Review & Swatches: Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder #002 Amber

Friday, May 2, 2014

Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder in #002 Amber ($56.00 for 0.35oz.)

I was obsessed of getting a new highlighting powder the past weeks. Probably it was the consequences of reading too many reviews from Essie Button, Liana Beauty, Fleur De Force and Viviana does makeup! Well, you all should know the power of these women! The amount of appearance that the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has on their reviews are wayyy too high if I must say. Unfortunately, Hourglass is a bit difficult to get hold of here in Hong Kong.
(I know the magic of online shopping and there is nothing that I can do better in than it, trust me!)

But I am just simply  l a z y  and thought it shouldn't be thattt hard finding a similar one when there are literally thousand brands out there, is it?

And… I finally met my love!

Well… actually it is my second love, ha!

The first beauty that caught my eyes (and body) in Dior store is actually this Transalantique Diorskin Nude Tan Golden Shimmer Powder ($58.00 for 0.22 oz.). No kidding, this thing absolutely is the most shimmering product I've ever seen in my entire life. Just one swatch, your hand literally turns into golden shimmer sand. It is SOOO BEAUTIFUL! I took one immediately without hesistation until my sister discovered this Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder. It comes in two different shades #001 Rose & #002 Amber. Rose is like a dirty pinky peachy color while Amber is orange brownish tan color. I picked Amber because I wanted to use it as a luminizing bronzer and feels like it complements my fairly tanned skin better. However, I think Rose will look beautifully on tanned skin too if you're looking for a natural flush look. Because I was afraid the Nude Tan Golden Shimmer will look too much on me and end up looking like a disco ball. So I went with the Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating powder instead.

Nonetheless, I swear Dior has the prettiest makeup! They have just launched a couple of new products for their spring collection. I think they are going for a nautical theme for their nail polish collection. (Dior Nail Polish and Couture Stickers Duo $30.00 for 0.33oz) These beautiful sailor theme coloured nail polishes come with stickers, which allow you to create your own nail art at home and at ease. But what interests me more is the new Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.18oz). I was really excited for them as you all know I am a total #lippyaddict. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to browse through all the items. But I will definitely be back soon. They have been stapled in my list for sure!

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Now… move on to the swatches, shall we?
This is one light swirl. It is not that obvious in picture. But you can tell a hint of subtle bronzy glow in here.

After the first application on my face, I am totally in love with this product! I applied it with the small kabuki brush that it comes with, and just swirled in a soft circular motion once in the pan, on my cheekbone as a blush and it really adds a beautiful glow to my face immediately. My face was looking a little dead due to lack of sleep and sun. But this illuminating powder really brings my face back to life! The result is very subtle yet elegant as the shimmer is really fine and flattering unlike some highlighter that can make you look sort of trashy or uneven under sunlight. 

Packaging: 10/10
Pigmentation: 8/10
Texture: 10/10
Longeity: 9/10
Application: 10/10


  1. Told you I'd come and follow you, hope you can cope with my spamming ;)
    Super in love with your blog already!

    Dior always do the best palettes, but it looks like it's not pigmented enough, do you like this palette?


    1. Hello Jess :) Thanks for coming by, I have followed you back too. The palette itself is more of a illuminating bronzer, so the shades are not super pigmented, but one swirl is enough to enlighten my whole face! It's so magical and i am loving it right now! I'll update this post with a review very soon so you can read more later xx

  2. Your post is making some serious damage to my wallet!! Love your review! It's so informative! x
    Wifey Off Duty

  3. I like to use such bronzing powders to create summer-looking looks. This is a great idea for light make up for daily use. I like CIRT bronzing kit and this is my favorite make up product. I tried a lot of items of different brands and prices but this one was perfect for me.

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