I very rarely say "Run, don't walk!" when it comes to snagging a limited edition makeup collection, but in this case I'm going to make an exception for the heart-stoppingly gorgeous holiday offerings from Dior. The collection, titled "Golden Winter," is inspired by shades of pink and gold and the opulence of Versailles in wintertime. The result: glam, classic colours that flatter a wide variety of skin tones, all done in the most sigh-worthy packaging.
Now, onto a closer look at each product in the collection!
The Jewel Manicure Duo ($40) is the creme de la creme of 'Diorific', the bubbly, gold-embossed products that form the majority of Golden Winter. A gold/champagne base coat, and clear crystal pearls meant to adhere to the second coat of colour while it's drying, add up to nail art opulence. (The branded funnel is for collecting stray crystals and putting them back in the bottle. Clever!) According to instructions, this DIY nail art could take an hour or more, but I'm already looking forward to trying it for the boy's Christmas party.
For those who prefer a simpler mani, Diorific Vernis ($27) comes in 'Marilyn' (a creamy classic red), 'Minuit' (a plum with multidimensional sparkle), and 'Frimas' (a shimmery lilac-grey)—all in the same adorably bubbly gold-embossed bottles.
I'm a firm believer that a woman should own at least one luxe lipstick in her lifetime, if only because it makes re-application a pleasure rather than a chore. These Diorific lipsticks ($40) fit the bill nicely. Think of how lovely they'd look in your evening clutch, and how chic you'll feel reapplying your lipstick at the table, after dessert. Available in 'Diva' (a cherry red with slight shimmer), 'Minuit' (a bright, slightly shimmery NYE-appropriate fuchsia), and 'Winter' (a shimmery burgundy).
Lipstick and nail polish aside, Golden Winter also includes two new 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes and Dior Addict gloss shades.
Dior 5 Couleurs 'Golden Flower' ($61, shown above) and 'Golden Snow' (shown below) are filled with wearable neutrals that can take you from an office-friendly look to a cocktail-hour, gold-infused smoky eye.
Dior Addict Gloss in 'Pink Fantasy' ($31) is a bright, shimmery fuchsia that's almost like a liquid lipstick, it's so pigment-rich. 'Enchanted Rose'—a light pink shade not shown here—is also available.
Dior Golden Winter Holiday 2013 is available at Dior counters now. As I said, run, don't walk!
UPDATE: Check out Dior's breathtaking accompanying video, 'The night before Christmas at Versailles'. Enjoy!