I feel like 2017 is Dior’s year.
Or, maybe, more accurately, it’s the year I’ve finally taken notice of Dior.
I mean, I did use and love a few of their products in the past, but never really felt the need to stalk their website for new launches, if you know what I’m saying.
That, I reserved for Chanel.
But then, the Spring 2017 Colour Gradation Collection rekindled my love for the brand and left me wanting more…
…And more did I get in the form of the Dior Care & Dare 2017 Summer Collection.
Some of the new Dior launches for summer 2017. Clockwise from top left corner: 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 451 Natural Coral, Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare in 003 Bronze Tan, Dior Vernis Long Wear Nail Lacquer in 002 Optic White, Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 761 Natural Cherry
Let’s see what we got here!
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare in 003 Bronze Tan ($56)
The Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare magnetic silver case exudes elegance and luxury. The compact comes with a nice kabuki brush
Would it really be a summer collection if it didn’t include a bronzer?
I guess not.
The Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare, Dior’s limited edition bronzer for summer 2017, fuses perfectly with the skin and is very easy to blend. The powder is mostly matte, but the white letters infuse it with a very (very!) subtle sheen.
003 Bronze Tan is the darker one out of the two available shades, but I find it wearable on me even when I don’t use my beloved Clarins Liquid Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion (for reference, I do have a fake tan in today’s pictures).
Even though my bronzer collection could probably be passed on to my great-grandchildren, the Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare is a very welcome addition.
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus ($62)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus Swatches
My Dior Summer 2017 makeup look. I’m wearing the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette on the eyes, the Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare on my complexion and the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 451 Natural Coral on my lips
The Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus features four neutrals plus a yellow that keeps things interesting and fun. I really like using it in the inner corner for an unexpected pop of subtle color that has an incredible brightening effect.
The shadows have a beautiful satin finish and are extremely easy to blend, so if you feel like splurging on this little quint, you won’t be disappointed.
Dior Vernis Long Wear Nail Lacquer in 002 Optic White ($27)
On my nails I’m wearing two coats of the Dior Vernis in 002 Optic White
I really wanted to get a white nail polish for summer and Dior has granted my wish by including one in their Care & Dare collection.
The Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in 002 Optic White is perfectly opaque in two coats and, thanks to its not-too-fluid formula and wide brush, application is a breeze!
It’s my first Dior nail polish and now I definitely want to try more.
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 451 Natural Coral Tint & 761 Natural Cherry Tint ($30)
Lip Swatch of the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 451 Natural Coral
Lip Swatch of the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 761 Natural Cherry
Alongside the Care & Dare collection, Dior has released five new liquid lipsticks called Dior Addict Lip Tattoos.
Let’s cut to the chase… The formula is FAB.
Super, super comfortable and not in the least drying, but still very long-lasting on me. Plus, it has the same delicious vanilla-mint scent of the awesome Dior Addict Lip Glow in Berry, which is a really nice bonus.
The Lip Tattoos are a little shiny upon application, but then dry down to a luminous matte finish (they have a very subtle sheen). If you’re looking for a sophisticated liquid lipstick formula, I highly recommend you check these out.
So, the Care & Dare 2017 Summer Collection is another big Dior hit for me and now I’m really curious to see what they will come up with for the fall – which means this year I’ll have at least one thing to look forward to regarding the fall.
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