This one is a big kahuna. As always, it’s so exciting when I get a delivery from Dior.
Kingdom of Colours, the Spring 2015 collection, is all about bright, refreshing pastels–nothing groundbreaking, but always pretty.
There are three polishes in the collection: Lady, Glory and a ‘Blossoming’ top coat. Lady, a light, pinky-beige, was the product of all to stand out to me. Gorgeous, delicate and ladylike–the perfect alternative to your light pinks and nudes. I tried it out as soon as I had unpacked the box. Glory is a very bright pink with a touch of coral–at first I thought it was a bit too overtanned-suburban mom, but I like it. Reminds me of Chanel’s La Pétillante lipstick, but in polish form. Both have the amazing coverage and formula that Dior’s polishes are known for. The top coat makes me think of birthday funfetti. Like a party in a bottle.You do need to fish for it, but the effect is cute.
The second product to immediately catch my eye was the Cheek & Lip Glow. If you haven’t already heard of their previous glow products (Lip Glow, Rosy Glow), then head to your nearest Sephora. Straying from the usual peony pink, the C&L Glow is more of a coral. However, not the neon coral you see in the bottle. It’s a non-greasy, lightweight gel that blends smoothly into skin to create a sheer stain/wash of colour. Pretty much foolproof to use. I can definitely see myself using this in the summer.
If you love nude lip glosses, and aren’t afraid of a bit of glitter, then these lip glosses will be your jam. Fastes, is a sheer, delicate light pink. I have fairly pigmented lips, and this did not cover them. It looked a bit too light on me. Mylord is a rosewood-nude. Perfect for those who want something subtle and natural. Pick these up before they’re gone because they are limited edition.
Having never tried one of Dior’s Rouge Baumes, I was quite excited to be sampling one. However, the colour wasn’t quite for me. Palais is a very beige, nude, quite 90’s really, and again, on my pigmented lips, it appeared too light. There is another Baume in the collection, Cotillon, which is a bright coral, which is probably better suited to those with darker lips. The feeling of the Baume itself is really nice though–light and hydrating. Both of the baumes are limited edition.
The Khols are kind of like a mix between a creamy eyeliner and cream shadow pencil. They apply super smoothly, are super blendable and are great for waterlines. Pearly Silver, is less of a pearly, warm tone and more of a very metallic silver. These can be applied either as eyeliner, or as a base over the whole eyelid.
There are two blushes in the KOC collection–Peach Splendor (in photo) and Cherry Glory. You might not be able to tell from the photo, but Peach Splendor has quite a bit of gold shimmer to it. It is a gorgeous perfect peach shade, however, I would have liked it better with less sparkle.
The eyeshadow palettes are of the standard that I expect from Dior: wonderful. To me, Dior makes one of the most beautiful eyeshadows out there. In tune with the pastel theme, these palettes include light, matte washes of colour with more shimmery counterparts. Not as metallic as some of their other shadows, but definitely shimmery. House of Greens are infused with a bit of blue, and House of Pinks should have perhaps been named house of Purple-Pinks, but maybe they didn’t think it sounded as nice. Both of these palettes are limited edish.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering, Amanda, what about that giant palette? Won’t you be reviewing that? Yes, I will. But I think it deserves it’s own post. Look forward to that in the next week or so!
If I could pick out a few of my standout faves from the collection, they would be the Lady polish, the Cheek & Lip Glow and if you’re into eyeliner, then the Smoky Black Khol.