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his summer season, Christian Dior is inviting us to take to
the skies. With their new makeup collection, now is the
time to take flight and travel with the birds of paradise. This
creature has inspired a collection that displays multicolour hues and
sparkling textures, which will hypnotise the senses.
The warmer months that heat up this season also bronze up our skin.
These products from Dior will allow our faces to gleam and our
features to flutter with a vast array of rainbow brights.
Dior’s Makeup Designer, Violette has created two capsule collections
to portray this exotic mood in a choice of ways.
Wild Feather’ is a tanned look with smokey dark green and blue
eyes. Lips are kept muted with a coral tone on the cheeks. For this
look, Dior has designed a ‘Nude Tan BB Cream’ with a built in
bronzing finish. Instantly boosting the skin tone, this light cream
creates a healthy sun-kissed glow whilst still being protective by
containing SPF15 and 3-tea antioxidants. A weightless feel on the
face, the super natural finish it imparts is really comfortable, even in
the heat of the day.
Glowy Exotic’ as the name suggests is a bold, tropical look.
Powdered skin this time but with the cheeks in a pinkier flush. Eyes
are designed to be acid-coloured with a tactile finish using blues and
golds. There is slightly more colour on the lips to tie in with the
paradise theme.
The skin for this look is still using the warm tones of bronze but
with a slightly more polished finish. ‘Diorskin Nude Tan’ is a
powder compact, available in 6 shades so all skin tones can benefit
from this complexion enhancer. It even comes with a mini kabuki
brush for professional yet transportable application.
A new must-have in the collection is the ‘Nude Tan Paradise Duo’.
This is a bronzer and blusher in one handy and luxurious compact.
Available in two colour-ways (Rose or Coral), the bronzer will warm
up the complexion and give it a sun-kissed luminosity, whilst the
other will breathe life into the cheeks with a pop of healthy colour.
Dior’s legendary eyeshadows have been given the injection of
luminous nature. The iconic ‘5 Couleurs’ palette now comes in
Blue Lagoon’ and ‘Peacock’; a combination of hot, deep blues
complemented with pastel limey greens.
There are two new eyeshadow mono’s in ‘Parati’ or ‘Feather’; an
intense blue indigo and petrol blue shot through with gold for added
texture. Other accessories for the eyes include waterproof liners to
withstand the humid temperatures and eye glosses to infuse some
glittering shine to the lids.
As for the lips, I’m excited to try the new ‘Jelly Lip Pen’. Chunky
soft pencils ease the application and the glossy summery shades will
stain your lips with a fruity colour. Hot pigments that look like a
tint and feel so light, it’s as if you’re wearing a lip balm.
Other lip products include the ‘LipMaximizer’ in a new apricot hue.
Treat your lips to this shine booster and your lips will be conditioned
at the same time. Then the already popular ‘Addict Lipstick’ has four
new shades to jump-start the holiday season.
To top off the complete look, our nails can do some flirting with
colour too. ‘Bird of Paradise’ nail lacquer duo’s come in two new
options; metallic green and mint (‘Samba’) or petrol blue and fuchsia
Bahia’) to add some tactile vibrancy to your hands and feet.
All in all, summer with Dior is going to be a newfound paradise to
feed our personalities and awaken the imagination.