Just one look at the Dior en Diable Collection for Fall 2018, and there’s no doubting that Peter Philips — Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup — was inspired by Fall’s glorious riot of colour. The rich autumnal shades are interspersed with some unique pops of colour to keep things interesting, and even though I’m not exactly looking forward to the upcoming cooler weather, these pieces are making a strong case for the season, dammit. #resistanceisfutile
What the colours of this collection make me think of
Dior En Diable 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes, limited edition (CAN $73.00/each) | I’m really glad that Dior didn’t deviate from the theme by creating a new ‘version’ of Fall colours, as both palettes here so perfectly capture the spirit of the season. The texture on all shades is consistent as well: highly colour-saturated and with an almost creamy feel, showing excellent opacity and blendability. Staying power (over primer) is also amazing, lasting true until removed. Oh, and let’s take a moment and just admire the faux-leather & stitching pattern on the powders’ surface, shall we? It’s almost a shame to mar this artistry, but don’t hold back as these are 2 of the most incredible palettes I’ve tried from this brand (and I’ve tried MANY).
- 087 Volcanic
- 837 Devilish
- copper metallic (top left)
- icy white metallic (top right)
- shimmering orange (centre)
- deep taupe metallic (bottom right)
- gunmetal metallic (bottom left
- vivid gold metallic (top left)
- icy pink metallic (top right)
- bronze metallic (centre)
- warm brown metallic (bottom right)
- intense red matte (bottom left)
459 Charnelle Rouge Blush Long-Wear Powder Blush (CAN $54.00) | Dior has recently reformulated their blushes along with giving them an entirely new look, and the end result is highly impressive. Ultra pigmented (seriously: a little goes a long way, so always start with a scant amount on your brush and build up), the texture is velvety smooth and blends like a dream. I believe that Charnelle is a new colour to the range that may have been created to work with this collection — and I’m really hoping it’s not limited edition, as this dusty peach hue is absolutely stunning, not to mention wearable across a broad variety of skin tones. The golden shimmer in the base is very finely milled and melds with the skin for a “lit-from-within” type of radiance, while the staying power (over primer and/or foundation) is wonderful as well. Sort of like a grown up version of NARS’ Orgasm, and also easier to wear overall.
Rouge Dior Couture Colour Lipstick, limited edition (CAN $43.00/each) | Here’s a fact for you: the Rouge Dior texture is nothing short of luxurious. The über-creamy formula has everything I expected: a smooth application, excellent coverage, and a comfortable wear — and even though this emolient-type formulation means wear time may not be as long as matte, I’m perfectly ok with whipping one of these beauties out for reapplication. Plus, they both fade to a light stain anyway, so you’re still left with some colour to the lips.
- 344 Devilish Nude – Salmon pink with a gold shimmery shift, this colour surprised me by how original it looks and how easy it was to wear. There’s also a retro vibe going on here that I really like, plus I feel like it will transition well between seasons.
- 785 Rouge en Diable – Burgundy red that has a good mix of both cool and warm undertones, making this wearable across a broad range of skin tones. Colour-wise, it’s not exactly groundbreaking but it’s the texture that makes it stand out for me.
Note that there are 4 more shades in this collection, not shown
784 Red Lava Rouge Dior Liquid, limited edition (CAN $43.00) | One of two limited edition shade in this collection (635 Copper Lava, not shown), this is a stunning deep bordeaux red hue that comes to a metalized finish. The doe-foot applicator has a well built in to ‘cup’ the product, making it easy to cover the entire lips with one swipe, and even though the finish is matte-ish, the feel is exceptionally lightweight and non-drying with the metallic shine adding a lovely brightness.
Le Vernis Dior en Diable, limited edition (CAN $33.00/each) | I can’t sing the praises of Dior’s nail polishes enough; from the incredible formula to having one of my favourite brushes to work with, along with an unbelievable performance, this is a brand that is so well worth investing in. The shades of this collection (411 Sulpherous — a mustard yellow, and 655 Devilish-Cute — a warm pink, both not shown) are also in perfect harmony to the hues of the season, and look gorgeous on nails of any length.
All swatches below are with 2 coats of polish and no top coat.
- 531 Hot | Soft terracotta with ultrafine golden shimmer, self levelling and showing excellent opacity even at the first coat. The shimmer is still slightly visible indoors but really pops in driest light/sun. Glossy natural finish.
- 703 Trigger | Dusty purple/mauve with ultrafine pink and silver shimmer, self levelling and bearing a hybrid crème/jelly formula that’s slightly thinner than the other two. Coverage is still good even at one coat, and there’s a slight bounce seen & felt during application. The glossy natural finish also reveals a delicate colour shift that goes from stone → mauve → purple/pink. Non-staining upon removal.
- 851 Rouge en Diable | Port wine/oxblood créme hue with a blue base that helps it lean slightly cooler. Self-levelling, opacity is excellent even with the first coat, while the easy formula makes for a comfortable application that doesn’t display any ‘bleeding’ onto the side walls. The high gloss natural finish give this shade a very luxurious and lush appearance, and it’s also relatively non-staining — provided you don’t skip base coat.
Personally, I feel that Dior really stepped up to the plate and delivered an impressive collection with this release. I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to see colours I can relate to (although I will always have a soft spot for the outrageous as well) and more importantly, the performance of each & every item shown in today’s post is 100% STELLAR. As to favourites, the only real surprise was Devilish Nude as I was unprepared for how unique it would turn out to be. The translation: I love everything.
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