Remember that Hall of Shame post that I’d put up right at the beginning of the year? Oh well, scratch that~~ σ(^。^; but hey! I did occasionally use some of the listed products.
This Shimmer Powder has been at the back of my mind for a while, but came out of dormancy in time for Valentine’s Day. I would admit the initial thought of bagging it home was impulsive, but as the week progresses, I knew it had to be mine no matter what.
First released as part of the 2008 Spring collection, this face powder has since been added to the brand’s permanent inventory. Available in 2 shades, there are numerous reviews dedicated to Amber Diamond, but only a handful for Rose Diamond (Raspberry Rouge/ My Women Stuff). I was taken aback when told the latter was a popular hit at the local counters. Guess we Asians tend to go for pink-based highlighters, eh?
DIORSKIN Ultra Shimmering Powder (S$69)
A “light-filled pressed powder enriched with Jeweled Microdust™,” the Shimmer Star is a palette of 5 micro-shimmering tones that imparts a sheer, radiant luminosity to the skin. Amber Diamond gradates from ivory, champagne, tawny, bronze to peach.
With the formula silky and sheer, it can be used as a face powder but its versatility extends as a highlighter, or for contouring my cheek bones and other key points on my face. The shimmers aren’t like those annoying chunks of glitter – the gold, bronzy tones give a sun-kissed sheen to my fair skin, even with a heavier hand.
Forgive me for looking haggard, that’s what happens when there’s too much brain activity at night. I had my makeup half-applied before deciding to skip a luncheon, hence only eyes and brows were done, as well as a Sun Protectant and Miracle Pink.
The other day I layered over Illamasqua Blush in Lover and the apricot color was enhanced by the diamanté ambré☆ I couldn’t get a proper shot of the combo on my face, because the shimmer particles kept melding with the sunlight. If you have an oily T-Zone, refrain from using as an overall face powder.
Special Thanks to Han at the Takashimaya Dior counter for his attentiveness. I’d previously touched on about its customer service thus I headed straight to that counter (and will stay faithful to) last weekend, following a pleasant experience on my last visit.
Christian Dior famously once said, “Why deprive women and fashion of the prestige of color?” Tyen, who currently leads the artistic direction for Dior Makeup, has clearly inherited his vision with the forthcoming Addict Extreme collection.
DIOR Addict Extreme Lipstick
Offered in 12 striking, whimsical palette of satiny lipsticks, richly dipped in shine. The bold colors cover a spectrum of nudes, pastels and dark plums divided into 4 evocatively named shade ranges – Riviera, Plaza, Incognito and Lucky.
The available shades are as follows: 16 Incognito, 356 Cherie Bow, 339 Silhouette, 536 Lucky, 866 Paparazzi, 667 Avenue, 639 Riviera, 789 Bellissima, 756 Fireworks, 476 Plaza, 829 Sunset Blvd, 987 Black Tie. Fruity Lashes has swatches available for half of the available colors, which will be released at local counters from April, but can currently be purchased at Sephora online.
DIOR Addict Extreme Vernis
To coordinate with your vibrant lip colors, 4 shades have been specially picked from the same four shade ranges – Riviera, Plaza, Incognito and Lucky
I reckon it’s a cheeky albeit ironic move to tap Kate Moss as their new face for the Dior Addict Extreme range, considering her history with substance abuse. Nonetheless, expect to see more of the supermodel who had recently signed on with fashion house MANGO.
The collection will hit counters from April, 2012.