Dior Summer 2013 Collection – Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo 002 Coral Glow Review, Swatch and FOTD

May 10, 2013

The summer 2013 makeup collection has started rolling out across major department stores in Australia. I really wanted to check out the products in person so I made an effort to go to the store and waddled along each counter. After a major debating of “Do I really need this blue/green color”, I only got one product in the end which is the beautiful and wearable Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo 002 Coral Glow from its Summer 2013 collection. I probably will pass on the rest of the Dior and Chanel collections as the color theme of this year is not so appealing to me though they are beautiful to look at.

Diorskin-Nude-Tan-Paradise-Duo-002-Coral-Glow-summer-2013-collectionThe Dior Paradise Duo Coral Glow is a stunner as well as it makes a very practical bronzer/blush duo for everyday use. There are 2 colors to choose from and I picked the coral color (instead of pink) as I always love the healthy look of a hint of bronzer with coral cheeks for a sun-kissed look. It comes with an uber cute mini kabuki brush which is very soft and fluffy for its size. The texture is absolutely superb – buttery soft and richly pigmented. Compared to the blush duo from Dior’s Spring Cherie Bow Collection, I much prefer this one as the texture is softer and smoother. I liked the Cherie Bow blush initially (when it was brand new), but I found there was a change in the texture after it was opened for some time, and now it has become chalky and dry which was disappointing! Anyhow, the quality of this is fantastic and I believe it will stay good for a very long time.


The color of the bronzing powder is very wearable for my NC15-20 skin tone. It doesn’t look completely matte in the pan, but when it is applied it blends into my skin naturally without making me look too tanned or orange. It can be used either as a contour product if applied sheer, or as a bronzer for a touch of sun-kissed look. The color of the blush is pink coral with a hint of watermelon undertone. I absolutely adore this color, as it instantly adds a pop of fresh and summery color with a youthful glow to the face. I have been reaching for it everyday and it lasts on me the whole day.

Diorskin-Nude-Tan-Paradise-Duo-002-Coral-Glow-swatch-2Left and right mixed


ON ME: Applied the bronzing powder underneath the cheekbones, as well as along the jaw lines. And applied the blush slightly above the apple of the cheeks.


Bottom Line: One of the must have blush/bronzer product to have amongst all the summer 2013 collections! I bought the Dior Paradise Duo for $82 in Australia. It is available on here or here in the US, or on Harrods with international shipping available with 20% off VAT deductions at the checkout.


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Martha May 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Beautiful look! I have been debating on whether or not I need this one 🙂


Reika May 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

You need this one Martha! It will look gorgeous on your porcelain complexion 🙂


Fernanda May 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Super gorgeous product and look on you! I have this product as just a bronzer, from last year I think, and I love it more and more as the time passes, probably one of my favourite bronzers. The blush looks lovely too!
By the way, I’m fairly new to your blog and I already love it, I admire your style and taste! Congratulations!


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Thank you so much for your kind comment Fernando!


Teri May 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Glad to hear you are loving it too! It’s great that it’s a bronzer and a blush in one, it’s actually my first ever bronzer product because I got sucked into that beautiful coral blush. It’s so pretty on you and I’m just amazed by your perfect skin, it looks flawless!


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Your skin is flawless too Teri!


Shannon May 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Lovely! Your golden eye shadow is also very pretty and sunny 🙂 I have seen this from afar in the store and did not swatch it, but after seeing how beautiful it looks I think a visit to the Dior counter is in order! 🙂


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thank you 🙂 I’ve been really into golden e/s lately!


baby in a corner May 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

You are so pretty!!

this looks a great two in one product for Summer – I like that the colours are different rather than being all very similar!

BTW where is your necklace from? I am looking for some small gold jewellery at the moment.


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Anna May 11, 2013 at 2:59 am

This duo palette is so beautiful! Thanks for your review 🙂

Which foundation do you use? Your skin is glowing.

Much love,
Anna xo


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Thank you 🙂 I used the Suqqu cream foundation.


Claire May 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

I also prefered this colour to the pink one, I think they have done a perfect job with this coral shade. I love your eye makeup here a lot and your skin is perfect 🙂


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Thank you so much Claire 🙂


Becca @ The Beauty Sample May 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

So glad you love it as much as I do! I’ve been wearing this one almost everyday, switching off with my new Giorgio Armani summer palette bronzer. 😀


Reika May 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I can’t wait to check out GA’s summer palette! It looks gorgeous in the picture!


lucia-cuadros personalizados May 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I like it!


Nadia Pushkina May 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Love your blog and your taste! I’m tempted every time to try what you recommend, including this one. I’ve discovered a lot of things thanks to you. May I ask what you are wearing on your lips here, they look great? Thank you.


nawi May 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm

gorgeous I got this one too I am a B30 Chanel and was afraid it would be too bright on me but I love it so much in the pan that I took the risk and seeing how great its looks on you looks liked I maid the right choice. thanks for posting.


Rachel May 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I was trying to resist but this post pushed me over the edge! 🙂 It looks so pretty. I like that it looks quite pink on.


Emily May 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

Which contact lens do you wear? I really like it! Please share! 🙂


Reika May 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Hi Emily, I am using the Neo 3-tone brown lens.


Elaine May 16, 2013 at 5:50 am

beautiful FOTD! I bought Pink Glow as we only get Pink Glow here. But I asked for Coral Glow from USA. I love the texture so much that I think I need both colors. :p


grace han May 23, 2013 at 4:45 am

Hi Reika!

Can you kindly advise where your eyelashes are from? They are stunning!



Naomi May 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Hey Reika,

Just stumbled over your blog, contemplating buying this so checking the reviews, it looks absolutely stunning on you. Wow…. really want this now! 🙂


ginnifer June 13, 2013 at 4:54 am

YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! what are you wearing on your lips? They look perfect!


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