸ™‚

  • so_schilly

    These all look stunning. I think 4 would be perfect for summer and 1 all year round.

    • You’re so right! I think once I get a bit of color #4 will be perfect.

  • These new highlighters are gorgeous! I’d seen the previous ones from the same range before and thought I needed one in my life. I love how natural they look on you! Shade n.4 is beautiful and it definitely makes a change from lighter colours, it has to be my favourite of the four.

    Julia x
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  • 001 is my fave on you too, Sabrina! I’ve collected quite a few of warmer highlighters these days, but something like 002 is my go-to shade. I’m very tempted to get 002 for myself soon.

    • I think 002 is going to look amazing on your complexion πŸ™‚

  • These look beautiful! I’m such a highlighter addict but don’t own any from Dior. No 001 is calling me! Xx

    sheergloss

    • LOL me too, highlighter addict as well. I think 001 is a great place to start with Dior πŸ™‚

  • Bernadette

    These dior highlighters look absolutely stunning!

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

  • Joni

    I immediately wanted 002 because I have a soft spot for pink highlighters on my fair skin… but I already have becca’s rose quartz LE pressed, and clΓ© de peau’s delicate pink… but I do love this formula as I already own 001 as well. I ADORE the compact these come in, its hands down my favorite, fingerprints and all!!

    p.s. is it weird that I want 004 *just* to use as eye shadow?? lol

    • Joni

      oh and another p.s.! 004 looks amazing on you in a warm bronzey way, I bet it will be awesome in the summer! πŸ™‚

  • oh my god i NEED 001, it’s insane! next payday is only a week away too πŸ˜‰

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

  • thineownself

    are #1 and 2 dupes for the Dior Glowing Gardens highlighters or no?

    • 001 is definitely at least 90% close to the darker Glowing Gardens. I didn’t think to check the pink ones, but from online swatches I suspect they are really close.

    • clidre vandijk

      Tarababyz said 002 is identical to the Glowing Garden pink

  • Shade 3 looks like perfecton – I love a gold-toned highlighter too πŸ™‚

    Jasmine xx

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