Care versus Dare: Dior’s summer 2017 makeup collection

Shades of sand

Text: Angelyn Kwek


Go the way of daring or caring — or both — with Dior’s new summer makeup edit

When the latest beauty offerings from Dior read like a 'how to have fun in the sun' guide, you just know your summer is going to be golden. Imagined by Dior Makeup's creative and image director Peter Philips as the perfect middle ground between protection, hydration and comfort — the caring half — with fun, colour and adventure — the side that dares — Care & Dare is the ultimate makeup playing field. Pigments and powders are infused with the best skincare ingredients to create protective, skin-loving formulations in everything from brilliant shadows in bronzes and tans to an amazingly gorgeous shimmer serum. So go forth and can get your beauty on in the summer sun.

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

Two exclusive 5 Couleurs palettes headline the Dare selection, bearing oh-so-summer hues reminiscent of tanned skin, glittering beaches and sunbathed landscapes. Whether you're going for coppery smokiness or flirty bronze with a pop of yellow, the range of warm hues in matte and satiny finishes — made with Dior's Color Magnifying System for maximum colour payoff and staying power — will have your peepers on-point.

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

Adding depth to the eyes also comes in pencil form with a trio of Diorshow Colour & Contour sticks, featuring an easy-to-blend eyeshadow on one end and an intensely pigmented eyeliner on the other. Plus the dreamy sea-blue, pearly white and bronzy shell tones all but declare your surf-and-sand state of mind. And the finishing touch to your summer saturated look? Glossy nails, done to perfection in the new Dior Vernis colours.

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

The skin-loving half of the collection, lit-from-within radiance and a light golden tan is yours with a re-formulated Diorskin Nude Air. The iconic highlighting powder that bestows a healthy glow is now enhanced with energising skincare elements to shield against environmental stressors and pollution. Just like sweeping on fairy dust, but better. For even more glow, the Air Luminizer version of the Diorskin Nude will give you sun-kissed luminosity in just a few drops with its iridescent pigments. And if you're tempted to spread it everywhere, the smooth ultra-fluid texture, boosted with oxygen-laden plant oils, goes on like satin and can also be applied on the arms and décolleté.

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

Of course, no summertime look is complete without juicy-looking lips. Here to drench your pout in amazing colour with a side of lipcare, six new Dior Addicts hues come with a white core that concentrates anti-oxidant vitamin E and soothing oils for that plush and irresistibly kissable look. No one will deny you're the queen of summer.

Dior Care & Dare summer collection

The Care & Dare summer collection is available at all Dior counters and boutiques

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