I didn’t get to swatch all of Dior’s summer collection (Addicted to Dior) this past weekend, but the quints were so cool, I thought it was worth it to get those swatches out there until I could get the rest done.
There are two summer eyeshadow quints — both new, both “iridescent” (which you know because the last digit of their product numbers are 9), and I think they’re both limited edition. Both contain an awesome purple shade, which I was pretty sure everyone would love.Â Oh, and they’re each $58.
649 Ready-to-Glow includes a steely blue-charcoal, an icy grey-violet, a lustrous, lovely cool brown, a very cool pale pink (almost lilac; it reminds me of Make Up For Ever’s HD Blush #13. The shade is ever so slightly more purple than the shade in Crush Glow), and peach.Â 659 Crush Glow contains a yellow rose-gold, peony pink, peach pink, a redder, blacker iced violet, and a warm (red) brown. Every shade is shimmery, and the shadows are smooth and pigmented as a dream.
As for the rest of the collection, there’s a new eyeshadow single, number 546 Gold Touch. I haven’t seen the tester yet, but the artist at the counter said it was the gold version of single eyeshadow 006 Crystal White.
There’s also that new “jelly” lipgloss formula, the Lip Polish. These are apparently permanent, and have a new kind of “roller” applicator —Â it’s like a doe’s foot wand, but the doe’s foot spins like a paint roller. I was pondering the logic of this design, and I remembered something someone once said in regards to the brush vs. doe’s foot discussion. She said she preferred brushes because they didn’t disturb the lipstick as much (when you were doing a gloss-lipstick combination) — perhaps the roller works in a similar way.
Not part of the summer collection, but Dior’s Addict Ultra Glosses have all been reformulated (and packaged in a slightly bigger tube). Now the 18 shades fall into three groups: Glow (wet shine, no glitter), Pearl (pearl, or shimmer/frost), and Flash (glitter). Also not part of the summer collection (but interesting): there are three new Serum de Rouge shades: 660 Garnet, 850 Red, and 860 Violet. Definitely looking forward to swatching those.