I can’t pretend I’m not thrilled that beauty is going through a natural phase for Spring. I much prefer peachy cheeks and a balmy lip to labour-intensive make-up theatrics. That said, it’s not all nude lips and smoky eyes, Givenchy’s spring palette is unapologetically candy-coloured with some fun tricks up its sleeves.
I especially love the matte nail polishes in Jaune Expression and Rose Evocation (£16.50). I road-tested the unabashed bubblegum pink of Rose Evocation at the press launch just before Christmas. The matte finish brings down the wackiness a notch and the lasting power was pretty impressive (I think I counted five days without a top coat).
If you can’t decide between the two, then why not get both? Dior has decreed duo nails a thing (a different colour on each hand) and I’ve been doing this for a while myself – it turns out to be a most time efficient way to review nail colour samples!
Speaking of Dior, in other nail news, I saw on Instagram that Dior has released a special red-cased edition of its cult Crème Abricot nail creme. I’ve been meaning to buy this forever. I always thought it was a lip balm and I was mainly attracted to the cute pot with its bright orange shiny gloop. Turns out this is a great cuticle product and now there’s a new sexier version. It doesn’t seem to be available in the UK yet but I’m going to hunt around. More info here.
Dior is celebrating the launch of a new gloss, Dior Rouge Brillant, to discover in 13 shades. The press kit comes with Dior Rouge, Dior Vernis in the lucky 999 red color, as well as one of my all-time fave and iconic beauty products (one a girl must always have in her stash) the Crème Abricot for nails, in limited red edition #fortheloveofbeauty #beautystash #dior #diorportugal #cremeabricot #diorrougebrillant #presskit #natalieportman #cninow #beautyvoguept #vogueportugal #beautyairlines