This is a slightly different look at the limited edition hound’s-tooth palette. I took pictures of pictures basically, but I’m such a make-up geek that I find anything to do with palette and pattern construction fascinating. I still remember going to Bootsland and being thrilled at seeing how everything is made and watching things whizz about on the production lines, with bottles being filled and labelled. Heaven!

Dior At Harrods Claridges 48 Palette
Dior At Harrods Claridges 48 Palette

What you can see here is loose make-up eye colour being manually pressed into the palette mould. This will be done, fine layer by fine layer.

Dior At Harrods  Claridges 48 Palette Construction
Dior At Harrods Claridges 48 Palette Construction

And, here, being hand-tamped down so it’s exactly right. This kind of palette relies on human, not machine, skill and with each one being individually pressed for the perfect finish, it’s no surprise really that they’re limited edition and cost £52 each.

Limited editions like these rarely make any money for the brand – in fact they cost more in many circumstances to produce than they can be sold for. But, it’s all part of keeping these creative skills with cosmetics alive and to keep bringing new and different things to make-up lovers.

Dior at Harrods Liquid Lipstick
Dior at Harrods Liquid Lipstick

Finally, one of lipstick at liquid stage.. just because 😉

 

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