Damn it... It was supposed to be a quick stop at the Dior counter to swatch the new Trafalgar eye palette...
And this happened.
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I did indeed pick up Trafalgar (876) and also Pied-de-Poule (096) which I was told is LE along with Bar (056) in Taiwan. Continuing on the LE train, I also grabbed the Diorshow Fusion Mono in Soupir (741) and a Rouge Dior in Pied-de-Poule (977). I was very VERY tempted to pick up LE nail polishes in Pied-de-Poule (206) and Carre Bleu (796), but I wanted to see the new Nars polishes in person first.
Had also been moved by a couple of the reformulated existing Dior palettes, which are not LE, so I'll reconsider them in the next major round of sales, namely Jardin (456) and Versailles (566).
I’ll do a more detailed post on the Fall ‘14 Dior items separately, after I bask in their un-marred newness for a few days longer.
Could and should have left the Anna Sui items till the next sale too as these are all permanent, but obviously I have no self control.
#370 is a rosy pink with silver shimmer. The shimmery dimension really plumps my lips. The silver glitter does feel a little gritty and does create glitter fall out, so a lipstick sealer is advised.
#371 is a mix of fuchsia and plum. My one is swatching a rather bright fuschia right now, but the at the counter swatched a deeper, more vampy fuschia.
#770 is a soft plum magenta with antique gold shimmer. The shimmer in this one is much finer than #370, and thus it doesn’t feel gritty, nor does it create fall out. It swatches a beautiful rose gold and I have been LOVING it since I got it, but I wasn’t able to capture its magnificence with the poor bedroom lighting and poop camera, so I hope the swatches can give you an idea.
As with all AS cosmetics, there is a rose scent to these lippies, though it’s much more toned down than previously, I hardly noticed it on application, and certainly do not smell it after say 5 seconds later. Be warned, the new AS lipsticks aren’t cheap (in Taiwan) and rival Chanel/Dior prices, so I’ll probably save my money for Rouge Diors (because I love that formula) unless AS comes out with more of the mixed colour ones.
Also picked up the new AS Rose Cheek Color N in 602, which can range from a golden apricot to a burnt orange shade depending on how I swirl the brush. In the pan, the sparkle highlighting shades might turn off many because the glitters look pretty big, but they don't show up on the face, and the effect is a soft subtle glow. To me, the blushers contain a stronger rose scent than the lippies above, and I can smell it the second I open the blusher case. The scent doesn’t linger on the skin though, and disappears within seconds of application.
|Wearing Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color N in 602 and Lip Stick M in 770|
Hope ya'll had a great weekend !