As promised, here is the remainder of the Dior Beauty Spring 2016 collection. I don’t care if it’s ‘off-season’ – that lilac polish is going on my nails today! It’s that kind of plasticised pastel shade that should look all kinds of wrong, but if you get it perfect looks every kind of right. I think I may have to pass on Garden (it’s actually a bit greener than it looks here) but I’m game-on for Pivoine – a bright, coral hit red with a shimmer.
The two shades of Dior Rouge Brilliant are Fine Fleur and Flora – both creamy, milky-shot shades that are semi-opaque.
I have one Rouge Dior in Rouge Pimpant and one Rouge Dior Baume in Rosee (a coral shade).
In the swatch above, you see Fine Fleur, Flora, Rouge Pimpant and Rosee.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The Dior Cils Reflective in It-Plantine is a kind of metallic grey and it’s the one disappointment of the collection. I don’t know how you make pale lashes a thing. It doesn’t even have enough about it for me to say tip the ends of your lashes with it after using black mascara like you can with vibrantly coloured mascaras. All this has done for my lashes is make them look a kind of whitish grey and it’s not at all a look I like!
I’ve swatched it here alongside one of the double ended Diorshow Colour & Contour pens (in Iris).
Finally, in the Dior Glowing Gardens collection are the ‘Backstage Secrets’. For anyone who has used the original Dior Lipglow, a clear balm that changes colour on the lips to a fresh pink, these new backstage products work along the same lines. I love the oil-gel textured Lip Glow Pomade that turned the palest pink on my lips – a sort of ‘me-but-better’ look and give a lovely sheen and the new lilac tinted Dior Lipglow, but didn’t get the Lip Glow Liner at all.
As you can see, they give the lightest possible looks but still manage to create a nude/neutral look. I guess this is the very epitome of Sunday make up – no-effort enhancers that look bare but beautified.
So, that’s the end of my round-up of Dior Spring Beauty 2016. As I said in my previous post, Dior has come out very strongly for the pring season after a slightly predictable Christmas collection. I wonder why it is that as a brand they do give very strong spring and summer collections but always go a bit weaker for autumn and winter. Maybe it’s spring all year round at Dior!
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