Dior gave us a collection that would have made Marie Antoniette envious – lavish full skirts, sweet blushes and ice blues, and vibrant, tropical makeup. The makeup choices sort of strikes me as reminiscent of 1890′s Paris (think Toulouse-Lautrec paintings) but with pinks, blues, and tangerines.
As far as the collection itself, I particularly adore this little number – fulfilling all my fantasies of a wedding dress that I wouldn’t trip on, but isn’t as short in front as Stephanie Seymour’s in the “November Rain” video. The particular shades of blue really evoke Spring, and the styling of the skirt is both sweet and sophisticated.
I hope some of the intensely pigmented makeup catches on (and if the Spring Nars and shu uemura collections are any indication, I think we will be seeing far more of these beautiful shades). If you like the shades that look like they were plucked right from a summer garden, here’s a couple of Liptini shades you’ll want to try. Of course, the stains can be used on both cheeks and lips – be sure to add the stain to your cheeks right after putting on moisturizer, as you’ll have plenty of time to blend before they set.
- Tini Beauty Liptini Cordial Shimmering Lip & Cheek Tint in Framboise – the most perfect raspberry pink.
-Tini Beauty Liptini Cordial Shimmering Lip & Cheek Tint Sloe Gin Fizz – somewhere between a sweet tangerine and a ginger red – but works with every skin tone. I love using both Sloe Gin Fizz and Framboise as a subtle blush.
-Liptini Straight Up Color Lipstick Grenadine – an intense pink that doesn’t overpower, just makes your lips look fantastic.
- Liptini Straight Up Color Lipstick Bloody Mary – a classic blue based red that is perfectly daytime friendly when applied with a lip brush or blotted (like your lips but better), or 1940′s starlet with a couple of coats. And it’s a perfect red for Spring, since there aren’t brown or gray undertones.