Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir


For Dior’s Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, designer John Galliano imagined a refined sensuality accentuated by precious python and ostrich skins, fox fur, and crocodile skin patterns.  Now comes Dior’s most exotic color collection yet:  Impression Cuir, which channels the luxury of animal-inspired patterns and textures and features rich, romantic shades of burgundy, plum, and copper.

The Collection:

  • Impression Cuir Eye palette ($55.00)
  • 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Bronzy Look #695 and Silver Look #775 ($35.00)
  • DiorSkin Poudre Shimmer in Copper Diamond #003 ($42.00)
  • DiorBlush in Pink Copper #739 ($38.00)
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Tones #673 and Iridescent Leather #539 ($54.00)
  • Crayon Eyeliner in Iridescent Khaki #363 ($25.00)
  • Creme de Gloss in Creamy Burgundy #735 and Delicious Plum #875 ($25.50)
  • Rouge Dior in Western Beige #423, PinK Drama #559, Fantastic Plum #874, Fiction Brown #619 ($27.00)
  • Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Lace Beige #587 and Lurex Plum #877 ($24.50)
  • Dior Contour in Mythical Brown #713 and Mysterious Plum #988 ($25.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Red Ebony #827 and Mystic Violine #987 (Sephora exclusive) ($19.00)

Available: Fall 2008 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide

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Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir

#539 Quint

Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir


Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir


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55 thoughts on “Dior – Impression Cuir Collection Fall 2008

  1. Tayma

    Do you know how much the IMPRESSION CUIR palette will be?

  2. Dior have done it again!

  3. M1st4eva

    Sooo pretty!

  4. Lina

    Thank you so much for posting this info!!!!

  5. oh boy, looks like i’m gonna have to check this one out — after i move and buy new dining room furniture :(

  6. Carrie

    It’s funny, I dunno what it is exactly, but something about how Dior packages those eyeshadow quints really bugs me — it looks overpriced and unappealing, even though the shades are gorgeous! weird how just the packaging does that.

  7. Brenda

    I loveeeeeee dior makeup, it was the first brand of makeup I ever tried! However I do hate how it burns a hole in my wallet everytime a new collection comes out =(

  8. cloudburst

    Oh my god I want all the eyeshadows!

  9. cloudburst

    The quint that’s pictured, do you know which one it is?

  10. Ladybug

    Oooh, the five e/s thingie looks perfect. I agree that the packaging is weird and pretentious, though.

  11. Sanita

    I LOVE that nail polish pictured! Dior nail polishes are the best, really. I wonder what color is Mystic Violine?

  12. Nell

    Ohh I really love the Dior quints, they are hard to resist. And it seems like they are coming out with another great one this fall!

  13. Miss QQ

    I agree with Carrie. I don’t really like the packaging of Dior. I’m not too excited about this collection either.

  14. Rubi

    I like this collection for travel, something that looks nice when you pull it out for a touchup and also for a simple look that gets put together fast. I would add the lancolm summer teal eyeliner that is double ended with the other side a smokey smudgy brown. This gives you a fun llok for brunch with the teal, a neutral look for looking “fresh” with casual clothes and a smokey eye for a dinner.

  15. victoria

    i’m started to get interested in really expensive brands like dior and the palettes are actually a great deal for 5 colors but do the shadows really make a difference? sometimes mac would have some colors in their palettes that don’t have a good pay off, is it the same with dior? i don’t really like the packaging of dior, i think i like chanel better but what i’m really interested is the quality and the colors, i hear the colors are very well paired.

    • I don’t find that Dior’s quints have less pay off than their other shadows. I think Dior Quints are pretty much a STAPLE in the Dior line, so they don’t cheapen out on them.

    • Rubi

      I wear mostly Dior and I love it. Christine was right that the color payoffs are really good. I wear the quints when I go to Florida and Mexico (in 115 + degree weather) over UDPP, they last about 8 to 10 hours and still look vibrant. I have had good luck. Plus the compacts are a great travel size.

      • What are some of your favorite quints, Rubi?

        • Rubi

          I don’t know the names of some but I have them in the navy, purples, nudes, khaki greens, and a golden bronzy one. I buy them when I travel out of the country so I have a good selection of limited colors that were introduced overseas.

    • cloudburst

      Dior eyeshadows have one of the best textures around, soft, creamy and great to work with. Try them, you’ll be hooked :)!

  16. I really like Dior – but they have one problem that another of my favorite lines has: scented lip products.

    I really don’t mind the fragrance – I enjoy the scents of Estee Lauder’s ‘Pure Color’ l/s (supposed to be fig), as well as the scent of MAC lip products (vanilla) – but Lancome and Dior have this cheap, fake, rose scent that makes me want to wretch.

    • cloudburst

      I agree, I find alot of high end products are over scented.

      The worst smelling Dior product is the Diorshow mascara…it smells so strongly, it is quite gross IMO. Anyways, I would think fragrance in a mascara would be potentially irritating to the eyes.

    • LOL. Yes, I noticed the scent, too. Luckily I’m not nearly so adverse to it, but it didn’t thrill me.

  17. Brooke

    omg this is bad ass! *drools*

  18. Anastasia

    Oh, this collection (and Dandy Lady, though) is so seductive for a cosmetic maniac… I’m trying to stay away ’cause normally I don’t buy anything hi-end except the foundation&mascara.. MAC is the one and the only%)))) Yeah, I’m slighty mad^^

    Christine, please, help me!^^
    Silver look duo. Is it unique? Is there a dupes in MAC permanent collection, or…. maybe LE’s?….
    Handwritten/Dark Edge/Concrete w/something silver..no?