Monday, October 29, 2012

Dior Amber Diamond // Swatch, Photo, Review

The famous Dior Amber Diamond highlighter is spoken of quite often in the beauty world, but it was only when I heard that it was being discontinuted that I decided to bring it into my collection. A golden peachy sort of champagne highlighter, I find this to be a well used weapon in my makeup arsenal.
 Packaging, whether it should or not, makes a difference when it comes to my love for a cosmetic product. If a highlighter comes in flimsy packaging and isn't appealing to the eye, I admit that I would find it harder to love. Luckily, Amber Diamond is packaged beautifully in a sturdy navy blue compact, marked with Dior logos, and comes tucked nicely in a velvet sleeve.
 Though I am at the very fair end of the complexion scale, the tan section in this highlighter isn't too dark for me, though I do tend to wear this when I have a bit of bronzer on as I find it goes well with it. Like the Bobbi Brown shimmer strips you can lean towards certain colours as they are separated within the compact. From what I understand, however, the Dior offering is less frosty on the skin than BB's.
 My favourite way to apply this is with a Real Techniques Contour Brush (which comes in the core collection) and I use it along my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and sometimes on my cupids bow if I'm really taking my time doing my makeup. It leaves a soft and diffused sort of finish on the skin, and when I know I'll be photographed I use it because I know it makes me look glowy and healthy.
 As I mentioned earlier, from what I understand the Dior Amber Diamond highlighter has been discontinued in some countries, so if it is something you're interested in I would hop down to your local counter, or try any online Dior sources you know of.
I am really happy to have this in my collection, I've seen this in the HG status of many prolific bloggers and though I have a plethora of highlighters, this is one of my favourites.
Have you tried Amber Diamond?
How important is packaging to you?

*I purchased this item with my own money. Honesty, always.


  1. I have Rose Diamond and I love it, I bet Amber Diamond will look amazing with a brown smokey eye in fall x

  2. lovely ..looks really pretty .. I was hoping to pick this up from US on my trip in Nov.. Is it already discontinued ? :(

  3. This looks so pretty in the compact. Can't wait to see you wear it!

  4. I was so drawn to this when I first started reading blogs and watching YouTube, but in person all that shimmer just scared me. :) I'm glad you have it and the luxurious feeling of owning a tiny slice of Dior can be something really nice we can indulge in once in a while!

  5. I'm a dior addict.. I have to confess. Anything like that would entice me big time.

  6. I bought this because I heard it was getting discontinued as well! Then I read they were changing their minds because of customer complaints! Crazy eh? Glad your enjoying yours! I haven't had much time to play around with mine yet ;)

  7. Oh my favourite, this is so amazing! I'm glad you love it too!

  8. I've read countless rave reviews of this product - good for you getting it!!

  9. I really want this! The packaging is stunning :D
    New follower here!

  10. I love this highlighter too. Shame its getting discontinued, why do companies do that to their more popular products?


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