Released as part of a mini collection with the new Rouge Dior Baume, Diorblush in Starlight (£30) was also used as part of the autumn-winter 2014-2015 haute couture collection (makeup done by Peter Philips).
not seen much coverage on this but its really not to be missed if you
like a natural looking highlighter. Its a pale ivory with a very slight creamy pink
tone, a change from all the golden toned highlighters that seem to be
The powder feels smooth and has a long lasting wear. What
makes this stand out from a lot of highlighters is the finish; its not
frosty, nor very shimmery but more of a pearly glow. It adds that bit of
brightness and natural highlight that catches the light, never looking
over done. I've also been using this over blushers that apply a bit
patchy or are too bright as this really works a trick to blend
everything in and impart a soft diffused look.
Taking a swatch of this on my pale skin was very difficult, I've shown
it next to the Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting powder, on the left
(which looks unnatural and over the top on my skintone) to show the
difference in finish.
Whilst a lot of people favour a more heavily pigmented, high shimmered
finish, I much prefer a natural looking highlighter and though I don't
normally buy back ups of limited editions, I will do for this.
There would be something inherently wrong for me to just pick up one
item from a counter visit (it would get lonely in the bag) so I bought
another Rouge Dior Baume.
I went for a slightly more intense shade this
time, Garden Party (£26). Its a wearable red, you can use it lightly as
more of a stain or layer to intensify, though its not one of those reds
that takes over the complexion.
Swatched below with my other Rouge Baumes, L-R: Garden Party, Lili, Spring.
I like the formula of these, they are
not heavy/tacky and they provide hydration and are very comfortable to
wear. In these colder months I've found this formula and My Burberry lip
glow balms the most forgiving for dry lips.
I bought these from Boots