When I first really got into makeup I was 18 and the purchase was a Dior gloss in stick format. I still have the case at home, but of course I’ve used all the content. Dior has been my first brand and in a sense, my true ‘first time’, because I bought that gloss thanks to my savings. It was a self-present for my high-school graduation.
And for that reason, I treated it as a little treasure. Though not a student anymore, I still find quite hard to buy an entire collection from Dior. And so, I tend to select items according to my personal ‘priorities’.
If I had to select only 5 items to bring with me on a desert island or to educate somebody to the cult of the Dior makeup, I’d certainly recommend:
Rouge Dior – I’m not the gloss in stick teenager anymore. Fact. So over the years I’ve been enjoying the luxurious sensation of the Rouge Dior lipsticks. Velvety. Nourishing. Beautiful to watch and kiss (as I’ve been said). My favorite ones are the deep reds, the rich fucsia and the many peachy pink shades. This in the picture, which you see also below in the swatch is the #540 Rose spring.
J’adore – The entire collection is worth the expense, but in particular L’absolu is something really unique in the world. Born to be the essence of a woman, it’s a luxuriant and sophisticated bouquet. Sweet and vibrant Damask roses play next to luminous Sambac jasmine and powerful Indian tuberose. Awesome!
5 Couleurs Eyeshadow – Every chic lady should have in her collection at least one palette from the Dior 5 couleurs range. Not because the packaging is gorgeous or because it’s cool to have a high-end something in the pocket. But because the shades are really beautiful on the lids. And they’re worth the price. When I apply these in the morning, I can go on blinking for 6-8 hours without feeling the need to re-fresh/re-touch my make up. If you want to save somewhere, the advice is not to invest on colors you wear only seldom, but on something you may enjoy everyday. In my case, for instance, I opted for a combinations of grey-black-white and very very light blue. Like this one. Have a look at the swatches, aren’t the shadows all bright and ‘rich’?
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara black – I’m not the kind to wear colorful mascaras, apart from blue. But to be honest, I find that nothing beautifies lashes as a good black mascara. Inspired by the big-screen eyes of film stars, Diorshow Iconic curl is to me the best high-end mascara of the moment.
Diorskin Poudre libre – Can you keep a secret? Dust a little loose powder on your lips with a good wide loose powder brush before applying your usual lipstick and it will last longer. Loose powders are usually the make up artists’ secret to a matte finish and a backstage product models often wear on the catwalks. ‘Robbed’ to the professional environment, it helps set the makeup and is a product I really enjoy from Dior. Personally I like it in winter and whenever I’m supposed to be photographed (a lot). Anytime I apply Diorskin Poudre libre I’m said ‘you have a wonderful porcelain skin today’.
A good reason to love it isn’t it?