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It’s April, and there is still snow on the ground thanks to some craptastic weather yesterday, so it seem strange to already be talking about Summer 2018 beauty collections but it’s happening ladies! Get ready for the bright and bronzed shades of summer. The Dior Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection is full of those classic summer hues that will have you anxiously anticipating the sun, sand, and heat.
The collection includes two Dior 5 Couleur Eye Shadow Palettes ($63 US/$73 CAD). There is a a cool blue quint called Cool Down and a warm brown quint called Heat Up. The palettes feature a beautiful wave pattern embossment that captures the feeling of this collection perfectly.
Cool Down is a beautiful blue palette that has both and icy and oceanic feel. If you love blues I think you will adore this palette. With shades of turquoise, pastel blue, midnight blue, and cool greys it is a beautiful contrast to summer bronzed skin.
Heat Up features sunny warm tones of gold, coral, champagne, copper, and brown. It is a beautiful neutral palette with a hot pop of colour.
The pigmentation on the shadows is really nice with the exception of the top right shade in each palette which is more of a sheer wash of shimmer. This is intentional though on Dior’s part. I’m not a big fan of this type of shadow personally but they do have their place.
The collection includes three Dior Diorshow Cooling Stick ($25 US/$41 CAD). Shown are 001 Bronze Wave and 003 Fresh Pink. Also available is 002 Gold Splash. These cooling sticks feel incredible on the eyes. They really do give a fresh cooling feeling on application. These waterproof cream shadow sticks offer a wet-effect shine and also make a beautiful eyeshadow base.
For lips there are four new shades of Dior Addict Lip Tattoo ($31 US/$37 CAD). This formula is really cool. It has a weightless watery feel and is a long wearing lip stain. The tint is such a nice lightweight way to wear lip colour and they have delicious scents. The new shades are vibrant and perfect for summer. Shown are Watermelon and Litchi. Also available are Orange and Cranberry.
The Dior Addict Lipstick ($38 US/$44 CAD) is one of my fave formulas. It is as comfortable as a lip balm thanks to it’s hydra-gel core. 411 Nude Chill is a gorgeous glossy nude. Loving this one so much! 040 White Splash is a clear version with mint extract and icy blue iridescent shimmer that gives lips a beautiful plumping effect.
There are three new shades of Dior Vernis ($28 US/$34 CAD) in the collection. Shown are 431 Pow, which is a vibrant orange with ultra fine pearly shimmer to catch the sun, and 404 Splash which is a bright pool blue cream. I already know these are both going to be on heavy rotation this summer!
The collection also includes four shades of Diorskin Mineral Nude Bronze Powder (not shown). All products in this collection are limited edition with the exception of the Mineral Nude Bronzers.