It’s been raining like a bitch in my part of the world. And the weather isn’t the only depressing thing – it feels like we’ve been hit by wave after wave of bad news.
I am so ready for good news. And sunshine. And color! Bright colors!
And so I thought it was the perfect time to show you these beauties.
Dior’s Summer Mix Collection.
When I first saw photos of these shades online, I knew I wanted them.
Four juicy jellies?
Yes, sign me up, please!
I didn’t care that Dior’s previous collection already included pinks and corals, these happy colors were too pretty to pass up.
I don’t think these are available locally yet but luckily, my sweet sweet friend Sheree brought these home for me from the States.
Acapulco, Calypso, Cosmo and Lagoon.
These four shades were released with four lip colors as well.
I couldn’t wait to swatch these.
I started with Acapulco.
I have to admit, I was a little worried. Yellows can be a pain to apply.
But not Acapulco.
I was impressed by the formula. Super smooth, shiny, self-leveling, fast-drying and very glossy.
I experienced zero streaking. I used three coats.
Dior describes Acapulco as “acid yellow.”
Sadly, because I couldn’t swatch outdoors (there was no sun!), my photos of Acapulco aren’t accurate. This color is warmer and more of an egg yolk yellow than my photos show. I took a couple of shots with flash to show you.
I love that Acapulco is such a happy, wearable yellow. I’m so excited to wear it.
Up next is Cosmo.
Two coats could have worked.
But I went for three for more intense color.
I didn’t think I’d be crazy about this color – after all, it’s another pink in a sea of pinks.
But I really really love it.
Dior describes this as “cranberry pink.”
But to me it looks more like an intense bubble gum pink.
Crazy squishy jelly love.
This is Calypso.
Yes, it’s crazy squishy and pretty too.
Calypso is described as “pomegranate red”.
It’s a punchy coral red that I adore.
Like the other colors in this collection, the formula was fantastic.
Two coats could have worked but since I’m stubborn, I went for three.
I am sad that we’ve reached the last color. I wish I had more to show you.
This is Lagoon.
Lagoon is kind of the odd one out in this collection.
Of the four, it’s the most subdued color.
Dior describes it as “curacao blue.” I see a hint of dustiness in it that gives it an edge.
And unlike the other three, this isn’t a straight up jelly – it’s a creme-jelly hybrid.
It’s also not as glossy as the other shades in this collection.
But it’s still pretty. And the formula was fantastic – perfect and problem-free.
I used two coats.
I loved this collection even more than I thought I would. I only have one complaint – I wish there were more colors. I wouldn’t have minded seeing a beautiful squishy green from Dior.
I can’t wait to play with these and create some crazy jelly sandwiches.