“After women, flowers are the most heavenly creation.” — Christian Dior
Here is your perfect make-up look to complement your new floral outfit. The huge S/S 2012 fashion trend has also come across the world of beauty. Dior’s “Garden Party” collection is amazing and will be available in Switzerland starting on the 18th of January, 2012.
First of all, let me tell you a little story:
“Christian Dior grew up in Granville, on the cliffs of Normandy, in a house buffeted by strong winds, and seemingly unsuited to the creation of a garden. However, the young man’s creative strength and relentless hard work defied nature, and today one can still admire the garden in bloom and in particular, the fantastic rose garden planted with his own hands.
Christian Dior also loved the excitement of parties, and often hosted the aptly named “Grand Balls of the Century” with enchanted beauties from the Normandy coast and Paris alike. The theme of the festive garden is still alive today throughout many Dior creations. The Dior spring colour collection is inspired by Dior’s fantastic garden.”
Let me get you started with the stars of the collection and my absolute favourites: The two SCENTED nail polishes in 694 Forget-me-not (light mauve) and 504 Waterlily (soft green) which you can see on my nails below.
DIOR VERNIS “Garden Party” (one-shot): CHF 38 each
The nail polishes come with a rose scent that is only discernible when you hold your nails close to your nose (which started to look weird as I couldn’t stop myself from smelling my yummy finger nails). The scent only starts to appear when the polish dries on your nails. It is amazing, love, love, love it!
The 5-Couleurs “Garden Edition” Couture Eyeshadows Palette (one-shot): CHF 92 each
841 Garden Roses Soft pinks, Parma violet, silver and purple (see photo above left)
441 Garden Pastels Pale pink, buttercup yellow and luminous greens (see photo below left)
The 3-Couleurs Smoky Palette: CHF 68 each
461 Smoky Garden (one-shot) (see photo below right)
961 Smoky Violet (see photo top right)
The “Garden Party” star product is a piece of art, a clutch that was designed with the floral spirit in mind. Featuring a glossy leather-like shell, adorned with a woven pattern and sealed by a beautiful rose clasp, this limited-edition makeup must-have for eyes and lips should be on your shopping list! Inside is a trio of delicate rose-embossed eye shadows, one shade of Dior Ultra-Gloss and one Lip Maximizer. Available in two colour harmonies:
Star Product (one-shot) “Garden Clutch Make-up Palette”, CHF 115 each
001 Milly Garden (see my photos below)
002 Granville Garden (see photo above)
This is an amazing product! This blush enhances your unique cheek colour for an ultra-natural and customized healthy glow effect. Your face looks after the application as if revitalized with a breath of fresh air.
DIORSKIN Rosy Glow Blush 001 Pétale: CHF 69
Rouge Dior, CHF 48 each
363 Rose Corolle/ Corolle Pink
448 Rose Tulipe/ Tulip Pink
Rouge Sérum, CHF 52 each
255 Rosée Sérum
355 Pétale Sérum
DIOR Addict Ultra Gloss, CHF 44 each
152 Rose Mondain/ Socialite Pink
396 Party Lilac
452 Rose Pretty/ Pretty Rose
Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht