Bust out your alligator pumps, white cardigan sweater, pearls and pencil skirt, and let’s explore Dior’s upcoming Fall 2008 Impression Cuir collection. YES!
I just received previews of two of the items from the upcoming collection (due out this August). Sometimes, I feel like brown can be a little boring, but when it’s done well, as I think it has been here, brown can be downright smokin’.
After playing with the Impression Cuir eyeshadow palette and Rouge Dior Fiction Brown lipstick this morning, I felt very much like a hot librarian in training. I almost wanted to don my glasses, put my hair in a bun and talk sweet, sweet dewey decimals. Fo’ reals!
Impression Cuir eyeshadows on the top; Fiction Brown lipstick on the bottom
The Impression Cuir Palette ($55) contains a trio of bronze, brown and beige shimmer eyeshadows embossed with a pretty alligator-skin pattern on the pan. The tiny sparkles give the shades a lil’ extra kick, but the colors in this palette are still very work-friendly.
In the picture above I’m wearing the beige on the brow bone, bronze in the crease and beige on the lid. I like how the colors blend seamlessly into each other. With these shades, creating subtle, yet sexy eye looks is a breeze. I can even picture the colors mixing well with greens, browns, pinks and purples. If you’ve been wanting to try Dior eyeshadows, let this palette be your gateway makeup drug! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Rouge Dior lipstick in Fiction Brown ($27) is a beautiful, reddish brown with just a hint of shine. The color invites enough attention without appearing overly dark or disco. This shade could easily function as a daily work color for me in the fall!
This was my first tube of Rouge Dior, and the first thing I noticed when I applied it to my lips was the texture. The formula felt very slick and moisturizing and reminded me of MAC Glaze lipsticks. The light scent of eau de rose and baby powder may bother some women with sensitive noses, but the fragrance isn’t taken too far. As usual, Dior does subtle very well.
I do wish the product were a little less expensive ($27 is a steep price to pay for a single tube of lipstick), but if you want to indulge yourself, Rouge Dior is the way to go. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-
If these two new Dior products are any indication of the level of quality we can expect from the rest of the collection, then I’m going to need CPR in the fall.
Happy summer solstice! Guess what? Today is the longest day of the year. What do you plan to do with the extra daylight?
I am SO ready for the weekend, ya’ll. Got any plans for tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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