The Duri Once Upon a Dream Summer 2013 Collection features six new pastel creme shades. You might think this looks more spring-like, and I agree but this is what they said about the collection.
The whimsical palette of soft shades bring summer to life with colors that embody clear skies, pink sunsets, carnivals and carousels. Duri Cosmetics Founder Faina Ritz said, “The pigment-rich pastel palette isn’t meant to put you to sleep, but to dream big for long-lasting summer days and temperate nights.”
There is something really soothing to me when I look at these shades all together. So pleasing to my eye! Soft, milky, creamy and soft. The formula while creme and pastel-like was pretty good with most, if not a bit streaky. They were 2-3 coats, depending.
Pillow Pink is a soft peachy pink creme. This one required three coats as it is the streakiest one here.
Pie In The Sky Green
Pie In The Sky Green is a soft pastel mint green. I absolutely LOVE this mint because it’s so cool-toned and soft looking. This is a little bit streaky as well, but a third coat might help with that. This is two.
Soft Slumber Blush
Soft Slumber Blush is a pale cool-toned pink. This one is more pink, less peach than Pillow Pink. Again with the streaks, this was two coats.
Cloud True Blue
Cloud True Blue is a pale sky blue creme. This is a really nice soothing blue, love it. Really nice formula, no streaks at all and just two coats.
Lilac Dream is a soft lilac creme. This is my favorite of the three pink-like shades. It makes my skin look tan for some reason! This had the least streaky formula of the pinks also, just two coats covered nicely.
Sleeping Beauty Indigo
Sleeping Beauty Indigo is a soft periwinkle creme. Love this shade and it had a great non-streaky formula. Just two coats.
Overall: While I am not sure there is anything super unique here, there are some great shades. Pastels so tend to be streak-prone, especially lighter shades, so that doesn’t really bother me much. I think the ones that really stood out to me were Pie In The Sky Green, Lilac Dream and Sleeping Beauty Indigo.
I know I have said this many, many times, but Duri is a brand that is VERY underrated. They have some really incredible shades, some of my favorite shimmery lit-from-within ones in fact. And what you get for $6.00 is pretty darn good! Check out my Duri nail gallery here and see some of the first ones, which are my favs!
See anything here that you fancy?
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