Mario and Luigi, BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z, Orgasm and Laguna… I love duos, both in my daily life and my makeup bag.
Take two awesome things and put them together, and sometimes you get awesomeness even greater than the sum of its parts!
My makeup bag is bursting with duos. They’re just so practical and convenient. Does this go with that? Oh, sure it does, because it’s a duo! They make me less likely to go orange alert/shank strangers and give me more time to tackle more important things, like whether to indulge Tabs by playing Ridin’ Dirty again.
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When Dior’s $56 Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow flitted onto shelves with the summer 2013 Bird of Paradise collection, my heart fluttered.
With a warm, golden tan bronzer on one side and a bright coral blush on the other, it’s got the goods to create sun-kissed skin and radiant cheeks.
And since the bronzer and blush sides are further divided into lighter and darker shades (or “harmonies,” as Dior likes to call ’em), which can be worn separately or mixed together, you can adjust the effect depending on your skin tone or tan.
It reminds me of the NARS Orgasm Laguna Duo (which I love), but I think Dior’s version isn’t quite as glittery and has more of a sheen to it than a shimmer. I also think it’s easier to blend.
Thankfully, the bronzers and blushes don’t appear heavy, either, as the powders seamlessly sink into my skin, and when I build them up in layers for more intensity, they don’t end up looking like cake.
So beautiful paired with bold summery gold or teal eyes…or even with just a couple layers of mascara and a slick of gloss.
PRICE: $56 for a 0.33-ounce pan
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dior counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Someone’s out of it…
Could you please pass the coffee mug, babe? Thank you sooooo much. I’m a little out of it this morning because I stayed up too late watching TV last night.
On a school night! I know, I’m bad.
I got home late from a bareMinerals launch party in the city for their new line of Moxie lipsticks, glosses and lip liners.
Info and pics from the launch coming up…
In other news, how are you? I miss ya.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,