The latest makeup collection by Dior features metallic hues in mystical shades of grey, silver, copper, plum and aqua in an homage to Monsieur Dior’s date with destiny in 1946.
It’s always interesting to read up on what inspired a certain collection or work of art, and in the case of the Dior Fall 2013 Mystic Metallics it seemed that on the evening Monsieur Dior was hesitating whether to give up his career as a fashion illustrator to design his own line, the couturier tripped over a metallic star pierced with a hole. He took it as a sign and the following day, decided to create his own fashion House.
Carrying his lucky charm in his pocket from that day onwards, the Dior’s Fall Makeup collection is created based on Monsieur Dior’s chance encounter of his “lucky star” – which was an important, and deciding factor to the birth of his legacy; the House of Dior.
5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics (Limited Edition), RM215
Dior makeup never fails to make us go ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ with their pretty presentations, and the 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics does not disappoint. Sculpted with stars, the eye shadows shimmer with metallic shades and reflections. These come in two colour harmonies; shades of violet and silver (864 Constellation) or blue-greens and browns (384 Bonne Etoile).
I used the green eyeshadow to cover the lid, and the blue to shade in the outer ‘V’ to create some depth. Using the middle deep khaki bronze colour, I defined my socket with a blending brush. Sweep the light taupe eyeshadow underneath your brow bone, and finally, use the deep brown colour to draw your cat-eye with an angled brush.
Diorshow Fusion Mono, RM110
These little pots of shimmery goodness would be perfect either as a base or as highlight for your eyes. The gel-mousse texture weightlessly illuminates the eye with multi-faceted, long lasting colour, so it can be used on its own or under a similar eyeshadow for eyes that really pop.
It comes in eight shades (white, silver, black, blue, khaki bronze, amber, opaline pink, and purple) loaded with iridescent sparkles, and can be applied in a manner of ways according to Dior:
Soft fusion: Applied with fingertips, the eye shadow blends into the skin to create a light veil of colour and a subtly shimmering result.
Bold fusion: Applied using the smudging applicator, the finish is intensified to reveal pure and extreme colour.
Advice from the pros: Lightly wet the eye shadow for an extreme metallic effect with a dramatic lamé finish.
However, I decided to use the blue shade (281 Cosmos) as a base on my entire lid, and using the smudging applicator provided with some glittery sparkle (021 Etoile), I highlighted the inner V corner of the eye. This is undoubtedly the perfect highlighter.
Dior has revisited its emblematic blush, and now comes in a thinner case containing a bevelled brush, redesigned and stamped with the house logo. It comes in 13 colours which are divided into four colour spectrums (pink, red, coral and nude) and three finishes (iridescent, matte and satin).
Instead of matching your lip colour to complement your outfit, consider the blush as the new dress code! We just love that the blushes come in almost every possible alternative for the cheeks – including this gorgeous lavender blush (226 Mauve Princess), which doesn’t actually come out purple but gives a fresh, lifted highlight to the face.
Dior Addict Gloss, RM95
For Dior Addict..addicts, there are four new Dior Addict glosses that capture the light and accessorize the lips. We tried a deep dusty pink with subtle silver iridescence (684 Merveille). With great pigmentation, it’s great for those of us who don’t like an overpowering scent in our lip gloss.
Please bear in mind that I was trying to use all the colours and products in one look, which would explain why so many different layers were used for those eyes especially. Just remember that you could use each of these products separately for simpler looks or to be used with your existing makeup ritual. If you had to choose just one item from this entire collection, make it the Diorshow Fusion Mono (and try to fit in the 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette too)!