Saturday, 1 February 2014

A date with Dior

One the things I was looking forward to the most in January was the release of Dior's Trianon Spring 2014 Collection. As soon as I saw the first promo pics go out I started saving up for all the beautiful products that were tempting me and finally the day came when I had a date with Dior at Debenhams to talk about and to try the new releases, one more beautiful than the other. The Trianon Spring 2014 collection is a very youthful and playful take on the era of Louis XIV and the opulence of the Trianon palace, and it mixes pastels that are sheer and delicate like rose petals with more intense pinks and lilacs.
Even though I easily could have got every single piece of this collection, I thought I would get colors that I don't currently have and that would channel that fragile and exquisite floral look from the promo pictures so for my eye shadows I eventually settled on the 5 Couleurs Trianon Eyeshadow Palette (£41) in 234 Pastel Fontanges. It's a very sheer palette with shimmery sherbet colors in a pale light blue, pale ballerina pink, ash grey, a muted vanilla yellow and a cadet grey with a blue undertone. When I had my makeup done we used the pink, blue and darker grey as a highlight and it worked really well with my pale complexion and it also kept it from looking too colorful or baby dollish.

Since the eye make up is quite mild and subtle I wanted a blush shade with a little more punch, and that again was different from all other shades in my collection, and although I absolutely love the shade 763 Coraile Bagatelle I decided on the Diorblush Trianon Edition (£30.50) in 946 Pink Réverie. It's a gorgeous intense rose pink with a fuchsia undertone and since it's so intensely pigmented so I was a bit worried on how it would look on the cheek, but as long as you build it up slowly it creates the illusion of the perfect rosy cheek.

When it comes to lipstick it was a bit more difficult for me to decide - all the shades are gorgeous and could easily see myself wearing any of them, but instead of keeping with the blue undertone that I get from the blusher, I actually decided on Rouge Dior (£26) in 757 Souveraine, which is a creamy shimmery coral that looks surprisingly subtle on, and it looses some of the intense redness that you see in the bullet, but for me that's what makes it a great combination with the pale eye look - since they balance each other very well and the lipstick doesn't dominate. To make the shade even more opalescent and fair, I got the Dior Addict Gloss (£22) in 442 Pétillante to use on top. Not something I would usually do, but it has such a gorgeous shimmer and I thought I could use it to pair down some of the other very intense lip shades.
I have only tried these products during my make over session, so I will do separate and more detailed reviews with swatches very shortly of each of the products, but I was very happy with the graceful look we created and I can't wait to try the products a bit more. There's nothing that will cheer me up like a pampering session and this one definitely ticked all the boxes. Not only was I treated to some bubbly and chocolate with the make over, I also had a mini treatment to try out several products from the Dior skincare range, which I had never done before and I also got a goodie bag with a mix of skincare (Dream Skin, Capture Totale and One Essential), a full size nail polish (Nuit 1947) and a sample of Hypnotic Poison to take with me home, to make the Date with Dior last as long as possible.

100 comments:

  1. Gorgeous collection all looks beautiful love the lipstick and the blusher: shame to use it to wipe away the Dior xx

    Libertylovesmakeup.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Hey Laura, I know what you mean, all the products are always so pretty when you get them and I wish the patterns would last :o). Xx

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  2. Souveraine is one of the things I picked up and I LOVE it, it's such a gorgeous colour! xxx

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    1. Good choice :O), it's such a happy but subtle color, but I think I'll also pick up either Allegresse or Courtisane :o). Xx

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  3. The collection is so beautiful! I'm going to have to get the blush, it's absolutely gorgeous x

    daisy-drops

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    1. I'm so excited to try it with more looks, it's such a great pink :o). Xx

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  4. That lipstick and blusher give me hearts in my eyes. I need them both, more than I need air to breathe. These spring collections are going to be the death of my bank account, I'm sure.

    Kerry x
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    1. I know exactly how you feel, I'm holding my breath that there won't be other collections that grab me in the same way or I*ll be in deep makeup trouble :o). Xx

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  5. Lovely haul! I love Dior products! I always hear something great about them!

    Relationships.College.Love

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    1. They're so luxurious and I'm completely besotted with these sheer pastel colors :o). Xx

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  6. Wow their spring campaine looks beautiful, I love the dior lipsticks they are so creamy and easy to work with. Nice little collection that you have!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The colors are just too pretty - I chose the pastels over the pink and purples but that's stunning as well :o), Xx

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  7. I'm obsessed with this range and the orange blush in particular. I keep swatching it every time I go near a store that stocks it.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. The shades are incredible, I think I'll need a straight jacket to not go back and get some more :o). Xx

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  8. It all looks lovely! especially the lipgloss looks right up my street will have to check it out!

    mybeautysleuth x

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    1. It's really beautiful and I'll just need to try and get used to wearing lip gloss on top of lip stick :o). Xx

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  9. Oh my... Every girl need a bit of luxury in her life and this is just perfect! Can't wait for proper reviews :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more and there'll be something more detailed coming up soon :o).

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    1. It's definitely a little treat, and it's difficult not to when they are so pretty :o). Xx

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  11. Oh my gosh. Charlotte I am so jealous. These are just gorgeous. I need that lipstick and blush, just to look at and never use because they are far too pretty! Xx

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    1. The pattern is very pretty indeed, I might even have to work around it somehow :o) Xx

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  12. Gimmie, gimmie, GIMMIE! I love Dior products!

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    1. Yeay - then you're in for a real treat this Spring with the Trianon collection :O). Xx

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  13. What an amazing collection! The colours are to die for! :)
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    1. They're really made it difficult for us mere mortals to only buy one product from the range :o). Xx

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  14. Helt underbara paletter. Så vackra. :-) Knappt så man vågar röra dem....hihi. :-)

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    1. Eller hur - man vill ju inte förstöra det fina mönstret :O). Xx

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  15. I love Dior!

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  16. I am so happy about pastels for Spring and this is really nice makeup! Have a great weekend dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Me too, I've completely embraced the pastel concept already this year! Have a lovely weekend! :o). Xx

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  17. why is Dior just so perfect? definitely feeling some envy right now girl (:
    Casualllyawkward

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    1. :o) - don't be envious just treat yourself to something lovely from the collection :o). Xx

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  18. Can I be a part of your date with Dior! percent make-up!

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    1. :o) - if you get a little product too we could double date :o). Xx

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  19. The products look amazing! I love how you explained everything and figured out what colours you should get to look perfect together! Would love to be able to do that.x I love the hypnotic poison perfume, very feminine!
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    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's very sweet of you, thank you so much :o). Xx

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  20. I love your Dior makeup!

    www.verasawicki.com

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm completely in love with these sheer and delicate shades :o). Xx

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  21. Such a pretty collection! The eyeshadows look amazing and they are something a little bit different than the natural shades!
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    1. But not too colorful, so I have high hopes about this for Spring and Summer wear :o). Xx

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  22. Wow, so big collection. The blusher and lipsticks look great. :)
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    1. They have some amazing colors this season, difficult to just get the one thing :o). Xx

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  23. This collection is insanely beautiful. I just love the little bow pattern on the eyeshadows and blushes, and the delicate look of all the shades. xx

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    1. The design is so pretty and while it's not always the most important thing, it does help to seduce you into buying :o). Xx

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  24. I love Dior ;-)

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    1. Oh me too and it's completely understandable - what's not to love ;o). Xx

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  25. Such a beautiful collection by Dior! You picked some gorgeous colours :)

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's very pretty and it's all so tempting too :o). Xx

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  26. What a beautiful collection! The eye shadow palette looks amazing and the little patterned bows on them are soo cute!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  27. Wonderful wonderful products, the blusher looks so nice I'd be afraid to spoil it! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I know what you mean, I'm sure I'll be very carefully in the beginning and then eventually get over it :o). Xx

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  28. Ugh, this whole collection is TO DIE for. The embossing on the eyeshadow and blush is absolutely beautiful and unlike anything I've ever seen before. I managed to cave in and buy one of the blushes despite the prices ;-;

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. Well, you would need to have a will of steel not to - after all they are all amazing :o). Xx

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  29. Oh gosh, wish i could afford all of this :3

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    1. I'm very happy with all the products so far and I'm looking forward to doing some more detailed reviews of them soon :o). Xx

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  30. Beautiful collection especially the eye shadow and the lipstick colors!! Dior is one of my favorite with Chanel. Bright colors are very in style this year. You have a beautiful blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook? Please let us know
    a beautiful maison
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    1. Thank you so much, that's really lovely of you, follow you now :o). Xx

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  31. Love Dior products!!! I love the lipstick.

    http://www.juliechagas.com/

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    1. Oh yes, it's not easy to choose a favorite product when there's so much to choose from :o). Xx

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  33. All of these Dior products look so pretty! Ahh!

    Love your blog

    Kimberley x

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    1. Hi Kimberley, that's so lovely of you - thank you very much, that really means a lot :o). Xx

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  34. Hi there ^^,
    uuuh luxurious! I love High end make up, but it´s so expensive!
    Have a nice day xxx
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    1. It's not something you splurge on too often, at least not in my case :o). Xx

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    1. :o) - with so many lovely things, its' difficult not to :o). Xx

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  36. Wow, that looks like such a fabulous collection!! You must be having so much fun experimenting with it.

    I've never tried Dior makeup before, but I know that any higher end eyeshadow is just SO much better than anything you get from a regular drug store brand.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Hey Jackie - I'm so pleased with it and there's also that extra thing that you can't put a price on that every day you're using a product that makes you feel amazing :o). Xx

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  37. Wow, I love the look of the lipstick and that pink blush. You have taken great pictures to show them off to us, thanks :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. I love the lipstick, such a gorgeous colour. Hopefully you'll write some follow up posts with swatches, would love to see some more photos of the collection.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. Yes, there will be detailed reviews coming soon :o). Xx

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  39. Ah how beautiful is that Dior blush? The pattern on the blush pan is stunning, I'd be scared to use it haha! xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I love it, it looks so rosy and sweet on :o). Xx

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  40. Dior just make such beautiful products! The problem is they look so incredible I never want to use them! X

    whatlouiseisloving.com

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    1. I can understand why sme just collect the palettes without using them - they really are gorgeous :o). Xx

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  41. That Dior 4 pack eyeshadow kit is lovely!

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    1. The shades might look a bit scary but they're so lovely and subtle on :o). Xx

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  42. Damn girl, these look soooo amazing, I am tempted!

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    1. Best way to deal with a temptation is to give in to it :o). Xx

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  43. Such a lovely post, the photos are beautiful. That Dior Collection looks amazing!!! I love the blush, looks so beautiful!

    Jasmin

    http://justlovelylittlethings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much, there's definitely a lot of prettiness going on :o). Xx

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  44. how many cute products all together. Lovely post.
    xxx
    mari
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    1. That's so sweet of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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  45. omg! these products look so beaut. Thanks for sharing! Love from a new follower xx


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    1. Thank you so much for following and for leaving a comment, hope to see you here again soon :o). Xx

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  46. Everything is so incredibly gorgeous! From the actual product to the details and packaging! Thanks for sharing these :)

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    1. Oh yes, with Dior you really get a whole experience almost :o). Xx

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  47. I've never tried dior products
    they look so nice

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    LifeWithFrancesca x

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    1. Oh yes, they're so luxurious and make you feel very special :o). Xx

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  48. Such a beautiful Spring collection! You picked up some lovely goodies- love the blush and lipstick especially :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really looking forward to wearing these in Spring and Summer :o). Xx

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  49. What a great haul! I love that lip gloss the most! So pretty.

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    1. I'm very pleased with it and think the shades will work really well :o). Xx

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  50. WOW. That blush looks stunning! I can't wait to see a review... :)

    xo, Rebecca

    wednesdaypress.blogspot.com

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