A starry, starry night, according to Dior Beauty. This enchanting theme is seen across the house’s much-anticipated holiday collection, with Rouge Dior lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, and boxes of midnight blue and gold that transport us to the Château de La Colle Noire on a starlit winter’s night.
“La Colle Noire was Christian Dior’s home away from Paris, and it feels like a magical place laden with memories,” says Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, of the exquisite collection and its starry inspiration, where constellation motifs peek through the rich hues and highly-desirable packaging, reinterpreted by Italian artist Pietro Ruffo.
Avid collectors will also be pleased to note that the Rouge Dior Minaudiere, a clutch case with a long chain and detachable lipstick holder, is making its return, this time in classic black and gold.
The Limited Editions
As with every significant collection, Dior Beauty’s holiday series features a pair of their 5 Couleurs Couture palettes, stamped with constellation patterns that remind us of a starlit sky, while their harmonious shades bring to mind the allure of stardust and cosmic sparkle. ‘Cosmic Eyes’ sees warm-toned hues of a satiny champagne beige in the centre, surrounded by soft bronze with a green undertone, a golden couture shade, silvery taupe, and velvety black spiced up with a touch of gold. For the moon-like ‘Galactic’, a pearly-white informs the cool-toned hues of rosewood, a silvery lavender, mysterious burgundy, and velvety black, this time speckled with iridescent platinum.
For our lips, there’s a limited edition Rouge Dior, where its bullet is delicately engraved with a map of the night sky. These arrive in four shades created by Philips — Enchanted Pink, a satiny coral pink; Midnight Rose, a spellbinding rosewood; Mystic Plum, a mysterious matte plum; and the iconic Rouge 999 red with a velvet finish.
The Dior Addict, a big deal this year thanks to its reformulation, also gets its own holiday fashion case, in a gold mirror-like design that reflects the lipstick’s vinyl-like shine formula. Philips elaborates that the four new shades are an extension of the series’ intense pigmentation and high shine, with even the most intense hues being suitable for all skin types. These arrive in Cosmic Pink, a rosewood; Rose Fortune, an intense rosy taupe; Zodiac Red, a brick red; and Plum Eclipse, an intense plum.
The Collector-Worthy Items
If you’re looking to expand your Dior collection, the Rouge Dior Minaudiere is a fine place to start. You can’t deny how this precious lipstick case looks like a mini Dior clutch, while the interior holds three Rouge Dior refills; an accompanying lipstick holder allows you to house the remaining Rouge Dior lipstick, and can be detached to be worn on its own. The design of the case is a little more classic this year, in an intense black lacquer and gold-toned logo that pay tribute to the house’s key colours.
Then, there’s an epic Advent Calendar that houses 24 windows of little Dior goodies, so you can count down the days that lead up to Christmas Day. Its beautiful design is based off Dior’s iconic 30 Avenue Montaigne boutique.
See all items from the limited edition The Holiday Look collection here:
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The Dior Beauty Holiday Look Collection is now available at all Dior Beauty Boutiques and Counters, and on the Dior Beauty Online Boutique.
Rouge Dior Minaudiere is also available at Sephora ION Orchard and Sephora.sg.