Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016

Dior’s Summer collection has made me smile. It’s just all the fun things that summer make up should be – vivacious, colourful and spirited. I know nail dotting isn’t exactly cutting edge, but when I tipped the Colour & Dots Manicures out I immediately wanted them on my nails. In fact, it’s tonight’s job. The colour ways you see above are Pastilles (pinks) and Confettis (oranges) but there is a third colourway, Plumetis, in a teal and beige that I could replicate with shades I already have.

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016 Milky Kisses

Keep…love… cuddle… all those things – Dior Milky Kisses are a combination of what I like best in a gloss. A milky sheen is a cloudy element to colour; it knocks down brightness but lifts up smoothness and sheen, so when it’s in a semi-translucent form, your lips just look sexy. I don’t know why that is so, but a milky sheen just does that ‘thing’. When I first went to the USA I was transfixed by three things – how the women news presenters got their lipsticks the same shade as their lips (believe me, nude wasn’t a thing then), how you couldn’t tell that they were wearing bras under their T-shirts (and T-shirt bras did not exist in the UK – and no I didn’t go in the 19th century! It’s actually not so long ago) and how they got shiny, cloudy looking lips (nobody did a milky lip before Stila). So a milky gloss is a beauty thing I would happily dunk my head in.

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016 Milky Kisses

The shades I have here are Milky Pure, Milky Pop and Milky Plum but there are six shades to choose from.

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016

There are two 5 Couleurs Palettes in the Milky Dots theme (which I seem to be turning into wonky dots!). The first is Bain de Mer, above, with corals and turquoise as a main theme. It’s the kind of palette that I want to stare at endlessly, but wouldn’t be quite sure how to use on myself. Anything with that aquatic, swimming pool vibe and I’m in although they’re shades that I rarely physically wear.

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016

If anything, this has made me want to try a coral lid again – but the blue? I don’t know.

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016

This is Escapade – a bit less of a scare in fruity pastels and takes me scurrying back to my comfort zone!

Dior Milky Dots Summer 2015
Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016

There are a couple more items from the Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016 range that I’ll show you on Friday. If you pass products on a counter or open a palette and it physically makes you smile, it’s such a joy, and colour can give you emotion in the same way that fragrance can. I’m truly smiling at this collection – I’d recommend the Milky Gloss in a heartbeat for it’s sheen and cool comfort on the lip.

I don’t have prices or an exact launch date yet but I’ll flag it up when I do. The summer collections are just starting to roll in so brace yourselves for a colour burst!

 

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