Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

As far as I’m concerned, spring has sprung, because I’m diving head-first into all of the tantalizing spring collections launched. Dior’s Flower Blossom collection is no exception, with its flirty, fun springtime colors in pastels and feminine hues. I haven’t tried everything there is to be had from it, of course, but I played with one of the most gorgeous quints I have ever laid eyes on (Pink May), discovered a gorgeous my-lips-but-better-color im Amber Camera (and Brown Close-Up is surprisingly lovely), found a great lid contour color in Flirty Brown, and a darling pink highlighter in Blooming Pink. I really wish I could have had tried out the Flower Blossom palette, as well as the Spring Bouquet quint. Maybe next time 😉

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Pink May is one of Dior’s two quints launching with Flower Blossom, and I have to say, it is just the prettiest thing. The color combination is not only the embodiment of spring, but they make an amazing subtle eye. I found that the shadows were smooth and easy to work with, not at all chalky. There was a definite amount of shimmer in them, though, so those who prefer less frosty shadows may want to check this out in person. I loved the pink the most, but I liked the deeper purple for its richness.

Blooming Pink is an opalescent cool, pale pink that is sure to be a hit for paler skintones, but it makes an awesome brow bone highlighter, as well as a cheek highlighter (hey, I go for a multi-tasking product!). Flirty Brown is a darker neutral shade of brown with a bit of reddish tint to it.

Brown Close-up is such a nice shade of fleshy dark pink, and I think the name is a bit misleading! There really is not much brown–at least not visibly–because it merely tinges the natural lip color and enhances it. Dior lipsticks are smooth, go on easily, and the texture is just fab all around. I find that they last quite awhile as well.

Pink Liberty is part of Dior’s Ultra-Gloss Reflect line, and if you have ever wanted a medium pink gloss without a ton of shimmer nor a shade of bubblegum, this is it. Despite how many pink glosses there are in the beauty world, I find that there are very few that are just that right shade of pink that is universally wearable.

Amber Camera is beyond gorgeous with its perfect combination of reddish pink and glossy finish. I love a lipstick that has its own sense of sheen, because I know that sometimes, a lipstick is all you want. I think this is a fitting color for the spring season, because it isn’t so cool or pale or pastel that it is hard for most skin tones to really pull off. Instead, it is a great shade of a bright pastel pink with subtl eshimmer.

Flower Blossom will be available at your local Dior counter and this Spring.


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30 thoughts on “Dior – Spring 2008 – Flower Blossom Collection Review

  1. yin

    thank you for the great pics. i think amber camera is going to be a MLBB tone for me as well.

    do you know if the nifty floral bouquet palette is a highlighter or actually individual eyeshadow shades?


    • No problem 😀 You can never have enough MLBB lipsticks, right?

      The Flower Blossom palette is a highlighter from what I know, while the Spring Bouquet quint is five eyeshadows! HTH!

  2. Amber Camera & Pink Liberty look gorgeous – on their own AND together! I’ve never owned any Dior lip products, but these look very tempting.

  3. so yummie can’t wait to get my greedy hands on this lot!

  4. This Dior palette looks amazing! But it looks to pastel for me.. who knows though, I’ll have to go swatch it in person. Can’t wait!

  5. toni

    this is off topic butwhilei was looking at the pink “Look” page i noticed there is no wayto go back further like before. There were some older FOTDs that i wanted to check out again

  6. Sara

    OoOo! I LOVE that Amber Camera!

  7. Gio

    The palette looks amazing. And I love Amber Camera too!

    • I know! I couldn’t believe how pretty it was. I’m glad it isn’t too decorative, though – this way I won’t feel bad messing around with it!

  8. Yorkdale_Girl

    It’s too bad that Dior lip colors have this nasty ‘fragrance’ in them, otherwise I’d be lemming this whole collection!

  9. Brooke

    *sighs again* and when will brown close up be made available on sephora lol like i need to branch out into more brands :)

  10. Allison

    Everything is so gorgeous..Must…resist

  11. This is just too gorgeous, thanks for posting! I’m loving the Pink May eyeshadows, I first thought of buying the Flower Blossom compact but now I’m more drawn to those lovely eyeshadows!

  12. Miki

    They don’t carry Pink May in Canada. I’m depressed. Boo hoo.

  13. Ranier

    I just got this lovely quint today!!(and I live in Canada)
    They said it’s limite edition thought. Is it regular in the states?

  14. Ranier

    So I was wise enough to buy it right away!
    Thanks for your answer Christine!

  15. Kat

    My red hair and warm skin look terrible with pinks, but the amber camera and pink liberty were and easy sale for the girls at the Dior counter. I have worn nothing else for the past 3 weeks. They make my complection glow!