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In October of last year, Dior relaunched the iconic Rouge Dior in four stunning star shades: Grége 1947, Trafalgar, Darling and the infamous 999. These star shades head each of the collection’s four colour ranges.

Below, L to R: Rouge Dior in 999, Darling, Trafalgar, and Grége 1947

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999

999 is a tribute to Christian Dior’s first lipstick, 9, which would resurface later as 99, and then again, exactly 10 years ago, as 999. “I adore red, it is the colour of life,” Christian Dior would say of his lucky charm colour, of which he advised all women to wear a touch, to light up their complexion and their style.
A highly wearable red leaning more warm than cool, 999 is gorgeous. Bright without overpowering, red, sexy, alluring, this creme applies like butter thanks to its nourishing formula. Best of all, applly 999 with its matching Dior Contour Lipliner Pencil in 999 for all-day wear. Below, worn without lipliner:

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Grége 1947

Grége 1947 is a subtle, definitively Dior blend of grey and beige that has always been inseparable from the history of the house, from the Bar suits of the very first collection, to the nude looks of the latest catwalk shows.
Rumour has it this is Natalie Portman’s favourite Rouge Dior shade, and Grége 1947 has also become mine. I’m a lipstick-girl, and this has become my go-to shade for everyday (as evidenced by the dwindling lipstick tube). Gorgeous, nude with a touch of pinky-beige, this no-fuss colour pretty much applies itself.

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Darling

Darling, a sparkling, vivid pink, is reminiscent of Dior’s “Chéries,” his colourful, inspired and inspirational muses.
I feel like I am gushing over every shade in this blog post, but I can’t help it. Darling is darling! A fuchsia-pink, Darling is a bright gorgeous pop of colour, and makes for a wonderful substitute for a red lip. Daring and bold, wear Darling and transform into one of Dior’s Chéries!

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Trafalgar

And finally, Trafalgar is a coral that takes its name from the flamboyant dresses that the couturier would send out as a flash of colour to act like a gunshot, shaking up the rhythm of a show containing more than 140 designs.
Trafalgar is vibrant orange-red, much more vibrant than 999 was on me. This bold hue is intense but again, very wearable due to its creme finish.

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The Dior website description explains why these shades are so moisturizing:

Rouge Dior is a wardrobe of 32 sublime shades directly inspired by the deep, luxurious colors of Dior Haute Couture gowns to reveal all the beauty of triumphant and radiant femininity! Instantly and day after day, this exceptional lipstick offers the lips the extreme splendor of full, smooth and perfectly defined youthfulness.
The secret? A new generation of plumping hyaluronic acid microspheres. Generously coated with pigments on the lip surface, they help boost the radiance and depth of color.
In a midnight blue Haute Couture case, with the canework motif dear to the brand, unveils the “Haute Couleur” stick, made even more extraordinary due to its unique shine and its engraved CD signature.

What I love is that the bright shades are buildable: for less intensity, apply a light swipe of lipstick, and for the bright look featured here, apply generously. I so wanted to choose a favourite for you but I simply couldn’t. The shades are each gorgeous for a different look, and I am enjoying every one for a different mood!

Rouge Dior is available now at Dior counters nationwide. For more information, head to Dior.com or check TheBay.com or Sephora.com for online shopping.

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Daylight, indoors, in Monsieur Dior’s design studio.
Lucky, one of the couturier’s star models, is theatrically draped in scarlet satin fabric like an incandescent diva. Red sets the scene…

This seductive and dynamic signature colour was used constantly by the genius couturier, who was sensitive to the radiance of its myriad tones, from deep carmine to luminous poppy, which passionately outlined the contours of a highly desirable woman…

From the very beginning, Christian Dior dreamed of a unique and visionary style of beauty. “Dressing women’s smile,” was the leitmotif that led him to propose Dior’s elegance as a total look, from a dress, down to a lipstick.

In 1949, at 30 Avenue Montaigne, the first Rouge Dior was born, where it was sold exclusively in the Colifichets boutique. It was a concentrate of pure colour, whose shades were inspired by the couturier’s fabrics – the perfect lipstick. Women had waited for it so long it was an overnight success. Catapulted into the realms of style, Rouge Dior became the emblem of Dior make-up. Since 1953, more than 1500 shades of Dior lipstick were to follow…

Dressed in jeans, a Miss Dior bag, a pair of stilettos… and Rouge Dior 999 lipstick. Here is Natalie Portman in the new campaign:

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Following 60 years of the art of colour, the incomparable Rouge Dior is now celebrating its 60th anniversary, creating the perfect opportunity for the house to reinvent its cult lipstick. Resolutely Couture, each new shade carries a name linked to the Dior fashion world. Starting with the star shades that head each of the collection’s four colour ranges:

999

999 is a tribute to Christian Dior’s first lipstick, 9, which would resurface later as 99, and then again, exactly 10 years ago, as 999. “I adore red, it is the colour of life,” Christian Dior would say of his lucky charm colour, of which he advised all women to wear a touch, to light up their complexion and their style.

Grége 1947

Grége 1947 is a subtle, definitively Dior blend of grey and beige that has always been inseparable from the history of the house, from the Bar suits of the very first collection, to the nude looks of the latest catwalk shows.

Darling

Darling, a sparkling, vivid pink, is reminiscent of Dior’s “Chéries,” his colourful, inspired and inspirational muses.

Trafalgar

And finally, Trafalgar is a coral that takes its name from the flamboyant dresses that the couturier would send out as a flash of colour to act like a gunshot, shaking up the rhythm of a show containing more than 140 designs.

Left to right: Rouge Dior in 999, Darling, Trafalgar, and Grége 1947

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and the iconic Rouge Dior 999 with the famous Dior imprint:

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Launching four new alluring shades of Dior Vernis with this launch, these shades work in perfect harmony with the new star shades of Rouge Dior. Three of the shades match their Rouge Dior counterparts (Trafalgar, Darling, 999), while one Dior Vernis shade fully deserves to stand alone (and stand out): Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947, a deep, blackened cherry in a cream-jelly hybrid formula with blinding shine.

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Reviews coming shortly!

The four newly re-launched Rouge Dior shades and four new Dior Vernis colours will be available October 2013 at Dior counters nationwide. For more information, head to Dior.com!

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