Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.I’ve always had a soft spot for Dior Beauty — my mom is an ardent fan way before she explored other brands so I happily with-arms-wide-open took in all her hand-me-downs. The Lip Glow has been a constant companion all throughout college ever since my mom gave me her back-up tube. I’ve since tried out a few Dior products on my own, some of which I’ve already reviewed: Diorskin Nude Rose Powder, Diorsnow BB Eye Creme, Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grege. The beautiful ladies over at the Dior counter in Shangrila Plaza invited me for a visit to satisfy my Counter Knowledge thirst for everything and anything Dior. I’ve actually been to the Dior Shangrila counter before, always passing by to swatch the eyeshadows, but never really dove in and purchased one because I was scared of the frosty finish that seemed to encapsulate each quint. With this visit, I put those scares to the test and see how it truly appears on the lids.
Dior MakeupBefore trying on the eyeshadows, I was distracted by these blushes that I never gave much attention to before as they’re not so talked about in the beauty world. I even recently just learned that these Diorblushes were newly-reformulated and launched during their Mystic Metallics Fall collection last year. The shade range goes from pink, red, coral to nude. Some are sheer swatched but can be built up easily. They all feel smooth and apply evenly with most of the shades having only minimal shimmer. I like the feel of this on the skin as it melds right in and doesn’t feel chalky nor powdery. I finished up a bottle of Diorskin Nude before (hand-me-down from my Momma) and I actually liked it. I just went on exploring so I never repurchased, but now that I’ve been trying others, I think I’ll be going back to Diorskin Nude soon. We’ll see. Oh these Rouge Dior lipsticks, also newly reformulated and launched with the gorgeous and can-never-fail beauty, Natalie Portman. I also got a hand-me-down lipstick from my mom before (the old Rouge Dior) but never really got on with it as I felt it had too much shine for someone like me who adores semi-matte, matte, satin finishes. However, if you’ve read my Rouge Dior in Grege entry, you’ll see me gush over the moisturizing power and fantastic formula of this newly-reformulated seemingly deceiving just-luxury-in-a-tube lipstick. If you had to try one Dior product, I would suggest to start with their Rouge Dior lipstick. These four shades are the main shades and supposedly the best of the pinks, nudes, peaches and reds. I adoooore Grege and it will probably be the first lipstick repurchase I’ll be getting this year when I run out. Beautiful everyday shade that I can apply even without a mirror. I was super tempted to get Trafalgar during this counter visit but decided on Sillage instead. Natalie wears the 999 shade on the ads and looks super striking on her, apparently with my skintone, it doesn’t look as good. Another one on my list of must-tries is the Dior Addict Extreme lipsticks that are similarly easy to apply yet sheerer and more like a tinted lip balm with a natural shine that doesn’t cross over to the lip gloss territory. I’m eyeing on Incognito, another nude shade. *surprise surprise*
Dior SkincareThis is the ONE serum to rule it all. I’ve been turned into a luxury skincare skeptic ever since I tried this other equally-high end brand skincare (will not name drop but old readers will know what itiz) that seemed to be more light-reflecting properties than actual skincare. So imagine my face when the SAs were telling me about this serum and how it boosts efficacy of other skincare products you use in conjunction with it. *side eye* However, as I read through the ingredients, I was impressed to see actives and not just light-reflecting ingredients to give you the illusion of effectiveness. Only one silicone, polymethylsilsesquioxane, designed to increase the ability for other ingredients with smaller molecules to penetrate the skin as well as create that silky, smooth feel.* The active ingredients include ascorbyl glucoside (stable form of vitamin C), lactic acid (AHA), citric acid (AHA), salicylic acid (BHA) among others. There are also humectants and emollients for hydrating properties. All in all, I’m tempted to try this one out if I can just get pass the price (around Php8k for 75ml). I actually got to try the products out for a quick detox facial and wow, here’s the effect on my dull, lifeless skin. It instantly brightened and looked more alive. Seriously – I’ve never been so tempted to throw away money like this before. BRB. I’m imagining how my skin will look like if I get to finish up a whole bottle! This was taken a few minutes after the serum was applied. Where art thou, pores? And for those with extra extra extra cash (after the mansion, the sports car, etc.), this might be something of interest… the L’Or de Vie line. With the cream starting at $195 (locally around Php15,000++), I don’t think this is something I will ever recommend for the price alone! I haven’t tried it and don’t plan to but you’re free to share your thoughts on it if you have. Although hey, if you finish up your first bottle or jar, you can just buy the refill after for less (still at $100+, though). That’s luxury skincare for you, ladies.
The MakeoverAfter the facial, I was treated to a free makeover c/o Chielo featuring the products above. What I love most would have to be the Dior Lip Serum which is a lipstick + lip care hybrid that made my lips ultra smooth and luscious all throughout the day. I swear, it may be my next lip splurge as it’s Php2,000, but so worth it for my dry, peeling and cracking lips. On the photo, it’s topped with the Lip Maximizer so it appears more glossy and shiny than it actually is. Chielo tried one of the Holiday collection palettes on me — Golden Flower. The frosty finish was more subdued in this one so I wasn’t so turned off by it. Only one shade was super glittery. I tried on the Diorblush in Rose Cherie which turned out really natural (please ignore the wrong label on the photo!) – definitely coming back for that one. And of course, the three lovely ladies who welcomed my swatching, trying on and photographing. Thank you for inviting me! (L-R: Chielo, Mira, *name escapes me right now* SORRY!)
INVITATION TO THE DIOR PRIVATE BEAUTY FITTING EVENT
Dior offers a new service: customized beauty consultations with US, Canada and Milan-trained beauty expert & Professional Image Consultant Cristina Madara. Her services will be made available to Dior clients for one day only – January 18th. Reservations required as limited slots will be available.If you’re interested to drop by the counters and do some swatching, don’t hesitate. The three SAs above aren’t intimidating at all. Do so with freedom! If you’re interested to join the Private Beauty Fitting Event, you can drop by anytime from 1PM-7PM for free. However, the consultation with Ms. Cristina Madara comes with a Php12,000 skincare kit purchase. Also, these are in store for the day: (1) Complimentary miniature products with every purchase; (2) Clients purchasing at least PHP 5,000 worth of products are automatically entered to win the raffle of prizes on the 18th Jan. 2014, namely the following: (a) a 100ml bottle of best-selling fragrance Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet; (b) a 75ml bottle of the global best selling skincare One Essential Serum; and (c) a luxury skincare set valued at PHP 15,750 containing One Essential and Capture Lift. (3) Free-flowing drinks!
Please text 09273290690 if you’re interested to book a slot.
What Dior Beauty products have you tried lately or are interested to try? Do share!
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