Saturday, April 28, 2012

Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder from the Croisette Collection for Summer 2012

Despite their confusingly similar names, Dior has two new bronzers. I profiled the first, from Dior's Croisette Collection, Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder ($55), about a week ago. It has a matte finish. Prefer a little sparkle in your life? You'll love Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder ($55).

This radiant bronzer is available in two shades: Sunlight (#002) and Sunset (#004). After our discussions here, I sought out Sunlight and purchased it at Saks Fifth Avenue when I was there for Kilian Hennessy's appearance last weekend.

Here's its lovely multi-toned face. The colors alone in the "Nude" pattern will draw your interest. The sparkling nude, pink, and rozy bronze are gorgeous in the compact.

Once again, just like Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Glow Sun Powder in Honey, the lightest shade, Sunlight looks a little muddy on my arm, but absolutely gorgeous on my face. I'll show you two swatch photos that don't do it justice. I applied it heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator and took my photos in full sun.

Unfortunately, I don't think you can see the subtle sparkle in my photos unless you enlarge them, but I hope you can see that there's a nice hue to the shade - one that has just enough pink to make it look natural on my pink-undertoned cheeks.

I think I'll reach for this bronzer more often than I'll reach for Honey. While bronzers look more natural in matte shades, I need a lift that a little sparkle provides.

Dior's new bronzing powder warms up and contours my skin with a natural, sun-kissed glow. Formulated for all skin tones with a new Mineral Prism technology, energizing water, and a light transparent formula, this powder will erase signs of fatigue while imparting a healthy radiance to the complexion. Everyone needs to have a few bronzers in her makeup wardrobe. If you need a new one, give one of Dior's a try.

I purchased mine at Saks, but it's available at all Dior counters and online sources. As a side note, the only place I could find the lip glosses from the Croisette Collection was at Dior's Web site. I ordered them last week and hope to be able to show you the "real shades" here soon - not the imposters the Saks product representative had substituted on her display.

Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty

25 comments:

Haru said...

I love the packaging and design of these bronzers but I never use bronzers so it didn't make sense for me to get one. There are four shades available in France (001 Aurora and 003 Zenith in addition to the two available in the US). The lipglosses in this collection are very pretty and shimmery. They were completely sold out at the Sephora that I went to, otherwise I would have purchased the orange one.

Beauty and the Scientist said...

Gorgeous, I think I could pull this off as a blush on my skin tone :)

Polarbelle said...

I'll be leaving in an hour or so to go pick mine up. The packaging is exquisite. It's really great that they include a kabuki...now that's class!!

Eileen said...

In the world of full on blushers, this one was the clear winner for me this year. As much as I loved the look of Guerlain's Terra Azzurro, the bronzer part looked decidely yellow on me. As for Chanel's offerings this year, they also just didn't suit my skin tone very well. My Guerlain Blonds 02 and Sunblonds 04 are gorgeous and suit me to a T, but they really do straddle the line between bronzers and blushers. What I wanted was a new bronzer; just a bronzer. That's where Dior's 002 Sunlight came to the rescue. Sunlight has a pink undertone that is perfect for those of us with light complexions. It has a bit of shimmer that brings life to the skin without being sparkly. Not only is it a lovely light bronzer for those who want just a hint of sun, but I think it will add beautiful dimension to paler winter complexions.

Dlori said...

The New Dior Lip Gloses are now available at Nordstroms. I just saw them today. They also have all the NEW Chantecaille Glass like lip glosses as well as Lucky, which is sold out in so many locales.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Dlori,

Not Nordstrom here! They admitted they sold out the instant they arrived.

Charlestongirl said...

Agreed, Eileen. This one's a winner. I love the pink undertone!

Interesting about shimmer vs. sparkle. I wanted to call it shimmery, but the sparkles were sparse and not consistently distributed. So I settled on sparkly, although, as you said, it's very subtle and wearable. Total love!

Charlestongirl said...

So true, Polarbelle! Very classy!

Charlestongirl said...

Probably, Beauty and the Scientist. I can. If you are as fair, then definitely!

Charlestongirl said...

Haru, we need to explain why EVERYONE needs a bronzer, tee hee. A subtle bronzer can bring out your cheekbones like nothing else.

That orange, Orange Pareo, I think, is very cool. It went fast here.

Sandy said...

Your reviews are always just fantastic. Thank you so much for helping me become a more informed beauty shopper! I'd been debating ths one but alas the pink undertone wouldn't suit my skin.. Anything with pink undertone turns red/orange on me. Can you recommend a bronzer with a more yellow/beige undertone?

Eileen said...

Hi Sandy,

Have you checked out Edward Bess bronzer in Daydream? It's a neutral bronzer. No Oompa Loompas, guaranteed :-)

Evelyn said...

I need to find my cheekbones, I'm so envious of you ladies with defined cheeks.

I had a quick makeover today at Chanel trying their new bronzer in Sable Rose. My mother said my face looked yellow and I had circles of bronzer on the apples of my cheeks. I felt like a tan Bozo the clown. My facial wipe was full of unnecessary product. I had to vent. :)

So...all in all I think I prefer Sunlight far better as a bronzer this time around and I love the compact and the brush too. Everyone should buy one! Along with Meteorites. ;-)

Sandy said...

Thank you! I have had my eye on it but I'm debating whether to get the original formulation, which is still available on some sites I've stumbles across, or the new one. There seems to be subtle differences, the newer being a touch warmer. I wonder I'd the new formula has any difference in terms of longevity and overall result.

Nawi said...

I bought this bronzer as well as love everything about it how it looks, feels and the cute brush that comes along. Now I have to decide if I should ad a Chanel bronzer to the collection rose or sable beige?

jolie_7 said...

Dear Charlestongirl if would have to choose just one bronzer from summer 2012 collection, which one would it be: Chanel, Givenchy, Guerlain (brozner/blush) or Dior. Thanks. Anna

Eileen said...

Hi Sandy,

Charlestongirl actually has a post (12/16/11) in which she compares the new and old versions of Daydream. She has some great swatches so you can easily see the difference for yourself. Although I hit pan on my original Daydream, there have been so many other beauties to try that I still haven't gotten around to looking at EB's new one. I really should do that the next time I'm in Beverly Hills.

Hey ladies! Perhaps some of you who have tried both versions can help Sandy out.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Sandy,

Have you checked out the Bobbi Brown bronzers? There's one for every skin tone, with all the shades. I'll bet you would like one of them.

I also think Eileen's suggestion of the Edward Bess Daydream is an excellent one!

Charlestongirl said...

Evelyn,

That sounds like one of those makeovers from hell. Even without prominent cheekbones, the right bronzer will give you cheekbones. Swing by to ask Dustin Lujan at LMdB at Bergdorfs to show you how. :) Or Jason Beers at Guerlain at BG.

Charlestongirl said...

Nawi, first decide if you need another blush. Then, if you do, I'd recommend Sable Rose. It has more color than Sable Beige, which is definitely for very fair skin tones.

Charlestongirl said...

Well, Anna, can I choose two?

Guerlain Pucci and this one from Dior.

Sandy said...

Eileen, thanks again. I can never have too many bronzers! I might just order the old version to start as that one has pretty solid positive feedback. I have heard less about the new version. I find that some bronzers may look great in the beginning but oxidize or fade oddly throughout the day.
Charlestongirl, thank you! I have glanced at the Bobbi Brown bronzers, but I have never spent the time to try them out, I will definitely take a look next time I'm at a counter.

Evelyn said...

That's a really good idea Charlestongirl. Thank you! Brian freeze that I didn't think of that myself. I've met Dustin only once and he was such a nice person and I think I can trust him to not make me into an oompa loompa. I need to grab a friend and storm the LMdB and Guerlain counters at BG!

Charlestongirl said...

Please give them a hug from me, Evelyn!

Anonymous said...

Hey y'all, Here's a message from Amsterdam/Europe. Love the blogs, love your comments!
I'm actually debating my purchase of the new Dior as well. Every year, every season it's the same with Dior's beauties: I wan'it, I need'it, I gotta have it. This time it's a little more complicated, already have a nice bronzer: Sensai's no.2, and already have the Dior Dentelle as a shimmer to top the bronzer off. So.... with this Croisette-line I'm thinking: I most definitely want the bronzer.... but... do I go matte bronzer or healthy bronzer this time?!?! And which color? 2 or 3 in matte, or the 2 or 3 in healthy glow?!?!?!?!?
And so, I'm reading your comments to help me sort out this HUGE issue :-)) and think I know what to do.... Thnx girls! Grtz Jann