Christmas came early at Macarons and Mischief HQ (aka my messy room where I bum around in;) the Dior Splendor Collection is worthy to be in a beauty museum one day. Five years ago I probably would not be as interested in the colour gold and I thought life would stay that way; but as I’m getting older, gold detailing on clothes, accessories, and beauty products really catch my eye! My vault in Gringotts would definitely store these golden beauties from the Dior collection and I’ll be shouting the Gemino curse to multiply them.
Those golden barbell looking things aren’t mini fancy weights; they’re the gorgeous Diorific Lipsticks ($46 CAD.) By no means are they inexpensive, but they’re such a collector’s item. When I finish using the lipsticks I could never bear to throw them away!! The Diorific Long-Wearing True Colour Lipstick in 065 Golden is a frosty/golden colour that I prefer using it over lipstick than on its own. I’m sure there are people who can pull this colour off alone, but on me I look like a duck who fell in a pool of glitter. The Diorific Mat Velvet Colour Lipstick in 560 Ravissement is a bright pink shade. It contains micronized silicon powder and the lipstick smells a bit like baby powder (not that it’s unpleasant, but something that I noticed.) It feels creamy when applied and it doesn’t dry to a “true matte.”
There need to be more products housed in bottles like the Diorific Vernis Nail Polish ($34 CAD.) These are like little Christmas ornaments, but far more useful. I love them so much more than the original Dior nail polish packaging since you don’t have to remove TWO lids to put your polish on. I love the lid- not only is it fancy, but it’s comfortable to hold on to the brush by the flat ends of the top.
The shade 850 Splendor is a dark-ish red shade with fine golden shimmers, and 001 Nova, described as a “broken mirror top coat” has its glitter game down; no chunky pieces overlapping each other! I use glitter top coats to hide ALL my nail mistakes.
Shall we zoom up on the Dior 5 Couleurs Splendor Eyeshadow Palette in 776 Precious Embroidery ($73 CAD)?!?!? I love these colours so much more than the Skyline collection IMO! Note – I do need a primer with these, as I noticed it smudged a bit after six hours of wear! Overall, the colours complement very well and they’re SO smooth and weightless. The eyeshadow palettes are same as their other 5 Couleurs and it comes with a navy blue velvet pouch.
In the palette you get five colours; a frosty white with some blue-pink shimmers under the light, a light eggplant purple shimmer, a shimmery dark brown, a dark purple-brown shimmer, and the middle a metallic golden peach. I think I whipped up a wearable, office friendly smoky eye with this…(or not, you tell me!)
(Omg I finally have been good skin days!! …….. also new glasses~)
Here I am wearing the whole collection (except for the nail polish because it’s not for my face) – the first photo I’m wearing Ravissement on my lips and the second photo I am layering Ravissement with Golden. The pink does tone down a bit and adds a slight fine shimmer. The Splendor Collection is no chump change but each makeup item feels perfectly crafted – from the packaging to their choice of colours (even if Golden did look really awkward on me.)
You can find the Dior Splendor collection at The Bay, Nordstrom, or Sephora.
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