Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012

by Paris B on · 40 comments

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Dior is making big splashes this year. Is it any coincidence that its the Olympics year and Dior went for Gold? icon wink Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012

For the Autumn/Fall 2012 collection, Dior decided to look to the jungle for inspiration. Its not as if it popped out of the blue. Mr. Christian Dior in 1947 had unveiled his couture collection featuring the Jungle panther print which was quickly adopted by his muse Mitzah Bricard. Does that name sound familiar? It should. About a year ago, Dior came out with a capsule Mitzah collection that featured a large animal print eyeshadow palette.

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This year, the print has been adopted in the Golden Jungle limited edition star palette for eyes and lips. If you missed out on the Mitzah palette the first time around, you’re in luck! icon biggrin Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 The Golden Jungle collection features a slew of products that have a brown/khaki theme. Truth to tell, I did not see much of the “gold” in the Golden Jungle but I did get a lot of jungley vibes <- “jungley” LOL!

I usually do an item a time from the collections but I realise that I tend to get a bit tardy and I don’t really want to flood the blog with just 1 brand, so when I get round to actually reviewing it, its gone from the shelves. Bad me, I know. So this time, I will give you an overview of the collection with my quick thoughts on the various products featured, and then you can tell me which you want to see first in detail and we’ll take it from there. Sounds good? icon smile Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 Let’s go.

Golden Jungle palette – 002 Golden Browns (RM220)

First up, the star palette Golden Jungle featured here in 002 Golden Browns. There is another shade in 001 which has khaki green shadows and a pink lip colour.

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In a solid metal case reminiscent of the cases we’ve been seeing in Dior’s limited edition offerings and in a brilliant move of separating their powder and cream products (similar to that we’ve seen in the Minaudiere) Dior gives us a trio of powder eyeshadow colours in complementing shades of cream shimmer, dark matte brown and a shimmer tan shade arranged to bring to mind leopard print. The complementing lip colour is a sheer golden coral.

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Golden Browns 002 Swatches L-R: Shimmer cream, Matte dark brown, Shimmer tan, Coral lip colour

Quick Thoughts

The shadow colours are actually quite hard to pick up without them blending into each other. Granted, I used my finger and it would be easier to control with a brush or sponge applicator but it still bugged me. Also, the dark brown was quite hard to pick up  although the 2 shimmer shades were easier and applied smoother and more easily. The lipgloss is very sheer but the shade complements the shadows very well. I would personally have preferred if Dior had included a coral toned blush instead of a lip colour. I somehow feel it would go better. I think this palette is more of a novelty than a practicality.

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette – Golden Savannah #774 (RM200)

Golden Savannah is a palette of golden browns and khaki that if I’m to be honest, I thought looked a little dull. However, swatching it made me change my mind 180°.

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This my friends, is a beautiful palette. The quality of each shadow is excellent with a very lovely satin texture and subtle traces of golden sheen in each colour. Each colour swatches very pigmented with good strong colour that makes it such a breeze to use. The only sparkly colour is the one in the middle for accent and highlight but even that too has a lovely texture.

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Golden Savannah Swatches L-R: (middle) Sparkly pale gold, (top left) satin tan, (top right) shimmer golden brown, (bottom right) shimmer golden cool toned dark brown, (bottom left) shimmer golden khaki

Each colour was swatched just once and I like how the colours are a mixture of cool and warm tones. Imminently a very wearable palette and one I am very drawn to. Did you see all that subtle golden shimmer in the swatches? Beautiful!

Quick Thoughts

The quality of the shadows are lovely – smooth and pigmented. The golden tones bring out the texture of the shadows and the colours are wearable for most. This one is definitely worth taking a look at.

Dior  3 Couleurs Glow palette – Ivory Glow #551 (RM149)

The 3 Couleurs palettes puzzle me a little. I really should get around telling you about them but I could never quite put my finger on whether I really liked it or not. Very unnerving to be uncertain icon razz Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012

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In the Golden Jungle collection, there are 2 colours for the 3 Couleurs Glow palettes – Ivory Glow shown here and Nude Glow #651. Nude Glow has 2 warm peachy shades while Ivory Glow has 2 very pale cream shades and a dark liner.

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Ivory Glow swatches L-R: Satin shimmer cream, Sparkly cream, Matte black, Copper Brown Serum de Rouge

The 3 Couleurs shadow palettes usually feature a matte dark liner, a sparkly highlight shade and a satin lid colour. Ivory Glow as the name implies has ivory shades. The matte black is very disappointing when swatched. It was not smooth on skin at all. But I will try to take it for a spin on the eyes and see how best to wear this. It intrigues me!

Quick Thoughts

None LOL! I can’t be sure what to make out of Ivory Glow except that I’m not sure how to wear pure cream colours on lids and the matte black swatched a bit disappointing. I will try this out properly in due course.

Dior Serum de Rouge – Copper Brown Serum #610 (RM113)

Ahh… one of my favourite Dior lipsticks makes a come back! My mom loves this line too because she says it makes her lips feel so comfortable and lovely and glowy. She’s already helped herself to 2 of mine icon razz Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 I use Serum de Rouge on days when my lips feel dry or flakey. Its absolutely the best!

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But I digress icon smile Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 Copper Serum looks like a brown in the tube with golden shimmer shot through. In fact my initial thought was that I wasn’t sure how to wear brown lipstick!

But as you can see in the swatch above, it applies with a coral red hue that I can just imagine I would really like on my lips. Truly, a deceptive colour that happily was a good surprise.

Quick Thoughts

Copper Serum looks a dull brown in the tube but applies on skin a lovely coral red. I have always loved Serum de Rouge lipsticks so I naturally have nothing bad to say about the texture. Its smooth, hydrating and while they don’t come in very exciting colours, I love the texture.

Bonus! Dior Rouge Duo Vernis Croco (RM95)

I didn’t have the crackle polish duo and honestly, I was very over the whole crackle polish trend. Early reports that Dior was making a crackle polish really threw me for a loop. I mean, isn’t it over already?!

While I’m not into the whole crackle polish thing, I will have to admit that the Dior one which cracks to resemble crocodile skin, is quite interesting.

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Nails courtesy of Prettybeautiful.net

I met Xin recently and saw her sporting the Dior Vernis Croco so I just had to take a picture of it. I didn’t quite think crocodile skin actually. I thought of tortoiseshell LOL! Whilst it does look much better than all the crackle polish we’ve seen before, I’m still not all that into it. I do think however, if one were to do a croco accent nail it would be quite interesting, don’t you think? icon wink Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012

Other items in the collection include 2 Rouge Dior lipsticks and a 5 Couleur Eyeshadow in Khaki Design. The Design eyeshadow palettes contain 1 cream liner and the texture of the shadows are a little different from the quilted version. From the permanent collection, I own Green Design which I really like and been meaning to write about for a while but keep forgetting icon razz Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 So I’ll get down to it some time.

Does anything grab you from the Dior Golden Jungle collection? Have you already checked out any of them or do you have in mind a specific item to look into? Do you have a request for a detailed review of any item featured?

Just based on this overview, I’d say take a look at Golden Savannah and the Copper Serum lipstick. Check out the Croco polish duo if you like it (At RM95 for the duo its cheaper than buying 2 Dior polishes that retail at RM72 each) The Golden Jungle palette can be skipped unless you are a collector. Just my 2 cents icon smile Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 Holler at me to let me know if you want a detailed review of any item and I’ll oblige as best I can icon smile Dior takes to the Jungle and goes for Gold : An overview of Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012

Paris B

Dior Golden Jungle will be available at all Dior counters starting August 2012. Prices per product are as listed above

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Stacie August 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

Everything grabs me! I think I will be getting the Golden Savannah palette. Thatbis one I would get tons of use from. Thanks for sharing the swatches with us! Stacie xo

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

Golden Savannah is surprisingly very pretty to use Stacie. I’m sure you’ll get lots of use out of it :)

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Nikki August 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Golden Savannah is my kind of daily eyeshadow shades! Xin’s nails look wonderful!!!! I’m a bit wary on trying out crackled polish as most of them gives me the goosebumps! not with this one!

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

I know! Normal crackle is really over done but these are quite elegant if I don’t say so myself :) I think Golden Savannah will look amazing on you Nikki!

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Jyoan August 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

I didn’t like the lip colour in the palette too! Same sentiments that I’d rather have a blush colour.

I got the crackle polish simply because I wanted to try one crackle polish, and Dior’s one sounds like a good bet that it will work. The thing that really makes it stand out is that gold under-layer. That gold is so beautiful it can be worn alone.

I like the 5 coleur eye palette though it’s not exactly special.

Hmmm, and now I need to go and get the serum lipstick! hahaha, I missed out on that while I was at the counter.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

Ah Jyoan at least you went straight for a nice looking crackle polish LOL! I’m sure you’ll get lots of good use out of it and I do like how the gold looks too! I think it looks amazing on its own :) The serum lipstick is surprisingly really nice on lips. I have a proper lip swatch coming up next week to help you decide ;)

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Stacey
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August 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

The golden savannah looks gorgeous. looks worthy of the splurge!

I am not too excited about the crackle polish, wasn’t into the trend then and still not into it now. perhaps it is because I don’t like crocodile skin bags so i find it unnerving to see it on the nails.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

yeah especially when the croco skin looks a bit like tortoiseshell LOL! Golden Savannah is surprisingly nice. I wore it recently and it wears about as well as that Aurora palette from Summer does!

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xin
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August 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

i have not broken into the leopard palette yet… but soon!
i do also think that it looks more like tortoise shell…maybe crocodile sounds more glamorous? at least no one says tortoise skin.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

HAHA! Tortoise skin wont’ be a compliment eh? ;)

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LeGeeque August 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Xin’s nails are gorgeous. Love it. But other than that, there’s nothing there that is eye-catching. The OCD in me can’t handle the Golden Jungle palette – eyeshadows are not properly segregated as per their usual quints. *shudder* (on that note, maybe i should seek some medical help for my OCD-ness)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

Once I swatched the Jungle palette with my finger I knew it was a no go because the cream smudged with the brown and I did not like that. I prefer my colours kept separately which is why I can’t get my head around palettes that don’t have proper segregation of colours :P I’m not OCD but it does bug me when colours get messed up unless its a blush then I don’t mind as much :P

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beetrice
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August 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Can I help myself to your Serum de Rouge? Pretty please? :P It’s a lovely colour, must check it out the next time I’m at the Dior counter.. :D

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

Erm… no? :P On my lips it applies a browned red. Very nice even if its not the most exciting colour around ;)

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gio August 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I love the look of the golden savannah palette. The colours are very pretty. And so do Xin’s nails. Thanks for the swatches.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

You’re welcome Gio :)

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Tracy August 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The Rouge Serum looks great! I only have one of them and I think it’s rather lonely haha! It needs a buddy. :)

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

haha! Yes yes! It most certainly does! I don’t quite like how its terribly pricey for the quantity you get, but my lips do like it when they’re feeling dry and unsexy :P

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juan
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August 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

the lippie is now RM113??? Atrocious! Love the colour, though. Must buy! heeeee…..

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

LOL! Its a RM3 hike. so much right?! ;)

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HapaGirl August 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Although I’m not usually a high-end gal, the khaki and gold palette looks gorgeous. I like this setup you did here, with an overview of all of the items in the collection. It’s easy to take a quick peek at what things look like without having to wait for individual swatches/shades. Looks great!

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

Glad you liked the overview HapaGirl! ;) I thought it would be easier to keep track this way and then I can focus on individual pieces in my time instead of flooding the blog :D

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Becca
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August 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Ooooh you got all the prettiest pieces from the collection (in my opinion). So jealous of you! That Golden Savannah palette is calling to me…I can’t resist! Damn, why did I have to spend so much money last week :/
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

Oh dear … if its any consolation, I’m going to say pass on the Golden Jungle palette, get the Golden Savannah (which I think will look beautiful on you!) and the Serum de Rouge in Copper because it complements the Golden Savannah palette beeyootifully! Sorry. I think your Coach bag has to go on hold :P

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Sunny
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August 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I try not to play favorites as a blogger, but my heart melts a little with this collection! I already got the crocodile effect in Taipei (I am really not into crackle, but when I saw it in person I knew I wanted it), and I’m sure Golden Savannah will find its way into my stash as well. Haven’t tried the lipsticks yet but since you sing them praises I know I’ll HAVE to!
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

LOL Dior is most certainly stepping up their game and I’m glad! The only thing I’m not so glad about is how everything nice is limited edition :( They should make Golden Savannah permanent.

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Coco August 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

The “croc” effect looks very interesting. But I can imagine myself start scratching on the cracks. Lols.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

LOL I know what you mean. It just calls out for it doesn’t it? ;)

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LSY August 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Golden Savannah looks gorgeous. Is it anything like the Couture Golds? From your swatches the Golden Savannah looks more pigmented and bronze.

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

You know what LSY, that was my first thought – Is it like Couture Golds? So I went and took a look and Couture Golds is a slightly cooler toned palette because of the white and grey in there, while Golden Savannah is a little warmer. I will be putting them side by side just so we can compare them in a post hopefully next week. Hope that’ll help you then :)

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peach_ August 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I love the theme for this collection! Not sure what to make of the Ivory Glow palette, either…I don’t understand! :P Really loving Xin’s nails. Not into crackle at all, but might have to give in this time. :)
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Haha I’m with you! Ivory Glow totally stumped me but I wore it today and its surprisingly pretty! Well, in a very nude, natural, almost there but not sort of way :) Not for those with very tanned skin though. It’d look odd :P Can’t wait to see how you do with the crackle ;)

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Sam
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August 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I have so many lemmings now – the nail polish, the lipstick (reminds me a little of MAC’s Slimshine in Gentle Simmer) and the 5 colour palette.
Eagerly awaiting arrival (and hopefully, gift with purchase) in Australia!
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Erm… not too familiar with the MAC one but I’ll take your word for it! ;) I think its out already in Australia right? Or maybe I’m wrong :P

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Lily
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August 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Must. Buy. Golden. Savannah.

Absolutely love their serum de rouge. I have 3 in my stash now and they are the most comfortable to wear, for sure!
I still can’t get it out of my head…. Golden. Savannah. Gorgeous!!!
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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I think you’ll absolutely love Golden Savannah! It surprised me because I don’t usually wear bronzes but its quite something, paired with a nicely defined eye ;) Can’t wait to see what you do with it ;)

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Jennifer August 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

These are such beauties! Love the Golden Jungle, rawr! The Golden Savannah looked absolutely gorgeous!!! The Vernis Croco is a genius idea, such brilliant crackle effect as previously, the crackle polish usually puts me off. Ahh…should I invest in my first every luxurious item in the Golden Savannah???

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Well Jennifer, Golden Savannah is lovely (Got some pix coming up next week) and I find the lasting power is about as good as the Aurora palette from Summer. Stayed on my lids all day sans primer till I got home. Wish they’d make it permanent!

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Esther August 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

Oooh, but that crackle polish looks gorgeous! Same goes for the Copper Brown Serum, though my wallet will probably weep at that price. :9

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Paris B
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August 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm

It is a very wallet weeping inducing price for the Serum de Rouge, I will admit. The texture is sublime though. ;)

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