Before I became an illustrator/designer, I worked at Dior. It was one of my part-time jobs in college and a rewarding experience that sparked my love for fashion, luxury, and well…Dior.
I’ll always have a soft spot for the brand. I feel like they do everything with an understated (or, an amazingly dramatic!) elegance.
Their Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection has a playfully elegant edge that I find refreshing for the classic brand, and here’s a look at some of my favorite pieces from the launch.
Dior’s eyeshadows are LEGENDARY, and the colors in the Bain De Mer 366 Palette ($63) are driving me wild! — but I don’t have the confidence to pull off a totally icy blue eye (what ’90s dreams are made of) yet, so I’ve been keeping myself content playing with the soft coral and nudes in the palette.
The coral and blues mix together beautifully on the lids where they overlap, and with them I can get a pastel lilac look that I find SO beautiful.
What it lacks in downright pigmentation, the palette makes up for in smooth textures and satiny sheens. I’m actually surprised by the quality of the two blue shades, which are the brightest, and yet the easiest, colors to work with in the palette. How often do we see that!?
The limited edition Dior 001 NudeAir Shimmering Loose Powder ($56) is the fastest way to feel like a princess. It took me a while to understand that it wasn’t designed to be used on the entire face, and let’s just say that I wore a very luminous face for a few days…
This is purely a “cherry-on-top” product that you puff onto the highest points of the face. The loose highlighter uses multi-dimensional glitters to emphasize the cheeks and bring life to any look. While not totally necessary…I think it’s a beautiful collectible item to save and use on special occasions.
Between the adorable Polka Dot Nail Duos and the breezy blues in the Bain de Mer palette, Dior’s Summer 2016 Collection is elegance and fun.