Friday, May 13, 2011

Dior Summer 2011 Collection - Electric Tropics

Dior's summer look is straight from the runways, their look consists of bronzes on the face and little touches of bright orange as accents.  Bright orange is not a favorite of mine, so I have to rule some of this collection on first sight of the model but the neutral eyes that she is wearing look as though they could be a winner for me.  This reminds me of Monaco and trendy Europeans vacationing at fabulous resorts.  I am so jealous that I don't live anywhere near white sand beaches or crystal blue oceans.  The Jersey shore just doesn't quite cut it...

"Dior's summer look collection draws inspiration from the fresh and radiant nudes on Dior's runways.  Neutral eyes, glossy lips, a lightly bronzed complexion, and a pop of color on the fingers & toes create this must-have look for summer."  I am hoping that this collection will yield a new find on the bronzer front since I haven't really used Dior's makeup for any type of face product.  I am also hoping for a new find in the neutral eye makeup look. 

So let's see this new collection and if I can find some new bronzers for the summer...

Healthy Glow Summer Fluid - Healthy Glow Summer Fluid recreates the illusion of a sun-kissed complexion with a soft golden glow.  This light-textured fluid transforms into a powder and offers a light velvety finish for a soft, natural look.  The Summer Fluid can be used on its own or together with the Summer Powder and comes in two tailor-made shades: Rosy Nude and Honey Nude.
- Rosy Nude - for cool toned complexions
- Honey Nude - for warm toned complexions

Healthy Glow Powder - This season's collector's item is a lightweight powder that reproduces the natural summer glow of healthy and radiant sun-kissed skin.  Woven like the Lady Dior Avenue clutch, it flatters the complexion with natural-looking summer radiance.  Each harmony mixes four shades that individually capture a facet of light to reproduce the "healthy glow" of skin caressed by summer.  Available in 2 harmonies.
- Aurora - suitable for all skin tones

5 Couleurs Eye Shadow - Dior's best-selling eye palette offers endless possiblities in a seductive range of rich, versatile colors designed for easy application and long wear.  Beauty tip: use the oval wand to apply the lightest shade to the upper part of the inner eyelid, then blend the darkest shade along the lash line.  Shade the outer brow with one of the remaining colors.  For more instensity, use a fourth color under the lashes.
- Rosy Tan - medium pink beige/deep bronze/pale matte beige/medium taupe/deep chocolate

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer - Dior presents a revolutionary lip care system that boosts volume instantly and restructures in the long term, thanks to a unique blend of hyaluronic acid and marine-based fillers that smooth, moisturize, and leave lips irresistably plump.  Apply under regular lipstick or gloss for volume and shine, or morning and night as a 15-day intensive cure.  Its fresh mint-vanilla scent makes it even more addictive.

Dior Addict Lipstick - Lipstick, the ultimate fashion accessory.  The new Dior Addict Lipstick is a declaration of love between beauty and style, color and couture, and Dior and it's addicts.  A dazzling array of shades for runway-ready lips.  Easy-to-wear, these shades dress the lips with a veil of color and spectular shine.  In a new and addictive, hydrating and volumizing formula.  With 25% less wax than a classic lipstick, this lipstick contains an extraordinary reflecting gel.  The result is modern transparency, intense plumping hydration, and a magnifying glass effect to intensify shine, plump the lips, and above all, enhance color.
- Diorkiss - bright cool pink

Dior Addict Crystal Gloss - Clear like crystal "Jelly Gloss" is lightly tinted in vivid summer shades for shiny, radiant lips.  Enriched with polymer gel, the vinyl texture immediately delivers volume to the lips, providing long-lasting comfort and optimal hydration.  This must-have accessory comes in four shades that will give your lips an instant radiance boost.  Two translucent shades: Sweet Rose and Sweet Peach.  Two sparkling shades: Luminescent Rose and Luminescent Peach.
- Sweet Rose - sheer rose pink shine

Dior Vernis Eletric Tropics Nail Duo - Take an exhilarating journey of color and discover Dior's Electric Tropics Manicure Duo, available in vibrant orange "Aloha" and neon pink "Paradise".  Each shade comes paired with an ultra glossy, quick drying top coat for an unbelievably lustrous finish.  Your manicure will never have looked this hot.
- Aloha - warm neon orange
- Paradise - neon pink

My favorite pieces from this collection comes from the face and eye makeup categories.  The Rosy Tan eye shadow palette will be perfect for my blue eyes and almost any other lady on the planet.  This one can be worn to the office or out at night (with a more dramatic hand).  I am very interested in the Healthy Glow Powder becuase it will work with either my pale skin or my tanned skin, depending on what my skin is that day.  The Fluid in the rosy shade will work best on days when I have no tan and just need a healthy glow.  I have to rule out the bright nail and lip shades, they just aren't my style.  I would be able to pull off the new Lip Gloss shade since it one of the sheer finishes available in this product.

photo courtesy of Dior

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