13/01/2013

Dior Grand Bal lipstick in MARILYN!


This is my second and last item I picked out from the Dior Grand Bal collection.
Naturally, it had to be a lipstick ;)

Diorific lipsticks are considered as Dior's "haute couture" makeup accessory; among all Dior products adorned with the brand's signature sleek blue&silver packaging, there's your Diorifics shining in all their gold and voluptuous glory!

Grand Bal collection featured four Diorifics, with colours that were variants of the classic red lipstick. The one that stood out to me the most was Marilyn.


The rest of the Dior Grand Bal lipsticks (click to see swatches) share a warmer undertone, all in the same red colour family: Lady has a brown-ish tint to it that makes for a toned-down red lip. It should look amazing on mature ladies that can't wear in-your-face reds. Diorling turned out to be the most popular shade, it's a lovely burgundy red that suits everyone! Diva, on the other hand, is a bit more of a daring red- although not as bold as Mac's Ruby Woo or Russian Red.


My pick, Marilyn, is a whole 'nother story. It's a bright cool-toned raspberry red that is so youthful and fun to wear! Now that I keep staring at it next to my keyboard as I'm writing these lines, I can't help but notice the antithesis of it all: the grown-up and eclectic gold packaging that clashes with the bullet's modern colour... It's those little things that capture my interest and make me happy!

Its texture is to die for: well pigmented, matte but not quite, feels very comfortable on the lips, and smells of that old-fashioned powdery scent which I like. But there's another attribute of this lipstick that has made me fall in love with it:


     * I've swatched it next to Russian Red, for reference

See the shape of the bullet? It has a nice round edge that fits the contour of the lips perfectly, which allows you to easily draw a less angular shape at the cupid's bow. As you can tell from the photo above, my upper lip is pretty angular; after applying Marilyn straight from the bullet, my lips look softer and more feminine.
[Ok, so the top of my lips wearing Marilyn is a bit crooked on the right... Ignore that!]


Also: remember the iffy blue stripes that adorned  Diorifics from Dior's permanent makeup range? After the Grand Bal launch, their packaging will be stripe-free. Hooray!

Although the Marilyn lipstick and Marilyn nail polish did cost me a lot, I couldn't be happier with my purchase; having two makeup products with the quality of Dior and a beautiful arty packaging that is a pleasure to look at, that's all it takes to make me smile and forget about the dough spent!

What do you think of Marilyn lipstick?
Do you like the new stripe-less look of Diorifics?

Evi   xx

22 comments:

  1. Aπλα υπεροχο!
    Τρομερη συσκευασια,πανεμορφο χρωμα..Τι αλλο να ζητησει μια γυναικα? Χαλαλι τα παραπανω χρηματα :)
    xxx

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    1. Ναιιι, από συσκευασία και χρώμα σκίζει!
      Αυτό είπα κι εγώ, χαλάλι το extra cash, θα το ευχαριστηθώ για χρόνια!

      xx

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  2. Είναι πολύ όμορφο αν και εγώ προτίμησα το Diorling από αυτή τη σειρά.
    Νομίζω πως το Marylin είναι κοντά στο MAC Μac Red...
    Να το χαρείς όπως του πρέπει!!! ;o))XXX

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    1. Και το Diorling είναι φοβερό χρώμα, θα το φορούσα άνετα!

      xx

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  3. είναι από τις καλύτερες νέες συσκευασίες! Και τι ωραίο χρώμα! Μεγειά σου!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! Η συσκευασία είναι πολύ κομψή και κλασάτη, τη λατρεύω!

      xx

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  4. Is hust such a lust and pleasure to have those in your make up collection. Enjoy them honey. The lipstick looks gorgeous on you!

    xxxx

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    1. Isn't it so nice to own a lipstick with a killer packaging like this one? I'm a happy gal! hehe

      xx

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  5. υπεροχο χρωμα και υπεροχο packaging!!

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    1. Ναι ναι, το χαίρομαι και το φοράω πρωί και βράδυ!

      xx

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  6. Από τις πιο πολυτελείς σειρές που έχω δει..Υπέροχα και τα δύο!!
    Πήρα και εγώ ένα από τα κόκκινα της σειράς και το λατρεύω. Τέλειο χρώμα, σταθερό και ενυδατικό!!
    Το Marilyn φαίνεται επίσης πολύ όμορφο χρώμα..και έχεις και τέλεια χείλη!!!

    Φιλιά πολλά Εύη μου :-)
    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Έλα ρε συ, ποιο πήρες; Να μαντέψω: το Diorling?
      Χεχε, έχουμε σχεδόν το ίδιο γούστο girl!!!

      xx

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  7. Αχ είναι πολύ ωραία και τα δύο!Και εμένα το Marylin μου άρεσε πιο πολύ από όλα! Αν μάλιστα φύγουν και οι μπλε ρίγες από τα άλλα ίσως τους δώσω μια ευκαιρία ;)Πιστεύω ότι είναι απ΄τις καλύτερες συσκευασίες! Επίσης, το φοράς με ή χωρίς μολύβι?Παρατηρείς να βγαίνει έξω απ΄το περίγραμμα?

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    1. Yup, θα φύγουν οι μπλε ρίγες από τα υπόλοιπα- πόσο χαίρομαι γι'αυτό! Δεν το φοράω με μολύβι ούτε παρατήρησα να φεύγει από το περίγραμμα, αλλά smudge-proof δεν το λες...

      xx

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  8. Hehe, I now know what a packaging fanatic you are (to put it elegantly) and in this case, you were more than justified, best le packaging probably in years!
    Too bad I already have just the right amount of reds that I use, so I couldn't rationalise another purchase, but if I hadn't, those would definitely be on my list!
    Classic shades hunni!!!

    PS: You checking out the spring collections too by any chance? Heeheehee!!!

    xoxoxo

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    1. You can call me as you like darling!!! lol

      You know, I'm into lipsticks, you're into eyeshadows- there, we'll never fight over makeup! heehee

      I've already checked out all the spring makeup collections- with a couple of exceptions, the rest are so bland and too girly-pastely :(

      xx

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  9. I love these kind of raspberry-red shades, you're right, they' re absolutely flattering for all kinds of skin tones. I must say that I liked the blue striped packaging, am I the only one? Lovely purchase, this kind of shade is your thing girl :)

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    1. Oh, then I guess you''l be able to get some Diorifics with the blue stripes until they're replaced with the new ones! Such raspberry red lipsticks brighten up the face like no other colour ;)

      xx

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  10. Καταπληκτική συσκευασία!!!! Τα ζηλεύω καιρό ...
    Υπέροχο χρώμα!!!
    xxx

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    1. Είναι από τα καλύτερα κραγιόν στη συλλογή μου!
      Αν όχι το καλύτερο μέχρι τώρα...

      xx

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  11. They are both very lovely, I resisted and only bought one polish but the packaging of this collection...amazing

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    1. Oh, that's great! Which one you bought? This Dior collection was the best one I've seen in years!

      xx

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