Dior’s got the blues this fall; their color collection plays with a palette ranging from sea to sky, for a chic twist on “smoky.” Pairing blue on the eyes and nails with soft pink lips, the collection is meant to evoke both the masculine and the feminine; a sexy woman in a perfectly tailored tuxedo.
The jewel of the collection is the limited edition Blue Tie Palette in Smoking Blue ($70). It includes four shades of eyeshadow (to create the perfect navy smoky eye) and one shade of nude lip gloss. Other markets (Asia and Europe, I think) got a second Blue Tie Palette, Smoking White.
I’m eager to see the two new DiorBlushes ($42): Vintage Pink (which won’t be available in Sephora) and Pink in Love.
There are also four new shades of Rouge Dior lipstick ($32 each). 314 Angelique Beige and 741 Allegro Pink will be everywhere except Sephora; 428 Pisanelle Pink and 651 Tourbillon Pink will be everywhere.
Finally there are three nail polishes ($22 each): 219 Safari Beige (not in Sephora), 908 Tuxedo, and 607 Blue Denim.
There are a few more pieces to mention. I don’t think they’re specifically part of the fall display, but I believe they’ll launch concurrently.
First, Dior is introducing a new lipstick formula, Rouge Serum Crystal. These lipsticks are sheer and glossy, with ten times the active ingredients of the original Rouge Serum. They contain SPF 20, vegetable butter, mango butter, vitamin A, Centella Asiatica Extract for collagen synthesis, Ruscogenine for microcirculation and oxygenation, and Commiphora Extract to stimulate fat cells to improve lip texture and volume. They’re $34 each, available in six shades: 215 Primrose Crystal, 345 Coral Crystal, 455 Tea Rose Crystal, 645 Sweet Pink Crystal, 675 Passionate Pink Crystal, 855 Carmine Crystal.
Dior is also unveiling a waterproof, retractable eyeliner: Diorshow Liner Waterproof ($29). It will be available in six shades: 058 Slate, 098 Carbon, 178 Navy, 468 Mint, 788 Chestnut, 888 Plum.
This fall we’ll see Dior 3-Couleurs Smoky Eyeshadow trios. These palettes feature a cream-to-powder base, plus two powder eyeshadows (one matte, one shimmer), all in a cool, slide-open case. They’re $48 each, and come in six shade options: 051 Smoky Pink, 091 Smoky Black, 291 Smoky Navy, 481 Smoky Khaki, 571 Smoky Nude, 781 Smoky Brown.
Finally, fall brings us Ready-to-Wear Eyeliner Patches. Yes, you read that correctly. Each kit contains four pairs of reusable eyeliner patches in four different styles (two black, one Swarovski crystal, one silver crystal). Apply along the lashline for instant liquid-liner-looking winged eyeliner. $55; available at Sephora.
Also exclusive to Sephora: Dior Brow Shaping Stencils. The Brow Lift Expert Stencil Kit ($40) contains six brow stencils and a Dior brow pencil.