Dior Kingdom of Colors Collection for Spring 2015 were out in stores last week, and this is the most excited I’ve ever been about any collection from Dior! It seems the trend this spring is for a heavier eye, and lots of eye-popping colors… not to mention fun nail polishes! I’ll reserve the nail polishes for separate posts to follow (yes mani-Mondays are back!) but in the meantime, I’d like to bring you swatches of everything and discuss the one that came home with me. Sit back and relax because this is going to be a long post!
I fell in love with almost everything from this collection, not because pastels are my thing (most certainly not!), but this season’s eyeshadows are the most pigmented and had the softest texture that I had ever seen from Dior. But the most exceptional of all is the Diorshow Mono in Fairy Grey.
As the magical name suggests, this is an eyeshadow single that has a grey base, but packed full of multi-colored shimmers! Under some light it casts a blue-silver sheen, and under some others it turns pinkish… really stunning and multi-dimensional! It has a semi-translucent base, making it suitable for lightly dabbing over any other eyeshadow shade. However, it can also be built up to full opacity either by using a damp brush, or a finger.
For everyday wear, I first applied a sheer layer of a purple-taupe all over the lid, and emphasizing more on the outer corner. Thereafter, I applied Fairy Grey on top, focusing on the center of the eye for dimension. You can just about make out the sheen from Fairy Grey on the center of my lid, and the various shimmers.
And the look in context:
As Fairy Grey is heavy on shimmers, there is some fallout, although wearing it with the Dior Backstage Eye Prime minimized this, and any fallout is not noticeable. It lasted me all day without fading nor turning my cheeks into a glittering disco ball. It is definitely a unique shade to own, and so fun for a light wash of color in the day or for jazzing up a smokey eye look at night!
I also got to swatch all the eye stuff from the Dior Kingdom of Colors Collection!
For Spring 2015, there are two Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colors & Effects Eyeshadow Palettes.
Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colors & Effects Eyeshadow Palette in House of Pinks (856) is a typical Spring palette with a ladylike mix of pink-taupe-plum. I’m not normally drawn to pink palettes, but the soft textures and lovely pigmentation of House of Pinks has me sorely tempted.
The shades from left to right are:
I am almost never drawn to cool-toned pastel greens, but this Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colors & Effects Eyeshadow Palette in House of Greens (866) made my heart skip a beat. If you remember last Spring’s Trianon Collection, that green was all but invisible. Dior set things right this season with a lovely pigmented green palette.
The swatches from left to right are:
There is of course that “big” Dior Kingdom of Colors Eyes, Lip and Face Palette, it is a mixed cream-powder palette with a mixture of finishes. Here are some swatches for your reference:
The eyeshadow shades on the palette are:
The cheek and face part of the palette:
And the lip part of the palette…
There are also 2 Diorshow monos…
I have already introduced Fairy Grey above, there is also Royal Corail (667) which is a warm-toned salmon coral. It is very well pigmented when swatched next to Fairy Grey, but against my skin tone it has a slight chalky base which seems to be a perennial problem I face with corals of any sort.
In case Fairy Grey is too shimmery for you, there are also 2 Diorshow Fusion Monos. I didn’t manage to get a picture of the products, but here are the swatches:
Both are limited edition. On the left is Myriade, a very pretty wash of subtle shimmers over a pale champagne base. On the right is Olympe which is very reminiscent of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Illusoire but perhaps more purple.
To round up the eyes, there are also 4 limited edition Diorshow Kohl Professional Hold & Intensity Eye Makeup.
These are twist-up eye crayons that felt incredibly smooth and pigmented. However, without actually trying them on my eyes I can’t tell if they are smudge- and crease-proof. The shades, from left to right are:
And since I was skulking around the counter already, I sneaked in swatches of the 2 Diorblush Vibrant Colors:
Cherry Glory (873) is a warm-toned medium peach coral that has a satin finish, and Peach Splendor (536) is a very pale pink which swatches sheer and almost invisible on me.
Lots of things to see and play with, have you got your eyes on any of these?