23 January 2012

Dior Garden Collection: 5 Couleurs Garden Pastels Palette, and Skinflash in Universal Light


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Christian Dior’s garden parties were the stuff of legends. The couturier hosted lavish gatherings in the rose gardens he planted in his family home, which he dubbed ‘The Grand Balls of the Century’. The house, in Granville, France, is now a museum, where you can browse three floors of haute couture as well as the gorgeous gardens that Dior cited as a major influence throughout his life and career.

But you don’t need to wait till your summer holliers to get a little taste of that glamour -- Dior’s Garden Party collection was released nationwide last week, inspired by the pastel greens, pinks and lilacs of 'the garden of fragrances' at Villa des Rhumbs.



The collection is exquisite – t’would do Mr. Dior proud. Featuring delicate, embossed powders for cheeks and eyes and glossy shades of lilac and pink for lips, the Garden Collection is a bumper crop of utter loveliness. Two gorgeous shades of Le Vernis nail polish round off the collection, in a shimmery green and a creamy mauve.

There’s a stunning collector’s item in the form of a hand-finished, ornamental clutch -- take a closer look over on beaut.ie -- as well as a limited edition version of the brand’s iconic 5 Couleurs palette, in four floral inspired colour ways. I was thrilled to be sent one in #441, Garden Pastels, which is described as “pink, buttercup yellow and luminous greens”. With its embossed roses it’s a thing of beauty, and affirms every good thing I’ve ever heard about these quints; the shadows are smooth and velvety, with great colour payoff. 




I wouldn’t wear the colours all together, but have been experimenting with one or two shades worn just on the lid – there’s too much shimmer for under the brow, I think. Luckily any actual glitter is confined to the pink and blue/green shade, making the palette more fresh and wearable.

I was also sent a new limited edition shade of Skinflash primer in Universal Light; at first I took this to be an illuminating concealer, but the pearlescent white shade revealed it would serve better as a highlighter. It gives a gorgeous gleam to the highest points of the face. 

What do you think, will you be joining the party? 


The Dior Garden Party collection is on counter now; prices range from €23 for the nail polish, €35 for the Skinflash, €55 for the 5 Couleurs palettes and €74 for the beautiful clutch.

25 comments:

Karen said...

Ooh this is so pretty! Very Springy and gorgeous, deffo agree with you on using one shade across the lid, I think using all of the colours would be a bit much. The clutch over on beaut.ie is stunning though :)

little t said...

The greens are gorgeous- they always come so prettily packaged too.

fluff and fripperies said...

They're almost too pretty to use - but I managed it! xo

Adele said...

The packaging is totally divine & I love the blue & green metallics xoxo
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fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Adele - those are my favourites, too! xo

FaceOfThunder said...

I LOVE that eyeshadow palette! And your post :) I'd love it just to look at. Haha. The sparkly green is gorgeous.

Livvy (faceofthunder.blogspot.com)

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Sarah Lanagan said...

I saw these the other day in Arnotts and they really are beautiful, seems roses are the main inspiration for almost every Spring collection this year! x

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Love these - I'm such a sucker for nice packaging. I use Dior foundation and it is great (and sigh nearly gone)

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Have yet to try the foundation Joanne, good to hear you're getting on well with it! xo

Misseblog said...

So pretty, they'll be amazing in the spring!! xx

cornflakegirl said...
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cornflakegirl said...

The colours are so pretty and fresh. I agree that wearing them all together might be a bit much, but wearing one or two at a time sounds lovely.

Johanna said...

What a pretty palate. Makes me want to toss all my old makeup and start over!

The Hearabouts said...

This looks gorgeous, I love it so much! My favourite is the mint green shade.

S. - The Hearabouts

Pop Champagne said...

the palette is so pretty!! love the colors

Victoria said...

These look pretty but pastels don’t tend to suit my skintone. The palette looks gorgeous though and I’ve seen swatches of the two nail polishes which are definitely calling my name!
X

fluff and fripperies said...

Love the polishes too Victoria, especially the green! xo

Yolandaas said...

thanks for the sweet comment.. take care .. x

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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Ohhh, I always get suckered in by pretty presentations. I am a big Dior makeup fan. I love the spring tones.

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous hues! No wonder you adore Dior! xo style, she wrote

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

The palette is so beautiful - I adore those pretty colors.

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MeganB said...

Oh, certainly, the collection is very spring-like. I loved the name ’Garden Collection’ as it showcases all shades and hues of what a garden might comprise of. Bright flowers but with a natural gleam which is not shocking to the eyes, yet very user friendly. Dior is well known for his uniqueness and simplicity in fashion accessories and make up elements. This collection is no exception. It totally lives up to the expectations of millions of its die-hard fans.

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