Christian Dior • Shimmer Powder 001 Rose Diamond, Spring 08 • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After trying out all types of highlighters I love this the best. I thought it was just overhyped but I tried it on in Sephora and now I understand! Itís sooooo beautiful when I apply this to my cheekbones. I get a gorgeous natural glow. I bought the Rose Diamond as well as the Amber Diamond and I absolutely love them. The Rose Diamond gets so little attention I was going to overlook it but decided to try it on and I love it even more than the Amber Diamond. This product needs more credit because itís just perfect on your cheekbones and makes you look soo beautiful. Definitely my holy grail highlighter! I highly recommend you go out and buy these now! If not at LEAST try them out!! Itís worth every penny and the packaging is just beautiful! They give you so much product it will last you a longtime!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm in love with this palette. I had been lemming this for years and finally treated myself recently. And it's even more beautiful in person than I expected. When I first got it, I was in awe at the quality of the packaging, and upon opening it, saw just how pretty the colors are. Now, I'm a highlighter whore, and already found an HG in the Fresh Satin Luster highlighter palette, but I'm sure I can make room for this baby in my routine. I love that the shimmer goes on so, so finely, impossible to overdo, and just adds a slight boost of pink wherever I put it. I add it on top of blush, and sometimes on top of a cream highlighter (I know! I am a glowy makeup fiend, I have a problem) and it looks ethereal and lit-from-within. A fairy princess glow!
Also, this might be a little weird, but I use one of the darker pinky shades as eyeshadow! Gives me a little rosy, soft definition around my eyes. It gives me a kind of ladylike, Victorian rosy look, if that makes any sense.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I'm really torn about this product [maybe I just don't know how to put this on??] I love shimmer and using highlighters like the Dior floral palette a few years ago. But, using this makes me look oily/greasy. I've used different kinds of brushes and techniques - but it just doesn't look good on me - it comes out shiny, rather than shimmer. Also, I've concluded that the brick rose color - while lovely - isn't really complimentary to my Asian skin tone. So, not really the product's fault - but definitely a loser in my makeup drawer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I'M IN LOVE. I can't rave about this product enough! I bought Amber Diamond earlier this spring and I use it weekly; it's great as a bronzer, highlighter, and even eyeshadow. I read an awful rumor on MUA that Dior is discontinuing their Shimmer Stars soon, so I frantically went out and bought Rose Diamond, because my priorities are high and I know what really matters in life. :D I am so glad I did, because it's just as perfect as its Amber counterpart, but different enough that I can justify owning both. Rose Diamond offers a very subtle, sheer glow of pale pink/white/lilac that is really hard to over-do. You never look glittery, just like you're naturally this luminous and lovely. As with Amber Diamond, it's fun to use some of the individual colors as highlighters for my eye looks. And of course when you swirl all the shades together, the effect is a beautiful, sheeny blush that I haven't seen in any other makeup line. If you're cool-toned at all, I highly recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is luxe Dior at its best. The presentation is stunning, and the product itself feels high quality. Soft and finely milled, but not too loose or messy, and never chalky. It's shimmery, so use it sparingly. I myself don't mind some shimmer, so I do use the darker side as a blush on my NW20 skintone, and in this case I apply it with a natural hair brush to pick up more colour. If I choose to use it as a highlighter, I stick to the lighter end and use a duo fiber brush. The colour is shades of pink, and is relatively neutral rather than overly cool or warm. It's a versatile and pretty powder, definitely worth picking up if you like highlighters. I hear it will be discontinued soon, along with Amber Diamond, but I'm not sure if this is official. In any case, pick it up now while you can.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had a mini-makeover at a CD counter, and wanted to purchase a foundation. The counter had a GWP going on, so I was looking for an extra product and the MA suggested this to use underneath my blush. She swept it over my cheekbones, and then very lightly across the bridge of my nose and my forehead. It looked great. I used it on and off for a couple months, mostly to tone down too bright blushes and to give my face a glow. In my bathroom mirror it looked gorgeous. Then one day I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in bright sunlight. YOWZA. I looked like a big greaseball!! I played around with it a bit more, and I realized that it was just sitting on top of my skin, looking very very shiny, and giving my face a whitish cast. Sigh.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I still like nicely shimmering blushes since I'm still young, but I feel this blush is appropriate for all. I apply it lightly along my cheekbones and it gives the most pearlescent baby pink glow that I never could get in any other blush, no huge shimmer flecks here. I also feel that this product will last a long time. The price is steep but well worth it due to its fine milled quality and lack of cheaper dupes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was originally hoping to use this as a glowy blush, but the color payoff is nill on my NC35 skin. I have instead used it as a highlighter, especially in the winter to give my skin some sense of life. looks beautiful and not glittery at all. The particles are very finely milled. I also use it on top of matte blushes to give me a bit more of a shine. Perfect for day and night. I couldn't ask for more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was in a market for a subtle, powder highlighter and this Dior product ticked all the boxes. It does not settle in the wrinkles on top of my cheekbones (I am almost 35 and I am not getting any younger but I like to look that way haha!) just gives a nice, fresh glow without so called 'disco-ball' effect.
Dior product does not give me pimples (unlike Benefit's Dandelion, grrrr, I still have a mark onmy cheek after this one!) and is a real pleasure to use - the velvet pouch, the packaging, the big mirror, the lot.
I am working it either with a quick swipe of my finger or a Sephora slanted, big brush. I think it will last ages as a single swipe of a brush seems to be enough for both cheeks (otherwise it is too much for me). The lightest of stripes works also as a highlight in my eye makeup.
Lasts pretty much all day on its own and also makes my cream blush last longer.
I am seriously tempted by the bronzed version (which I have heard can be also used as an eyeshadow) and I am so glad that these are now permanent in Dior's makeup range! Excellent product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've had this for about 2 years and I find myself reaching for it at least a few times a week. And there is barely a dent in in the product! This particular color is a nice add on to blush or as a highlighter for the pale toned skin. Regular bronzers basically make my nw10ish skin look dirty, so this is a good alternative in that it adds some color and reflecting vibrancy, without being OTT glittery or too bronzey. Good for Summer looks especially and I always rec this to pale gals in the place of a regular bronzer. The compact has five colors in it, and the lighter shades are excellent for brushing over e/s or as a general highlighter, and the rest is good for an all over healthy glow. The chunky blue compact comes in the little luxe type velvet sack, no brush. It does cost $45.00 but I swear this product will last you forever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Beautiful, I have this along with the Amber Diamond bronzey one, Gives a lovely sheen and sexy glow to the cheekbones and face where needed (can also use a dab on the collar bone to accent at night).
A good shimmer powder which works well as its minus the glitter but simply a smooth shimmer and a true highlighter. Fab over all Dior foundations or other high end foundations and the perfect way to finish your look.
Well worth it as it lasts ages and makes you look fab quickly - bring out your inner glamourpuss with a quick stroke of a brush and this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I am so in love with this highlighter! I became curious about it after I saw it on a beauty blog, and had to try it out. Initially, I was worried that it would be too pink/cool for my NC20 skin, but I am unable to detect any obvious pink tones when it is on my skin. I have been applying it lightly right at the tops of my cheekbones, and it gives me such a gorgeous, polished look. It makes me look so much better without being obvious! It really is the lit from within look. The first time my aunt saw me with this highlighter on, she told me I looked great and "airbrushed."
For reference, I am a glitterphobe, and there are no obvious pieces of glitter in this highlighter. Just beautiful sheen. I have been wearing it paired with Nars Lokum cream blush lately, and it really looks amazing! It also does not accentuate my pores or any other skin flaws.
I can only recommend this product if you are looking for a great, subtle highlighter that you can wear everyday. Applied with a light hand, this product really takes your look to the next level. I am looking forward to trying the Amber diamond shade now too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I chose rose diamond over amber diamond because I have cooler-pinker undertones. I can't say enough about how pretty this is. Using a light hand, I can't ever see running out of this, it's huge. A little is all you need, or you could easily go overboard on it. It's a beautiful pink-hued highlighter I love to use it on the tops of my cheekbones and browbone. I'll never need another highlighter again, this is a lifetime purchase for sure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have warm coloring so I should have been more careful choosing the pink vs. the gold palette however I thought I would move out of my comfort zone. I have conflicting feelings about this purchase. It can add to an overall pink hue to your foundation if you're heavy handed so if you are yellow/warm colored like me use a decent neutralizer powder prior to its application (I like the Sally Hansen Carmindy loose powder personally-well made and decently priced). This definitely helped even out minor cheek ruddiness and let me feel confident about applying a pink-tinged highlighter. A little goes a long way with this and if you have imperfections at all they will be highlighted. Because of this I just use my finger vs a brush to apply and them blend it out gently with a small brush as this prevents too much product. For my combo/oily tendency skin this lasts all day and is subtly beautiful. This product can be used as a highlighter on more than cheekbones and it is, despite the price, quite lovely. It's Dior mind you; if you like lux products this is inevitable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
When I first bought this I was quickly bored by it and soon forgot about it, as I wasn't all that impressed. However, that was winter and this is summer, and it's now an essential part of my daily makeup!
This is ideal for subtly highlighting and contouring the face and gives you a polished but not overdone look. The shades all work well for me, though the darker shades can look a bit much unless I use a light hand. I wouldn't quite say it's universally flattering but I think this would work for a lot of skin tones, particularly the lighter shades.
For me, this is a product which makes the difference between good and great makeup. It makes my face glow without obviously being covered in glitter - always a bonus!! I would say it gives my face a healthy and glamourous-looking sheen, rather than an oily or glittery look.
This also seems to last longer on my face than a lot of other shimmer powders, and is a lot less obvious-looking. However, I strongly suggest using a good brush for this to get the full effect.
I'm not generally a big fan of Dior's products, but I will buy this again and again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Have it and let all your girlfriends of yours,wonder if you are in love again....
The only negative thing of course is the price.Gave me a radiant face and at first i was thinking-nothing happened just a litle bit of pink on my face,i am not going to spend that amount of money,almost 50 euro in my country.But as soon as i got home my boyfriend told me how beautiful i looked-My boyfriend does not know what shadow means....
The next day i went back to the mall to try it one more time.I had this on my face during shopping and yes..i looked lovely and fresh.I bought it.The kind lady of Dior had put the lightest shades on my browbone and all the shades together all over my face.RADIANT Without being noticed that there is a product on face.Sounds Perfect don t you think???
The 002 shade made me dull,i know all the raves about it but 001 even with a c40 face and body foundation is the ooone for me.And i actually hate pink colour.But this looks sooooo good on my face.
Save money and get it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm glad that my skin color is light enough so that I can use it as my blush as well. It's a multi-purpose product. I use it on my eyes as well. But there are days when I think it's way too glittery (maybe it depends on the lighting). I found that you have to blend it into your skin really well to get a more natural effect. I would like if they made it smaller and put a brush in the package. I think it will last me forever, but when I'm done I don't think I'll repurchase unless I find a way to make it work every time
Update: I actually found a way to make it work for me. And now I LOVE it. I take my Dior blush brush and dip the very tip of the brush into this powder, next I use a light hand to apply it to the top of my cheekbones, and to get that candle-lit effect I repeatedly move the brush along my cheekbones. I found that it's the perfect way to use this product for me. I am so glad I didn't throw it out like I was going to
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Overall this is a very pretty highlight (as it should be for the price that it retails and I love most Dior products) but honestly..use any of your other golden/light highlighter and add a soft pinkish rose blush as base and I get a dupe of this Rose Diamond on my cheeks. If the color and sheen were unique it would've been great, but once applied it looks like any other pink highlighter. My friend also purchased this and at first our faces glowed and looked nice, but hours later it reveals all your negative skin textures (lines, wrinkles or pores) and we have absolutely no such noticeable qualities to begin with (both clear skin) before this product started to show them).
Another issue is the delicacy of this shimmer powder, it can easily break or crack so I wouldn't carry this around in my purse at all cost. It's THAT easy to break into pieces.
I suggest trying this at a Dior counter or Sephora then walk around elsewhere for a few hours and see how the product sets in your face, you'll most likely know what I mean. (But let's hope not!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The search for the perfect shimmer blush is over. I use this first then my fave blush or sometimes I use it alone just to give my face a glowy look. I received lots of compliments since I started using it and my face looks absolutely gorgeous on photos. I just prefer the pop diamond as a blush than this one. But pop diamond is LE. Its just expensive but its worth it
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I really wanted to love this product. After reading so many good reviews I thought this would be the shimmer powder to end them all. I had to try it. So I went to the store and the SA applied a liberal amount on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. At first it looked lovely and glowy, but I resisted temptation and decided to head off and see how it set. About an hour later I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see huge pores revealing themselves all over! Now I know I have quite large pores but never seen them like this... as highlighted as can be plus ones I never noticed before (I am not one to miss a thing). I also looked like I was sweating quite badly (although it's freezing in the UK at the moment and my skin was dry).
Determined for some reason that this product was really fabulous, I was sure the SA applied it wrong... so decided to return another day and apply it myself with a powder brush, a very small amount on top of my cheek bones and side of my eyes where no large pores are present. Again it looked lovely in the shop and my boyfriend liked it too, but I knew I better wait some time for it to set before buying... I'm glad I did. within the hour every tiny 'crack' in my skin was highlighted (and I don't have wrinkles) and my boyfriend said my pores were highlighted. I tried blending it in with my fingers and looked at my finger tips.. every tiny crack was highlighted on them too. That was it for me. Really wanted it to work, but didn't. Decided to go with Bobbi B Shimmer Brick (Rose) instead - softer glow but no pores.