While I’ve been a fan of Dior cosmetics forever (who isn’t?), I’m especially loving this year’s spring makeup collection. With it’s soft, shimmering and subdued look, it’s pretty hard to resist. Before kicking your makeup into high gear, you have to start with the right foundation. Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation with SPF 15 ($85) is a great place to start.
As the name suggests, this foundation will brighten your face and give your skin it’s natural glow back. It’s enhances the skin and covers up those nasty flaws we all want to conceal. Once your base is ready to go, you can dive into the rest of the hot new makeup collection.
At the moment, I find myself carrying my Dior Cannage Palette ($62 – exclusive to Holts) with me everywhere I go. Adorned with the signature D logo charms, this palette is also loaded with amazing colours. Playing on soft pink and variations of grey, you can easily create a daytime smoky effect or an all-out Kim Kardashian-style smoky eye for the evening. I am totally in love with it.
If pink isn’t your thing and you prefer to stick to the classics, I recommend the gorgeous 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Gris ($58). This little gem is great for the classic smoky eye and the shimmering finish makes it perfect for evenings.
On my lips, I’ve fallen for Serum de Rouge ($40) in Pink Coral Serum. It’s a soft pink that glides on like a gloss stick. It’s super hydrating and as you can see, it gives my lips a very subtle, just bitten look which is perfect for the spring season.
If you’re a nail polish aficionado, you won’t want to miss two of the hottest shades of the season. First, Gris Montaigne Vernis ($24). This opaque charcoal grey has a creamy, matte finish and is already the talk of the town in the beauty world. To adopt the blush and neutral trend of the spring, you’ll want to snag a bottle of Pink Boa Vernis ($24). This polish is more on the sheer side so you can apply is as a sheer nail colour or layer it up with another colour of your choice.
The new spring 2011 Dior makeup collection is out this month at Dior counters, Holt Renfrew and Sephora. (Select items are not available in all locations).
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