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Although it’s not the official start of fall, today marks the start of a new school year and brings with it… well, the unofficial end to summer. It seems like this summer barely arrived and it’s already gone, but at the same time, I’m excited for fall’s fashions and beauty arrivals!

Today I bring you a preview of Dior’s gorgeous Mystic Metallics collection for Fall 2013!

Inspired by a lucky star that Monsieur Dior stepped on one evening in April 1946 that led to his opening his own House the following day, the Mystic Metallics reflect like this star in the Dior galaxy. The radiance of a stone, the magic of iridescence, and the intensity of a metallic hue. Eyes are dressed in shadow and light, whilst nails defy every colour in the spectrum. Prepare to be transcended by the mysterious colours of the galaxy in Dior’s fall collection.

The 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics eyeshadow palette shimmers with metallic shades and reflections in blue-greens and browns in the Bonne Étoile set, aubergines and gold in the Constellation palette.  Starting with the luxurious case with a hidden CD emblem, which comes with its own protective sleeve, the 5 Couleurs set is the epitome of Christian Dior’s lucky charm. Each eyeshadow colour is embossed with a gorgeous star motif. The Bonne Étoile palette is Limited Edition and will not be offered at Sephora ($61 Cdn).

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The Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadows  ($31 each) recreate the depth and contrast of a catwalk look. an unprecedented, rounded, gel-mousse texture weightlessly illuminates the eye with multi-faceted, long-lasting colour. Eyes dress up in the dazzle of black diamonds, of amber or even the moon. Eight shades with intense shimmer and a powerful emotional charge.

Use two application techniques for two different looks:

Soft Fusion: applied with fingertips, the eyeshadow blends into the skin to create a light veil of colour and a subtly shimmering result.
Bold Fusion: applied using the smudging applicator that is included in each Fusion Mono shadow, the finish is intensified to reveal pure and extreme colour.
Tip from the pros: lightly wet the shadow for an extreme metallic effect with a dramatic lamé finish.

Here are four of the eight Fusion Mono shadows:

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Dior has created four new shades of Dior Addict Extreme lipcolour to go with the Mystic Metallics collection. From poetic rosewood to dramatic purple, colour is bewitching.

In harmony with the Dior Addict Extreme lipstick shades, the four new Dior Addict Gloss references capture light and accessorize the lips. Perfectly coordinated to be worn over Dior Addict Extreme or on their own.

See two of each of the Dior Addict shades here:

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Rounding out the collection are the Dior Vernis Mystic Magnetics ($27 Cdn and LE, not available at Sephora) in a shadowy blue lacquer, and Dior Vernis ($25 Cdn) in Destin (382) a silvery pink, and Galaxie (992), a brocade prune. (See Destin and Galaxie above.)

Finally, Diorshow Blackout mascara will be released in its new tube and with a new XL brush to finish the intense and mysterious collection ($31 Cdn).

I had a chance to test Dior Addict Extreme in Gri-Gri (546), a nude pink creme. The formula is rich and applies with buttery softness, finishing in a soft shine. Gri-Gri is a perfect nude lip to contrast the rich, metallic shadows of this collection.

This shade is a Limited Edition and will not be available at Sephora ($32 Cdn).

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The perfect complement to Gri-Gri is Dior Addict Gloss in Charm (364). An ultra-high shine gloss with a hint of the same nude rosy colour above, it applies with a small brush applicator which I LOVE and love to use. Here is Charm worn over Gri-Gri:

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This shade is also Limited Edition and will not be available at Sephora ($31 Cdn).

Even with my tan, I found the nude shades to be highly wearable and flattering. Whether going for a smoky eye/nude lip look or an overall soft look, both these shades will be added to my go-to arsenal!

This collection is available now at Dior counters. For more information, head to Dior.com!

Will you be picking up any of the Mystic Metallics this fall?

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Today I have for you a preview of one of the many upcoming Fall 2012 collections being released, and I am so excited for my very first KBShimmer post!

I can’t believe that we are talking about fall (and have been for a few weeks already!) since it’s still hot August weather here, yet as much as I adore summer, I love the colours of fall and the feeling it brings of a new beginning.

And with those fall colours in mind, KBShimmer has released a gorgeous collection for fall, with both unexpected bursts of brightness and vampy deep shades to transition us to winter.

First up, Toucan Touch This, an almost-neon lime green jelly base packed full of a complex mix of glitters. KBShimmer describes it as “gold, green, teal, blue, and orange hex glitters, some holographic… Micro teal, orange and blue bars are accented by micro orange glitters.” And wait till you see this baby!

2 coats of Toucan Touch This in sunlight

Toucan was so glitter dense that I often had bunches of glitter in one area, but with a little maneuvering, I was able to get good coverage on the first coat. With 2 coats, above, there is still some VNL (visible nail line), but I actually like VNL. I also love the jelly base of Toucan so much that it is currently my pedicure polish!!

Here is a macro shot for you. Click on the picture if you’d like to see it in full size:

The second polish I have for you today is called simply, Jack. Many of you who follow my blog or follow me on Facebook know that in addition to white base polishes, I am obsessed with vampy shades; the darker, the better!! Jack is a black jelly base with multiple sizes of orange hex glitters, black hex glitters, and tiny orange and black bars. The black glitters aren’t visible in the bottle but they add a gorgeous dark contrast to the brightness of orange once on the nail.

Jack in full sunlight, 2 coats, no base colour

Because I usually like to swatch shades on their own, I did not add a black coat of undies before wearing Jack, but I can definitely see myself wearing it with undies next time. I do, however, love the suspended look of jellies on their own! And I do need to say that even without a top coat, Jack was surprisingly shiny. Beautiful!

Jack in shade

And finally a macro shot:

I will bring you two more beauties from KBShimmer in my next post!

These shades, along with the rest of KBShimmer’s Fall 2012 collection, will be available on September 1st directly from Christy’s online shop here. For us international fans, Harlow & Co is KBShimmer’s exclusive stockist!

Don’t forget to follow both KBShimmer and Harlow & Co on Facebook for the latest updates!

How do you like these two colours for fall?

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review.)

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