So the holidays are officially over and it’s that time of the year where it gets dark early, cold, and really not much to look forward to… well of course that’s all mindset, right?
With the COVID pandemic going into a tailspin these past few weeks it has definitely put a damper on a lot of plans. Right now there isn’t too much to do since a lot of places are closed, but I still like to put a face of makeup on every once in a while. It makes it even more special if it’s Dior.
I love Dior’s holiday collections since they are such special collections at a magical time of the year. For 2021 they released the Atelier of Dreams collection, which pays tribute to the House of Dior thanks to the embedding of stylistic codes of the company’s flagship property in Paris.
This collection includes two eyeshadow palettes, a powdered blush, nail varnish, eyeliners, and a collection of lipsticks in both their Rouge Dior and Diorific lipsticks, and more. The brand sent me a variety of products from the line and although there isn’t much opportunity to wear it, I has brought joy and a highlight to my day.
Starting first with the eyeshadow palettes, Dior has released two limited-edition versions in their 5 Couleurs Couture palettes (C$76 each). These palettes include beautiful embossed details in the shadows, which is the emblematic facade of the House of Dior.
Atelier Doré features warm-tones of browns and gold tones, whereas House of Dreams includes cool tones of pinks, taupes, and silvers.
I’ve tried a lot of these palettes through the years and I do have to say that these have gotten better in terms of quality. I’ve never really found them to blow me away, especially considering the price point, but with the palettes in this particular collection I did find the pigmentation to be a lot better this time around and love the shade range they included in this collection.
As the name suggests, these palettes contain five colours in them ranging from velvet, matte, and satin finishes.
For the perfect eye look, pair the eyeshadows with one of the limited-edition Diorshow 24H Stylos (C$37). Special for the holidays are two colours, Sparkling Taupe and Sparkling Brown.
These liners are waterproof and glide on the lids for a waterproof wear that lasts up to 24 hours. The liner does include a built-in sharpener and a smudge tip to blend out the colour for a more smokey effect.
I love the two colours they released for the holidays since I do tend to gravitate towards a brown or a taupe as I find them to be a little lighter and softer on the eyes. I have tried a few of these pencils through the years and have found the formula to be a little dry in the past, but really like these two and find them much creamier than others I have used.
Moving onto the lips, Dior has a couple different versions of their lipsticks available in this collection. Starting first with their Rouge Dior (C$48) formula, these lipsticks feature a case that is engraved with the motif of the 30, Avenue Montaigne facade store and the historic plaque embossed on the lipstick itself.
Available in four shades, these lipsticks are a long-wear lipstick that contains ingredients of natural origin, including red peony extract, pomegranate flower extract, and shea butter, giving you 16 hours of moisture on the lips.
Dior sent me two of the four shades, Red Pansy, a matte red brown; and Pink Rose, a pretty pink satin. I was instantly really impressed with the formula on these since they glide on the lips and leave you with opaque colour on the first swipe.
I also really love the shade range, even the red colour, which isn’t something that I usually gravitate towards. Out of the two, I really see myself wearing the pink a lot, especially since it’s on the lighter side, so it’s a great lipstick to just have on hand for a pretty look.
If you are looking for a more luxurious lipstick, then take a look at their Diorific (C$50) formula. These lipsticks come in a golden case that is a figure eight silhouette, which was the lucky number of Christian Dior.
For the Atelier of Dreams holiday collection, these lipsticks feature architectural lines of the facade of the House of Dior which are embossed on the lipsticks itself. There are four new shades in this collection, with both satin and matte finishes.
Dior sent me three lipsticks from the collection, Rouge Capucine, a vibrant red; Taupe Ispahan, a carnal brown, and Rose d’Hiver, which is a beautiful rosewood colour. These are a different formula than the Rouge Dior ones and I find them to be a more heavy-duty lipstick. I find both to be light and long-wearing and offer more rich shades than their counterparts. For reference, I think I would do the Diorific ones for night and Rouge Dior for day as I find Rouge Dior to be more hydrating and easier to wear.
Finally, everyone needs some nail polish in their lives and for a super bougie look, take a look at the Diorific Vernis polishes (C$34).
For the holidays, Dior has come out with two shades in their iconic polishes, plus a glittery silver top coat. Available in Poppy, a pretty red lacquer, and Corolle, a red-black purple, these polishes match a lot of the shades of the Diorific lipsticks in this collection as well.
These polishes come housed in a round bottle that is topped with a golden cap. You can either wear the colours on their own, or top them off with the Bouton d’Or topcoat. This topcoat is a gold and silver sparkle and is so perfect for the winter season.
In a limited edition, the Diorific Vernis top coat nail lacquer puts the finishing touch on your holiday manicure, lighting up the nails with a shimmering, glittery veil.
There are a few more items that are a part of this collection, but overall I really love what Dior has come out with for the holidays. I also want to mention how impressed I am with the formulas on these items, especially since I feel like they have gotten better in quality over the years.
This collection is still available in stores and online, so definitely check it out while you still can.
Did you pick up anything from the Dior Atelier of Dreams collection?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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