Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Review & Tutorial

I have had some items from the Dior Spring collection on my wishlist for quite a while. You can see the collection on Gee Whiskers’ Wishing Wednesday post here. I decided on the blush in corail bagatelle and a lipstick in rose crinoline, and find them both so utterly pretty that I decided to do a review & tutorial video on them.

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The blush comes in two shades, corail bagatelle and pink reverie. I chose the coral shade, which looks quite intense in the compact but is actually a beautiful sheer coral pink which can be built up and blended to create a flattering, subtle flush. The amount of pigment and the way it applies is spot on, and I’m absolutely thrilled with my purchase.  It is going to be hard on me when the pretty bow design disappears one day, but for now I’m only using from the bottom third of the blush! These are R480 at Dior counters (Edgars/Stuttafords).

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The other product I chose was the Rouge Dior lipstick in rose crinoline. There are four shades to choose from, with this peach pink being the lightest and most subtle. It’s like Spring in a tube. Again, I can’t fault the quality. This lipstick is very moisturising and doesn’t emphasise dry or flaky bits on my lips. It wears well for about three hours on me before fading, although when it fades it does tend to cling to dry patches. These are R400 – but mine scanned as R265 when I purchased it at Edgars Canal Walk. Worth a shot if you’re keen!

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Below is my video review and tutorial using the products I purchased, based on one of Dior’s three Spring makeup looks. There are also beautiful shadows, nail polishes, two primers and lip gloss in this collection which sadly I couldn’t incorporate. I just want to say one thing. I’m never doing a tutorial without an actual mirror again. My eyesight is so bad that I think it looks okay with my iPad reverse camera function whereas in fact it looks awful.  I’m going to buy a large magnifying mirror ASAP.

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