dior nude tan paradise duo

About two weeks ago I posted up a video showing my luxury makeup treats for the summer (link below) and there are a couple of products in particular that I wanted to pick out and review in more detail. Dior’s Nude Tan Paradise Duo is the first of these things. The standard, permanent Nude Tan powder in Sunlight is one of my all-time favourite powders – it’s subtle, easy to apply and long-lasting. (See it in my top five makeup products post.) The limited edition Paradise Duo version has both bronzer and blush, to be used separately or together for a convincing wash of sunshine.

I have shade 01, which is a pink blush duo, but I imagine that many will prefer 02, the coral version. (Maybe I’ll be wrong about that – it’s just my instincts talking.) I’m drawn more to the coral-toned duo myself, but I have the pink one here and it does give the most gorgeous flush to the skin. Often I think that people go too bronzed in the summer and it can look false and orangey – the addition of a small amount of fresh, pimky blush can bring the whole thing alive a little. Make everything a bit less two dimensional. I’m talking subtle hints here, with the blush, not full-on dolly cheeks!

Have a look at the luxury video if you want to see what I mean about adding a little blush – I actually use By Terry’s Hyaluronic one in the video, (more of that later) but it gives you an idea as to the effect. I also like it when the blush is mixed together with the bronzer, giving an almost burnished look. It’s not desirable to burn in the sun, I’m well aware of that, but outdoorsy holiday skin will often have a bit of a flushed tinge, so it can look very realistic to recreate this with blush. Works best, I think, if you already have some colour to the face – try it when you’re on your holidays or after you’ve used a facial self-tanner. I really like the effect, you may disagree! I’ll repeat, though: use a light hand. I’m talking subtle hints, everyone, subtle hints!

You can find the Nude Tan Paradise Duo at FeelUnique.com – it’s £40 with free delivery.

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6 Responses to Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo

  1. Meera says:

    I’m tempted to try this… I’ve never actually used bronzer before! I’ve got a medium Indian skintone and I’m a makeup novice! Is this Dior one a good option and easy to use for a beginner like me? X

  2. babodpower says:

    Have the pink one and I absolutely LOVE it,I’m very fair skinned and the bronzer is just right and chose the pink colour so I would get use from it all year round as i think the coral one is very summery,if I had one complaint it would be that the compact is so heavy that every time I opened or closed the lid when I got it first it caused the outside of the bronzer section to break so every time I use it now I have got to be gentle with it…maybe I’m just heavy handed….

  3. This looks so pretty! I love that it is a duo.

  4. Peachylau says:

    I have got the shade 02 and I love it!

  5. Cris Rajic says:

    I really loved that video! as well as I love this blush, the “sunlight” is one of my faves too but by now I guess I´ll have to recreate the look with a bronzer and a neon blush, the Flamingo by Sleek will do, by the way budget budget but gorgeous.

  6. Georgia Wolfe says:

    Gosh its so pretty. I have never tried any Dior products. I really want to now !

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