Monday, January 16, 2012

Dior Garden Party Haul; Garden Clutch & Rosy Glow

I already find it difficult to resist buying new makeup, but always find it near impossible to stay clear of Spring Limited Edition products. Spring makeup generally consists of my favourite makeup shades; romantic fresh pastels as well as colours inspired by florals.

A strong case in point would be Dior's Spring 2012 Garden Party Collection, inspired by Christian Dior's garden in Granville, Normandy. The 2 products from this collection I could not resist were the Garden Clutch and Rosy Glow blush.

Dior Garden Clutch 002 Granville Garden

Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes and Lips. Eyeshadows and Lip Gloss.

'A pale pink case with a delicate woven decoration, and two silver-plated rosebud clasps: The Dior Garden Clutch is a precious accessory inspired by Dior's jewellery-making expertise.

The case opens to reveal the must-haves for fresh, radiant eyes and lips: three eyeshadow shades to light up and emphasise the eyes and two lip glosses, one to enhance the lips, the other to give them color.'

I hope you can see why I found this difficult to resist. I adore the cute clutch packaging, with two roses acting as a clasp.

I chose Granville Garden 002. It comes with; 3 eyeshadow shades (taupe brown, champagne pink and mint green), 2 lip shades (one Lip Maximizer and the other an Ultra Gloss), and a double ended applicator brush. The 2 lip shades are in the hidden compartment protected by any stray eyeshadow powder.

The shadows are embossed with a smattering of roses.

A view of the lip gloss shades. They are very sheer and glossy. So sheer in fact, that I could not take a decent picture of the swatches. However, allow me to redirect you to fruitylashes who has an amazing swatch of the lip glosses for those of you who are interested.

Swatches of the eyeshadows. Each shade contains fine satin-like shimmer.

Dior Rosy Glow 001 Petal

Healthy Glow Awakening Blush.

'Dior creates its first blush that enhances your unique cheek color for an ultra-natural and customized healthy glow effect. Rosy Glow intuitively adjusts to the moisture of each skin to make the cheeks blush with delight, as if revitalized with a breath of fresh air. Its ultra-fine powder texture and its irresistible rose fragrance offer a moment of pure indulgence with each application.'

I love makeup that reacts with the individual's skin for a customized effect. This is usually found in lip products, so I was very happy to come across one for the cheeks - and in powder from too.

The blush itself looks beautiful. Embossed with 'Dior' all over it, it looks a very bright, very vibrant bubblegum pink. (Please note: Due to poor lighting conditions, the blush actually looks a lot brighter in real life!)

A close up of the blush.

On my skin, the blush does not actually look as bright (which to me was a bit of a relief). Instead it turned a soft pink with slight red undertone.

What I love best about this blush is that it gives the skin a lovely radiant glow. Cheeks look instantly brighter, a whole lot pinker, and looks fresh and healthy-looking too.

*Tip: I always make the mistake of putting too much of this one, and after a minute or two of reacting my my skin it becomes its customized shade and I've realized -too late- that I have applied too much on. So apply only a tiny bit, wait to see what colour it changes too, and only then apply a bit more if needed. *


  1. OMG! The palette is on my to buy list...I was contemplating still whether to spend the extra money but now I am really really tempted to get it..thanks for sharing!

  2. Dior Spring is such a pretty collection! I love the clutch packaging and the rose embossing! And the blush is gorgeous, I love the idea of having a customised shade, similar to their lipbalm?

    Ahhh must resist!! XD

  3. So pretty, for a moment there I thought you bought a new clutch. Heh,
    The palette is so gorgeous, I would love to get it but sir know it all would get angry T.T

    Good for you. Sorry I have not been commenting much but I'm still loving your blog. Hope you had a great New Year

  4. That blush looks beautiful. I imagine that it will look wonderful on you.

  5. i've been lemming about this. now you've finally done it. i am shelling out for this collection. lol
    i love that there is additional cover for the lip gloss part. :)

  6. Gorgeous packaging on all these. I've never seen such exquisite cases.

    The Dior blush is so pretty. Looks super natural too.

  7. The clutch with the e/s & lipgloss is gorgeous. Another wonderful spring collection from Dior :D

  8. Wow i hope the clutch comes to Australia. It is just divine. The blush also too looks lovely.

  9. The garden clutch looks so gorgeous! I love all the little details on it. The colors look very wearable too :D

  10. The collection is beautiful and I've been dying to get it but probably will not lol!

    Btw, thank you for the Birthday wishes in advance. Hope you have fun on your trip.

  11. oh the pink clutch is breathtakingly beautiful!love the rose embossed eyeshadow, great haul !!

  12. Oh wow what a lovely haul! You can't go wrong with Dior! The clutch is so pretty! The colours are very you and I can't wait to see them on you - stunning I bet!!

  13. i just saw this from the sephora site. so pretty. i wonder if the makeup can be removed and just use the case as an evening clutch?

  14. oh wow! the clutch is so pretty!

  15. I want the Dior clutch palette! The casing is so cute and the colors are so gorgeous. The blush looks beautiful against your fair skin tone :)

  16. Such a pretty clutch palette and blush!! I think you're definitely ready for the spring time. ;D