Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora ($46 #001), has been reviewed by Cafe Makeup here and here. As you’ll recall, this is a gorgeously textured Summer 2011 bronzer that has a touch of pinky peach.
We had many requests to see this bronzer applied, so this weekend Liz was kind enough to do a few pictures. She applied Dior Aurora all over the face using the large, soft Chanel Flat Powder Brush (reviewed here). She swept the brush in a downward motion, to mimic the way that the light hits the face from the sun. She then took a small-headed MAC 165 brush, and applied Dior Aurora in a more concentrated way on her cheeks, parts of her forehead and a bit on her chin. Liz is not wearing any blush or highlighter. The only color you see over her foundation is Dior Aurora.
Liz is wearing Dior Aurora over Chanel Lift Lumiere foundation in Intensity 1.0 Ivoire, together with Chanel Rouge Coco Magnolia lipstick (reviewed here) topped with Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Imaginaire (reviewed here). She’s wearing the white and pink shades from Chanel’s Ombres Perlees eyeshadow palette (reviewed here). Just for fun, Liz added a touch of MAC Reflects Gold as a wash over the eyeshadow for a little added sparkle.
We both enjoy Dior Aurora for use on the face, because the little touch of pinky peach and glow. Dior Aurora is a glowy bronzer–that is, the skin seems to pick up a luminous look where the light hits. It eliminates the need to add a blush and/or highlighter, and so it’s a very convenient way to get a very natural summer look. Particularly in the very top picture, you can see that the little bit of color gives the impression of lightly sun-touched skin, without the incurring any damage of actual sun exposure.
Here’s a quick comparison of Dior’s Aurora and Guerlain’s Terra Inca (reviewed here)–which do you prefer?