Dior Holiday 2012 Grand Bal Makeup Collection Review/Photos + Video Tutorial Details

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Hello, everyone! I wish this video's quality and lighting would have turned out better, but I recently bought a Nikon point and shoot and I am still learning my way around it. I love the results when I use my Canon 7D to film, but my Macbook Pro's OSX was recently updated and I ran into way too many compatibility issues. Canon, I love you but you need to keep up! The Nikon is a lot easier to use since it is a point and shoot, but the color quality is a bit dull and I need to play with lighting tools until I can find the perfect setup. I just barely became fluent with manually controlling all elements of the 7D, but now it is time to start over with the Nikon. I brought out more artificial lighting just to see how it would turn out, and I left the ISO on Auto mode to see if it was any good.. bad Bad BAD BADDD IDEA. The lighting was jumping all over the place, so I sincerely apologize for the wonky results! Plus, iMovie wouldn't allow me to render the video in HD. Sorry! I almost wanted to refilm it and upload it tomorrow, but I am so busy these days that I cannot afford to do that. Nonetheless, I hope you found the review and the additional pictures in the video helpful! I posted some of them here again (plus an extra) just in case you wanted to reference them.

P.S. I just purchased Chanel & YSL Holiday 2012 products, will start photographing them and testing them tomorrow.. and I have a special Tom Ford video coming up! Stay tuned, lovelies..

Makeup Worn/Used:
Burberry Sheer Cover Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4 for blemishes
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Dior Holiday Fairy Golds Eyeshadow Quint with MAC 239 & Sigma E35
Inglot Gel Liner in 90 with MAC Angled Liner Brush
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes with Maybelline Falsies WP Mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess with Sigma F25
Dior 'Diorific' Lipstick in Diva

Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Lady [white]
Dior 'Diorific' Vernis in Diva [black with gold]

Forever 21

Victoria's Secret Pink

Clear Prescription ONLY

Dior Holiday '12 Picks:

I didn't mention it in the video review, but there is another palette in the Grand Bal collection. It has two gorgeously smooth, highly pigmented eyeshadows with two lip glosses in the palette, but I was not a fan of the lip products and it was quite expensive so I had to pass. If you love metallic eyeshadows and are willing to pay the hefty price tag, then this is definitely worth taking a look at.

Then we have the Night Golds palette, which I do not recommend. I purchased and used Fairy Golds in my tutorial, which I found to have smoother texture. The Night Golds was cohesive in color, but not as well executed as Fairy Golds. Night Golds's shadows were more patchy and flaky than what I have generally seen of Dior in the past few years. Fairy Golds might not be to everyone's taste, but Night Golds definitely isn't worth the price tag. Just my two cents :)

*Oops, this is what happens when I'm delirious. The Chanel lipstick swatch is Palpitante. Sorry!

And of course, here are the Diorific lip swatches. The model in the ad campaign was wearing Diorling, but I have enough deep red lipsticks. I wanted something brighter, so Diva was my pick!

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog!! Cant believe I only saw it now! :(( Anyway followed you!

    One of my favorite brands - Dior! This was a great video!

    The Misty Mom


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