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Dior Makeup Holiday, Lip + Base Haul

October 13, 2017

Dior Haul, Holiday, Lip and Base | The Beauty Look BookI have a collective haul post today with some Dior bits. Over the past few months I’ve been using a lot of their base products and found some new favorites. Some mini collections have launched new products such as the Rouge Dior Liquid Lip and Metalizer for Eyes that I’ve been testing. So many of you have asked about the Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stains and I picked out two (thoughts below). Holiday has also launched and I picked up three items from the collection to review today. So there’s a little bit of everything in today’s roundup post. I hauled these items from both Nordstrom and Sephora but you should be able to find most everything at all Dior counters now (I think holiday is still trickling in stores).

For holiday Dior has a mix of items with shimmers and mattes. The eyeshadow palettes look gorgeous in the formulas but colors aren’t really up my alley like they were in previous years so I limited my picks to three things:

  • Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in Precious Rocks 001 is one of the smoothest shimmer highlighters I’ve tried. It’s so unique with an opalescent shimmer quality. To me it has a pinkish beige tinge and depending on how the light catches it, sometimes it will look more warm/gold but if you see it in person I think you’ll see it’s definitely more pink. On my olive medium tone skin this has a light opal pink finish. If you are fair this may look more peachy/deeper on you. When I first swatched it I thought it was going to be a near dupe for the regular Nude Air Luminizer in 002 but it’s not (comparisons below).
  • Diorific Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek Velvet Colour in Charm is something I had high hopes for since last year’s options were just perfect and festive for holiday. I picked up one shade in Charm which is different from last year’s Charm. This year is a nude pink but it dries down to a dusty finish. If you are lighter in complexion than me or darker I think it will look more flattering. On me it just makes me look a little dead. Drydown is nice for a matte, but it’s more of a satiny matte.
  • Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer in Ruby is a metallic pink ruby red and the shimmer is smooth and free of brush strokes. It has some pink which gives it a more youthful effect compared to a traditional red.

Dior Holiday 2017 PicksDior Haul Swatches

Diorific Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek Velvet Colour Charm

Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer in Ruby

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks Shimmering Sculpting Powder | The Beauty Look Book

Comparisons below to some older Dior Highlighters, turns out I had Glowing Gardens from a million years ago in my backup stash.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers | The Beauty Look Book

Additional pink highlighter comparison swatches to Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Devotion, By Terry Compact Expert in #3, Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens 001 in Glowing Pink (discontinued), Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer 001, 002 and 004.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers | The Beauty Look Book


I’ve been a long-time fan of the Dior Airflash Foundation but anyone who has tried it knows it’s one that takes a bit of time to apply. I tried some other foundations and concealers from the line and love everything I’ve bought. My base picks and testing include:

  • Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation in 21 and 31 – this isn’t a new formula but for some reason it escaped my radar for a long time. I’ve featured it in my summer base edit here. I matched myself and in store 30 was perfect. When I got home I applied it and found it oxidized a full shade darker and looked very pink. I went back and found that 21 and 31 have a more yellow undertone and since I tan easily (and loose my tan just as easily) I decided on both to mix the colors. The formula is medium but buildable to full coverage and looks natural. It holds up well in the humidity here and I love the way it covers everything up evenly.
  • Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation in 21 and 30 – this was a newer launch last month in the US and is one of the best in-between cushions for coverage. Most cushions I’ve tried are either very sheer or very opaque. This is a good in the middle option. Colors are very limited though – I wish they would expand the line! I was lucky to find two matches. Again I picked out two shades 21 and 30 (since they don’t have a 31).
  • Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in 30 and 31 – is also a new launch, I can’t remember the last time I tried a Dior concealer so I can’t compare this to others, but this has impressive coverage with smooth creamy texture. It is similar to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but the Dior isn’t quite as creamy or emollient and it has a slightly more matte finish. I use this both under the eyes and on spots. 30 is more neutral and 31 is more yellow.

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation, Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation and Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer | The Beauty Look Book

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation, Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation and Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Additional misc items below, I saved the worst for last. Sorry to be harsh but these weren’t up my alley. I had such high hopes for these too!

  • Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain in Vibrant Metal and Delicate Satin – I am a huge fan of the Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care Couture Colour so I thought I’d like these. There are a few finishes: Satin, Matte and Metal. I knew I wouldn’t like the mattes so I tried the other two. The Vibrant Metal shade looks so pretty in the tube and swatched on the hand but on my lips it’s like I straight up applied this hideous copper orange foil onto my face. Delicate Satin is a more wearable color and I actually like it for a warm neutral rose pink brown. I just find the formula too airy and mousse-like, it has that silicone powdery feel which I don’t like on the lips. It also wears off really easily. I suspect that matte ones wear better but since I really don’t like mattes on my lips because they make them look like raisins I passed.
  • Metalizer Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow in Platine Fusion – is a metallic cream shadow that you can use on the lips or eyes. I felt these were best suited for eyes. It has a very fluid texture in a squeeze tube that doesn’t retain its shape well. The color is swatched in the top swatch photo and you can see the color is very standard and basic. I will say that it does have great lasting power – once you put it on it doesn’t budge, but I’m just not the biggest fan of the finish (it is sheer but buildable) and the packaging style just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow in Platine Fusion, Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain in Vibrant Metal and Delicate Satin | The Beauty Look Book

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain in Vibrant Metal and Delicate Satin | The Beauty Look Book

Dior Haul | The Beauty Look Book

One last look wearing the following items:

Dior Holiday Precious Rocks Highlighter and Rouge Dior Liquid in Delicate Satin | The Beauty Look Book

You can find the Dior items online and in store now. I bought holiday items from Nordstrom and some other items from Sephora. So far I’ve only seen Dior Holiday online at Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus but it should be up on other sites soon!

Have you tried the Dior foundations or concealers yet? If not what’s your current favorite? If you picked up anything from holiday let me know!

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  • Lori Jenkins October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

    “look like raisins” – yes! this is how I felt too! Poison metal was so pretty but oh it looked/felt awful.

  • Suzanna October 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I want that luminizer! I was in Sephora yesterday but didn’t see any holiday. I missed Glowing Gardens and this looks similar enough that I at least want to try it out.

    Have had no luck with Dior foundations for reasons of oxidizing after application.

    It’s fun to see frost lipsticks back in the game after all the matte. However, I don’t really care for the finish for me personally. Matte is a no-go. Even my 20-year-old model subjects have dried-out lips from them.

    • BeautyLookBook October 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      For the past year (I think) Dior launches haven’t been everywhere like they used to. Sometimes they’re only on, other times only at Nordstrom, Macy’s or Dillards or Neimans etc. Different stores get different items which is frustrating to hunt them down.

  • Carolina October 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    The highlighter is STUNNING! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • Kyla Ewing October 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Great review, as always. I was intrigued by the Dior Lip Stain, so I picked up a metallic shade. They do feel a bit drying, but the colors are gorgeous! I’m thinking maybe the Satin finish is less-drying? I also picked up the new Dior Double Rouge, which I really like; it’s a matte lipstick with a pearly center. The “Vibrant Nude” shade is beautiful, and I have my eye on another one! My favorite Dior Foundation would have to be the Dior Nude; It gives such a fresh and luminous look to the skin!

  • Erin Russell October 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    oh my lord them highlighters. I NEED THEM ARGH!!! Why do they have to be so stunning *cries*

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • BeautyLookBook October 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      I know … I don’t need another highlighter but there are so many pretty ones out.

  • Yvonne Ashon October 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Sweet goodies.

  • Eileen October 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I don’t know why, but I’ve just been sitting on the sidelines when it comes to holiday collections. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t seen that much other than promo pictures and those are always so misleading. It’s still early days, though, and as products arrive on counter, I know I’ll feel more inspired. I must say, though, of all the products you’ve featured, that luminizer looks very promising. I have a few by Dior and have always found them to be very flattering in that they blend so seamlessly and give me a nice glow that melds with my skin. As I get older (and older! lol), smoother, pearlescent, light-catching options like this new one are much kinder to my features than the “Sparkle, baby!” of my younger years ๐Ÿ™‚

    • BeautyLookBook October 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      I think it’s still early for me to process it all too lol.

  • Trudi October 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Since I don’t live near a Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s Saks, etc, or any other high end store, I cannot logically purchase any foundation, colored eye shadows, nor lip products. It’s nearly impossible to chose a foundation based on my computer screen. The only safe purchase are nail colors, period! It is so frustrating, because I truly want to try & then purchase new foundations & colored products many times after your reviews. Surely, I am not the only lady here with this same issue. Even though I live in a very growing city on the Coast of North Carolina, there are NO stores to browse & buy these lovely products. The Sephora store has nothing that you review, another frustration. I doubt the Belk Dept store near me even has any Dior products, except fragrance for Xmas season because the mark up is so high. As I flip thru magazines that I receive I see so much I would love to sample and then purchase, but cannot! Why would I even try to purchase a luminizing powder when I own so many liquid luminzers? It is so redundant and a true waste of hard earned money. But still, I love reading your reviews and testing nonetheless. Thank you.

  • Pretty Peach October 16, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Uhg that nail polish colour is to die for. I wish that it came with a matching lipstick colour to!!!

  • Maria @SoNailicious October 16, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I’m definitely going to get some Dior Holiday polishes and lip & cheek fluids as soon they are available in Australia. I loved last year’s collection (and the year before), so can’t wait to see all the 2017 colours in real life. Thanks for such a thorough review x

  • lawler October 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    This is the first time I’ve realized that the Diorific product is for cheeks as well. I wonder how that would behave.

  • Boyuzatma Kitabฤฑ October 19, 2017 at 3:51 am

    great article

  • dalybeauty October 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Gah I’m sad about the Matte Fluid Lip & Cheek Velvet ๐Ÿ™ I had such high hopes! I think it looks pretty on you but I know what you mean….it just looks so perfect with the highlighter and the polish! Such pretty shades for holiday.

  • murphmeister October 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    i really want to try the new concealer. since it is more matte for humid weather in texas it might be a good shot!

  • inkchick October 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Such gorgeousness. I’ve been a Dior devotee for ages and they never miss a step. This is another stunning collection. I want that lip stain!

  • Tessa October 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I love that liquid lip stain in Delicate Satin on you! It looks like a great nude for many skin tones.

  • KiKi Kontour October 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    i’m surprised u didn’t grab the other lippies that look like crayons lol or the Ruby palette. I just knew you’d have Pure Topaz or something!!!

    • BeautyLookBook October 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      I saw them at the counter and decided to pass, they’re beautiful though!

  • Kristy Michael (WalkaboutKrist October 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Now, I’m going to have to add that concealer to my want list. All of these Dior products look so gorgeous, it’s hard to narrow it down!

  • Nga Nguyen October 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    The Dior holiday set is so beautiful esp the highlighter.

  • DLori27 October 24, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I try not to read your daily posts because inevitably, itโ€™s going to cost me money. I love the way you swatch each product and compare it to similar products so one can see the differences between the products side by side and nobody can show off lip colors like you. I think you should have been a lip model.

    Anyway, This comment is part of this weekโ€™s giveaway. As soon as I saw Diorโ€™s Holiday Beauty Collections, the one item that stood out for me was Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in Precious Rocks 001. Well, I fell in love with the whole collection which is very rare for me. The palettes are fabulous. But from your swatch this luminizer looked so smooth, creamy and soft, not to mention the subtle shimmer it adds to your face, bringing the perfect amount of highlighter to oneโ€™s face to make your skin glow and take off maybe 10 years from your age. So I broke down and ordered it. When it arrived, I could not be more thrilled, The Kabuki brush is small, soft and perfect for applying this powder and unlike so many powders that seep into any facial lines, this powder does the opposite. It adds light but the powder itself seems to dissipate into the skin giving you a gorgeous glow. Since this is a limited edition product, I probably will get another before itsโ€™ gone. This is one product every woman should add to her beauty stash. And for Beauty Junkies like me, 2 or 3 would probably suffice.


    • BeautyLookBook October 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Diane, glad you love your Dior picks! Precious Rocks is so so pretty. FYI for the giveaway you’ll need to comment on one or more blog post published during the week of the giveaway, so while I appreciate the love on this post, to qualify for the weekly one, you would need to comment on a post published from 10/23 to 10/29 ๐Ÿ™‚