Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dior Summer 2012 Croisette Collection

Here are some swatches of the Dior Croisette Collection for summer. Apologies for the shoddy department store lighting, but I take what I can get. 

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Brun Panama and Orange Sari

Dior Liner in 258 Turquoise

Top-bottom: Dior 5 Couleurs Croisette Eyeshadow Palette in 224 Swimming Pool and 654 Aurora

I couldn't swatch the eye glosses because the testers have not arrived. I also only swatched two of the three glosses because the pink-peach gloss didn't look very special to me (and in truth, I forgot). Although early press info from other blogs showed a fourth gold gloss, I did not see it at the counter. 

I tried on everything I swatched at the counter, but so far I was only moved to purchase the orange gloss and the nail polishes. I really liked how both the eyeshadow palettes looked on the eyes, but I was reluctant to purchase something I'd only use for a couple of months. We'll see if I change my mind in the next few weeks! Also, for inquiring minds, the orange gloss is pigmented. It will show up on your lips.

I took the pictures below when I got home a few hours later. I didn't pick up the turquoise liner but am now regretting it - it might be the first thing I've placed on my bottom lash line that wouldn't budge. I have Swimming Pool (anyone else think it's an unfortunate name?) on and it looks better than I thought cool blues could look on my eyes.

Lips: Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer in 201



Cheeks: Le Métier de Beauté Blush Kaleidoscope 2nd and 3rd tier, topped with Guerlain Sun Shimmer Highlighter in Spicy Coral

I believe the Dior counter at Saks Fifth Avenue New York is the first to receive the collection. I suppose it'll roll out at counters nationwide any day now. If you can't wait to get your hands on this, you can contact Aliyah (who's an absolute sweetheart) at 212-940-2260. Tell her Xiao of Messy Wands sent you!

Update: I just heard on Twitter that several pieces of Dior summer arrived on Sephora.com today!

13 comments:

  1. gorgeous colors! such beautiful eyes!

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  2. What colors CANT you pull off?! I've never felt like turquoise worked on me ... as beautiful as the palette and liner are.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I'm not so keen on the eye shadow palettes in this collection (looks so sheer and light) but the lip gloss sure looks good! Can't wait to see it in person.

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  4. Thanks for the heads up on the collection at Sephora. I think I will skip the eyeshadow palette. For some reason I find them powdery and not as pigmented. You look lovely as always!

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  5. That blue liner is amazing. And the orange gloss! It looks amazing! The tan one, too.

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  6. You guys get things FAST! Here the collection isn't due out till the 18th, and I haven't even received any PR information yet (though it should be any day now, any day)! I love Swimming Pool on you, though it's definitely dangerous for my skintone. I think I might be able to rock Aurora though, and I am also super intrigued by the polish!

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  7. I am really into oranges this summer! orange sari looks right up my alley - I hope it will work for cool toned people, looks very warm. I am not a fan of dior e/s palettes, they often are very VERY frosty on me and make my lids look 30 years older, haha <3

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  8. It is amazing how the eyeshadows do not show up! I know these are fair colors, but still! Thank you for your swatches, I was waiting for these eyeshadows palettes and now, I know that I can pass on them!

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  9. orange sari is freaking incredible

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  10. I did not expect to but I bought swimming pool together with a 1 colour eye gloss and the eyeliner of course goregeous! Nice fresh colours tried Aurora the one I set out to buy but was so like many other palettes I already own. Using the eye gloss intensifies the colours!

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