October is turning out to be mild and sunny here in the East of England so writing about Christmas collections feels too soon.
Christmas is just over two months away though so I need to put my carols on, drink some mulled wine and get in the mood!
This year Dior's christmas theme is based around the idea of a 17th Century Grand Ball.
The packaging is an opulent antique gold that looks glamorous and luxurious.
The 5 couleurs palette in Night Golds possibly has every colour you would need to create a bronze/gold smoky eye.
All shades have a shimmer finish finish so not for a lover of matte textures.
The lightest highlight colour is a high frosted finish in a gold toned pearl.
Two mid-tone colours in a warm beige and brighter gold to contour and a strong glittery copper gold complete the bronze colours while in the center embellished with the Dior logo is a smoky dark brown that conatins the smallest particles of gold glitter.
This palette is so beautiful and each colour could be worn alone or blended with ease into each other.
This palette is £40.00
A Grand Ball wouldn't be complete without False lashes and for the first time Dior has created two sets of synthetic false lashes.
The set you can see here has tiny silver drops on the outer edge whilst the other set has gold Swarovski crystals.
These lashes will give a long length and subtle volume. The only downside I would say about these lashes is that if they need to be trimmed you would have to trim from the inside, otherwise you will cut the silver drops off.
Cutting from the inside means the lashes don't flow as nicely on the eyes as some of the gradient has been removed.
The lashes are £19.00
The nail varnish steps away from the normal Dior packaging and opts for a squat pot style with a gold lid.
We have the colours in a deep red called Marilyn or Diorling in a sheer wash of fine gold glitter.
Both need two coats to get the full intensity.
Nail Polish £20 each.
Diorific Lipstick is available in six shades. We love these two vibrant reds in Marilyn (to match the nail varnish) and Lady.
Marilyn is a blue based glossy red while Lady is a deeper pillar box red.
Both are £25.00
Other products featured in this collection include a powder, waterproof liner and gloss.
Dior Grand Bal is available exclusively from Selfridges 19th October 2012 and nationwide 2nd November 2012.
I'm thinking this will be a fast seller so if Cinderella wants to go to the ball then get in there fast!
For more info on Dior check their website on www.dior.com