There may be an icy breeze in the air but spring is just around the corner. Luckily, Dior are here to give your makeup bags a little colour even before the buds have bloomed.
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, celebrates the gradient makeup trend with the Colour Gradation collection. Incorporating vivid shades and unique colours, the collection can be used to add a subtle pop of colour or to create avant-garde beauty looks.
From an innovative sugar scrub lip balm to beautiful palettes and compacts, these are our favourites…
Lip Sugar Scrub
There’s nothing we like more than a backstage beauty secret and Dior’s Sugar Scrub is one of the best, as the latest addition to the Backstage Pros collection. Perfect for prepping for bold colour, it exfoliates and hydrates lips in a single sweep. Apply the stick to the lips and rub together to melt away the sugar grains and leave your lips sumptuously smooth.
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Diorblush Colour Gradation
The blush takes the gradient makeup technique to the face. The compact is (almost) to pretty to use, with the iconic “plissé” pleating and subtle gradation effect. Sweep the pink shade across the cheeks for a soft glow or build up layers for a bolder look. Alternatively, the nude shade illuminates and blurs the complexion for that signature Dior glow.
This clever double ended “Lip Shadow” duo is the first of its kind. Apply the light shade all over the lips to create a base with a powdery matte finish, then flip over to add bold bursts of colour to the centre of the lips. It makes the ombré lip trend simple and you can create lighter or bolder effects. Available in three colours, you can dress your lips in sensual reds, playful pinks or chic plums.
As usual, the palettes are one of the most stunning parts of the collection. Inspired by the colours of the setting sun and the blues of a lagoon, it’s available in two beautiful colourways. Each palette ranges from soft, delicate shades to intense, impactful colour, making it perfect for nailing the modern day ’80s trend.
The nail polishes add the final touch of colour to the collection. The contrasting shades of deep blue, fuchsia pink, sunset coral and sunny yellow, ensure there’s a colour for every occasion and mood. With a slightly pearly centre, they give the coveted glossy finish we all pine for.
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