Even though we are in the middle of winter, beauty brands are launching their Spring makeup collections fast and furiously. Last year’s Dior Spring collection, Avenue Montaigne was smoky and sultry. For Spring 2012, Dior’s Garden Party Collection is the polar opposite.
Below I swatched 2 palettes from the Spring collection: Garden Roses and Garden Pastels as well as the Dior Vernis Party Scented Lacquers.
The first palette, Garden Roses includes soft pinks, Parma violet, silver and purple.
The second, Garden Pastels features shades of pale pink, buttercup yellow and luminous greens. They are both embossed with a floral pattern inspired by the embroidered designs on delicate tulle. Upon application, I instantly felt a bit more awake!
The colors are wonderfully packed with soft hues for a daytime look yet with a sweep of layering and eyeliner can be vamped up for the evening. Once again, the colors read “Spring.” The Dior spring color collection is inspired by Dior’s fantastic garden in Granville. They are available while supplies last at Dior counters nationwide and Dior.com for $ 59.00 per palette.
The Dior Vernis nail lacquers are infused with a subtle hint of rose fragrance, lasting for up to four days after the polish dries! Waterlily is a soft green and Forget-Me-Not is a light mauve.
Both applied easily and had great color pigment after one coat yet I applied two due to habit. These too are available at Dior counters nationwide as well as on Dior.com for $ 23.00 per lacquer.
There are other parts to this collection such as two Dior Garden Clutches in Milly ( Nordstrom and Dior.com Exclusive) and Grandville Garden for $ 75.00 as well as Lip Colors for $32.00 in both Corolle Pink and Socialite Pink , Ultra Lip Glosses for $ 28.00 in Socialite Pink (Dior.com Exclusive), Party Lilac and Pretty Rose as well as a 3 Couleur Eyeshadow in Smoky Garden for $ 48.00 (Dior.com Exclusive).
Christian Dior was quoted as saying “ After women, flowers are the most heavenly creation.” After looking at these color harmonies and embossed floral patterns of the palettes…one can understand why.
So tell us, will you be hauling home this collection? Drop a comment below to let us know.
And you must check out the limited edition Anselm Reyl collection for Dior HERE.
– Nicole Gordon Levine
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