Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Dior Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Rouges Or

The story of Dior and Gold is a long one, with its origins in the very sound of the name ―Dior‖. This fact did not escape Jean Cocteau who said, “Dior, this airy genius of our times whose magical name includes that of God (Dieu) and Gold (or).” Rigour combined with excess: it was a prophetic name. From his first couture collections at the end of the 1940s, Christian Dior toyed with gold as the ultimate symbol of true luxury and dreams, as seen in his 1947 ―Champagne gold‖ silk Aladdin gown, in the 1949 ―Pactole‖ gown and so on.

Gold was synonymous with refinement, also appearing as a delicate highlighting touch on perfume bottles and the first lipsticks. Thus, the fascination with gold has continued over the decades. In whichever way it is used, gold is always symbolic of a doorway into a dream. And today the House of Dior is inviting us to a new enchanted experience with a flamboyant collection created by Tyen, where the colour gold provides the setting for Dior’s emblematic Rouge Dior lipcolors and Vernis nail varnishes. Gold reveals the potency of their shades, and like gold powder thrown into crystal fusion to colour it red, gold equals refinement; it glimmers with luxury.

Les Rouges Or Collection ($32.00 each) (Limited Edition)

The new lipsticks scintillate, setting lips aglow. Across the spectrum from red to pink to pure gold, the most beautiful lipstick shades have been infused with a golden powder. This ultra-fine golden powder does not shimmer like mother-of-pearl but melts like a pigment, revealing all the potency and splendour of the colour. On the lips, the finish is sheer, vivacious and captivating, with the ever present comfort and plumping hydration of all Rouge Dior Lipsticks, available in four limited edition shades. Shades: Or Etoilé #217, Versailles #527, Belle de Nuit #841, Nocturne #961

The Or Vernis Collection ($22.00 each) (Limited Edition)

Glowing in a haze of new light, nails are transformed into precious accessories. Injected with a golden powder as delicate as that of a goldsmith, Dior Vernis cult shades gain shine, intensity and depth. The jewel-like nail varnishes are available in four shades including the limited edition Gold Varnish, the perfect gold shade.Shades: Or Divin #221, Exquis #611, Merveille #651, Apparat #871.

5-Couleurs Gold Infused Palette in Couture Gold ($59.00)

The legendary 5-Couleurs palette is now available in a gold harmony. The finished look is silky, highly luminous and completely luxurious.

Deluxe Holiday Palette ($77.00) (Limited Edition)

For the Dior Addict on-the-go, this multi-use palette features the essentials for creating any beauty look, from fresh and glowing skin to smoky eyes to bold lips. On the left side of this chic clutch is a Creme de Rose Lip Balm, and a multi-toned Diorskin Nude sculpting powder. The center features essentials for an modern smoky eye look: A dark aubergine eyeliner, a medium plum eyeshadow, and a petal pink lipgloss to compliment. The right side of the palette is the opposite look: nude eyes and intense lips. A taupe and pale pink eyeshadow pair with a rich, universal red lipstick. A Mini Diorshow Iconic Mascara pulls the entire look together.

Holiday Eye Palette ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

Create the perfect smoky brown eyes in four simple steps with the help of this must-have palette. Featuring a harmony of beige and brown iridescent eyeshadows, along with a dark brown eyeliner, and luminous highlighter. A sleek applicator brush makes for quick touch-ups on-the-go.

Holiday Lip Palette ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

Housed in a chic tweed case featuring a Dior logo charm and The House of Dior’s iconic bow detailing, this lip palette is the perfect party accessory. Featuring a hydrating Lip Balm, 2 pink lipsticks, and 1 sheer pink lipgloss.

Mini Brush Set ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

This Chic tweed brush case contains the four essential travel-size brushes essentials to create the perfect beauty looks. Including brushes for foundation, blush, eyes and lips.

availability: October 2011

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30 thoughts on “Dior Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Rouges O

  1. Beth

    I love Bobbi Brown palettes, and these remind me a little of hers. I love the colors; they’re very sophisticated. I’ve never tried Dior’s nail colors, so I’m itching to try one of their holiday colors.

  2. everything looks so lovely and dainty!

  3. Izzy

    OMG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! There is probably a better place to post this message… But I am new to your site. I was just reading through your FAQ and saw that your bday was the 28th… TODAY (at least in Aus it is)!!! Hope you have/had a great day.

    LOVE you site :) it is my new fave…

    Oh and the Dior stuff. I think I might pass :/

    I cant believe it is your birthday 😛 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  4. summerblue

    The gold lipstick looks stunning. Unfortunately, when it comes to lines like Dior & Chanel (which are absolutely gorgeous — rich in texture & color) unless it’s for a special occasion, I can’t afford to buy a $32 lipstick. Hopefully, Christina, you’ll come across a reasonably priced dupe in the future; sadly, though, golds are few & far between.

  5. I love the look of that quintet!

  6. Hilary♥

    Guess what?? It’s MY BIRTHDAY too!! Didn’t know we were born on the same day :) that’s so cool!! Libra girls rock big time lol 😀
    Stay gorgeous and keep it up with the great job you do with Temptalia, you are amazing!! ♥♥♥

  7. Maya

    I’ve never really been the biggest Dior cosmetics fan but that quint and some of those nail polishes look really pretty!

    Just read in the comments that it’s your birthday, I hope it’s wonderful! Happy birthday and thank you for all that you do!

  8. Pawsha

    All very pretty.

    Happy Birthday Christine!


    So boring- come on Dior – use your imagination and come up with some colors that we have not seen a hundred times.

  10. Julia

    I caved and ordered the nail polishes last week during Nordstrom’s triple points days – I haven’t gotten them yet but they look beautiful.

  11. Luck

    Love the quint! Happy birthday Christine!! Hope you are having a fantastic day!! You’re amazing :)

  12. Veronica

    Oh, I didn’t even notice you had your birthday in your profile – glad somebody more detail-oriented did. 😛 I hope you had a good one. (September babies represent!)

    They seem to be playing it mostly safe this year, but it does look like a good set of solid colors. The gold lipstick looks really interesting. Reminds me of the YSL shade from awhile back. I’ll look forward to seeing it swatched!

  13. Kate

    Hi Christine,
    Do you know if it will be available at Sephora?

  14. Rene

    Christine- when will or is it already released?
    5-Couleurs Gold Infused Palette in Couture Gold