I can't even remember how long I withheld myself from purchasing this gorgeous highlighter, all I remember is that I first saw it on my dear friend Obsessed Makeup Addict's lovely blog back in the day and have been lusting over it since then! It's kind of hard to bring yourself to shell out dough ($48 eeek!) for a highlighter because it's just a highlighter for crying out loud! But if you are anything like me and love to highlight your face daily and you want a high quality product which will make you glow beautifully then this product is well worth the money...and the hype!
This is my first Dior beauty purchase ever! Last time I felt this luxurious about a beauty product was when I purchased my first YSL lipstick! I had the same experience with this Dior product. The packaging alone makes the whole experience grand. I know I sound cheesy but it's true! So, as you can see in the above pictures, this multi-purpose product comes in this navy blue glossy packaging with silver lettering which nests in a black felt pouch. I think the little pouch is a nice touch however I don't think it's that practical. It also collects dust like I've never seen before, so I won't be using it much.
The sleek, blackened navy blue compact has Dior embossed in silver in addition to holographic CD in a lighter blue shade right under it which looks amazing!
There are a total of five finely-milled shades that include (left-right) a thin stripe of cream, wider section of champagne, thin stripe of coppery-bronze, and wider sections of both peachy-champagne and light gold. The texture is very smooth and they apply on skin very smoothly. I swipe my brush through all of them for my cheekbones and I love using cream and champagne colors on inner corners of my eyes . Cream alone makes a really good brow bone highlighter! If you want to highlight more areas, another one is the cupid's bow (which I don't highlight necessarily) which was a tip from the Dior make-up artist who applied this all over my face! All of these shades can also be used as eye shadows.
One thing I don't like about highlighters in general that they are impossible to take decent photos of. These photos do not do this product justice! If you are searching for something shimmery for your cheekbones definitely go and check out this beauty in person!
Amber Diamond looks especially gorgeous on cheek bones in my opinion, it may be due to the fact that I don't have anything quite like it but I do have highlight colors for my brow bone already. It's nothing reminiscent of MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes, which are usually on the chunkier side. I personally do not like that much shimmer/glitter on myself. Amber Diamond provides just the right and subtle amount of glow without empowering your entire face. The pigmentation of all five shades are amazing as you can see in my swatches. I'm happy to finally own this amazing product and will definitely be repurchasing it when the time comes. My 'guesstimate' is that, it won't be for another year or so. It looks like it will last a long time!
Do you own Amber Diamond? What is your favorite highlighter?