09/11/2012

Dior GRAND BAL makeup collection for Christmas 2012- photos and swatches!


"Now that Cinderella's fairy godmother no longer exists,
the couturier must be the magician". Christian Dior

Without a doubt, the Dior Grand Bal collection is by far the prettiest and most glamorous out of all the makeup collections that have been launched for the holidays. Every single piece is simply irresistible; from the inspiration behind it down to its sophisticated packaging and colour, they all evoke magic!

Oh, how I've been longing for the products to make their way over to our stores! I got a call last Friday from the Dior girls at Hondos that they're finally here- Saturday morning and there I was, swatching everything and feeling like a little girl in the candy shop!


"From Monsieur Dior's extravagant parties in Granville, his childhood home, to the Parisian balls of the Roaring Twenties, the couturier was profoundly fascinated by the transformative qualities of the ball gown and the fantasy of a fabulous fete. Now, Dior debuts a makeup collection inspired by Dior's love for entertaining; the limited edition Palette Grand Bal, four new shades of Diorific, Dior's most haute couture lipstick, two shades of Ultra-Gloss, and four new shades of Dior Vernis". 

Wait until you see the products, especially the new Diorific nail polishes which are lush!


Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage: Dior is known for its collectible palettes, and this year it doesn't dissapoint. It's "inspired by the dance cards held by young women in the 18th century to help keep track of their dance partners". Can you imagine a young lady in her 18, presenting herself to the elite of her times and taking notes of the eligible bachelors? Ahhh, I'm so moved by such little details with a historical backround!


Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Night Golds, Fairy Golds: two pretty eyeshadow combinations of shimmery warm colours, perfect for the holiday season.


Grand Bal lashes: two sets of glamorous false eyelashes with gold and silver rhinestones
Diorskin Gold Powder: I'm not sure if this is meant to be a setting powder or a highlighter, nevertheless it's a gorgeous product with very fine shimmer
Diorshow Liner Waterproof: a golden eyeliner that looks amazing on the lower lashline
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Or Lame, Rouge Ceremony: two limited-edition lip glosses in festive shades, perfect for Christmas!


Diorific Rouge in Lady, Diorling, Diva, Marilyn: Diorific lipsticks are one of the most luxurious makeup products by Dior, and the packaging alone justifies that! Their texture is equally as lovely: beautiful pigment with enough slide to make it comfortable on the lips but without looking too "juicy", if you know what I mean. Each limited-edition shade has its pair in the new Diorific Vernis range, which are named after the lipsticks in order to be worn together.


With the exception of Marilyn which is a bright and youthful raspberry red, the rest three shades have a warmer undertone and a more lady-like feel. Lady is a muted rose-brown, Diorling is a rich burgundy, and Diva is closer to the classic red shade that flatters most skintones.


Diorific Vernis in Lady, Diorling, Marilyn, Diva: the big guns of the Grand Bal collection! As I've been informed, these nail polishes have been around during the '90s, but were eventually discontinued. Dior, please make them permanent again!!! Their bottle is just gooorge, I can't put to words how thrilled I am with this launch!


Now, onto the colours:
Lady is a pearly white that looks so elegant and classy! I don't agree with Temptalia who values it with a C, this is a beautiful shade that's worth buying! Diorling is J'Adore perfume in a nail polish: loaded with gold micro-glitter in a transparent base. Marilyn is a glossy blue-toned red with a jelly finish. Sadly, Diva was the dissapointment of the collection! It looked so promising in the promo pics, but the gold sparkles were not that obvious on my nails to justify it as a purchase.

Ultimately, I was so smitten with this makeup collection that I couldn't help but make a little haul, despite my aversion towards anything with a limited-edition tag. Expect to see reviews of the products in the following days ;)

What do you girls think of the Dior Grand Bal collection?
Will you be getting anything just in time for Christmas?

Evi   xx

28 comments:

  1. Klaiw....na to ksereis...!! :P

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    1. Χαχα, δε φταίω εγώ- ο Dior!
      xx

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  2. Το είπα και το ξαναλέω....Θέλω το μολυβάκι σαν τρελλή!Με βλέπω να το παίρνω....Αλλά και για την πούδρα δεν θα έλεγα όχι :D

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    1. Το δοκίμασα και το μολύβι, τι τέλειο! Άστα, αν είχα πιο μεγάλο πορτοφόλι θα σήκωνα όλη τη συλλογή!
      xx

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  3. Η ζημιά είχε γίνει εδώ και μέρες αλλά τώρα με αποτέλειωσες....:-)

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    1. Μα δεν είναι η πιο όμορφη συλλογή μακιγιάζ για φέτος τα Χριστούγεννα; Έχω ξετρελαθεί!
      xx

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  4. πωωωωωω....ΓΙΑΤΙ μου το κανεις αυτο??! Φοβερες επιλογες χρωματων, φοβερο packaging.......η παλετα night golds ΠΡΕΠΕΙ να γινει δικη μου!!!

    υ.γ.1 Μηπως θυμασαι περιπου ποσο εχουν οι παλετες 5-Couleurs? Κανα 50άρι?
    υ.γ.2 Δεν εχω λεφτα.
    υ.γ.3 Σε μισώ. :p

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    1. :)
      Δεν είδα καθόλου τιμή για τις παλέτες σκιών, αν και €50 μου ακούγονται πολλά... Όπως και να έχει, περίμενε στο τέλος του μήνα που λογικά θα βάλουν πάλι 25%! Άσε, πού να δεις τη χριστουγεννιάτικη συλλογή Art Deco με τη Dita von Teese... Έπαθα πλάκα!

      xx

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  5. Πολύ ωραία είναι η συλλογή!!
    Μπράβο σου που μας έδειξες και swatches..

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    1. Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσαν darling ;)
      xx

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  6. exo to diva einai poli oraia sillogi genika giortini. ta kragion - katapliktiki ifi

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    1. Φτου σου, σε ζηλεύω :(
      Το Diva το ζήλεψα, τελικά πήγα και αγόρασα ένα άλλο και τώρα δε μπορώ να δικαιολογήσω άλλο ένα 20άρι για να το αγοράσω!
      xx

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  7. Έχω παραγγείλει το Diorling και δεν βλέπω την ώρα να φτάσει...Ατυχέστατο το Μarylin γιατί έχει μπλέ και φουξίζει lol το ήθελα καθαρόαιμο κόκκινο... Είναι ωραία σειρά πάντως....;o))XXX

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    1. Ναι, το Diorling είναι πανέμορφο! Και το βερνίκι νυχιών, δηλαδή... Ειλικρινά, αν είχα τα χρήματα θα αγόραζα όλη τη συλλογή!
      xx

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  8. wow wow wow wow wow!!!!!
    ΤΟΣΟ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΑ!!!!!
    ΤΑ ΜΑΝΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΚΡΑΓΙΟΝ ΤΑ ΑΓΑΠΗΣΑ!!!!
    POLY OMORFO TO POST SOY!!!!
    FILAKIA!!! :)
    http://sylviefashionlove.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε! Κι εμένα εκεί πήγε το μάτι μου, στα κραγιόν και στα βερνίκια νυχιών ;)
      xx

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  9. Φαίνονται όλα υπέροχα και η συσκευασία είναι τέλεια....Θέλω ένα απ΄τα κραγιόν!Είναι τόσο όμορφα και ψάχνω εδώ και καιρό ένα ωραίο κόκκινο!Μήπως πρόσεξες τιμή?

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    1. Πρέπει μαζί με την έκπτωση 25% τα κραγιόν να κάνουν γύρω στα €25... Όχι άσχημα, εγώ περίμενα να είναι πιο ακριβά!
      xx

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  10. πολυ ωραιο το lady! μπα δεν παιρνω τπτ. εχω βαλει στοχο κτ ταξιδια και εχω σταματησει τις σπαταλες στο Make up.:)

    να διαμαρτυρηθω κιολας, αυτη την σκια πανω δεξια που μπρονζιζει, τι την θελουν? 8 στις 10 γηινες παλετες θα εχουν μια(το λιγοτερο) παρομοια μεσα και δεν μ'αρεσει καθολου...

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    1. ΕΛΑ ΝΤΕ! Κι εγώ αυτό αναρωτιέμαι κάθε φορά, δηλαδή τόσο ωραία είναι αυτή η απόχρωση που την κοτσάρουν παντού; Μόνο τις γαλανομάτες κολακεύει! Ουφ...

      [Μωρέ καλά κάνεις και δεν ξοδεύεις σε makeup, εγώ και που έβαλα ένα budget σαν όριο μηνιαίως για καλλυντικά, πάλι μέσα μπαίνω κάθε μήνα!]

      xx

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  11. Έχεις βραβειάκιιιιι -> http://dtmakeupgirl.blogspot.gr/2012/11/blog-post_10.html

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  12. Those nail varnish bottles are amazing!!! Love all the metallic eyeshadows. xxx

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    1. I know, I couldn't resist myself and grabbed one! I hope Dior makes them permanent, they're so cute!
      xx

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  13. I totally agree with you about the lady nailpolish if you apply with care it should have got an A not a C. I am still not sure about what I think about diva. I love Marlyn did not get diorling because it was so sheer even with 3 coats.

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    1. I have the same feelings about Lady, it's a far better colour than Diorling and Diva! And with a nicer consistency, as well ;)
      xx

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  14. I love this nail varnish. The little collectable style bottles are so cute and are like little ornaments. Diva is on my wish list. The slight gold sparkle is lovely. Great to see it painted onto your nail to see how it actually looks as sometimes the colour in the bottle can be deceiving..
    Sarah
    x

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    1. I couldn't help it myself and bought a nail varnish! That bottle is too cute to pass by! You could ask the Dior sales assistants to test out Diva, it looks somewhat different on the nails!

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