There is one very special event that I have had the honour of being invited to for the last four years. It’s the event that tells me that it is nearly Christmas, and it’s the chance to spend the evening with some of my closest blogging beauties. This year was no exception and after checking into my cosy room at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport, I headed over to Terminal 2 to go Christmas shopping as well as take advantage of a Jo Malone hand massage. World Duty Free has been very close to me, and after working for over a decade at the airport, it was really strange to be back there and not being cabin crew. It was also really weird how detached I felt from my previous job and that I do not miss it in the slightest. It was obviously meant to be. What I do miss is the shopping and the tax free prices so the event was the ideal opportunity to get spending.
I already had the Christian Dior Rouge Dior Baume Lip Trio, kindly sent to me from the girls at World Duty Free and as I hadn’t had any Dior Beauty in a while, I couldn’t resist choosing the Dior Beauty Fashion Show Palette to go with my lipsticks. There’s something very special about Dior Beauty. I love the packaging and the luxury feel that it brings, alongside the classic and timeless embossing and limited edition cases. Fun fact – I used to collect all the Dior Limited Edition palettes and charms and I wish I still had them.
The Rouge Dior Baume aren’t a lipstick as such, but a lightweight lip treatment with a natural lip colour. It feels like a gel based formula when applied, but with a high shine, glossy finish and a superior staying power for such a light lipstick. They smooth the lip whilst making them look plumped and healthy, and they apply like a dream. They do remind me of the By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge in terms of formulation and longevity, however the Dior Baume Rouge can be purchased for £26.50 on the high street, and this gorgeous set with the red patent bag is around £45 at World Duty Free.
The lip colour tubes are a little smaller than the traditional Dior lipstick tubes which does help with keeping them on you to reapply. On the high street, there are a total of ten shades however in my travel exclusive there are three shades. Coquette is a deep rose pink , Lili is medium pink mauve and Diorette is a cool toned bright pink with purple undertones.
My lovely friend Becky was the one who initially showed me the beauty of the Fashion Show Palette, which was around £65. We were both so enamoured with the tweed fabric topped case. Inside the palette, two different make up looks; natural daytime and smoky evening, with shades that have been seen on Dior runway at Fashion Week. Now, I’m being very honest with you but I am not ready to stick my fingers in this palette to swatch it just yet. It’s too perfect and I cannot ruin the perfectly set glosses and lipsticks, or the incredibly beautiful embossed shadows.
Inside the Fashion Show palette set, you will find a foundation sponge and a multi use brush that you can open up for a wider brush for all over powder, or fold over to make an angled brush for more precise blush work. The palette is protected by the velvet case and inside, a clear plastic cover protects the makeup and details the shades inside.
In the centre of the palette, a DiorSkin Forever Compact in Light Beige. The shade is very light for me however I will still be able to get use out of it, as I will be able to top up my makeup with it, rather than do a full face with it. On the left hand side with the natural glow makeup look, there are three shadows in the shades in #811, #951 and #777, a DiorBlush Vibrant Colour in #876 Happy Cherry, a Dior Addict Gloss in Princess and a Rouge Dior Lip colour in Rose Baiser. On the right handside, shadows #622, #693 and #526, with DiorBlush Vibrant Colour in Rose Cherie. A Dior Addict Gloss in Spring Ball and the Rouge Dior Baume in Diorette make up the set.
Once I have my head round the fact that my palette needs to be used, I will update you with swatches but until then, it’s all just a stop and stare! Dior Beauty isn’t visible on the World Duty Free site as it isn’t able to reserve and collect, however there are many other brands on there to drool over and it will be a surprise to see what is in store when you go on your next trip.
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