Inspired by… Dior Kingdom of Colors Spring 2015

If you are unfamiliar with the “Inspired by…” series, click here for a more in-depth explanation. Short story even shorter, I try to recreate the look a model is wearing in a seasonal ad with the products I already own.

I had to look twice when I first stumbled upon Dior´s Collection pictures, as the vibrant colors on the models dress and the purple smokey eye didn’t scream “spring” at first.

Dior Kingdom of Colors Collection Spring 2015

But combined with the radiant skin and the coral-peachy lip, I really liked it and decided to give it a go.

Finally a pose I felt comfortable in…

Am I the only one feeling an eighties vibe here?

After priming my lids with MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” I applied MAC´s powder eyeshadow in “Pink Puff” in the inner corner and the inner half of my lid. MAC´s eyeshadow in “Semi-Precious” went on the outer half and my crease, blended well using the matte highlight color of my Alverde Eyebrow Set in “Blonde”.
A thin black line with L´Oréal Super Liner in “Extra Black Gloss” right to the inner corner of my eyes, tightlining with Lancome´s Le Crayon Khol in “Noir” (which doesn’t stay put very long, I have to say) and Artdeco Ultra Effect Mascara in “Black” on upper and lower lashes finished my eye makeup.

A (little grainy) close-up of the eyes

For foundation I used Garnier´s Miracle Skin Perfector All-in-One BB Bream in “Light” all over the face and applied the “Pale Yellow” color from MAC´s Conceal and Correct Palette in “Light” to the center of my face for a highlighted effect.
On my cheeks went a very light dusting of MAC´s Powder Blush in “Instant Chic”, as the model seems to wear just a hint of peach.
The lip color is unlike any I own, a orange-tinted peach (?), so I had to improvise. The closest I could get was coloring my lips in with MACs Lip Pencil in “Mouth Off”, a coral shade, and put MAC´s Pro Longwear Lipglass in “Persistent Peach” on top.

Products used on my eyes.

Products used on my eyes:
– MAC e/s in “Pink Puff”
– MAC e/s in “Semi-Precious”
– L´Oréal Super Liner in “Extra Black Gloss”
– Lancome Le Crayon Khol in “Noir”
– Artdeco Ultra Effect Mascara (review on the blog)
– Alverde Eyebrow Set in “Blonde”

Products used on face and lips.

Products used on my face and lips:
– Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector All-in-one BB Cream in “Light” (review here)
– MAC Conceal and Correct Palette in “Light” (review on the blog)
– MAC Powder Blush in “Instant Chic”
– MAC Lip Pencil in “Mouth Off”
– MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in “Persistent Peach”

I decided against chopping my hair off for picture purposes, but just combed it back with some water to achieve the sleek look seen in the picture.

All in all, I love the contrast between the soft makeup and the graphic hair and clothes the model wears. Combined with the strong pose, they take away the sweetness some of the pastel spring collections embrace up to a point where I am not sure I can take it anymore.

So how about you:
All pastels and sweetness, or do you prefer makeup with an edge?



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