Give what you love, the saying goes. The gift I’d most like to get, let alone give, is something from Dior Beauty. The Dior holiday collection is full of jewel-toned, shimmery goodies that will make your holidays merry and sparkling, even if it’s just an ordinary day. And, at least one of the following is a must-have for the office party and day/night looks:
Let’s get to the must-have gift, first: The Dior Cannage Palettes. There’s the Dior Red and Dior Black Cannage Lip Palettes $40.00 and there’s one for eyes: the Dior Black Cannage Eye Palette $40.00 This eye palette is going to elicit oohs and aaahs from every woman around you when you take it out to “touch up.” It’s the cutest, most coveted compact ever: a black patent-leather square with Dior’s iconic quilting, from which dangles a large, silver, Dior “D” just like the ones on those famous handbags! Inside the mirrored compact are four rectangles of shimmery,super-silky shadow in soft brown, peach, and copper, featuring an quilted embossing. There’s also a glam, non-embossed gold highlighter in Dior’s iridescent eyeshadow formula. A dual-tipped sponge applicator with silver handle completes the compact. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this! If you want to be the one she remembers fondly, give her one of these palettes.
And for yourself? Put your best face forward and make a luminous base for all the other products you’ll be using, with fabulous Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Makeup $50.00 Refills $40.00 . Inside a holiday-ready, shiny silver compact with interior mirror and nice powder brush, is a foundation striped with three bands of color: one to sculpt, one to highlight and one that’s the unifying foundation color. You can use all three together, or individually. Although I’m not much into contouring, it’s going to be big this season. You can also use the contour as a blush, too. The Foundation compact is available in five, creamy, sheer, shades: #20 Beige Praline, #32 Sable Rose, #33 The passion, #40 Caramel Dore, and#50 Cafe Moka, the powder is super-fine so it floats over fine lines and wrinkles instead of sitting heavily in them, making your skin look polished, not at all dry or mask-like. This product also has Dior’s exclusive Mineralized Active Water technology and semi-precious Rhodolite, along with other active ingredients such as Sensiline, Sericin, and Vitamins C & E to revitalize, balance, and hydrate your skin. Use this foundation and your skin might actually improve, as you beautify it every day! It even has SPF 10 to protect you (marginally) from the sun’s damaging rays. I really love this product. It looks gorgeous, and the foundation wears so well, even a hot night in a club won’t ruin your look. This is the one to treat yourself with.
When it comes to eye looks for the holidays, nothing less than all-out glam works on your eyes. Dior’s Cristal Boreale Holiday look will make you feel like a rock star, with jewel-toned, light-reflecting. super-shimmery shadows that are so beautiful just as-is, you may be tempted just to gaze into the compact, and not wear them (but do wear them). If you want to treat yourself or a makeup-loving friend to something really special, the 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Smoky Crystal $56.00 #809 offer five shimmer shadows (pink, gold, bronze, pewter and silver) embossed with a “crystal” pattern, in crystal-shaped pans, housed under the roof of the iconic, blue, mirrored, Dior compact. These super-shimmers light up your eyes with just a touch of your finger or applicator. They’re the modern answer to all the glitter makeup that used to be just for special occasions. You needn’t use a heavy hand to get that “spotlight on your lids” effect. A little goes a long way. If you just one one, special shadow, you can’t go wrong with Cristal Boreal #012 Silver Gem $20.00. This shimmering silver works with every complexion and works with everything you plan to wear for a special night out. TIP: If you’re a little shy about wearing too much shimmer, just use a light touch and blend it out. You’ll still have that “spotlight” effect, without the metallic edge. Finish any lid look with a colored Liner such as Dior’s Style Liner in Sparkling Purple $174 $20.00 . This soft, deep plum works wonderfully on light shadows. I like it particularly well with the Silver and gold colors in the 5-Colour Palette, but you’ll find plenty of other shadows to wear it with as well.
There are a few other products in the Dior Holiday Collection, including a stunning, Cristal Boreale Pendant sparkling with Swarovski crystals and a pink crystal lip gloss. But these are all limited edition, so hurry to your closest Dior Beauty Counter starting NOW!
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