Dior Cristal Collection Summer 2009: A Few Swatches and Product Pictures

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dior cristal collection electric lights palette

‘Sup, pretties! Here’s a peek at three products from Dior’s upcoming Cristal Collection, which arrives at Dior counters in May — Electric Lights eyeshadow palette ($56), Coral Riviera blush ($42) and Addict High Shine lipstick in Artist Pink ($26).


dior cristal collection coral riviera blush product shot

These blues, corals and pinks get me so excited that my mind feels like it’s going a zillion miles a minute. I have no choice but to spew with a list!

  • The Electric Lights eyeshadow palette is giving me hella good MAC Cool Heat flashbacks. The shimmery purplish blue shadow in center? Instant love!
  • Coral Rivera blush, a shimmery gold coral, is already available for purchase on the Nordstrom website. It bears a striking resemblance to one of my favorite Nars blushes, Torrid.
  • Right after I applied Artist Pink lipstick on my lips I did a little jig in my living room, fo’ reals! It has the cutest tiny flecks of pink and gold glitter.

dior cristal collection artist pink addict high shine lipstick lip swatch

This Dior-inspired conniption may cause me to spontaneously combust in front of my computer! If that happens, please remember that I loved you all as much as I loved concealer.

dior cristal collection electric lights palette swatches with flash
Electric Lights eyeshadow palette swatches with flash

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Electric Lights eyeshadow palette swatches without flash

dior cristal collection coral riviera blush swatch with flash
Coral Riviera blush swatch with flash

dior cristal collection coral riviera blush swatch no flash
Coral Riviera blush swatch without flash

dior cristal collection artist pink addict high shine lipstick swatch no flash
Artist Pink High Shine Addict Lipstick swatch without flash

dior cristal collection summer 2009 swatches all with flash
Electric Lights, Coral Riviera and Artist Pink swatches with flash

dior cristal collection summer 2009 swatches all no flash
Electric Lights, Coral Riviera and Artist Pink swatches without flash

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Electric Lights

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Coral Riviera


dior cristal collection artist pink addict high shine lipstick case
Artist Pink

I’ll planning to whip up a look with these babies this weekend. πŸ™‚

What do you think of these colors for summer? Yes, no, maybe so?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Cish says:

    gosh, these are gorgeous! too bad they’re gonna end up costing a little fortune when they’ll finally be up for sale in Europe πŸ™

  2. Bj says:

    Okay WOW, im practically druling at these. They look so fab! Ive been wanting a blue palette really bad, and this looks fabulous! and the blush, oh the blush, i die

    • Karen says:

      Hi BJ,

      I went nuts when I saw the blush, too. The pattern is so pretty! It broke my heart to dig into it.

      Have you ever tried NARS Torrid? It’s kinda similar.

  3. tali says:

    Ohh ouch my wallet hurts looking at the riviera blush (and the word riviera makes me think of home so i automatically want to buy it) lol

    I like the shadows but i know myself.. i tend to use warm hues and only bright liners very sparingly. Id never use it but i would look at it

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tali,

      LOL, I’m the same way about makeup names. Like, if the name of a lipstick or eyeshadow something makes me laugh or reminds me of San Francisco I will probably want to buy it!

  4. Heidi says:

    The shadows are pretty without being scary 80’s blue. Today, I went to costco with my mom and found a pot of MAC eyeshadow for FIVE BUCKS!!! The shade is called ‘newly minted’ and is a matte green/turquoise. I’m taking risks with my makeup now. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Oh yah, I like that one. It’s from last year’s Matte2 release. πŸ™‚ Wow, you really can’t beat $5 MAC eyeshadow!

      That’s great that you’re taking more risks with your makeup! I bet it would look really pretty on the lid…

  5. Christina says:

    LOVE the lip color!

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  6. molly says:

    i think i’d rather hang that blush on my wall than put it on my face! it’s gorgeous. and i’m in love with that deep indigo shadow, fabulouss!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Molly,

      It nearly broke my heart to ruin the pattern on the blush, sigh!

      The deep indigo shade is definitely one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks colors. πŸ™‚

  7. EEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE that purple shadow!!!! And Artist Pink is really nice too!

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  8. Arianne says:

    I’m with Vampy Varnish. I love the purple! Know any single eyeshadow like it?

    Arianne´s last blog post..My Makeover.

  9. Liz says:

    When are they available for sale (other than the blush)? Can’t wait.

  10. Karen B says:

    those compacts are GORGEOUS!
    I’ll just wait a bit and if I still like them then…

  11. ParisB says:

    I’ve been dying to get my paws on this collection too! I can’t decide if I want Coral Riviera or Rose Brazilia – have you see the rose one? I like Torrid so I reckon I’d like Coral Riviera. Any thoughts Karen?

    ParisB´s last blog post..Preview: Dior Summer Collection 2009

    • Karen says:

      Hi ParisB,

      I haven’t seen Rose Brazilia yet. As for Torrid and Coral Riviera, Torrid is more of a red-coral, while Coral Riviera is more of a peachy coral. The gold in Coral Riviera is more a shimmer, while in Torrid it comes through as small glitter flecks. For a brighter cheek, I’d go with Torrid, but for more of a shimmery glow I’d go with Coral Riviera. Lemme know if you have any more questions… I hope this helps!

  12. mishel says:

    shut ur mouth, how cute are those eyeshadow colours! ahhh!

  13. rasilla says:

    im normally not a fan of blues (i just cant seem to rock it like i see other girls!) but the palette looks gorgeous!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rasilla,

      It’s a really pretty palette!

      I didn’t like to wear blues until recently. I’ve found that mixing them with warm browns (MAC Saddle, Soft Brown, Brown Script) makes them more wearable.

  14. Kailey says:

    I love the lip color and blush! If only I could wear blues like that :(. I can’t work them at all haha. Occasionally a navy liner or deep navy shadow in my crease(to make my eyes seem bigger/deeper) works but nothing beyond that. I stick to good ole warm colors.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kailey,

      Hmm, have you tried mixing blues with warmer browns? You might be able to work it if you lay down something like MAC Soft Brown on your lid or crease and then blend in the blues. πŸ™‚

  15. Michelle says:

    Wow love the blush.

  16. Catherine says:

    Oh wow – I’ve been looking for a pink like that, and I love the HS formula! Score! πŸ˜€

    Catherine´s last blog post..Celebration FOTN & Hello Kitty Watch!

  17. Fie says:

    That purple, I gotta have it! So pretty. I’ve never bought any Dior makeup before, only stole from my mom when she bought a few stuff aeons ago.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fie,

      The purple shade will take your breath way when you see it in person. Ha, if my mom bought Dior I’d probably steal it too. Oh wait — she does wear Dior Poison and I’m guilty of borrowing a spritz or two!

  18. Nadrah says:

    These products are gorgeous!!! Why do they have to be so expensive? I’m drooling all over the palette and blush. thanks for the swatches πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nadrah,

      Dior shadows are an arm and a leg but totally worth the splurge. The pigmentation is fab and you really do get a lot of product for the price. πŸ™‚

  19. tanya says:

    YESSSSS I adore all Dior products, and I can’t wait to try that lip color for myself! I also have the quad (but in the midnight colors) which I LOVE…this summer one may be a tad too bright for me but who knows…I’m easily swayed especially when I’m at the counter πŸ™‚ Thanks for the post, Karen!!

    tanya´s last blog post..a slight breeze, a carnival ride

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tanya,

      You’re welcome! If the colors in this one seem too bright you could just always keep it on the lid for a controlled pop o’ color.

      Isn’t Dior the best? I took out my Dior concealer this morning (it’s been a minute since I’ve used it) and maaaan it’s good stuff.

  20. jane says:

    the quad looks so pretty.. but most of the colors are too pale for me T_T that lipstick is very tempting though…

  21. Elissa says:

    I’ll pass, but I’m interested in seeing a FOTD with these on you.

  22. nikki says:

    I am almost exclusively a MAC girl….but this collection has my name ALL OVER IT!!!!!!! I need it NOW!!!!

  23. Faye says:

    Oh boy, that eye shadow palette is just too gorgeous to pass up. Despite the fact that I have a ton of blues already, and a ton of Dior quints. Oh well. I bow gracefully to my own powerlessness :).

    What’s the shade in the middle like, Karen? Is it a very matte blue?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Faye,

      LOL! I feel that way every single time I head to the makeup counter. πŸ™‚

      The middle shade is very shimmery, but more of a pearl rather than frost!

  24. Justine says:

    Electric Lights is officially going to be mine! I am loving Dior’s quints (still) and wanted to try blues since I didn’t buy the Twilight quint…

    Justine´s last blog post..Snapshot Thoughts

  25. Hi Karen, thank you for the pics! Very 80’es like, dontcha think?

    Have you seen some nice mauve color at the new Addict lipsticks? I am still looking for some lookalike of my discontinued YSL 31 Steel Pink, a gorgious color.

    http://www.mybeautyblog.de´s last blog post..HERMΓƒΛ†S Rose Ikebana

  26. Marisol says:

    Such great spring/summer colors. Look forward to the looks that you will do with these.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Sisterly Love

  27. Shefali says:

    Dizam!! That palette is GORGEOUS!

  28. Justine says:

    I am starting to buy the permanent quints, but as I wear neutrals, I like 609 Earth Reflections; Stylish Move is nice (pinks and purples) and I JUST bought 009 Sky Glow and 809 Pink Idol, so I will have to let you know!

    Justine´s last blog post..Snapshot Thoughts

  29. Julia says:

    This is the best Summer collection I’ve seen so far!

  30. Annalise says:

    ooooh, cant wait for Electric Lights:)

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