It’s almost time for Autumn.
I’m talking big scarves, big hot chocolates and all of the Autumnal makeup.
Following on from kicking things off with the new Clarins collection (full post here), I’m back with the Dior Metallics collection. It’s based on all things metallic, and is designed to be an exploration of colours, textures and different finishes. It has a lot of burnished copper tones, which is my makeup jam and I also have a bit of a penchant for Dior…
A new cream shadow
I’ve spoken about how much I love cream shadow before, so this new edition was an obvious choice. Copper Power is the prettiest burnished flame shade; it has an incredibly soft and sheeny texture. It’s pigmented and bright and everything I want from a cream shadow. I find the texture of it actually gives the whole editorial aesthetic easily – smudged in with a brush or the fingers, it leaves the lids looking polished and reflective. I used it a base in the photo below, and it helps colour to stick around all day, too. They also have a dark forest green shade that I think would look gorgeous on a night out!
The star of the show
Let’s stop and look at this beautiful little palette… Dior does palettes so well. The only place I’ve seen it in stock is John Lewis here so grab it quickly if you like the look of it. It’s similar enough to the Naked Heat palette but has some slightly more chocolatey tones; I’ve been wearing it with loads of mascara and liner and embracing a daytime smokey eye! Every shade is rich and pigmented, the middle shade being especially beautiful to work with. I used that and the bottom two shades in the below picture – it’s exactly my kind of palette.
The good stuff; the lipsticks
Of course the lipsticks piqued my interest. Of course. There are six new shades, all richly saturated hues that are designed to be an opulent step in your makeup routine. There are matte and satin finishes; they are a little drying and there’s not much slip in terms of the formula. I went for Hypnotic Matte, which is described as a ‘fervent rosewood’. It’s a lovely nude to complement burnished Autumnal tones; it can be applied straight from the bullet for something super pigmented or smudged in with the fingertips for something a little softer.