“I never get tired of dots,” said Monsieur Dior. “They are lovely, elegant, easy, and always in fashion.” Indeed, Christian Dior was very fond of the classic polka dot print, and it was many of Monsieur Dior’s creations for the Maison that gave polka dots their rightful place in formal fashion. Today, Dior Couture elevates the simple, delicate polka dot print by creating a clean, modern, and feminine design in line with Christian Dior’s original core style.
The Summer 2016 Look:
Inspired by the iconic polka dot pattern when envisioning the Dior Summer 2016 Color Collection, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, created this vibrant color palette comprised of bright, energetic shades balanced by soft, milky hues. A collection to conjure up images of sandy beaches, layers of shells washed ashore, lush flowers, and bright, blue water. Delicate, smooth pinks are paired with audacious Mediterranean blue, or bold melon for a confident, eye-catching look. Eyes are highlighted in soft beige and metallic bronze with pops of neon hues in both iridescent and matte effects, while lips are bathed in flattering shades of beige, pink and coral, for a natural, glowing effect. Nails top off the look with corresponding color duos designed for pattern play. Pair soft nude with dots of bright azure, or cherry red with dots of chic melon.
Dior 5-Couleurs Couture Couleurs & Effects Eyeshadow Palettes
Polka dot-adorned packaging lends a lightness to the iconic Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow palette this summer season. Two limited edition palettes combine shades of nude, bronze and sand with vivid, Mediterranean-inspired colors. Bain de Mer #366 recreates the magic of a splashing azure blue sea delicately warmed by coral, nude and rosy ochre, while Escapade #536 is composed of shades that conjure up images of a reddening sun setting amidst the desert sand.MSRP $63.00
Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder
Create a shimmering, iridescent glow in a single swipe of this delicate loose powder. The barely-there formula glides over the skin like a summer breeze, illuminating it with subtle glints of light. Apply onto the contours of the face, as well as the décolleté and shoulders, for a mesmerizing effect. MSRP $56.00
Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Eye Palette
Wake up tired eyes with this all-purpose palette. Featuring shades of neutral and sand-inspired eyeshadows, as well as deeper tones of coffee and chocolate, as well as a defining cream black liner, the Dior Eye Reviver Palette gives eyes and instant radiance-boosting effect. MRSP$60.00
Dior Vernis Couleur & Pois Manicure Kit
This summer, Dior makes nails pop with its three nail polish duos paired with an ingenious “Dotting Tool.” Pastels and soft nude tones are enhanced with contrasting neon shades. Pastilles #001 features a smooth nude shade, and a Mediterranean azure blue, Confettis #002 features a ripe melon and sour cherry, and Plumetis #003 features a delicate rose pink paired with a bright lavender. Use the Dotting Tool to create a professional-looking, graphic dot pattern directly on the nails. MSRP $31.00 each
Dior Summer 2016 Color Collection On-Counter: May 2016
Availability: Dior counters nationwide, Dior.com