Makeup Review, Swatches: Dior Holiday 2012 Grand Bal Collection – Nail Polish, Lipstick, Eyeshadow Palettes
Oh, my! Nearly everything is packaged in gold this year! Dior‘s Grand Bal Holiday Collection makes every beauty product look like a gift!
“Now that Cinderella’s fairy godmother no longer exists, the couturier must be the magician,” said Christian Dior. From his extravagant over-the-top parties in Granville (his childhood home) to the Parisian balls of the Roaring 20’s — the couturier was fascinated by the transformative qualities of the ball gowns and the fantasy of the fabulous fairytale. This collection was inspired by Dior‘s love for entertaining: the Limited Edition Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage, four new shades of Diorific, Dior‘s most haute couture lipstick, two new shades of Ultra-Gloss and four new shades of Dior Vernis make their debut.
The Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage ($85.00) is a limited edition palette that was inspired by dance cards held by women during the 18th century to keep track of their dance partners. This kit is a glamorous gold clutch featuring a pearl eyeshadow duo of platinum and gold, two shades of gloss, a mirror and a deep black eyeliner for quick touch-ups. It’s a must-have beauty kit for the modern day party girl, indeed!
The Dior Grand Bal Collection includes:
Rouge Diorific ($36.00 each) in Diorling, #037, Diva #038 (pictured/swatched), Lady # 039 and Marilyn #040 (pictured/swatched)
Marilyn, top; Diva, bottom
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($28.00 each) in Lame Gold #424 and Ceremony Red #774 (pictured/swatched)
Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow ($59.00 each) in Night Golds #524 and Fairy Golds #764 (pictured/swatched)
Diorific Vernis ($26.00 each) in Lady #011 (pictured), Diorling #207 (pictured), Marilyn #751 and Diva #901
Faux-Cils False Lashes ($28.00) adorned with Subtle Silver Pearl Drops or Swarovski Gold Crystals (pictured)
Isn’t this collection simply gorgeous?! It’s almost too beautiful to use! What do you lovely ladies think? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!
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