Archive: Dior

How to fake perfect skin – like the stars!

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Diffuse dark spots!

To even out discoloration (e.g. sunspots or melasma), blend a liquid foundation all over and then “dab a heavy concealer only on dark areas to keep from looking overdone,” advises Ali Larter’s makeup artist Mai Quynh.

Want to look freckle-free? Opt for a stick foundation instead of liquid for more coverage. Try Max Factor Pan-Stik makeup ($7, drugstore.com).

Now this is a great gift with purchase!

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Nordstrom has a great gift with purchase right now, spend a minimum of $95.00 in their beauty and fragrance section and you will be given a cute zebra clutch filled with fabulous samples. Here is a list of the great products in your gift set:

Bare Escentuals® Prime Time Foundation Primer (packette)
Bliss Thinny Thin Chin™ (packette)
Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste Body Lotion
Clarins Super Restorative Serum
Clinique High Definition Lashes Mascara
Fekkai Glossing Cream (packette)
Japonesque Snowflake Lashes
Kinerase® Intensive Eye Cream
Korres Guava Body Butter
L., a L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani
Lancôme Définicils Mascara
Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Crème Body Wash
L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel
MD Skincare® Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel (packette)
N.V. Perricone, M.D. Face Finishing Moisturizer with DMAE
Origins Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream
Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum
philosophy inner grace shower gel
Smashbox Lipgloss
Vera Wang Parfum

A great way to try a lot of fantastic products. One product to get you on your way to the $95 minimum, Dior’s new Holiday palette.

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Dior ‘I Love Dior’ Deluxe Holiday Palette

Love on the go. The ultimate holiday travel palette in a Dior couture-inspired compact with a charming heart locket. Holds everything you need to shine including an allover glow bronzing powder, six sensational eyeshadows, a deluxe travel-size Diorshow Mascara and Ultra Gloss for lips. What a gift.

$70.00 BUY IT HERE.

Eva Green is the face of Dior’s new perfume, Midnight Passion.

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Eva Green opens up in the new edition of Vanity Fair:

As midnight approaches at the Palais Garnier opera house, in Paris, a grand production is just getting underway. The sweeping marble stairway of the ornate cultural landmark is lined with dozens of handsome young factota dressed in black, and a director rushes around barking out urgent instructions into his walkie-talkie. Well-heeled guests are ushered upstairs to the mezzanine level, which has been tricked out with acres of fake foliage; the sound of Garden of Eden chirruping is being piped in to set the ambience.

This little soirée is being staged by Parfums Christian Dior to “celebrate the birth of a fragrance.” The program begins with the screening of a commercial for Dior’s new scent, Midnight Poison, directed by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai. The lavishly budgeted spot features Paris-born actress Eva Green floating through some kind of futuristic fairy-tale fantasy looking suitably ethereal in a billowing blue gown. The commercial is visually stunning, and makes about as much sense as most Wong Kar-Wai movies.

The 150 guests file into the grand hall of the opera house, and take their places at a long dining table where they tackle tricky hors d’oeuvres as a relentlessly morose soundtrack echoes around the high ceilings. The event’s M.C., with the kind of humorless gravitas that only the French can muster, announces the arrival of Mademoiselle Green, “a fascinating and free-spirited actress.” At the far end of the room, Green and Dior designer in chief John Galliano materialize inside some kind of giant snow globe. They emerge together and glide down to their positions at the head of the table.

The day after the event, Eva Green looks back at her big night at l’Opéra and agrees that “it was completely mad. In a good way, though! It’s glamour — I actually found it quite intimate; there were no cameras there.”

The 27-year-old Green is quite unabashed about lending her name to a scent—not for all the standard young-actress blather about artistic integrity and so forth. To Green, the whole idea of “keeping it real” is of no interest whatsoever.

“I love photo shoots where I can be like a pinup, not myself,” Green gushes. “Where I can be feminine, glamorous, dark … not like in real life. I hate it when you go in and they want you to be ‘natural,’ to be yourself. I just hate it. I love having fun. When they ask you to smile, I hate it. Of course I smile in my real life, but to do it on cue, that’s not spontaneous. I’d rather do something that’s like a little movie, like a little story, rather than just me — I feel naked.”

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If it’s too good to be true…..

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T.V. watchdogs have concluded that television ads for Rimmel mascara in which Kate Moss’ eyelashes were digitally enhanced broke advertising industry rules.

This comes just three months after a L’Oréal mascara advert was criticized for featuring actress Penelope Cruz in false lashes.

The agency behind Rimmel’s television and magazine campaigns denied claims that Kate wore false lashes during the shoot but produced no evidence to prove it.

From now on, the company has been ordered to include a disclaimer in future ads making it clear when post-production magic has been used to increase the effects of a product.

Finally — some truth in advertising!

Not too good to be true!

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Dior Diorshow Mascara

What it is:
Dior’s cult-fave, super volumizing, lengthening, and curling mascara.

What it is formulated to do:
Creates the longest, thickest, curviest lashes ever, resulting in an ultra-glam “just-off-the-catwalk” look.

If you haven’t tried this yet, it lives up to the promise your eyelashes will look so long and lush you will think you have false eyelashes on. I am a Diorshow addict and I don’t care who knows it.

$23.00 BUY IT HERE.