When this packaged arrived for me on a Friday, I was so excited–it was like Christmas (just wait, I also got a Nail Artistry set). 3 gorgeous nail colours, 2 lipsticks, 2 mono shadows and an eye shadow palette.
Dior is releasing, for the first time ever, a Pre-Fall collection entitled ‘Colour Icons’, available exclusively at Holt Renfrew, here in Canada. As you can see, the collection features bold colours mixed with metallics.
The three polishes are in fact gel polishes, and they are all beauties and feature a brush with a slightly rounded tip which makes application even easier. Having never tried Dior polishes before, I was really impressed with how smoothly it applied. Night Shock is a dark blue-charcoaly tone with a slight silver shimmer. Gorgeous. Tout Paris is a classic bright red, and only took one coat for full coverage. I have been loving this shade on my toes, and the finish is so shiny I applied a top coat. Reflects has more of a top coat feel to it–like a clear coat mixed with the prettiest light gold flecks. 24-carat gold for your fingers. This one could definitely be applied over any colour.
The eyeshadow palette in Smoky Gold, isn’t really smoky, but it is, however, extremely beautiful. This is 24-carat gold for your eyes. I used this palette for my anniversary dinner and it really impressed me. The lightest shade works as a beautiful highlighter or shadow on it’s own and the medium shade creates a beautiful warm gold colour. The darkest shade, couture smoky, is for when you really want to turn it up–it’s a glittery and super glam. Creates a very metallic eye.
On to the makeup. The lipsticks were really what got me going. How perfect are these shades? Plus, the formula of these products are phenomenal, creamy and hydrating and they glide on perfectly. Now, don’t be fooled, the red shade, Tout Paris, is not an exact match to it’s polish namesake. Slightly more orangey in tone, but no less gorgeous. I thought I wouldn’t be able to pull this shade off since a makeup artist once told me I can’t do oranges, but I actually think it really works on me. In the photo below, I paired this lipstick with the silver mono eyeshadow, Trompe l’Oeil. Both of the mono shadows are super glittery–since I wasn’t going for a disco look, but something more subtle, I wet a stiff eyeshadow brush and drew along my lashline. Pretty, no?
La Vie is a bright cool-toned pink, fuschia really. Since both these shades are from the Pre-Fall collection, I’ve been considering July as pre-fall and have been wearing them. I think they both are great summer shades that really brighten the complexion. For the look below, I paired the lipstick with the Diorshow Art Pen in Croisière, which I thought would be a shocking blue, but is more muted, and actually need a few layers for an opaque line. I was a little disappointed with this one since I think someone would need to look very closely at you to see that you are wearing blue eyeliner. Next time, I would use the mono in La Rêveuse the same way I did with Trompe l’Oeil for a bright blue line.
While both of the mono shadows are very glittery (well they consist pretty much of 100% glitter), they are so much fun and super gorgeous. They have a multi-dimensional feel to them and are very versatile.
Overall, I really love this collection–I think Dior really nailed it with the colour selection. Well done!