Good Monday!! Spring collections are popping up like wild flowers, blizzard and all notwithstanding. To start the week off proper, I thought I’d pop over to the Dior counter at Ion Sephora to check out the Trianon Spring 2014 collection!
Continuing its Versailles inspiration from the Golden Winter collection for Holiday 2013, this time the house of Dior looks to the effervescence and delightful gardens of Marie-Antoinette’s Petite Trianon. For Spring 2014, the Dior Trianon Collection exhibits porcelain complexion, pink cheeks, pastels on eyes and nails, and sweet lips. The palettes are all beautifully engraved, bringing to mind the graces and cupids that predominate throughout the palace.
The Trianon collection consists of 2 La Palette Cinq Couleur Trianon, housed in a bow-shaped palette, and comes with a brush contained within the pouch. These are limited edition, and it seems 1 of them may be an Asia-exclusive as I couldn’t seem to get hold of product images online.
Described as a “makeup palette for glowing eyes & a fresh complexion”, the La Palette Cinq Couleur contains a blush in the center, 3 pastel eyeshadow shades and 1 black shade for lining or darkening base. These are limited edition, and I believe 002 Coquette on the right may be an Asia exclusive as I was not able to get any press images or information of this online.
But first, here are swatches of Dior Trianon La Palette Cinq Couleur 001 Favorite:
I had so much difficulty getting the colors to swatch properly on my skin, and trying to photograph it under store lighting was insanely challenging. However, some quick first impressions:
Dior Trianon La Palette Cinq Couleur 002 Coquette is a more pink-based quint. I decided to swatch this palette over the new Backstage Eye Prime, which is a new nude-colored cream primer in a pot, which felt delightfully bouncy to the touch. Swatches in clockwise from top left of palette:
My apologies for this super crowded swatch fest above. But a few quick points to note:
Also included in this swatch photo are the 2 Diorshow Mono Trianon Edition eyeshadows. There isn’t very vast difference in the pigmentation or textures of the monos over the Cinq Couleur palettes.
I also swatched the two 5 Couleurs Trianon Edition Palettes – Pastel Fantasy and Pink Pompadour. However, they are so incredibly sheer, and the color pigmentation was pretty much non-existent, that they all turned out to be varying degrees of silver, which would be a total waste of real estate on this blog.
And before I overstayed my welcome, I managed to sneak these quick swatches of the 4 Rouge Diors:
All 4 Rouge Diors creamy and nicely pigmented. I actually tested both Courtisane and Allegresse on my lips – Courtisane looked too pale and washed out on, and Allegresse was a bright, medium cool-toned pink with strong hints of blue. They felt comfortable on, and stayed on well for about 4-5 hours despite constant drinking from a cup.
Another exhaustive collection, and quite true to the “standard” Dior formula I have come to expect. There are still nail polishes, Diorshow fusion mono mattes, pore-minimizers, and lip glosses to be accounted for… something for every need! What do you have your eyes set on?