Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Beauty Review 2012 Part 1: J'Adore...Dior Garden Clutch Milly Garden!

This is a momentous occasion! It's my first Dior review (cue the fireworks)! To be honest, back in the day Dior to me was a brand I associated with my mom. As I've gotten older, I have a higher appreciation for the classic brands like Dior. Plus, the packaging, trendier colours, and spokesmodels like the legendary Kate Moss now speak to a younger audience. Alright, shall we gush over how gaw-geous the Dior spring collection is??

Ok, lets take a moment to pause and admire Milly in all its glory. I own a lot of fabulous makeup products, but the Dior Garden Clutch Milly Garden has to be one of the most beautiful makeup palettes I own. Inspired by Mr. Dior's country garden, Milly Garden offers 3 shadows to light up and emphasize the eyes and two lip glosses - one to enhance the lips and the other to colour them. It comes cased in a pale pink case with a delicate weave decoration and two silver plated rosebud clasps. The shadows have delicate roses designed into them. Inside it has a mirror and a metal cover to protect the lip products. It's exquisite and is definitely collector-worthy. 

Milly Garden has 3 shimmery shadows that offer a fresh and radiant look. One is a violet-tinged grey, silver with blue undertones, and a soft pink. The shadows suit fair-skinned beauties better, but to make it work for me I love mixing it with a deep grey, black, or violet depending on my mood. They apply sheer but can be layered for more pigment. The violet-grey makes for a subtle smokey eye for day, but just add black liner for more drama. I think the shades also work really well for bridal. 

I'm becoming a huge fan of Dior lippies. These glosses are very sheer and give you a pretty nude pink lip. The plumping gloss doesn't sting and has a nice minty tingle. 

Isn't it pretty? If you're a Dior fan this is definitely one to add to the list. It's a splurge item though - yikes $75 - but think of it as a piece of "jewelry" or art that you will display on your vanity for years to come! 

The Garden Clutch is also available in Granville Garden, a more neutral palette perfect for warmer skin tones. 

Retails for $75 CAD. Milly Garden is exclusive to Holt Renfrew and Granville Garden is a Bay exclusive. 

Product was sent for editorial consideration and I truly love it!


Anonymous said...

super cute, i want it

Cherry Berry ~~ said...

My favourite bouncy blush is hot tamale it is such a nice flush to the face! I find that some of the other ones are to sheer but what doesn't work for me might work for someone else! :)