It always saddens me to post a review of an ephemeral product that sells out before I can do the review. In this case, it is my sad duty to report that Dior Icone ($21 / #862) appears to have disappeared from the U.S. site. Part of a three-red set called Les Rouges, Icone was the most complex and interesting. I’m going to post this nonetheless because I suspect that there may be a few bottles still in some boutiques and international locations. It is my understanding that Dior Icone was not distributed through U.S. department stores or Sephora.
Dior Icone is a chameleon shade, meaning that it changes dramatically under different light. A traditional indoor light or outdoors in shade reveals a rich, deep vampy red. But in full sunlight, multicolored sparkles of red and violet begin to dance in a red jelly finish. In other words, Dior Icone is enchanted. Here it is in full sun with flash:
Here, you can see that the nails that are falling into shade are beginning to look quite dark.
Here are some comparisons of Dior Icone with Zoya Blair, Rescue Beauty Lounge Film Noir, Rescue Beauty Lounge Au Chocolate, Chanel Feu de Russie, Chanel Madness, Chanel Metal Garnet, Chanel Strong, Chanel Rouge Noir (euro), Chanel Vertigo and OPI Bogota Blackberry with flash (click to enlarge):
Another, outside with flash (click to enlarge):
Overall, a very unusual and pretty shade. As with many of the speciality releases, it was gone before we could blink. You can see The Beauty Look’s reviews of all three Dior Les Rouges here.