Along with raising me to respect big hair and instilling in me an appreciation for nonsensical song lyrics (“The reflex is a lonely child just waiting by the park…”), the ’80s also taught me about a certain something awesome called houndstooth.
Every girl I knew had something in a houndstooth pattern. I had a jacket I’d wear whenever I wanted to be “taken seriously,” like at piano recitals, haha!
Tabs would love a jacket like that…
The first words out of my mouth when I opened the new Diorblush in Pink Happiness ($42) were “CLASS OF ’89!!”
(I was referring to middle school.)
The houndstooth pattern stamped on this powder blush duo will help it stand out when it flits on Dior counters with the rest of the Cherie Dior Bow collection this spring.
John Taylor from Duran Duran (SWOON!) might look at these hot pink matte and shimmery golden, peachy pink powder blushes and say, “I can’t use these to contour my cheekbones!” but I like that they aren’t blindingly intense and pigmented; I think it makes them easier to control.
For a radiant, natural look, I’ll swirl a layer or two of the darker shade on the apples of my cheeks, followed by a light dusting of the lighter shade on my upper cheekbones. Both colors stay bright on my cheeks (but not too bright) for 8-10 hours before fading or beginning to look patchy.
Pink Happiness could be a fab day-to-night blush to keep in your work bag. Sweep a couple layers on when you get to your desk (she works hard for the money!), and then at the end of the day, ramp up the intensity with another layer before cabbage patching your way to ’80s night with the girls.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dior counters and dior.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Quick! — what’s your favorite dance move? Any era.
Hmm… That’s a tough one, but I’m goin’ with the Snake.