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Monday, August 4th, 2008

Dior Fall 08 Collection: Review, Swatches

Dior Fall 08 Makeup Dandy Collection

Overall, Dior's new fall collection offers a nice collection of neutrals with an edge of color.  This is a great collection espically for neutral lovers wanting to ad a jolt of color this fall.  However, I was slightly disappionted because some shades were sheer and the pay-off wasn't there -espically for darker skin tones.  I'd hoped this collection be in the same category as MAC's Cult of Cherry with rich, dark, vampy shades but, it's not.  

Dior's new Fall 08 makeup collection, Dandy Lady, should be readily available at most counters or within the next week.  Check out all the photo swatches below. 

Dior Fall Dandy Collection Lipstick Swatches

My local counter didn't have all their stock in so, one lippie's missing.  Despite the promotional images, Fantastic Plum applied sheer as a cool berry shade which, was a huge disappiontment to me because I was expecting more of a dark, gothy shade.  Regardless, it's an beautiful berry-wine color.

Dior Fall 08 Collection Lipgloss Swatches

Delicious Plum is a gorgeous berry wine color with excellent pay-off and is the bread winner of the four. 

Dior Fall Dandy Collection Liner Swatches

The gorgeous olive green and gold in the Khaki eye liner looked divine with my olive complexion and green eyes. 

Dior Fall Dandy Earth Tones Eye Shadow

At first, Dior's 5-colour quint in Earth Tones didn't interest me whatsoever until swatched.  All the colors had excellent pay-off on my NC-30 skin and was suprisingly beautiful.  However, I didn't pick this up yet, the word is YET.  This is an great universal quad that would appeal on anyone.

Dior Fall Dandy Iridescent Leather Eye Shadow

From the first sight of the product image - I knew this wouldn't be for me.  The color pay-off took several swipes to achieve the swatched color above. 

Dior Fall Dandy Collection Eye Shadow

Both eye shadow duo's are pretty but, nothing unique from the Silver and Bronzy.

Dior Fall Dandy Collection Impresson Cuir

While the exotic crocodile print in the Impression Cuir is striking to look at but,  the color pay-off wasn't there.  The swatch above was swiped serval times with my finger and who wants to ruin the gorgeous print?  Copper Diamond highligher is just simply gorgeous for every complexion.  My Dior MA told me all five shades are different colors which, is something Dior usually don't do.  Simply stunning.

Dior Fall Dandy Collection Nail Polish Swatches

Being a crazed nail polish addict - it was a no brainer for these drool worthy vampy shades.  Red Ebony, a glossy reddish brown creme with subtle shimmer that's featured in the Dandy Lady campaign ad, is much prettier than expected.  Initially, this shade didn't come home with me because I didn't think it was special but, it is!  Hopefully, you guys were able to pick up the Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive, Liquorice - a pretty plum color drenched with shimmer.

I've been told Dior's, Red Ebony nail polish, is only avaiable at Dior counters and will not be available at Sephora or Nordstrom.  Sephora is also debuting a Dior exclusive called Mystic Violine which should be available sometime this month.

Tags: dior, fall collection, dandy lady, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 12:25:pm
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Helen said on Aug 4th, 2008 7:11 am
I thought I would be all over the Idirescent Leather palette, but after seeing your swatches, I think I prefer the Earth tones. Thank you for swatching them!
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Steph said on Aug 4th, 2008 7:41 am
Hi Helen, My Pleasure! Earth Tones was suprisingly pretty - I don't think you can go wrong. Iridescent Leather was much more disappionting to me than I imagined. If there was a tad more color pay-off the quint would be fab! Although, the colors might suit cooler skin tones better :)
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gio said on Aug 4th, 2008 9:38 am
Thanks for the swatches. I'm quite disappointed by the Iridescent Leather palette, but the Earth Tones one looks great
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Steph said on Aug 4th, 2008 6:56 am
I keep hearing that Liquorice is a nordies exclusive but I ordered mine from some weird beauty site... that also had a rare Clarins I really wanted. The package hasn't gotten here yet... I'm starting to feel like maybe I got ripped off. :(
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Steph said on Aug 5th, 2008 4:16 am
Hi Gio, No problem! I know, right? Dior could have done so much better with this one -such a bummer. Steph, Oh no don't say it isn't so? Hopefully, you'll receive your package in the next day or so - it's so pretty.
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cady said on Nov 18th, 2008 5:57 am
Do u know what lip colour jessica is wearing on the promo pic? I'm in love :)
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