Aurora comes in a nice compact with a deep navy velvet pouch. The little slit on the top houses a Dior brush.
I really like the silver packaging for this summer powder. It is the understated simplicity that makes the compact so chic.
Dior's Glow Summer Powder has the smallest packaging compared to both Chanel and Guerlain. In fact, its brush beats Chanel's because it is much softer. Inside the compact is a mirror, and clear sturdy plastic that houses the product.
As if the design of the packaging isn't pretty enough, I was also impressed with the intricate weaving design of the product itself. Aurora is the lightest of the two shades. It includes shimmery pink, satin medium brown, and shimmery bronze patterns, intertwining with one another. The shimmer is gold but is rather subtle once applied.
Here is a close up of the powder where you can see the shimmer infused with the individual shades.
The texture of Aurora and Sunset are divine! It is so soft and buttery smooth to the touch. I remember being super impressed with it when I first swatch them from the testers. It is not as powdery compared to Chanel's Bronze Rose/Corail and definitely not as frosty compared to Guerlain's Inca Powder.
The swatches consist of the three shades in the powder. Starting from the left is the medium brown shade with no shimmer, pink, and the last is the bronze with shimmer.
When I try to mix all three shades together, I end up with a brown/orange shade on my skin. I think it may have to be with my olive tones but there's simply not enough pink to tone down the tint of orange in this powder.
Overall, big kudos to Dior for the packaging, quality, and beautiful design of Aurora. The price is reasonable for what I would consider as a blush/bronzer. I love the texture of Aurora but still have some trouble pulling off the color. I find that using a MAC 187 or any stippling brush works best for applying this powder. When I first tried on Aurora at the store with a dense blush brush, I ended up with carrot cheeks. Nevertheless, I was not deterred and purchased the powder to try out anyway. In order not to look too orange/brown, I apply a soft pink blush on top of Aurora to make it more natural. Sunset 002 is definitely out of the question for me because it is even more orange and much darker on my skintone.
Out of the 3 newly launched bronzers/blushes, I ended up reaching for Chanel's much more often compared to Dior and Guerlain. I think it all comes down to a comfort level. This is the first time I've made an effort to wear bronzers and while Guerlain is gorgeous, it is slightly frosty. Chanel seems to make their products right every time for me - not too brown, orange, frosty, or shimmery. Just right.
Bottom line: Dior's Healthy Glow Summer Powders are high quality products with incredible texture. The shade selection is all up to your personal preference. I find Aurora a bit orange but I've found that it looks beautiful on several lighter skin tone ladies. I recommend checking this out in person and grabbing it while you still can. It is limited edition.
What are your thoughts on Aurora? Have you picked it up yet?