I love Dior makeup, but mesmerised as I am with the eyeshadow colours and textures, they haven’t yet appeared in shades that I feel are truly me. Until now. Or until 30 July to be precise, when the Dior Golden Jungle Collection launches at Selfridges, rolling out elsewhere across the UK from 10 August 2012.
The ‘Jungle Motif’ (or leopard print as us lay people call it), has been a trademark signature of the House of Dior since its debut in 1947, loved by actresses such as Marlene Dietrich and still cleverly reinterpreted by Dior Couture.
The star of the collection is this Golden Jungle palette, a trio of matte, pearly and iridescent eyeshadows. It actually makes me feel a little weak just looking at it (I realise this isn’t something I should verbalise).
Golden Jungle Palette - Golden Khakis #001
I’m a touch sad that the pretty peach to the right of the shadow is a lipgloss rather than a blush - wouldn’t it make the perfect blush? And mightn’t specks of eyeshadow muddy its prettiness? The Golden Jungle palette is also available in brown, but personally I’m loving the khaki and think these shades are gorgeous for a really wearable softly sultry smokey eye.
“Infused with gold, this ultra-chic animal print becomes even more sophisticated. Incredibly feline and a tad wild, the Golden Jungle look embodies the luxury of the urban jungle, pushed to the extreme.”
Golden Jungle Palette £52 (O.M.G)
As an aside, I’m heartbroken that this Golden Savannah palette won’t be available in the UK - it’s just perfection in my eyes and I could imagine never needing another eyeshadow all A/W if I had this beauty.
I could of course console myself with a new lipstick, perhaps one of these…
Dior Addict Lipstick, Daring #962 & Fatale #852
Daring (left) and Fatale are two of four new Dior Addict Lipsticks, Limited Edition except for Fatale. Of these two I’m loving Daring the most - a deep vampy raisin-veering-on-burgundy shade. There’s another loving new deep nude called Wild, which looks like it will be lovely for day time.
Dior Addict Lipstick: £24
The collection also includes nailpolishes in khaki and gold tones, cinnamon blushers and pale, pearlised eyeshadows - here are a couple of looks created with the new shades…
I can’t wait to have a play with these when they come out and will hopefully be back with some swatches!!
Are you a fan of Jungle Motif, aka Leopard Print?