For months now I’ve been reading about the Diorskin Ultra-Shimmering All Over Face Powder in Rose Diamond and how fantastic it is. Initially it was very easy to put my desire for it aside as I already have quite a sizeable collection of highlighters. However, when I actually tested the product and saw the quality of the highlighter for myself, I had to have it.
This highlighter is not greasy or glittery, but instead imparts a very flattering glow to the skin. If you are very fair like me, you’ll also find that this product functions as a very pretty blush too. As the colours are separated into five bars, you can choose to use just the lighter or darker shades, or swirl your brush through all of them. When swirled together and applied to my cheeks and cheekbones, at first I thought this highlighter didn’t really do much for my skin. However, on stepping back from the mirror I could see immediately how this product added dimension, colour, and the much coveted ‘glow-from-within’ to my skin. In sunlight Rose Diamond has a gorgeous pinky-lilac reflect that makes my skin look very healthy indeed. It’s also like nothing else I have in my collection.
For added colour, you can also apply this product underneath or on top of a blush (NARS Deep Throat or Chanel’s Rose Bronze applied to the apples of the cheeks are good options). You could probably use the lighter sections as an ‘All Over Face Powder’ to highlight forehead, nose, and chin, but given my combination skin I come with my own natural shine. I do, however, use this highlighter just under my brows which unifies my makeup really well. The colours in Rose Diamond also work really well as eyeshadows.
I do feel that the ‘Ultra-Shimmering’ name of this product is a little misleading though. Ultra-Shimmering calls to mind a MAC MSF, but this finely-milled powder imparts a very natural, never greasy, never glittery finish which would flatter every complexion. I do find that I need to reapply mid-afternoon, but with a product as beautiful as this it’s quite a joy to do so.
I bought my Ultra-Shimmering All Over Face Powder in Rose Diamond from Strawberrynet.com for AUD $52, but they are currently sold out. I find that this product is frequently sold out at Dior counters too, so Ebay is a useful alternative if you’ve been trying to track down this product for some time. Currently ultimate-beaut-e-store is selling Ultra-Shimmering All Over Face Powder in Rose Diamond 001 for £29.00 (AUD $48.16) plus £9.00 (AUD $14.95) shipping.