Dior Chérie Bow Spring 2013 Review

Dior never ceases to amaze me!
I couldn't name one collection in the last few years that hasn't had a flawless design... Of course, that might have something to do with Dior belonging to the highest luxury brands but still, Grand Bal this Holiday and now Chérie Bow are particularly fantastic!

Below is the detailed review of the collection but if you haven't seen it yet, you can check the "picture spam" post I published last week with more photos and close ups ;-)

Chérie Bow Palette

Chérie Bow Palette : eyeshadow trio, eyeliner and lipgloss.
Where to begin? The design of this palette is absolutely breathtaking... I just feel like carrying it in my purse all the time! The shimmery eyeshadows and matte eyeliner offer excellent pigmentation, the non-sticky lipgloss subtle sparkle, high shine and visible plumping : stunning!

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Chérie Bow

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette 
4 shimmery nude/pinks and a pure matte black. Very good color payoff even on the lighter shades; depending on your skin tone, the nude might not stand out that much.

3 Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow

3 Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow
2 mattes: "base" (bottom) + "soft smoky" (top left) and a sparkle : "couture smoky" (top right)
Excellent pigmentation on the base and couture smoky but average payoff on the soft smoky. I'm still looking for the "smoky" in this palette but I'm absolutely loving the extreme sparkle of the third eyeshadow.

Twin Set Eyeshadow

Twin Set Eyeshadow 
Excellent pigmentation and perfect on the go. The "pencil" side offers a saturated look with no effort or pressure and the "foam" side a faint sparkle when applied lightly or a more dramatic effect if desired.

Dior Blush Chérie Bow

Dior Blush Chérie Bow
This blush offers excellent coverage and a nice and fresh pink tint on the cheeks. The swatches above are very heavily applied but you will obtain a beautiful hue with a lighter hand. 

Dior Addict Lipstick & Lipglow Chérie Bow

Dior Addict Lipstick & Lipglow
The lipstick offers a soft satin texture with a buildable color and a very comfortable feeling. The Lip Glow a high shine and plumping in a non-sticky gloss with a UV reacting affect that adds a very visibly rosy tint to the lips. This might very well become my go-to lipgloss... LOVE!

Dior Le Vernis Chérie Bow


Nail Glow is a slightly pink tinted clear nail polish with a UV reacting formula that enhances both the pink of nailbeds and white of free edge. As it reacts with the UV waves, the effect will only be visible under natural lighting. Unfortunately there hasn't been a single sunny day so I haven't been able to take proper swatches but I will try to as soon as the weather allows. I would definitely recommend it for french manicures or alone on naked nails, I'm just not sure true nail polish addicts would find a use to it.

Tutu is a very soft ballerina pink creme, leaning crelly (creme/jelly hybrid) that looks amazing on the nails. Formula was really nice and easy to work with and I used 2 medium coats in the swatches below. Depending on your nails and application, you will need 2 to 3 coats for complete coverage.

Rosy Bow is a medium pink with a slight coral hue and, again, a creme leaning crelly finish. It was just as easy to apply as Tutu but offered higher pigmentation with a true 2 coats coverage. Gorgeous shade of pink, I love coral pinks!

Gris Trianon is a beautiful light greige creme. I love warm based taupe greys and this one is absolutely stunning! Formula was just as flawless as the other two and offered excellent 2-coats coverage with no effort. You're looking at 2 coats plus topcoat.

The Dior Chérie Bow collection is already available in boutiques and beauty corners worldwide and retails for :

Chérie Bow Palette $80 / £59 / 80€
5 Couleurs Eyeshadow $61 / £41 / 56€
3 Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow $48 / £34 / 45€
Twin Set Eyeshadow $30 / £23 / 32€
Blush Chérie Bow $43 / £31 / 42€
Addict Lipstick $30 / £24 / 31€
Lipglow $29 / £23 / 30€ 
Le Vernis $24 / £18 / 23€
Nail Glow $24 / £18 / 23€
I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this collection! Do you own any Dior makeup polishes? Which one's your favorite?
*Tutu was purchased by me, the rest was provided for review*



  1. Dior is my favorite brand these days, but always my favorite nail polish. I love the formula and love the brush. Nice swatches.

  2. This collection will ruin me! Everything looks spectacular!! I need the nail polishes and the 5 colorceye palette to start LOL! I wish iI could buy all!

  3. All gorgous! I just love the polishes...it's too bad they're out of my price range!

  4. OMG!!! This collection is so pretty. I am drooling over these products for I so love the packaging of the palette and even the shades. I also love the nail colors and lippies. Oh I guess I have to save a lot to own them =)

  5. j'adore, j'adore, très jolies manucures

  6. Drooling over the polishes! LOVE!!!

  7. oh my, please let these last until March so I can pick them up when I visit the UK ! :P
    All the polishes are lovely, and so are the lipglow and addict lipstick.


  8. Lovely swatches! It's great to see the whole collection together in one post - so unified!

  9. where did you purchase the Tutu nail polish? I looked at all departments in the States and can't seem to find it anywhere :(

  10. Those palettes look great. I am always looking for a mate black shadow.

  11. very very nice polish swatches :)

  12. I love all the nail polish swatches! The lipglosses and lipstick look great too!!!

  13. Oooooohhhhhhhhh!!! So pretty & delicate!

  14. Do you think Essie-Cherry pop would work as well as Nail glow? I want nail glow sooo bad, but didn't arrived in my country :(

  15. I'm afraid it won't because Nail Glow contains UV reacting pigments. Other brands also carry this type of toppers, they just won't be pink tinted ;-)