Dior Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder Review & Swatches

This is my first time purchasing a luxury product for myself and I do not regret it at all. Dior's latest collection for spring 2016, named Glowing Gardens, contains pastel colored eye shadows and nail polish, which didn't really catch my eye. Of course, I was drawn to this beautiful powder instead. The compact itself is reflective silver (meaning it will get fingerprinty) and it has a quilted design. All of the Dior Nude Air powders have the exact same packaging. The powder inside is breathtaking. It has the word "NUDE" embossed as well as flowers in the back. It's just too pretty to use. 

The color I purchased is '02 Glowing Nude' and this retails for $58/6g/0.21 oz. This also comes with a kabuki brush, which I believe is made of natural bristles. Glowing Nude is a rose-golden-beige color with very finely milled shimmer. The texture of this is like a gel-powder hybrid; it almost feels like silk. When I swatched it, my finger just glided across the pan. It's just as smooth as Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed. This powder also comes in another shade called Glowing Pink. I didn't buy it, but I did swatch it in store and it's beautiful as well. 

The kabuki brush that comes with the highlighter is very soft and dense, and it has a rounded shape. When I first saw the brush, I didn't think that the shape would be practical to apply highlighter, but it actually works really well. It fits right on the apple of my cheek as well as on my cheekbone. I can also use the brush to buff the highlighter if I put on too much. I normally apply highlighter with the Smashbox fan brush (which is my absolute favorite) but I felt like it didn't pick up as much product and it didn't go on smoothly and pigmented. I used the kabuki the next day and the powder goes on much stronger. Of course, the more you use the powder, the beautiful design will slowly fade away into nothingness.

I compared this to Becca's highlighters and it's very close to Champagne Pop. Glowing Nude is actually a very unique color. It wasn't until I swatched it next to Champagne Pop that I noticed that it has a slight rose tint to it. I moved my hands in the sun and Glowing Nude shifts from a golden beige to a rose gold. Champagne Pop is definitely more of a yellow gold next to Glowing Nude. 

Overall, I'm very happy with this highlighter. It's definitely one of those products where you can indulge while applying. I've been using this for a few weeks now and I reach for it more than my Becca highlighters, which is surprising because Becca has the best highlighters ever. 

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any money to talk about any brands mentioned above. I bought these products with my own money. All opinions are also my own. 

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