Christal Boreale Makeup Collection by Dior. Holiday 2009

dior holiday 2009

And the 50-ties of last century  Dior asked  Swarovski created a jewelry collection for Dior. So Swarovski created crystal reproduces the reflection of sunlight in the Mirror Gallery in Versailles. It was called Aurore Boreale*. Such name also got the new  medallion from the new Holiday 2009 collection.

Mirror metal surface is dotted with transparent crystals, white (48 pieces), in the center of which  there are 4 major crystals . Inside  there is a lip gloss.

Two shades:

  1. 001 Pure Crystal with sparkles
  2. 251 Pink Crystal pinkish purple

Northern light. (my note)

dior holiday 2009 1

information and photos of other products

SS17 Trend: Highlighters

I have posted about some new highlighters a while ago, but this trend is not going anywhere, in fact, it is becoming even more popular. Here are just a few more new highlighters (and new shades from Dior), but there are many more new, and cult favourite, options on the market right now.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $44 from Sephora

“A lightweight, coconut-infused gel highlighter that can be applied to skin directly or added into foundation or primer for a universally flattering glow, formulated with five forms of coconut and provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin.”

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter, $30 from Sephora

“Liquid-to-powder formula, Love Light takes the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas to create unparalleled color payoff for a pearl radiance and silky smooth texture. It features a luminosity boosting agent and high pearl consistency that instantly brightens.”

There are three shades to choose from and they give some

Holiday: Beauty Edition

A photo of myself online, yeah, I know…

My partner and I just came back from the most incredible holiday in Cyprus last week, and I thought I’d share a few photos and some of our favourite  beauty/grooming products.

Probably the most used product was Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray [Clarins is available from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.] just like all the other Clarins for/after sun products. I was picturing the most beautiful photos I’d take for this feature but, unfortunately, we’ve been too busy  enjoying our vacation so I did not have time to do everything that I’ve wanted.

At least I’ve managed to  snap a few beautiful views of the island.

photography backdrops 

Here is also an overview of some of the

SS20 New Foundations and Concealers: BECCA, NARS, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, Dior and Givenchy

It’s that time  of the year when the brands are bringing out new base products. I have posted about a few foundations already (Tom Ford, Bite Beauty, Estee Lauder). In fact,  if you want to know more about the new launches follow me on Facebook.

But here is the preview of some primers, foundations and concealers that caught my attention, and I’ve chosen 6 items.

The one which I am curious to try myself is definitely the  Givenchy  Teint Couture City Balm, £38 later on from from Sephora,  Barneys,  Neiman Marcus,  HarrodsNordstrom, Escentual and Feel Unique. I wear very light city SPF products myself, and this sounds right up my street. Besides their Teint Couture line is great.

Laura Mercier, The Queen of base products launched 5 primers which have to be mentioned.  Shown are  the Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating (“enhancing Porcelain Flower Extract and a blend of Micronized Pearls, the primer imparts a healthy glow on skin”) and Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating (“Olive Extract visibly smooths and locks in hydration while Marine Hydra Botanicals replenish skin and promote long term moisture recovery”). There are also Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Pure Canvas Primer Protecting and Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting. $38 each from the website.

NARS Tinted Glow Busters, £28 (from Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus  and Barneys.)are

Used Up Makeup Products

While I did try to write about the beauty products I’ve used up, at some point I’ve got annoyed, as having a huge bag of empty bottles at home was not cool. But I’ve started posting  what new products I get to replace some of those I’ve used up over at my Instagram

However, I do want to share my makeup empties. And, considering how many products I actually have, finishing even one  is kind of a big deal. And I have five! I did not include any mascaras though, as I do use up several every year.

Dior Addict Lipstick in 561 Baby Rose (review and swatches)

I loved this lipstick so much and I would re-purchase it, however, Dior re-launched this line, so I will have to look for a similar version. Barely there sheer pinks are my version of a nude lip, so I do end up using quite a lot of lip products like this.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 01 Rose (review and swatches)

Another sheer pink, and another Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector empty. I have finished quite a lot of these during the years, both glosses and