Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Dior, Obsessions and Possessions

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who discovered the wonders of make up. With her curiosity bigger than a cat's: the more she discovered, the more she wanted to find out its mysterious tips and tricks. Little did she knew about the miracles of Dior make up products at that time, but once they met she instantly fell in love. Oh, Dear!  Oh, Dior! And since they have such a close relationship, she pays visits and tries new products with the help of the wonderful make up artists  wizards. 
Back to the real world, a few weeks ago I was invited by the local Dior team to try some products from this seasons' make up collection. As you may have noticed, I always aim for a natural look. Recently, I have discovered and fell in love with the wonders of highlighting and contouring and I'm currently perfecting my 'technique' (if you can call it so). I'm currently using Diorskin Nude Tan powder and Dior Glow Maximiser.
*see picture above
 But first things first, when I went to Dior I have learnt some valuable lessons on how to achieve natural glow and daily make up tricks. 
You can also check out this post about the make up products that I use on a regular basis. 

1. As you may know, before putting any kind of make up on our faces, we must take good care of our skin keeping it as healthy and clean as possible. Bear in mind, that make up is only for emphasizing our beauty and hiding our imperfections, not curing them. The skincare routine plays an important role therefore we need to remove any sort of make up at the end of the day (or sooner), cleanse, tone and hydrate. Besides the wonderful products that we can find on the market these days, nothing compares to a balanced and healthy diet, plenty of water and good-night sleep. 
Pinky promise I will write a post about healthy eating based on my own experience in the next days.

2. After cleansing, toning and hydrating, Jade (local Dior make up artist) applied a very thin coat of primer on my face, followed by the wonderful Airflash foundation. It was the first time I have tried a spray foundation and I was really impressed by its silky texture and flawless finish. I usually use Forever or Nude Natural Glow, but I think I will give the Airflash foundation a try next time. On my cheeks, she applied the Nude glow powder which gives a light sun-kissed glow.
 I wanted to try a new simple natural make up, easy and fast to do for two reasons: 1. this would be really useful for me as I will wear it everyday. As I've mentioned above I'm not a big fan of heavy make-up and 2. I tend to wear lighter make up during the summer. 
For eyes, I've tried the eyeshadow palette in the picture below, Diorshow mascara and new Diorshow liquid pen eyeliner which is very precise and easy to use, perfect for beginners. Finally, I put Dior fluid stick on my lips and I was ready to go.

Thanks to Dior for this little gift. I usually use these products twice a week in order to prevent wrinkles or if I don't get my eight hour sleep I use one of these the next day. And yes, I consider that anti-ageing products are for preventing the wrinkles, not to completely remove them.

I'm buying this foundation over and over again. I'm at my forth bottle and still can't get enough of it, I think I will use it FOREVER. I switch it sometimes for the Nude Natural Glow though.

Also a clear skin requires a clean environment so keep your room nice, clean and organized. 
Hope this helps! 

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