The Dior Birds of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 features two Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duos ($56 USD / $56 CAD), each consisting of a split pan bronzer & blush duo as well as a mini kabuki brush. This limited-edition tropical couture collection features exotic colors inspired by the legendary bird of paradise. The collection is available now; follow along with my coverage of the collection here!
These blush and bronzer duos are no doubt the shining stars of the collection- I found myself instantly drawn to them much more so than either of the eyeshadow palettes or lip colors. A great bronzer and a great blush are two essential products for summer- they just create the most beautiful, healthy glow and awaken the complexion beautifully. It gives youth, radiance and color to the face… so finding the perfect harmony of shades is one of the best investments you can make.
These blush & bronzer duos come in two shades; 001 Pink Glow and 002 Coral Glow. Both compacts are very similar, just slightly varying a bit in undertone. Pink Glow is a little more cooler in both the blush and bronzer, while Coral Glow is slightly warmer. Both of them are extremely universal, so it really comes down to personal preference. I personally prefer Coral Glow, simply because I feel like coral blushes are spectacular for summer looks and really give a tropical look to the complexion.
The compacts have a beautiful, heavyweight construction to them with a quilted, embossed detailing on the lids. They have a good-sized interior mirror, and the powder itself is embossed with a gorgeous 4-tone “NUDE” detail; half with bronzer, half with blush. The included mini kabuki brush is actually adorable and incredibly useful- it is the perfect size to grab just half of the powder (something I was skeptical of when I first saw these compacts) and buff it into the skin beautifully, whether its for the blush or bronzer. You can also swirl the shades together to create a warmer, more coral-toned blush (for Pink Glow) and a more orange-toned blush (for Coral Glow) that actually looks fantastic.
The powders are lovely; silky, pigmented and blend effortlessly on the complexion. The finish of the powders is a demi matte; no sparkle or shimmer, but still a healthy, non-powdery look. I’m blown away with how healthy, glowing and fresh my complexion looks with these duos! The luxury price tag is still present, but quite reasonable for the amount of high-quality product, the quality of the kabuki brush and the versatility and universality of the actual shades.
Whether I’m using them as a bronzer and blush team or blended together for a single blush shade… these compacts are definitely a must-have indulgence for the season.
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[tab id=1]$56 USD / $56 CAD
- Amount: 0.33 oz / 9.5g
- Value: $170 USD per oz / $170 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available now at:
[tab id=3]Two Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo shades in the collection; both shown here.
See the rest of the Dior Bird of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 here.