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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dior Corail Bagatelle #763 Diorblush Trianon Edition, Trianon Collection, Spring 2014, Swatches and Review

For Spring 2014, Dior takes us back to Versailles, this time with a collection of sweet, delicate pastels in mattes and satins, inspired by Marie Antoinette's much adored Petit Trianon.


Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush in studio lighting

The Petit Trianon, a castle built in the park of Versailles during the reign of Louis XV, is considered the masterpiece of the Estate of Marie Antoinette. "Trianon" doesn't have an exact translation to English. Instead it suggests a special place with pleasant surroundings, beauty and balance. Marie Antoinette would come to the Petit Trianon to escape the formality of court life and to shake off the burden of her royal responsibilities.


Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush in studio lighting

Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush in studio lighting

Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush in studio lighting

Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush in studio lighting

Dior released two blushes with the Trianon Collection. Pink Reverie, a deep pink purple has been released/distributed in other parts of the world. Corail Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush ($43 for 0.26oz/7.5g) has been released here in the United States. Corail Bagatelle is a vivid,  pink-coral with faint golden shimmer and a satiny matte finish and is trimmed with a beaded ribbon, bow and the Dior signature.

Corail Bagatelle is silky soft, smooth and finely-milled. I did notice that it kicked up quite a bit of excess powder because it is so finely-milled, so I would suggest using a somewhat of a lighter hand. It has excellent color payoff. When I wore Corail Bagatelle, it lasted about eight to nine hours on me before I noticed any fading.


Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush swatches in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush swatches in studio lighting

Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush swatches with forced flash in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush swatches with forced flash in studio lighting

When compared to similar blushes, they are all darker than Corail Bagatelle, with the exception of Armani Eccentrico which is a bit lighter. Though all of the blushes have some level of shimmer in them. Chanel Rose Initial is much more muted and subdued than as is Edward Bess Secret Affair and Guerlain Madame Rougit. Guerlain Blush G Série Noire and Armani Eccentrico are (probably) the closest, though Blush G Série Noire has more of an overall golden shimmer and Eccentrico is perhaps a touch brighter and pinker.


Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush comparison swatches in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush comparison swatches in studio lighting

Dior Corail Coral Bagatelle 763 Diorblush Trianon Edition Vibrant Color Powder Blush comparison swatches with forced flash in studio lighting
Dior Corail Bagatelle Diorblush comparison swatches with forced flash in studio lighting

Overall. Love. Pure love. I think it's a must have. An easy to wear, face brightening shade that goes on evenly and effortlessly and shows up beautifully. It's a bright, lovely color with a delicate finish. Highly recommended.

For more reviews and swatches, check out Color Me Loud.

I purchased Corail Bagatelle from Nordstrom. It is also available from Saks.

Have you checked out Dior Spring yet? Will you be picking anything up?

16 comments:

  1. Ahh this is so pretty! I'd definitely love to at least swatch this one! Thanks for the comparison! It's not THAT different from Madame Rougit, but I still want it anyways ;)

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  2. Great comparisons! I need to use my Armani Eccentrico again soon :)

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  3. Oh my, so gorgeous!! I might cave...

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  4. Hi Sunny,
    Corail Bagatelle is pretty similar to Madame Rougit in terms of color, but the texture is so much better. Madame Rougit is hard and not the best in terms of color payoff, while Corail Bagatelle is soft, velvety and pigmented. Definitely worth it. Let me know if you decide to pick it up!

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  5. Hey Jenny, I'm sorry to hear you don't get along with Madame Rougit! That blush doesn't perform well when I swatch it, but I've never had problems using it! In fact, I have to carefully dip my brush in the pan so I don't pick up too much color! But I agree in general Dior powders are softer than Guerlain ones.

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  6. Hi Martha,
    Thanks so much! I love Eccentrico. I think it's an amazing blush, even though it's ridiculously overpriced. Corail Bagatelle is a nice alternative, for someone that doesn't want to spend $90 on a blush, lol.

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  7. Hi Lily,
    It's so gorgeous! I wasn't even going to pick it up until I saw Sara's review of it. You should really check it out. I'm really surprised by how much I love it.

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  8. Just read Sara's post on this and you 2 make me think I need this one!!! I looove the little bow design w/ dior logo...very happy to hear the formula is just as pretty as it looks :-)

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  9. Ah, such excellent swatches! I can tell right off the bat the Dior sits most prettily on your skin and these tones are so lovely on you.

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  10. Hi Sunny,
    I don't necessarily dislike Madame Rougit, I'm just a little disappointed in it I guess. I was expecting another Blush G Serie Noire, and that it's not. While both are harder than most of my other blushes, Blush G is also velvety and soft, while Madame Rougit is not. I have no problem picking up color from either one when I use a brush, but if I'm trying to swatch it with my finger, Madame Rougit picks up little to no color. So, of the two, Blush G wins hands down. Between Corail Bagatelle and Madame Rougit, I would still probably not pick Madame Rougit and would choose Corail Bagatelle over it. Now, I just wish I could get my hands on Pink Reverie! lol

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  11. Hi Isabelle,
    It's really wonderful. I wore it again yesterday and it lasted all day without fading at all. Are you planning on picking it up at all?

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  12. Hi Gummy,
    You do need this! It's such a flattering, wearable shade, that I think will work well on a wide variety of skin tones. This is my first time trying one of the newly reformulated blushes, and I was really impressed. I'm definitely getting some more shades. Let me know if you pick it up!

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  13. Hi Kate,
    Thank you so much! I think Corail Bagatelle is a shade that will really compliment a wide range of skin tones. And it is really pigmented, so you adjust the color you get, so someone with darker skin can layer it more, while I only need the barest swipe of a brush and I'm good to go. I think it would look just lovely on you as well.

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  14. I might! I promised myself not too buy anything this season (going to London for a weekend in a few months + Japan somewhere right before or during Summer, so I'll probably buy loads of things there!), except for one item since I have a voucher that I got for Christmas to spend. It's a difficult decision.. I think I'll wait out some more collection reviews and see! I've secretly also been lusting after the YSL Touche Eclat foundation which seems much less exciting than this blush, but I'm picking up a sample in store and if it wears well on me.. That might be the purchase. Let's hope I can stick to the promise I made myself of buying just one item.. ;-)

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  15. Oooh, how exciting! London has Selfridges! Even though they ship worldwide now, it's so expensive. And Japan! Think of all the Japanese cosmetics that you can get that are so hard to get here! I would definitely try to stick to your plan, but picking which one thing to get would be, will be so unbelievably hard. As far as the blush versus the foundation (which I haven't tried), just remember the blush is limited edition, whereas the foundation is not. Maybe try to use that as a guideline? You can always get the foundation, but something LE you can't. Totally envious of you right now!

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