Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face & Cheek Powder

March 9, 2016

I hate showing things that you can’t easily access, and in fact I wavered on this one, and by the time I decided to check it out in person, it was already sold out in some stores.  In fact, I was determined to skip it, but thanks to an Instagram friend who sent me on a mystical quest in search for one of these for her, my stone-cold heart melted the moment I laid eyes on it.  The pretty pink ribbons helped a lot of course, and the pretty design…. but ultimately it was those shimmery-a-dinky-dink that caught my eye!  So, not a whole lot of words today, but just take some time to admire this beauty – Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face & Cheek Powder!

Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face & Cheek Powder

As you must know by now, Dior (and Chanel) typically releases 2 makeup collections each Spring, 1 for the global market, and another alongside their brightening skincare range targeting mainly the Asian market.  This year, Dior has released this perfectly beautiful unicorn that is a dual illuminating face powder and blusher called Diorsnow Cherry Bloom – Rosy Glow Face & Cheek Powder.

Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face Cheek Powder closeup

I was undecided if I should actually review this initially, what is the point in sharing something that couldn’t be bought?  And a part of myself didn’t believe I would actually like it enough to want to spend time elucidating it in words.  So I took brush and put it to pan, before I took any photos other than the first one at the top, and then it was history.  I mean, literally, the Dior words and parts of the cherry bloom design are swept off.  But it also convinced me that if you ever get the chance, just grab and go.  Do not stop, do not think, just do yourself a favor and buy it!

And for those who have been asking me for it on Instagram, here are the swatches:

Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face & Cheek Powder swatches

Swatching from top to bottom, left to right:-

Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face Cheek Powder closeup

Another off-focused shot taken under low-light to show you the shimmers….

Looking back, Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Rosy Glow Face & Cheek Powder first reminded me of the Diorsnow Fresh Cheeks Glowing Colour Blush from Spring 2014 [reviewed here], but looking at the 2 now, they are completely different.  Cherry Bloom is much more pigmented, in fact, can be too much if I am not careful with my application.  And of course, I’m loving the inclusion of a highlighter strip and possibility of a face powder as well.  This makes the entire palette one that will be rather handy for toting around for multiple points of touchups.  Of course, I have a good feeling I will be putting this away into the museum for safe-keeping after this.  Which will be a pity because it really is quite fabulous on the face!

Diorsnow Cherry Bloom Face & Cheek Powder LOTD

A complete makeup look to show you how Diorsnow Cherry Bloom looks on me – cheeks and high points of the face.  Eyes feature Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Lilac Dream (full review coming soon), and lips were dressed in Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Light Rose [reviewed here].

What do you think?  Is this something you will be having sleepless nights over, or have you already a few of these locked away safely in your own little (burgeoning) makeup museum?

xo Linda