When you think of gold a few words come to mind: expensive, old-school and flashy. Perhaps discreet luxury isn't one of them, but Dior's covetable, festive makeup always comes housed in beautiful, weighty, vintage-style gold casing that looks straight out of Marilyn Monroe's makeup stash from the 1950s. Under the guidance of Peter Philips, the softly nuanced collection teams gold with other colours like Dior's signature grey and contrasts it with subtler shades like ivory, platinum and even striking hues of fuchsia on the lips and nails.
One of the star products this year is the Reflets D'Or Powder. In two shades, Luxurious Beige and Sumptuous Pink, the shimmer-flecked powder is just the thing to add a touch of light, contouring and airy radiance to the skin. Whip this out at a party for a touch-up, and you're bound to be met by oohs and aahs.
If you're treating yourself to one lipstick this year, let it be the new Diorific Mat. In a lush, velvety texture, this glides on buttery smooth and creates maximum impact when worn. Our favourite shade among the selection of six is the wowing, rich fuchsia. Slick this on and you're bound to light up the room... or at least get some attention.
Other highlights in the range include the two 5 Couleurs palettes in Eternal Gold and Blazing Gold. Each has hues ranging from subdued to scintillating, to create a myriad of eye makeup looks.
And finally, if you're one who pays attention to details, your nails also get to be all decked out this Christmas. With a choice of glittery gold, rich reds or stunning pinks, you'll be spoilt for choice. Our favourite nail lacquer colour? Gris-Dor a remarkable shade that walks the line between grey and gold and changes to amber, platinum, yellow or pink gold depending on the light. A nail polish as mysterious and multi-faceted as you? Finally!
From $42-$125. At Dior counters and stores now