It might be too late to do a review on this particular limited edition Dior piece since it came out about 3 months ago, but what the heck right? At first, I wasn’t planning to get this when it came out because I don’t really wear highlighter so much on a daily basis, but oh my, I started to see it on my Instagram feed everyday. Could this be a sign? LOL. Anyway, so few days ago I decided to get it, I then went to Sephora to look for it, but it’s out of stock (being limited edition = limited stock). And on a one fine day when I was browsing on my Instagram, I saw an IG shop selling this and they just posted it up, so I messaged Alia of The Fashionette Sisters on whatsapp, immediately placed my order with her. Boy, I was so excited that finally I’m able to get it! Then about 2-3 days later, it finally came in to my mail! It was delivered by Pos Laju. I was like an overly excited kid opening up her christmas present. LOL.
The Diorskin Nude Tan Golden Shimmer Powder is a limited edition highlighter that is released with the Dior Summer 2014 Transat Edition. Retailing at RM 210 (Dior Counters and Sephora), but I bought it online at RM 250. My order came with a few samples.
It is part of Dior’s Asia Exclusive Summer Collection. But It is also available in the United States, only in Nordstrom and Saks. The collection consists of :
The packaging of the Dior LE Highlighter looks like this :
The Dior Nude Tan Transat Edition Highlighter comes in a silver compact form with magnetic snap closure and it bears Dior’s signature cannage design in the Nude range. The design itself screams luxury. It has a sturdy structure and came with a velvet pouch and a mini kabuki brush that is supposed to work well picking up the product. And since Dior choose Nautical theme for this year’s summer collection, the imprint on the Nude Tan Transat Highlighter uses an anchor rope pattern.
The Nude Tan LE Highlighter is said to be a soft golden highlighter with micro glitter particles that only visible in strong direct lighting. It has a yellow/golden undertone to it, so it might not work well on people with paler skintones. But it will look absolutely stunning on people with medium to tanned skin. The texture of this highlighter is very soft and finely milled, but not too soft that you will pick up more product. I actually had to swirl my fluffy Hakuhodo blending brush a couple of times to pick the product. It is supposed to be used on the contours of your face paired with a bronzer (top of cheekbones, cupid’s bow, bridge of nose, temples, and brow bone). This highlighter may not be suitable for people with oily skin as it might make your skin look more oily. I have combination normal to oily skin, and when I used this, it gives me a natural glow without looking oily. Depending on how you apply the product, you can get a natural glow or built it up to a metallic-like finish.
The mini kabuki brush that came with the highlighter is actually quite usable as most of brushes that come with the item doesn’t really work well picking up the product. But in my opinion, the kabuki looks a bit ‘cheap’ considering that it came from Dior, this is because when I knock on the silver handle with my nail, the sound is a bit off, and the handle has a thin layer compared to my Make Up For Ever Kabuki Brush. But it is certainly effective on picking up the product, as it doesn’t pick up too much on the brush, so you won’t end up looking like a glittery vampire :p I just finished washing the brush for the first timem and it shed a little. Hopefully it would stop shedding after the next wash.
I swatched this on top of my Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in N120. First, I swatched it using finger once, then i swatched it again using my fluffy Hakuhodo blending brush, as I just washed the mini kabuki. I swirled the brush twice and blend it on my hand.
It is definitely a gorgeous piece coming from Dior. I understand why it sold out so fast everywhere. No regrets at all buying it, it’s worth every cents!