January 22, 2008

Dior’s Spring Collection 2008: 1st Impressions

I picked up Dior’s Spring Collection recently and I was waiting to review it as I wanted to do an FOTD with most of what I purchased but I never got a chance to dig into this yet and time is a wasting so I thought I’d do the pictures and my general first impressions that way if you’re currently wanting this you can at least see what it’s like before you buy!

The Collection consists of 4 glosses, two shadow palettes, two shimmer powders, and one special powder palette.

I ended up getting one shadow palette, one shimmer powder, one gloss, and the special powder palette. In all honesty I wanted everything all at once and right away but I practiced some sort of willpower since some of it wasn’t going to work on me!

Obviously, by now you’ve all heard of the Limited Edition Flower Blossom Face Powder Palette and if you haven’t you must be living under a rock (lucky you it’s cheaper under there!). The piece is obviously the star of the show here and it’s quite gorgeous. I’m absolutely in love with and it’s made it’s way into my beauty vault never to see the light of day again! I was considering buying an oxygenated tank to put it in but decided that might be a bit much.

Ok, seriously. It’s rather beautiful and of course I don’t want to use it and neither will you if you buy it! I lightly swiped my finger across it and it’s a very fine, silky powder that appears quite pigmented. How pigmented it is remains to be seen because as the moment I can’t actually bring myself to put my brush into it and smear the beautifully embedded spring bouquet design on top that features flowers, ladybugs, and butterflies!

If you’re a serious collector you’re going to want this and I highly recommend going to your counter now to get it because it appears to be selling rather quickly according to my MA at the Dior Counter. He said he got 50 pieces in stock and when I purchased mine was down to 3!

The palette is $52 USD which is a hefty price tag but in my humblest opinion well worth it if you’re a fan of Dior. The palette is beautiful however I found that I was slightly disappointed with the case. It’s the standard Dior logo case that this comes in. You’d think they’d have done something a bit different for such a gorgeous powder! Seriously, a standard plastic palette seemed…I dunno…blah! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it came in something like the heavy duty silver case that the Dior Confidential Powder came in!?

Aside, from that minor rant I’m very happy with the powder and pleased to have such an interesting piece to add to my Dior Collection! It’s definately Muse Approved for purchase!

I went picture happy with the palette so you can get a feel for what it looks like:

Next up the shimmer powder….

The Shimmer powder comes in two versions, a bronze peach color and a pink color. I ended up with the pink and I did want the bronze peach but as I said I was being good and only buying what I knew I’d use.

You can actually avoid purchasing these for now as they aren’t LE and will be available for quite a while. I just ended up giving into temptation because I’m so diseased.

They aren’t so great actually. I ended swiping this on my wrist at the counter not my face and it seemed quite nice at the time but when I used it on my face at home I didn’t get much of a color pay off or much shimmer for that matter! However, that’s not my final take on the powder! I have to try this better before making my final decision on it! It’s so pretty that I can’t give it a poor review as of yet! After a bit more testing I’ll make my final analysis!

Out of the two eyeshadow palettes I picked up Pink May which is an array of lovely pinks and purples! The colors in this particular shadow palette were beautiful and it appeared that this was what they used on the model in the promo picture which is why I leaned towards it although at the moment I am currently wanting the other shadow palette too now! The palettes are $52 USD which is a bit steep but the color payoff is excellent so it’s worth the price for such a beautiful, pigmented palette!

Dior has a knack for making me scratch my head sometimes with the color combinations and this palette was no different as a few of the colors just didn’t make complete sense to me! Included was a peach color which I’m trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it into my final look but aside from that the palette is beautiful! You’ll get a very lovely deep pink color, a beautiful deep purple, a lighter lilac color, an off gold color, and lastly a peach. The colors are all truly gorgeous and all very wearable!

The last item I picked up was an a Dior Addict gloss! This was one item that called to me when I seen it and I had to have it. The strange thing is I knew this would look like rubbish on me as it’s such a garish pink color. I refer to it as bubblegum pink! I never look good in bubblegum pink colors! They make my already full face even fuller!

However, to my utter delight and shock after layering this on it made me look quite lovely! It goes well with fresh pink cheeks and just gives me a youthful look! It’s a beautiful color and I’m very happy I decided on purchasing it! Out of all the glosses this was by far the prettiest! Again, the model in the promo images are what sold me on the color!

The gloss texture somewhat sucks as it slips and slides right off your lips and applies streaky as I find this happens with ALL Dior Addict glosses however with a bit of practice and some layering you can get a lovely full lip look! Application just takes a bit of practice! This is actually my 2nd favorite item out of my purchases, 1st being, of course, the Flower Blossom Powder!

Overall, the collection is positively beautiful and there is definately something for everyone in the lot of items introduced!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • petitebelle

    !!! everything looks beyond gorgeous…I agree without about the packaging for the powder, the boring case really is not doing it any justice. I mean the only thing that seems to have special packaging is the lip gloss, which is probably the one item that deserves it the least lol. I love Dior glosses though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    It’s really a lovely collection! I know ๐Ÿ™ It stinks that they didn’t bother doing something special! I can get used to the fact that the shadow didn’t have a nice case as they never do but at the very least something special for the flower blossom palette at the very least.

    I have a love hate relationship with Dior glosses as I find I have to layer them thick for them to stay put ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This particular gloss is a rather awesome shade!

    I’ll be doing a FOTD shortly with the loot ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for your comment lovie!

  • rocketqueen

    AAAAH can’t believe you got so much! I love all of it! Okay, I must admit, I haven’t even read it but just looked at all your lovely photos! Time for reading and drooling a la Homer I do think!

    Lots of love and drool!

  • the Muse

    ugh linn believe you me I was tempted to buy more! LOL! I had a hard time saying NO!


    Loves of love back and a bit of drool too hehe!

    Love you!

  • nilla cookie

    The Face Powder looks sooo pretty! But I could never bring myself to pay so much for something I knew I’d ruin in a matter of weeks, just rubbing off that pretty print on my face.

    But the gloss is divine! I was just wearing Lancome’s new Color Fever Photonic Gloss in Seashell and it looks very similar! Bubblegum pink, indeed, but in a good way.

    I can’t wait to see what the Dior gloss looks like on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    Hey Miss Cookie!

    I was drooling all over your lovely FOTDS a little bit ago!

    I was reading on ‘nessa’s blog that you had recommended Seashell to her and I brought one on E-bay after hearing that as it looked amazing!

    I’ll be using it tomorrow maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I agree that the price tag is nuts especially since I don’t have to heart to actually touch it yet and probably never will!

    I’m so diseased!

  • nilla cookie

    Holy Moly – $10!!! Gotta love eBay, although I’ve never purchased anything from them. I suppose I should look into it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s a link to my FOTD with Seashell and Desert Pink lipstick

  • nilla cookie

    Woo hoo, you got one on eBay? How much was it?

    It really is such a pretty in pink color, I think it’ll look wonderful on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    best deal ever! 9.99 ๐Ÿ™‚ she has a ton of colors available but I thought I’d try the texture/formula first before getting more as I never tried this line before!

    Aw thanks *hugs*

    I can’t wait as it looked amazing on the FOTD Vanessa did! I don’t think I seen your FOTD with it!

    Got a linkee?!?

  • Taryn

    Wow, if you took these out of their cases and put them into Lunasol ones, I’d never know the difference! They really do look Japanese in the amount of shimmer they seem to have.

    Normally Dior doesn’t tempt me all that much, but I admit suddenly I’m having the urge to visit my local counter…

    BTW, Muse, this is off-topic, but did you see the new Sephora brand on10? I had read about in WWD weekly and was anxiously awaiting its debut and it’s up there. Those lip balms look absolutely luscious, especially the Dr. Pepper one!

  • Anonymous

    does the Flower Blossom Face Powder Palette contain any parabens? thanks
    ~ham sandwich

  • the Muse

    Hey Miss Cookie!

    Yay! And only $1.99 to ship! w00t!

    Plenty of cosmetic deals to be had ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh my that’d be gorgeous! You look awesome! And it’s not bubblegum pink at all! I’m excited to try it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’re gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    Morning Taryn!

    They have quite a nice bit of shimmer to ’em!

    LOL I create the evil lemmings for you!

    YES! I seen them I seen them! I was going to blog about them ๐Ÿ™‚ They look interesting and like you I was tempted by the Dr Pepper!

    Plus they aren’t too pricey either! I liked the little gift sets!

  • Temptalia

    I have the other Skin Shimmer, and it is GORGEOUS!! Oh my god, it is the perfect “glow.”

  • the Muse

    hey Christine ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m trying to figure out if I love this or not ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But it’s definately beautiful!!!!!

  • jeni

    Ohhhh I didn’t know that was out yet! I’ve been checking Sephora every week for the purple/pink eyeshadow, and they didn’t have it last week:( I’ll check the mall tomorrow. wooohoo!

  • sheaux

    i’m actually an Anna Sui and Paul&Joe fan, but Dior’s 2008 Collection has got me lusting after all the products!

    the Flower Blossom palette’s sold out at the DFS Dior beauty counter, but i left my name and they’re gonna give me a call once it’s restocked! the best thing is, i’ve got staff discount so it’s gonna be MUCH CHEAPER. hahaha.

  • the Muse

    Hi Jeni!

    I dunno if Sephora is getting the entire collection but definately check your local counter as they have it in stock ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Shopping!

    Let us know whatcha get!

  • the Muse

    hi sheaux!

    I love Anna Sui and P&J too ๐Ÿ™‚

    This collection is definately particularly beautiful!

    Oh my god we all hate you now for your discount ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hehe enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laurie

    I have the Limited Edition Flower Blossom Face Powder Palette (ordered from Bloomie’s last week). It is beautiful over a darker blush and as a highlighter. It is very subtle and barely shows on my fair skin unless applied over something darker. I love it though because it is so-o-o pretty. I think it is well worth $52.

  • the Muse

    hi Laurie!

    Isn’t it gorgeous?

    I think it’s well worth the price as well! I can’t wear it alone either and use it as a light shimmer over my cheeks after blush application ๐Ÿ™‚

    But it’s definately worth the $ just because it’s so beautiful!

    Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚