The first thing to catch my eye on Dior’s display were the two eyeshadow quints: 844 Misty Mauve, and 808 Pink Design (shoulda been called “Purple Design.”)
Misty Mauve seemed special in that it offered a range of finishes. Instead of the all-frosty “iridescent” quints, Misty Mauve offers a low-shimmer breath-of-purple white, a matte blackberry (great texture, by the way), a shimmery blackened purple, a shimmery white, and a shimmery iced violet. Misty Mauve is limited edition.
Pink Design is one of Dior’s “designer” quints, meaning the 5-pan palette includes one shade which is a sparkle topcoat, and one that’s a cream liner. The shades are: a really pretty, shimmery, almost duochrome royal purple, a purple-white sparkle topcoat, shimmery purple-pink, shimmery iridescent white, and a black-violet cream liner. Pink Design is permanent, and both palettes are $58.
Then there’s a slew of “other stuff” on the display. First of all, there’s the limited edition “Logomania” eyeshadow duo — the powder is embossed with a repeating Dior logo. The eyeshadow duo is $38, and the silver shade is impressively glittery and impressively adherent for a powder shadow. The sparkle really stuck to my arm. The black is a satin finish, with a few tiny silver sparkles.
There are two Dior Addict lipsticks for fall, but I was fooled at the counter: the first shade should be 694 Spectacular Mauve, not 623 Infamous Pink. I believe Spectacular Mauve is limited edition, and it will not be available at Sephora. Technicolor Red is cherry-fuchsia with tiny red sparkles. The lipsticks are $26 each.
There’s one new limited edition Ultra-Gloss (in the “Flash” formula): 692 Tailored Mauve. It’s purple-pink and $26.50.
Every counter except Sephora will get nail polish 905 Black Sequins (it’s black with really tiny silver sparkles). Sephora will instead receive 386 Cherry Blossom. Dior polishes are $21.
And finally, there are five new shades of Serum de Rouge lipstick for fall (bringing the total up to 17). Serum de Rouge is $32, and contains the same skincare ingredient in Dior’s Capture Totale (wrinkle prevention) line. They released their first eight shades about a year ago, click here to revisit those swatches.