Quick Review and Swatches: Skyline Dior Fall Makeup Collection 2016

I don’t seem to see much hype on the Dior Fall collection this year. I see some Instagram pictures here and there, and reviews are far and few between. That said, I just want to give you guys a quick run down on the things I have. You have already seen the mono eye shadow and nail colour in Obscure that are released in conjunction with this collection, so let’s go through the other products.



Dior Fall 2016 Skyline



It is going to be picture heavy, and that’s the reason I will keep it short and sweet. First up is the eye palette. It is 806 Capital of Lights (RM265) and the detailing is so pretty. The pattern is reminiscent of the structure of the Eiffel Tower and it is so delicate that a swipe from the brush will move the design. I was hesitant to use this palette, but I braced myself for the initial pain, and I was not disappointed by the quality of the shadow either. They are all smooth and pigmented, with no frost or glitter.



Dior eye palette 806 Capital of Light



Next up is the highlighting powder. This is the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder (RM248) in 001. Again, intricate in design, but aesthetics wise, I do prefer the previous Spring edition.



Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder 001

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I swatched these 2 side by side, and they look pretty much the same. Unless you’re a collector, you’ll probably only need either one of these. Here are the swatches of the powder products. You’d also notice the stain from the eye liner on my arm. All of Dior’s Proliners (RM94) are amazingly pigmented. A touch of the liner on my lash line will give me intense colour. To remove, an oil based remover is a must.



swatch powder

Dior brow chalk



One thing I don’t get from this collection is the brow chalk (RM98). It is quite big and chunky, nearly 5 times the size of the Proliner! It is impossible to fill in my brows straight from this brow chalk! So what I do is I use a separate brush to pick up the product, and then fill in my brows like I would a brow gel. The texture of this brow chalk is like dry wax, and it does stay on very well. I have no complaints about the performance, but the shape of the chalk is weird. Way too big!



Diorblush Light & Contour Medium



Another new product from Dior is this duo stick (Diorblush Light & Contour RM182). One side is the highlighter and the other side is for contouring. I have the shade 002 Medium and it’s a tad bit too dark for me. The highlighter side is not light enough, and a little peachy while the contour is quite warm and creamy. So on my skin tone, the contour is best used as a bronzer while the highlighter to be used on top of a blush for a subtle glow. Both light and sculpt blend easily but due to the creaminess, those with oily skin will definitely want to finish off with powder. Again, if it is a little more dainty, it would offer more precision.



Dior Fall lips



As usual, Dior always releases lip products with their seasonal collections. There are 4 Dior Addict lipsticks (RM115) and 4 Dior Addict Ultra-glosses (RM113) for you to choose from and Dior lip products have not disappointed me before. Here are the swatches.



swatch creams



I will create a look using these products for my Sunday’s post so stay tuned. It’s way too picture heavy as it is, so I’ll leave it at that. Did anything capture your attention?



xoxo Lily



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  • Sensational 777 looks, uh, sensational!! Such a juicy color! Thank you so much for swatching both highlighters. I agree the Spring one looks prettier, but since I didn’t get it I could go for the Fall one. Does the Fall highlighter have the same soft “gelée” type of soft surface or is it more like a traditional powder?

    • Lily

      Hi Laura, they’re traditional powders 🙂 They don’t kick up powders when you pick it up with a brush though.

  • Looks really pretty everything! I didn’t care for the pro-liners when I got to try them though. No blush?! Hahaha, always a blush fiend I am! And yeah, there hasn’t been a lot of hype this time. I think it’s because everything Dior releases is just the same old same lately. Although, I guess that contour stick thing is different for them, but I’ve seen other companies come out with similar things awhile ago.

    • Lily

      I think the more makeup we see, the more ‘same old’ they become! I would have liked for that stick duo to be a highlighter and a blush instead of a contour though, come to think of it 🙂

  • There are so many that captured my attention in this post! The light and contour duo, the eyeshadow palette, Glamorous 579…the list goes on and on.

    • Lily

      I feel that way about Chanel Fall actually. Those reds get me!

  • Emma Bovary

    Some pretty products, it’s been a while since I’ve bought from a Dior collection, the pink lip gloss looks quite sweet but reminds me of the pink I bought from Dior a year or two ago? I think I want to check out the eye palettes but may end up just getting a permanent one next – I adore my Fairy Golds palette that I bring out every festive season, I need a neutral workhorse like that!

    • Lily

      Hi Emma, I think the pink here is more opaque than their older glosses. Fairy Golds is so pretty! You just reminded me of this palette. I’m going to bring it out tomorrow to wear 🙂

  • lucinda veen

    These are all pretty, but it’s weird: I’ve never seen anything from Dior that made me do more than say “hmm, pretty” and move on. I wonder why that is…

    • Lily

      That’s perfectly normal Lucinda. I feel the same way about many brands. LOL!

  • Heeeeeeeey I don’t think we get that polish, lol! The only things I care about from Dior collections these days are polish and gloss 😛 But they’re getting really pricey! I swear their polish goes up a $1 every year. >_>

    • Lily

      All brands here increase their prices every year. It’s ridiculous!

  • i’m curious about those contour sticks too… but they all looked much too dark for me even the lightest one. And yes that brow chalk i don’t understand at all…. waiting for your sunday makeup look!

    • Lily

      I posted that look last week 🙂 The brow chalk worked fine with a brush though… I mean, they could’ve designed it in a pot. I don’t understand why they made it HUGE. LOL!