Woah, there’s no stopping Peter Philips and his magic mixing palettes.
Due on 1st September is the newly reinvented Rouge Dior lipsticks line that has new matte formulations as well as a reformulated satin finish. The new ultra mattes now contain mango butter, hyuralonic acid and Aroleat Samphira (a wax that gives longer wear without bleeding) promising a velvet finish with a comfortable, 16-hour wear.
But most interesting are the shades. Alongside the classic colour families to keep the Dior traditionalists happy, there are four limited edition ‘Extreme Mattes’. Dior make-up artist Joseph Clouter told me that for their ‘gen girl’ customer (think gen y and z), these experimental shades (grey, navy, the deepest aubergine, purple) can be used alone, or to adapt the other shades, and even to create an ombre effect. The aubergine-black ‘Poison Matte‘ shade was worn by Kendall Jenner in the Dior AW16 show (Philips added Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Bulle 001 on top) and she kept it on afterwards. I love this example of how fashion shows drive the beauty look for younger customers who can’t afford the RTW…
For pre-millennials, the classic colour families, ‘natural nudes’, ‘pretty pinks’, ‘passionate corals’ and ‘legendary reds’ are more than adequately represented. For fans of Dior’s cult 999 red, there’s now a matte version, 999 Matte (below). And also pictured below (L-R), my samples include Rouge Dior lipsticks in Miss (47); Red Smile (80); 999 Matte and Premiere (60). The bottom picture is of Red Smile, the star from the ‘passionate corals’ palette in a vibrant satin-finish red, with Premiere in the background, a warm neutral. Eagle eyes will also note a lovely new design detail – the inside of the cap is now coloured a beautiful deep red. Gotta love those extra little touches, right?
Below: Rouge Dior 999 Matte with red cap
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