40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Brand Reviews
I still have my Dior coat.
All of the Cleveland Gang will tell you that I absolutely have to stop at all the Dior counters every time we get together. Here in my own town, Annie knows that a trip to the local mall means a stop at Dillards to check out what's new at Christian Dior Cosmetics. My vanity table is full of chic navy blue compacts and lipstick cases, and one of my latest favorite scents is the limited edition Midnight Charm fragrance. Recently, Dior launched a new lipstick formula called RougeDior, and of course I was at Dillards the morning that my SA was opening her boxes of the shipment. No one does pinks better than Dior! I bought several lipsticks that day, and when I came home and checked the Dior website, I saw that there would be ten colors that wouldn't be sold in the USA. Now, I love a challenge, so I ebayed and strawberrynetted my way to collecting the rest of the colors I wanted. I love the elegant scent of Dior lipsticks, and the RougeDior formula is moisturizing and long lasting at the same time, a feat that's been almost impossible to achieve up til now in just about any other line I've tried. The shades are lustrous without being gritty or sparkly, and feel so comfortable on the lips. I love the names, too, especially Diorlywood Pink. You can imagine the color without even seeing it!
Dior has a whimsical side, too, offering limited editions of adorable little collectible tchotchkes such as a ring that hides two eyeshadows inside, or a dog-tag with glosses under the cover, and my favorite Gourmette ID bracelet that holds two gloss pans.
If you are looking for the perfect pink lipstick, head to the Dior counter. I'll be glad to meet you there!
Storybookheroine: will never forget my first mascara it was 80’s electric blue.
come a long way since then but mascara is the one beauty product I
cannot live without. I love big long lush black lashes. If my
makeup bag consisted of a tube of mascara and a Nars Multiple I’d be
content. But finding a great mascara is something else. Today there
are so many choices it’s enough to make a girl’s head spin! Do you
want waterproof, curling, thickening, volumizing or lengthening. Do
you like a thin or thick wand, a spool or a comb? And then the
moment of truth! You pick a mascara and the first time you apply it
flakes, it smudges or leaves you at 3 p.m. with the dreaded raccoon
eyes. Finding that perfect mascara can be as frustrating as finding
the perfect little black dress.
I hate to admit I never gave Christian Dior much thought. For me,
Dior conjures imagines of Paris runways and perfume, not cosmetics.
A good friend told me about Diorshow but I was happy with my Chanel
Cils a Cils and had no intentions of of switching to something else.
Maybe it was divine intervention but the week after I received a
sample tube of Diorshow the stopper in my Chanel broke and I found
myself rummaging through my sample bag for mascara. All I can say is
WOW! Diorshow has an amazingly HUGE wand brush that hits all my
lashes evenly and consistently. My eyelashes are straighter on one
side than the other and mascara tends to look a bit uneven without
fussing about with a lash curler but Diorshow solves this problem.
The big fluffy wand allows complete control of the product from
bottom to top and does not clump with additional coats. One coat
gives me pretty, full, glossy, curled lashes and the second extends
the length and volume giving me big lashes that are runway ready and
rival false eyelashes. No flaking, no smudging, no clumping and I
can indulge my bad beauty habit of skipping the lash curler. It is
quick and easy and fulfills my big black lush lash fantasy.
So if you want those knock ‘em dead with flirty, endless lashes
without all the fuss, Diorshow is for you. Available in 4 colors at
Sephora.com: Black, Chestnut (warm brown) and Azure Blue as well as
a limited edition Black Out kohl black (only at sephora).
Annieytown: DiorKiss glosses are my weakness in the Dior cosmetic line. Normally I would be swooning over the fragrances or the infamous Diorshow mascara, but that little gloss tube has ran away with my heart. They have so much shimmer that I can get blinded with the sparkles. No lipgloss can come close to its glittery power.
Colors available: Sorbet Meringue 008 (clear with intense multi-colored shimmer)
Praline 318 (shimmering peach-toffee)
Photos: Cavewoman and Sephora
Disclosure: This post features products purchased by the reviewers