I have not bought any Dior makeup for many years now, mainly because I felt they were repetitive and unexciting. However, this Spring’s Diorsnow collection really appealed to me, and I have been waiting months for it to launch. The Garden of Light Collection is a concise one, mainly focused on skincare, but if you pay attention there are 2 gorgeous makeup palettes.
Diorsnow Garden of Light Collection for Spring 2020 is inspired by the delicacy and fresh colours of a Japanese garden and blossoming trees. In Japan, it was released as a Valentines’ Day offering, but it only arrived in Singapore in March. Apart from a lip maximizer, there is an eyeshadow palette and an illuminating powder. Both palettes feature delicate gingko leaf embossings, symbolising radiance and longevity.
The pièce de résistance for me is the Diorskin Nude Luminizer Blushing Light. It bears the usual reflective silver cannage design on the top lid, but the bottom pan is a translucent plastic tray. Open it up, and you will be blown away by the pretty peach pink gingko leaf embossed on the compact itself. If you want to (and can bear to) focus your brush on this part of the pan, you can potentially pick up the pigments for a light luminous blush. However, the palette is really intended to be used by swirling or gently pressing your brush on the entire surface, for a softly iridescent pink champagne glow.
Dior did not venture very far with the color composition of the eyeshadow palettes, going with classic pink-purples, but for once I did not mind. Mainly because of the prettiness of the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 717 Gleam.
The pigmentation is softer than I like, but consistent with most Dior eyeshadow palettes that I remember. I tried to be very careful to not completely destroy my precious palette, so please bear with the light swatches below:
The swatches correspond to their respective positions on the palette:
Here is a simple fuss-free eye makeup look that I created for a lunch outing:
To complete the look, you may wish to add on the Lip Maximizer, but personally I am just not a gloss kind of girl. Instead, I paired the look with a sweet rosy pink lipstick for the look below.
Are these pretty enough to make your heart sing? But once you have acquired them, will you have the heart to dip into them and risk ruining the embossing?