It’s been a while since I wrote a blogpost! I’m aware that’s a little bit too long (it seems like it’s been 3 years whereas it’s just 1 month haha) but I don’t want to force myself and give you bad reviews which don’t represent me and how I work. The need to blog always comes back, I just had to hibernate a little when the cold weather arrived. :D
And for this special occasion, I don’t come back with only a post: There’s also a video… and a giveaway so stay tuned until the very end!
If you followed my trip to Seoul this summer through my vlogs and hauls, you know that I met the Dear Dahlia team in their Gangnam office and that they generously offered me their full first collection!
It wasn’t officially released yet but people were talking a lot about it! Because yes: Marble and rose gold packagings, do I need to add something?
As difficult as it was, I waited almost 3 months to be able to test everything with you in front of the camera:
The video crash test shows you the instant coverage of the products, but this is really long lasting? Zoom on these little jewels one by one!
Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Tone Up Sun Cushion
If you are a layering and Korean cosmetics addict, you must be aware that the sun is the one of the biggest cause of skin aging, so sun protections are a must!
If you already imagined yourself spreading a whitish and sticky Nivea spray on your face, just know that nowadays there are really cool non-colored, non-sticky sunscreens declined in all textures and formats, including the cushion just here!
This size of the case itself is special because it doesn’t have direct access to the soaked cushion: It’s indeed protected by a perforated lid that lets the product pass through by making small pressures. First time I see something like this, and you?
The product that comes out is very white, I was afraid that it won’t completely fade on the skin… and unfortunately, it leaves a grayish tone on the skin -hello miss zombie! Don’t apply it if you don’t wanna add some tinted product on top of it, goes without saying.
This Dear Dahlia Sun Cushion has a SPF 35 PA+++ sun protection. I’m a bit surprised that it’s not MORE since that’s its main goal and that their tinted cushions offer the same protection…
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a WONDERFUL composition! It’s really safe. It doesn’t contain nano particle, sulfate, silicone, paraben, PEG, phtalate, synthetic perfume or pigment. It doesn’t contain any animal element neither and it’s obviously cruelty-free. Dear Dahlia really does things right!
I also need to highlight that all their face products smell like lavender. Unfortunately it’s not one of my fav fragrance, but it is quite personal right.
This first product didn’t convince me much. It you are hyped tho, you can purchase it on the official Dear Dahlia website for $36. Ugh.
Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Blooming Cushion Foundation
The packaging of the tinted cushions is exactly the same as the sun cushion, no surprise! I received 3 shades: Nude Beige, Natural Beige and Soft Sand but there is a 4th Peach Ivory which is a very light shade with pink undertones – unlike all the others that have gold undertones.
My natural skin color goes well with the ‘Natural Beige’ shade but I think I’ll be able to use the ‘Nude Beige’ by January… Never underestimate the aspirin tan. haha
I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage, because I didn’t think it would be that strong. Even without concealer, the cushion manages to unify my redness and my imperfections, letting my skin with a semi matte finish and yet very glowy and comfortable.
It’s VERY long lasting: The product doesn’t move much on my combination skin and even if you do some touchups during the day, it doesn’t leave a cakey finish. No excuse NOT to carry it everywhere with you. ;)
Once again, the composition is excellent. Really excellent. As much as it was probably the only good thing in addition with the packaging for the solar cushion, this one is REALLY perfect. One of my biggest fav! Shop the shade of your choice on the official Dear Dahlia website for $42. Ugh again… But it’s worth it!
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise Intense Satin
Let’s talk about lipsticks! The first collection of Dear Dahlia offers 6 lipsticks, and they’re all SO beautiful. They have women’s names and a satin finish.
To be honest, it’s been a while since I hadn’t applied a classic lipstick, so I was a little afraid of the application. And yet, the pigmentation and texture eclipsed all my worries: They are really nice to apply, they glide easily on lips and they are opaque with one single layer.
What a surprise when I cleared up my lips after the first quick swatch to see that the lipstick tinted my lips so much?!
At first it’s a satin finish, but as soon as you pinch your lips in a tissue, the glossy side fades and we can appreciate creamy or semi-matte lips. They really do last long, and even when the texture leaves after a meal, the lips are nicely tinted (you can apply more.. or just leave it like this.).
Even these little gorgeous lipsticks contain a SPF15 sun protection as we tend to underestimate the sunburns on the lips… haha
(What a good idea to arrange the lipsticks by shade rather than by name or by number… *facepalm*)
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #801 STELLA
Stella is a very cold fuchsia pop pink, with blue undertones. This is not what I usually wear, but I realize afterwards that it goes well with my jacket in the video! haha
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #802 MARILYN
Marilyn is also a pink but a little more coral. It is as catchy as the first one, halfway between cute and sexy !
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #803 BELLA
Third and last rose of the collection, Bella is a very sweet and innocent peachy coral pink.
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #804 ADELE
You may have guessed it by now, Adele is by far my favorite shade! It’s a nude shade with a hint of old rose, everything I love.
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #805 SCARLET
Scarlet is the most Korean shade of the 6 because it’s a very orange red. I find it vibrant, sexy and daring. I really love it!
Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise #806 RUBY
Finally, Ruby is the most glamorous burgundy! Just like Stella, it’s a very cold shade with blue undertones: Perfect for autumn and winter and more generally for those who want to feel more femme fatale than ever. ♡
Shop the shade(s) of you choice on the official Dear Dahlia website for $30 each! I won’t say they cost an arm each but still… YES they are worth it!
Already have a preference? Tell me everything in the comment section!
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GIVEAWAY – closed
As I told you about it at the beginning of the post and at the end of the video (thank you for staying until the end in both cases ♡ haha), I received a lot of duplicate products and I really wanted to make you enjoy. See you on Instagram!
CONCOURS : 4 LOTS À GAGNER ! ???? Vous attendiez ce giveaway @deardahlia_beauty depuis tellement longtemps… Je me devais de faire les choses correctement. ???? ☄ Lot 1 : Sun Cushion + ‘Ruby’ lipstick ☄ Lot 2 : Cushion ‘Nude Beige’ + ‘Bella’ lipstick ☄ Lot 3 : Cushion ‘Natural Beige’ + ‘Scarlet’ lipstick ☄ Lot 4 : Cushion ‘Soft Sand’ + ‘Marilyn’ lipstick . Pour participer : ▪ Follow @mangobeautytips ▪ Commentez 1, 2, 3 ou 4 en fonction du lot qui vous convient ( de préférence en fonction de votre carnation ;) ▪ Tagguez 2 amies qui aime le makeup et les packagings marbrés. ???? . Ouvert à l’international, jusqu’au 20 janvier. Résultats le lendemain par commentaire~ . Pour plus d’indication sur les couleurs des cushions et des lipsticks, le lien de mon article (vidéo inclue) est dans la barre d’infos. Pas d’excuse pour se tromper ! Bonne chance à toutes ????