Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dior Holiday 2009: Cristal Boreale Collection

I have one word for Dior's 2009 holiday collection - smoking!  All puns aside, Dior's holiday offerings truly are gorgeous this year.  The two items I have for review are the 5 Colour Iridescent Eye Shadow palette in Smoky Crystal #089 ($60.00 CA), and Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Silver Purple #782 ($25.00 CA).  Both items are limited edition.

Dior Vernis Silver Purple (left), 5 Colour Iridescent Eye Shadow palette in Smoky Crystal (right)

The Smoky Crystal palette is a silver and grey lovers paradise!  The quint shades are (clockwise from top left): a silvery beige, a pewter, a bright silver, a dark gunmetal grey and a very cool purple-ish pink.  These shades are quite pigmented, creamy and very metallic. This is a cool toned palette, but very wearable - in fact all the colours save for the pink could and the bright silver could be paired with slightly warmer colours. 

Dior 5 Colour Iridescent Eye Shadow palette in Smoky Crystal #089

Dior 5 Colour Iridescent palettes have a cult following due to their gorgeous pigmented and glistening finish.  This palette is no exception.  I predict this one will sell out very fast, so if you are interested, run down to your local counter post haste! I give this two thumbs up.

Dior Vernis in Silver Purple #782

Dior's latest limited edition polish, Silver Purple has coveted written all over it.  It is a deep purple crossed with gunmetal grey.  Like all Dior polish it flows smoothly on the nail and does not leave brush marks.  I am in love with this colour - it is both modern and slightly vampy and has a tendency to look either more purple or more grey in different lighting.  Again, this will sell out fast, so if you are even remotely interested get thee to a counter now!

You won't be sorry for long.



  1. Great colours for fall! Pretty stuff. I've notice that we have the same nail polish from Inglot. What have you been doing in Poland? :)

  2. Hi Lipstick!

    Thanks for reading the bog - I was in Poland to exhibit art as part of a group show this past September.

    Where are you getting your Inglot?