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Summer 2008 – Dior Goldrush Collection

Dior Goldrush Collection — Summer Look 2008

A collection of limited edition pieces, themed by this summer’s golden trends, Goldrush is a glittering feast for the eyes in shades of sultry tan, heady corals and — yes — decadent, shimmering gold. Featuring four new shades of the recently-introduced Addict High Shine lipstick and 18-Karat versions of old favorites such as the 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette and Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss.

“Not many people realize it, but gold is the ultimate neutral, especially when it comes to makeup. It’s a color that makes everything shine — literally — and works on basically every skin tone. For a real summery look, pair a luscious gold lip with rich, shimmering eyes and cheeks,” says Dior International Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff.

Golden Dior (Pictured above)
Inspired by the dazzling extravagance of Dior Couture baubles, this ultra-trendy limited edition medallion features an-allover golden glow highlighter for eyes, cheeks and lips encased in its jewel-shaped packaging. Adorned with champagne crystals and a chic satin ribbon, this decadent compact is part accessory, part beauty must-have. $55.00

The Collection

  • Lumieres Dior in Amber Sunlight (002) $55.00
  • Dior Bronze Harmonie Blush in Spicy Desert (005) $42.00
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Golds (569) , Goldfever (589) $52.00
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Terra Sienna (585), Million-Dollar Gold (645) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Beige Moire (217), Coral Lame (337), Beige Lurex (437) $24.50
  • Dior Addict High Shine in Shine Pink (354), Ready-to-Gold (414), Show Coral (444), Couture Brown (614) $25.00
  • Dior Vernis in Coppery Ginger (668), Gold Nugget (708) $19.00

Available April 2008 at Dior counters nationwide!

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Dior – Vernis in Poison Blue (comparison to Chanel’s Blue Satin)

Move over Blue Satin, I’m ready to rock Dior’s Poison Blue ($19.00).  Chanel’s Blue Satin catches the light of camera flash well, because it manages to pick up on a touch of shimmer that you cannot see whatsoever in real life.  Poison Blue is this gorgeous dark blue-black shade that adds drama to nails, and it has a definite duo-nature to them.  Indoors, the color is nearly black with blue undertones, while in sunlight, the blue tones stand out more.

There is no shimmer to this polish, it is more of a high glossy finish.  I wore my Dior manicure for a week through moving apartments, and it held up amazingly.  This stuff just would not chip, and it was really hard to even try and chip it myself (hey, I like to test polish durability).  Despite packing boxes, unpacking them, assembling/disassembling, etc., I hardly had any tip wear either (say what?!).  This is reason enough to opt for Dior Poison Blue over Blue Satin!

While Blue Satin has a thicker consistency than Poison Blue (thinner), Poison Blue is also glossier in its finish than Blue Satin.  Personally, I preferred the consistency of Poison Blue, because it allowed me to do my dutiful two coats of polish without feeling like I might be wasting some (at $19 a pop, I don’t want to waste a drop), whereas Chanel’s was thicker to the point where one coat was almost enough, but I prefer two coats to maximize durability and lasting power.  The picture above shows half a nail swatched with Chanel’s Blue Satin with the right half in Dior’s Poison Blue–just remember, the shimmer in Blue Satin is not visible with indoor light, and it better be a bright, sunny day if you want to see it at all!

Dior – Spring 2008 – Flower Blossom Collection Review

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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Dior – Spring 2008 – Flower Blossom Collection; DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders

Flower Blossom Collection – Spring Look 2008
This limited edition color collection is a breath of fresh, spring air — featuring light, floral-inspired pastels. Dior staples such as the 5-Colour and 1-Colour Eyeshadows, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect and Rouge Dior Lipstick come together to create a look inspired by the lighthearted hues of the season.

Star Product – Dior Flower Blossom Palette:
The ultimate accessory: a mix of must-have pastel and iridescent powders for eyes and cheeks inspired by the vibrant enamel landscapes of Victoire de Castellane’s famous “Diorette” jewelry collection. MSRP: $52.00

The Collection:

  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Spring Bouquet (470) $52.00
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Pink May (909) $52.00
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Flirty Brown (555) $23.50
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Blooming Pink (915) $23.50
  • Rouge Dior in Amber Camera (334) $26.00
  • Rouge Dior in Brown Close-Up (657) $26.00
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Beige Velvet (127) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Cotton Petal (247) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Pink Liberty (457) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Fuchsia Poplin (577) $24.50

DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders
DiorSkin Shimmer Star
Dress up your skin in jewel-like shimmer! This all-over compact powder features five micro-shimmering tones and a rich, ultra-sheer texture that melts into the skin to create a radiant, luminous finish. Available in Pink or Bronze color harmonies. $42.00

DiorSkin Powders Pressed & Loose Powders
Introducing Dior’s favorite DiorSkin Pressed and Loose Powders in updated, Cannage-style packaging and continuous moisture release formulas. These matte and luminous hydrating powders provide high coverage while still allowing the skin’s natural radiance to shine through. Each available in transparent shades of Light (001), Medium (002), and Dark (003). Pressed Powder: $36.50, Loose Powder: $44.00

Flower Blossom and DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders will both be available January 2008 Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide.

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Holiday 2007 Madness – Dior “I Love Dior” Holiday 2007 Gift Sets and Palettes

Dior dazzles us with their Holiday Bright Lip Gloss in a jeweled pendant with a copper-pink lip gloss hidden inside ($90.00).  For some more realistic purchases, don’t miss out on the “I Love Dior” palettes. The lip palette has four lipgloss shades, and in two sets – warm or cool ($40.00). The eye palettes also come in warm and cool with lovely colors ($40.00). Now available at Nordstrom.comicon.