Spring is seriously in the air here right now. The sun was shining away today and we hit a balmy 14 degrees Celsius. I was driving with the windows down. I picked up tulips at the market. Granted, we may be getting some snow tomorrow, but there’s no doubt that spring is around the corner at this point. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in past years, but I absolutely adore spring makeup collections because they usually give you a chance to add more colour and playfulness to your makeup bag. Today I’m focusing on two new palettes from the new Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection, which just might be some of the prettiest palettes Dior has put out to date.

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The Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection is all about femininity and sensuality, focusing on the colour pink and pulling inspiration from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection, which is especially present in the two new 5 Couleurs palettes, Thrill and Flirt.

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Both palettes are stunning to look at – maybe my favourite Dior palettes ever – which beautiful shades and stunning details inspired by the thread detailing in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection. They put the focus on pink throughout, witch complementary purples, champagnes, fuchsias, lilac & black shades thrown into the mix.

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The Dior 5 Couleur palette in Thrill has a real pop of colour thanks to the fuchsia shade at the heart of it, and a beautiful burgundy shadow that will play really well into it. I love the idea of using the fuschia shade to add a little unexpected colour to a somewhat subtle look. Together, the shades have an ethereal effect – very much like a fairy tale in palette form. This palette is seriously gorgeous.

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The Dior 5 Couleur palette in Flirt really lives up to its name; the 5 shadows involved work so well together, combining just the right amount of matte and shimmer. I do wish that the purple and black shades were a bit punchier – they mellow out a bit and don’t have as much pigmentation as I would like.

What do you think of the palettes in the Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection?

 

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Time for another gorgeous spring collection – this time I’ll be talking about the new AERIN Garden Color Collection, a pretty, delicate collection comprised of 2 palettes, an illuminating powder, 2 blushed, 3 lip glosses and 3 lipsticks.  This collection will be available next month at Holt Renfrew (Toronto Bloor St, Vancouver and Calgary locations) and online. This limited edition collection is inspired by the shades of spring’s early flowers, ranging from delicate to dramatic.  I’ve had a chance to try out a couple of the products from this collection and am in love.  The packaging is beautiful and glamorous, and the shades are so fresh and pretty.

Aerin Spring Style Palette in A Garden in Bloom ($78) – Both of the 2 palettes included in this collection contain a blush and 3 eyeshadows that perfect complement each other.  This palette is the lighter of the two, with nearly-nude shades and a very soft, rosy blush.  I found that these shades were perfect for creating a neutral, feminine daytime look.  They all applied very smoothly, providing light colour for a fresh face. Also, can we talk about the packaging for a minute?  Both palettes come in this beautiful patterned, zip-around case, which I’m completely obsessed with.  this one isn’t going in my makeup bag – it will be proudly on display!

Aerin Floral Illuminating Powder

Aerin Floral Illuminating Powder ($60) – This illuminating powder, which comes in a gorgeous golden compact, is so delicate and pretty I almost didn’t want to use it.  The design of the powder is just too lovely.  This powder features 6 soft pastel shades which create a glowing, flushed look when combined.  I loved how these shades all came together to create a gorgeous shade which I believe would be flattering on any skin colour.  The soft shimmer and lighter shades really add a nice highlighting effect to the blush aspect of this powder, and it blends really nicely with the skin for a pretty flush.

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