The sun is shining at Escentual HQ thanks to this brand new launch! The DIOR Care & Dare summer 2017 makeup collection merges boundless protection, the best skincare ingredients and of course, vibrant hues, in what could well be my favourite launch of 2017 so far!
A hot topic at Escentual HQ, the Care & Dare collection presents an array of glistening beauty, destined to not only look good but do-good too! For this vibrant edit, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips drew inspiration from keywords: Care – protection, hydration, comfort, and Dare – fun, colour and adventure, to create a line-up that encourages you to care for your beauty and play with vibrant hues.
Let’s take a closer look…
Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipstick
in 630 Gentle Red
Sometimes in life, you can’t have it all. But it seems your lipstick can! The Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks are not only highly pigmented but also ultra nourishing and soothing. For the first time, the must-have stick has a white core that’s packed full of lip care oils and enriched with vitamin E known for its antioxidant and soothing properties, to leave lips smooth, soft and hydrated. With a high-shine, shimmering finish, the Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks are a summer must-have!
The Dior Addict Care & Dare Lipsticks are available in six show-stopping shades: 478 Soft Pink is a berry-toned cool pink, 539 Mellow Beige is an easy-to-wear nude-brown; 557 Pure Peach has a fiery peachy tone; 630 Gentle Red is a classic red with a coral undertone; 916 Tender Bronze glistens with a sparkling bronze hue; and finally, 978 Sweet Cherry is an audacious pink with a touch of red.
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
This season, Dior has presented a vibrant new colourway in the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette: 557 Focus. With a selection of warm shimmering bronze shadows and a pop of yellow in the centre, the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus screams sunkissed skin and beaches.
But an enchanting colourway isn’t all this palette has to offer, the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette has a new-generation texture that blends seamlessly with the skin, for a non-powdery finish. Designed with summer in mind, the eyeshadows are also formulated with Dior’s Color Magnifying System technology, which improves staying powder and helps the pigments to stay colour-true.
With a combination of matte and satin finish shadows and neutral and vibrant colours, the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus makes anything possible. Whether you opt for glowing bronze all over the lids or you add impact with a pop of yellow through the crease, the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 557 Focus will take summer makeup to new heights.
Diorshow Color & Contour
The Dior Care & Dare theme of colour-drenched, shimmering eyes continues with the Diorshow Colour & Contour Eyeshadow and Liner Duos.
The coordinated duos have a creamy eyeshadow stick on one end and an easy-to-use liner on the other, which are the perfect match for a no-fuss makeup look. Go for a sparkle of champagne-bronze with 630 Shell-Bronze, a wave of pastel blue with 220 Sea-Bay or the contrasting colour of white pearl and yellow with 520 Sun-Bath.
Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare
002 Amber Tan
Who doesn’t want to bronze-up their skin in the summer months? Now we can all have a soft sun-kissed glow with Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare.
Available in two colourways 002 Amber Tan and 003 Bronze Tan, the iconic powder adds subtle warmth to the complexion with glints of amber, gold and bronze. The perfect way to instantly revive the complexion, the buttery bronzer immediately enhances your tan with each sweep of the brush.
But, there’s more to this palette than meets the eye, the Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare is enriched with skincare ingredients that create a protective shield against external aggressors like pollution. So city girls, this one’s a must for you!
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Serum
How’s this for glowing? I knew the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizers would be beautiful, but even I was taken aback by their glow!
Available in two colourways, 003 an amber bronze and 004 a golden bronze, the luminzers are an ultra-fluid serum/highlighter hybrid. With a glow-boosting mix of blurring agents and iridescent pigments enriched with oxygen-laden plant oils, the fluid formula boosts the skin’s natural glow for a sun-kissed effect.
Perfect to use all over, the lightweight Nude Air Luminizer Serum looks beautiful on bare skin or over the top of makeup.
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer
in 002 Optic White
There’s nothing quite like a nail lacquer to accessorise your look, and Dior has not disappointed in this category!
For summer 2017, Dior makes a statement of the nails with three new colour additions to the Dior Vernis line-up. Choose between 002 Optic White a pure shimmering white (perfect alone or as a base coat to make colours pop), the gleaming 729 Blazing Bronze and 445 Coral Crush a vibrant creamy pink.
And the Vernis formula is shinier than ever for this collection! Playing up the gel effect, the formula contains techno-polymers, which transform each coat of enamel into a film as smooth and shiny as glass. And of course, they do good too thanks to organic silicones, which strengthen the nails surface, for nails that are healthy and happy underneath.