Dior Paradise Duo Pink Glow: Brief Review and some Comparisons

Dior Birds Of Paradise Collection has given me a lot of temptations, and the star product Paradise Duo is the one I’ve been drooling over. In Malaysia, we only carry 001 Pink Glow, and I was so lucky to be sent one before I nearly made my purchase. I won’t drag it on, but I’ll tell you now that this is totally AWESOME! If you haven’t bought it, GO NOW before it’s gone forever. It’s limited edition after all.

 

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Paradise Duo, be it Pink Glow or Coral Glow has been blogged about everywhere. I won’t talk about it too much or in depth, because chances are, you already know about it. Pink Glow comes with a mini kabuki brush that is soft against the skin. However, it does kick up a bit of powder, so if you’re wearing black, you might want to be careful. I guess a little blow will get most off, just don’t rub or dust it off. LOL!

 

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Isn’t it gorgeous? I love to use my MakeupShow blush brush to apply this. It doesn’t kick up as much powder as the mini kabuki brush, but the kabuki does blend out the blush very beautifully. Do refer swatches below. Against my skin tone, a mixture of both is a beautiful blend that looks coral. Alone, the bronzer is very light and subtle. Great for those who aren’t into the tanned or bronzed look, or for those with very fair skin. The pink is rosy on me, and when blended, it gives a very subtle hint of pink. Not overdone at all.

 

swatch

 

I don’t have many bronzers, but I thought I’d show you some comparisons. Of the four, it is as sheer as Dior Aurora, but Aurora is clearly warmer. On its own, Pink Glow bronzer looks like a natural warm blush. It doesn’t have any noticeable shimmers, and picture below is taken with flash, to show you how the light bounces (or not).

 

bronzer comparison

 

For the pink, I thought it was similar to NARS Deep Throat, but it’s not. In fact, it looks most similar to Dior Pink In Love blush. The swatch below is Pink In Love both shades blended. I’m sure I could get a really close match if I used more pink. I also added Dior Rosy Glow to show you how warm the Pink Glow is against the blue based Rosy Glow. Picture is taken in natural daylight.

 

pink comparison

 

So there you are. An idea of how Pink Glow measures up in terms of colour, depth and warmth. I think it’s a great addition to my blush family because while there are similar shades, they’re just not the same. Also, the powder is very finely milled, and when blended out on the cheeks, it gives a “shine from within” kinda glow. You have to try it to believe it.

In short, I really have nothing bad to say about this. You know I will if there are. I’ve given you a few negative reviews in my short 2 years blogging life. RM198 for a bronzer AND blush which gives you a few ways of wearing it? I think it’s worth it. *LOVES*

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • I love this thing SO MUCH. It’s awesome.

    • It IS awesome 🙂 It’s been given so much love everywhere.

  • Laura

    Wow! The blush is absolutely beautiful! <3 Plus the mini kabuki is cute too, heheh.

    • You have to get it Laura. It’s gorgeous!

  • “Shine from within” LOL you are really not playing fair. I’d say that’s pretty accurate though, going by the swatches I’ve seen. Ugh, such a pretty color and the formula sounds divine.

    • Other than the fact that it kicks up a bit of powder, everything about the formula is great. If I remember correctly, you don’t wear blush, do you?

  • Liz

    Haha, you too now! I saw it in person and got over the lemming. I swear, this looks prettier on blogs than it does in real life.

    • YES me too! It might not look like heaven sent in the pan, but you really have to try it on your cheeks. *nudge nudge*

      • try it on cheeks you say? Ok i’ll do that next time haha, cause i agree with liz, it looks much prettier on blogs than it does in person. I was all set to buy one with a gift card even!

        • LOL! The power of bloggers eh? Making something look so much prettier in photos? I still love it though 🙂

  • Haha there’s really nothing to dislike about this one (and Coral Glow)! So so glad Dior included a good blush in this collection. For some reason many luxury brands didn’t!

    • I saw a lot of beautiful bronzers, but I’m glad Dior came up with an awesome blush. I’m really happy with this one 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-up

    <3 I almost wish there was something negative to say about it, haha. Then again, its sheer perfection is a great excuse for indulging on it, mwahaha.

    • I know right? It’s like a guilty pleasure because we so don’t need it 🙂

  • Charlotte

    Ahhhhh I’m eyeing the Coral Glow though! Might grab it when I head to HK in a few weeks time! <3

    • I hope it’ll still be available in Hong Kong 🙂

  • I love mine so much (Coral Glow) I could sleep with it! Now I’m tempted to get Pink Glow! 🙂

    • Well well well, GO AHEAD! Don’t let me stop you. LOL!

  • Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I loove my Coral Glow–couldn’t be happier with it! 🙂

    • I would’ve wanted Coral Glow too but it’s not available here. I’m happy with Pink Glow too!

  • Noooo, you too? Hahahaha. *closes eyes and walks away* *walks into a wall*

    • HAHAHA! I know… I got sucked in too. But it’s really good 🙂

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    Love the comparison photos! I think this is pretty but I definitely have similar blushes. I can see why people love it though – I think pinky bronzy tones are just so universally flattering!

    • Universally flattering they are! And I’m glad you liked the comparison photos.

  • I was thinking that I don’t like how this one looks one bit, and then looked at the swatches and decided Pink Glow was absolutely the prettiest shade of the bunch. I’m secretly hoping I’ll find this one at 50% off in one of the sales baskets in July.. It has happened before!!

    • You get limited edition items in sales baskets??? OK, I am officially jealous!

  • Great! It’s the bronzer/blush that got me excited enough to try anything with a bronzer, lol ^^. I really love the versatility of the powder, you can make it bright, warmer, softer, stronger, it’s amazing!

    • I know what you mean. It’s like you can customize it, whether to make it more pink or more coral. I love it!