Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder 001 Review and Swatch

August 9, 2016

I know it’s true love when I keep a makeup product in its original packaging in my favorite drawer, and use it with ultimate care for fear of spoiling the design – that was my relationship with the Dior Glowing Gardens Illuminating highlighter (reviewed here). So when I spotted this gorgeous Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder 001 from the Skyline Fall 2016 Collection, there was not a second of pause before I added it to my basket (bought here in Australia)! It is just as pretty as the Glowing Gardens release with a slight difference in color, so can also become my backup.

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Texture wise, it is consistent with the limited edition highlight powders from the previous releases. The powder is extremely finely milled, buttery soft and silky smooth to apply. There is no fall-out during application, and the powder is easy to blend to create a soft glow, or can be built up for a more glamorous sheen. The powder blends into the skin seamlessly, so it doesn’t enlarge the pores, and it illuminates the skin without visible shimmer and glitter.

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On first glance, it looked quite similar to the Glowing Pink from memory, but after I have seen them side by side, this powder is more peachy and a tad warmer than the Glowing Pink. I would describe it as a champagne color with a hint of peachy golden undertone. It is a universally flattering all-purpose highlighting color for most complexions, as well as for the eyes. On my NC15-20 color, it goes on translucent with a glow if applied sheer, otherwise it adds a hint of peachy color if applied heavily, but it doesn’t appear to warm on me and still goes well with pink blushes.

Shimmer degree is about medium, as it’s not too shimmery (ie Becca and Nars) but one swipe is enough for creating a visible highlighting effect. This is not a powder that can be used all over the face for an illuminating glow.

Swatch with 1 swipe

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Comparison

Clockwise: Dior Luminizer 001; Chanel Perles Powder (reviewed here); MAC Dunes At Dusk Gleamtones Powder (reviewed here); Becca Champagne Pop (reviewed here); Dior Powder 001 Glowing Pink

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Bottom Line: Must have! Particularly for those of you who missed the highlighters from the Glowing Gardens collection – the good news is this item will be added to the permanent line.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Shauna Jones August 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

I love the look of this highlighter! It’s such a pretty colour, not like anything I have in my collection.
Great review!x

Blushhx

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Meredith August 19, 2016 at 2:04 am

I’m always on the search for the perfect highlight — seriously, I think all of the random low- and high-end highlights I’ve bought probably equal the Dior highlight! I need to check it out.

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BlushandPearls August 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm

This highlighter compact almost looks too pretty to use. I like that it isn’t crazy shimmery. I find some highlighters are a little to disco for my taste. I don’t want to look like an Instagram pic when I’m out in public – so unnatural.

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Reika August 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Totally agree! Those dramatic contoured makeup looks on the instagram pics are not for real life..:-P

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