Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Beauty Review 2012 Part 2: You're Invited To A Dior Garden Party!

I'm really kicking myself that I'm just jumping on the Dior bandwagon now. I'm seriously falling hard for this luxurious line and it's scaring me how many things I want! Ahh! Wallet. Can't. Handle. 

The Spring collection has so many beautiful pieces to choose from. My last Dior post featured the gorgeous Milly Garden clutch. The other products from the collection are equally as amazing. I got to sample a couple products for Spring and I am in love! 

Dior Garden Pastels 5 Couleurs High Colour Eyeshadow Palette (LE, $60 CAD): Can I just say I am super impressed with Dior shadows. I recently had a chance to watch a fellow MUA work with Dior shadows on one of her clients and the results were stunning! There are so many palettes I want now from Dior. A lot of the shadows are shimmery, but in the majority of the Quints you will find matte shades to anchor the whole look. 

Swatched dry.

Garden Pastel has 5 iridescent shades that are meant to give you an easy breezy kind of spring look. I love all the rose details embossed in the shadows - beautiful design I almost don't want to use it! The texture is very soft and is highly pigmented. It looks even more amazing when used wet and lasts longer too. For an easy day look, you can combine two shades together for a wash of colour. Line the top inside waterline for subtle definition, add a couple of coats of black mascara and you're done. For night, mix the bolder shades with a smudgy black liner. 

All the shades compliment each other beautifully. Shades include: golden champagne, pale turquoise with silver shimmer, chartreuse green, shimmering turquoise, and lavender pink. This is a great shimmery palette of pastels that you can mix with other shadows in your stash. 

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Tulip Pink (LE, $36 CAD): When I first saw this shade out of the tube, it didn't excite me all too much. On my hand it swatched a lot darker than when it was applied on my lips. Tulip Pink is a medium-toned pink that gives you "my lips but better" look. On my lips, it applies like a soft rose-pink and is subtle enough to go with these bright spring pastel shades. It's also a really great bridal colour! Rouge Dior lipsticks glide on so smoothly giving the lips lots of colour and shine. They contain a new generation of plumping hyaluronic acid microspheres that give the lips natural fullness without a stinging sensation. These lipsticks along with the Dior Addicts have become a must-have! I need more! 

Have you tried Dior's Spring collection? 

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love them!


the creation of beauty is art. said...

I adore that palette! The colours are absolutely fantastic!

LipGlossGossip said...

That lipstick looks beautiful! Love the color! :)