Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Les Rouge Or for Dior Holiday 2011

The story of Dior and Gold is a long one, with its origins in the very sound of the name ―Dior. This fact did not escape Jean Cocteau who said, “Dior, this airy genius of our times whose magical name includes that of God (Dieu) and Gold (or).” Rigour combined with excess: it was a prophetic name. From his first couture collections at the end of the 1940s, Christian Dior toyed with gold as the ultimate symbol of true luxury and dreams, as seen in his 1947 ―Champagne gold‖ silk Aladdin gown, in the 1949 ―Pactole gown and so on.

Gold was synonymous with refinement, also appearing as a delicate highlighting touch on perfume bottles and the first lipsticks. Thus, the fascination with gold has continued over the decades. In whichever way it is used, gold is always symbolic of a doorway into a dream. And today the House of Dior is inviting us to a new enchanted experience with a flamboyant collection created by Tyen, where the colour gold provides the setting for Dior’s emblematic Rouge Dior lipcolors and Vernis nail varnishes. Gold reveals the potency of their shades, and like gold powder thrown into crystal fusion to colour it red, gold equals refinement; it glimmers with luxury.

Les Rouge Or Collection (or if you are in Australia, the Dior Daring Golden Collection) is now out at counters world wide. The collection consists of four colours; 221 Or Divin, 611 Exquis, 651 Merveille, and 871 Apparat.

Three of the four had FANTASTIC pigment, formula and thickness. Or Divin was a nightmare for me. It took four coats to be more or less opaque and it still looks streaky to me! The other three are all one coat and a dream to work with! Swatches of each on their own along with comparisons are coming very shortly!

Now, as for why it took so long for me to get these, my sales associate convinced me to wait until this past Saturday as there was a BIG gift with purchase that I wouldn't want to miss. Well guess what? I could have easily missed out on it! The bag it came in? A paper Dior shopping bag. NOT a makeup bag, just a cheap paper bag. And inside?

The only thing I will use is the little mascara. And while yes, a half sized mascara (maybe a little less than that) is nice, THAT WAS THE BIG GIFT WITH PURCHASE??? Cheap and lousy event in my book!!

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