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Dior Care & Dare Collection for Summer 2017- Review of my picks, swatches and FOTD.

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and recharged your batteries! It’s a moody Monday here in London and it feels more like November than end of April. One of my New Year Resolutions was to stop moaning about the weather and, even if I’m trying hard to stick to it, today I’m annoyed at how grey everything is. And what do I do when British weather goes moody in the spring? I go for as summer a make-up look as I can, even if I wear woolly clothes and boots! I’ve already introduced and swatched the entire Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection for you here. Let’s now have a closer look at my picks.

Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Make-up Collection

My picks from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 – nude air luminizer Serum (£40)
Dior Nude Air Luminizer from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Nude Air Luminizer from the Dior Care & Dare Collection

When I saw that Dior launched a limited edition bronze liquid highlighter, I was so curious to try it and see how it performs. And, thankfully, this one delivers. It is a hybrid of make-up and skincare, so not only does it give you a sun kissed glow, but also nourishes your skin with its hydrating oils. I cannot testify as to my skin having changed since I first used the Dior Nude Air Luminizer, as it’s only been a week or so, however, it leaves my skin exceptionally soft and hydrated. It’s also a dream to apply! It blends seamlessly into the skin and after it’s melted into its surface, it leaves a soft bronzy glow and feels velvety to the touch.

The Dior Nude Air Luminizer is housed in a glass bottle and, albeit heavy, feels luxurious. There is a dropper as you open the bottle to help you measure the amount you use. I find three drops are enough for the entirety of my face and one drop satisfies my need for glow on my cheek bones.  A little goes a long way, so, if you decide to check this out, remember less is more. It can be worn underneath or mixed with your foundation, or just locally where you’d normally use your highlighter.

Dior Nude Air Luminizer from the Dior Care & Dare summer 2017 collection

Dior Nude Air Luminizer for Summer 2017

There are two shades of the Dior Nude Air Luminizer and I went for the lightest 003. I’m reattaching the swatches here for your convenience.

Dior Care & Dare Luminiser in 003 and 004 on hand close up

Dior Care & Dare Luminiser in 003 and 004

Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 – the lipsticks! (£26,50)

Fans of Dior Addict lipsticks, you can definitely get excited! For me, the Care & Dare Dior Addict lipsticks were possibly the best part of the collection. I literally wanted them all (!) but settled for two in the end, Soft Pink and Pure Peach. They are a delight to hold and to wear!

Dior Addict Care & Dare lipsticks from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick – the packaging is gorgeous!

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks from the Dior Care & Dare Collection for Summer 2017

My Picks – Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks

Well, to say that soft pink is a shade you won’t find anywhere else would be a lie. Still, it’s a great rosy pink that us, girls with olive-medium complexion, should be thankful for. I love the shade and I’m sure it would look fantastic on most skin tones.

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick in shade Soft Pink from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick in shade Soft Pink

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick in shade Soft Pink from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Another look at Soft Pink

Pure Peach is a coral really, so a peach which is leaning more pink than orange. On me, this one pulls more neutral and is less pigmented. It’s a softer shade, but I love how I can pop it on every day and compliment any make-up look.

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick in shade Pure Peach from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017

Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick in shade Pure Peach from the Dior Care & Dare Summer 2017 Collection

Let’s have a look at the two shades in context:

Dior Addict Soft Pink worn on lips, from the Dior Care & Dare Collection for summer 2017

Me wearing Dior Addict in Soft Pink

Dior Addict Pure Peach worn on lips, from the Dior Care & Dare Collection for summer 2017

And that’s Pure Peach

All Dior Addict Lipsticks are very moisturising and these are no exception. They may feel light on my lips but they provide tons of care and make them feel soft. My dry lips are ever so thankful for such formulations. Containing nourishing oils and vitamin E, Dior Addict lipsticks combine the properties of a balm with the effect of a luminous, relatively sheer lipstick. Highly recommended!

DIOR CARE & DARE SUMMER 2017 – Dior vernis (£19,50)

Last but not least, I picked one out of the three nail varnishes released by Dior for Summer 2017. Those who know me wouldn’t be surprised that it had to be the white one,  002 Optic White.

Optic White is not your regular white… it contains very fine micro shimmer and as such it gives nails such luminosity! I bet it will be amazing under the sun in the summer and I can already imagine the glow that’ll peak through the drops of sea water. Dreaming of sea water and sun and the beach now… mmm!

Dior Care & Dare Vernis Optic White close up

Dior Care & Dare Le Vernis – 002 Optic White

If you haven’t checked out the Dior Vernis in general, you should really give it a chance. It’s fantastic and the formulation is super long-lasting. I love the top coat as well, as it can make any nail varnish last a good 6 days on my nails! Optic white is great quality although I’d love to test it when my nails are a bit longer too and see how it lasts then.

Dior Care & Dare Vernis in Optic White on my nails close up

Optic White – two coats, no top coat

the look i achieved – fotd

All in all, I am very happy with my purchases. This is a collection that wasn’t what I would expect from Dior in its entirety, however, I can vouch for the products I purchased. The highlighter, lipsticks and nail varnishes (whatever shade you go for), are worth the price point and to form part of your collection. This is the look I wore on my birthday:

Dior Care & Dare FOTD close up

Wearing my Dior Care & Dare picks

Any glow you see on my face is thanks to the Dior Nude Air Luminizer which managed to brighten a mostly dull day, weather-wise (the bit of sun in the photo was the exception!). To add to the glow, I have Soft Pink on my lips. As for the rest of the look, my foundation is just my moisturiser mixed with the Clinique BIY Pigment i n 115 (review here) and I created a golden eye look with a pop of colour with a purple liner (yes, you guessed right, it’s again the Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner, reviewed here). I posted the eye look on Instagram and you guys seemed to like it a lot, so thanks for your lovely comments! My bronzer is the limited edition Marc Jacobs Coconut Bronzer in Tan-Tastic (reviewed here) and my mascara is Le Volume by Chanel.

final thoughts

Happy with my picks! Much as I found some of this Dior Care & Dare Collection to not meet my expectations, I’m so glad I picked up the right items for me.

The Dior Care & Dare Collection is limited edition for summer 2017 and is now available at your local Dior counter. You can have a look at the entire collection on the official Dior website.

Are you eyeing anything from this collection?

Have a lovely rest of the week my beauties and I’ll speak to you soon.





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  1. dora April 24, 2017

    The soft pink lipstick looks so gorgeous on you! I also love the idea of white nail polish for summer. I need to give the Dior nail polish a go for sure.

  2. LindaLibraLoca April 24, 2017

    I don’t think it is possible to live in the UK and not moan about the weather. It is tradition! At least to my understanding of the British culture, that is.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted…Dior Diorskin Perfect Cushion Foundation – Skin type changing

    • rougenapples April 24, 2017 — Post Author

      Oh my God, Anne, you made me realise I’m becoming British ;)!! Hope you had a nice start to your week lovely! x

  3. menia April 24, 2017

    I love pink lipstick!!! i love Dior!!!

  4. Shireen L. Platt April 24, 2017

    This collection looks so pretty but I probably will not get anything because I don’t find it to be anything special. The one that I like the most is the liquid highlighter but gosh, I really need to stop buying highlighters! LOL!

    • rougenapples April 29, 2017 — Post Author

      I can’t stop getting highlighters either. This one has become one of my faves, but I admit, I cannot resist a golden highlight!

  5. Amy April 25, 2017

    I love the sound of the liquid highlighter, especially since it does good for the skin whilst there, win win! – Amy
    Amy recently posted…Beauty Industry Books I’ve Read Lately Including Cat Marnell – How To Murder Your Life

  6. Nina April 25, 2017

    These lipstsicks are both so beautiufl shades, loved the nail polish too, I love Dior Vernis collection.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  7. Vanessa April 26, 2017

    The nude air luminizer looks amazing!

    Vanessa x |
    Vanessa recently posted…My Spring Beauty Wishlist

  8. Kay April 27, 2017

    Such a wonderful post, darling, and I love your writing style! It’s very conversational and easy to read. 🙂 I haven’t had much luck with Dior makeup myself (I think a lot of it just doesn’t work on my oily skin!), but I do absolutely loooove their lipsticks. The Dior Addict range is amongst my all-time favourites! Love the look of this collection, thank you for sharing! Hope you’re having a fab week so far. xoxo


    • rougenapples April 29, 2017 — Post Author

      Hello gorgeous! Thanks so much for the lovely comment, you made me a happy bunny and the love is mutual! I know what you’re saying about Dior, I too feel it needs a bit of revamping in certain product ranges but the lippies are top quality! Have a great weekend!

  9. Pranita April 27, 2017

    I absolutely love Dior addict in soft pink on you! And I do agree, the luminizer bottle looks so luxurious! Have a great week ahead!


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