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  1. Sunny
    November 14, 2012

    Ahh Paris, so it IS true that the lipsticks are different in Asia! Here we get four highly pigmented reds, and I really adore the formula! The perfume-y scent doesn’t bother me too much, I guess partially because my nose isn’t very sensitive. I love how long-wearing and low-maintenance my Diorling Diorific is! It’s very different from the more “modern” Dior lipsticks I’ve tried, including Addict and Addict Extreme.

    I don’t own Couture Golds so I think Night Golds is awesome! However I can also see that long-time Dior collectors might be a bit disappointed :)
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    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      I had heard the lipsticks are different and Diva is a very Asia-friendly colour because it complements our skintone very beautifully :) As beautiful as red is, many people here still don’t go for a bold shade. I like the texture and colour, but not the packaging not the scent. It was what turned me off Dior lipsticks many years ago so I’m really happy that Rouge Dior and Addict have no scent but have just as lovely texture! :) Night Golds is most certainly awesome. Definitely a must have in anyone’s collection :)

  2. Hanny Daforcena
    November 14, 2012

    As always, PB, you look stunning ^.^ I seriously need to learn how to wear statement necklaces. heh heh.

    Actually, what I liked about the Grand Bal collection is the packaging. The lipsticks and the nail polishes practically look like Christmas baubles to me for some reason, yay! ^.^
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    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Thank you Hanny :) Statement necklaces are easy – also necklaces are the only accessory I would wear regularly LOL! The packaging of Grand Bal is very Christmasy that’s for sure. The nail polishes even more so! I guess I had a prejudice against Diorific to start with ;)

  3. Liyeun
    November 14, 2012

    I cant decide between Night Golds and Fairy Golds, and I wouldnt want to get both. I have Guerlain’s lip and eye palette, so buying both would make a major dent to my wallet…. How?

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      I’m also going for the Liu palette which is… surprise, surprise, gold! LOL! I think if you plan to go for Liu and if you want to get either one of the Dior, and if you like Fairy Golds, maybe go for that one. I personally find Fairy Golds a bit warm and red for me, so if I were asked to choose, I’d go for Night Golds because I’d get more wear out of it, but you’d know best how much wear you’d get out of them ;)

  4. Lily
    November 14, 2012

    Love how you work the palette PB :-)

    I have the Fairy Golds and at first glance, I would have preferred Night Golds because of the darker shades, but Fairy Golds surprised me in more ways than one. I can safely say I can pass this even though I don’t have Couture Gold because I have some similar shades in my stash already :-)
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    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Thank you Lily :) Like how Fairy Golds look on you too. Its a tad warm for me so I’m glad that despite the similarity to Couture Golds, I have Night Golds instead :)

  5. Catherine
    November 14, 2012

    I didnt get anything from Dior, I decided that I dont have enough blushes so for now I look for blushes :D but you should definitely google Dior en Printemps! They did limited edition bags, shoes but most importantly amazing windows!
    There is a theme of Grand Bal, dancing dolls dressed in Dior couture with mini-Lady Dior bag… :)

    Btw finally today Guerlain had holiday collection, for now I grabbed Perles du dragon and I loove them! :)

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Mmm blushes! I was a little surprised not to see any new blushes appear this Christmas, except Chanel. I haven’t gone to check it out though. Ooh I just looked up Dior en Printemps and the windows are amazing! :O

  6. Becca
    November 14, 2012

    Pretty pretty pretty–I still don’t know which I want more or if I can even buy it now (since I went over my budget during the VIB sale! :P) I don’t know if I will be able to resist though!!
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    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Haha… I think Night Golds for you, Becca! ;)

  7. Tuti
    November 14, 2012

    very nice collection you have PB, but looks almost the same for those 3 and looks good on you. but i like your necklace even more :)

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Thank you Tuti (psst! H&M – cheap! ;) ) The 3 palettes do look very similar and really, there’s no reason to own all 3 realistically :)

  8. Marla
    November 14, 2012

    Beautiful pictures. I recently picked up the Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush and am in love with these lipsticks. I’ll have to take a look at that palette.

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Ooh Marla, you picked up a very pretty lipstick :) The quality of Rouge Dior is quite something

  9. kuri
    November 14, 2012

    gorgeous! too bad that it is almost the same as the palette from last year, but I guess that’s good for those of us who missed out!

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Definitely, Kuri. If I had known they were going to reincarnate it this year, I wouldn’t have gone crazy trying to find it last year LOL! But its definitely a good one to pick up. I get lots of use out of it.

  10. Jennifer
    November 14, 2012

    As always, you look fabulous Paris! Last year around this time, I would never thought of applying make up. But earlier this year, I decided to give it a try as a way to pick me up after a great fall. Happy to say that I’ve not looked back and thanks for your encouragement as well. I fell in love with Golden Savannah because I just like shimmery eye shadow in those bronze, gold and earthy shades, that Dior palette just looked so good. Anyhow, I thought it was quite pricey and did not get it. I was not sure if I will be able to apply it nicely, is it worth the money yadda yadda. So now it seems Night Golds is another chance to get the one that got away lol (Couture Golds). Oh and I thought Guerlain Liu Calligraphy palette was equally attractive as well!

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Thank you Jennifer. Its great to know that you’re starting to get the hang of using makeup. A very eminent lady once told me that to get ahead, the minimum one should have on is lipstick because no one wants to deal with someone who looks pale and terrified when confronting authority. That bit of advise has stood me in good stead :) If you plan to pick one up, do take a look at Night Golds. Its something very easy to dress up or down. I found Fairy Golds a bit warm but if you have a warmer skintone, it might work because the colours there are a bit lighter. I’m eyeing the Liu palette too – so gorgeous! :)

      • Jennifer
        November 15, 2012

        Hmm, I have a question. I am always confused with warm and cool tones despite reading a lot about it. I am quite fair and I think my skin is yellowish. But the BA at Estee Lauder told me foundation shade with pink undertone will look better on me. And MAC is a little intimidating for me to go in to test if I am NC or NW…

        How can I tell which palette will suit me more? Try at the Dior counter perhaps and let the BA help me? Thank you Paris!

      • Paris B
        November 15, 2012

        I don’t usually subscribe to the cool/warm thing but generally if you can wear yellow tones eg warm gold, orange you’d be warm toned. If you can take blue or silver you’re cooler toned. Generally just go with the colour that looks best on you. However some colours look better on certain skintones. Eg I can’t do coral or warm browns on eyes but can take coral on lips and blush. No hard and fast rule about it so yes tr best way is to test at the counter until you get a feel of colours and what sort looks better on you :)

  11. Ting
    November 14, 2012

    Wow I love your look esp. the eye makeup! I’m surprised though you didn’t pair it with a red lips. :p But the look is so chic for day time & shopping in Paragon. hehe :)

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Thank you Ting :D I would have gone red for lips, but had to try the lipstick. It makes a lovely day look doesn’t it? Switch the lipstick to red, and boom! night look :D

  12. Julia
    November 15, 2012

    Your palettes all look so untouched. :D

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Haha they do look that way don’t they? I do get quite a lot of use out of them though. :)

  13. Wojis
    November 15, 2012

    The lipstick is an amazing colour I like the pallet too, but not that special, I would go for the lipstick, it’s wonderful.

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Its a beautiful colour, Wojis and if the texture and packaging is fine with you I think its a lovely buy!

  14. LeGeeque
    November 15, 2012

    When I was reading your post, not only did Couture Golds come to my mind, Dior of yesteryears created one that’s very similar – Frosted Earth. I wore this for my wedding 5 years ago and have hit pan on multiple colours on the palette. My only complain of the quint is some of the glittery colours can be a little gritty. Otherwise, the shimmery ones are buttery soft and a dream to apply. Will take a pic of my grotty Frosted Earth for you :)

    • Paris B
      November 15, 2012

      Oh yes please! I’d love to see a similar looking palette from the past! I must say though I never liked Dior’s quints from back then. They were always a bit too glittery and not pigmented. But these days, their quality is surprisingly good

  15. bita
    November 15, 2012

    I love dior, and your necklaces is cool!

    • Paris B
      November 20, 2012

      Thank you Bita! :)

  16. Sam
    November 17, 2012

    I like Night Golds, but it’s pretty lazy to have such a similar palette to previously (are you listening MAC?) I’d be tempted to seek out the old one.
    I don’t like strongly perfumed lipsticks, so I’ll be giving this one a miss.
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  17. Jen W
    November 18, 2012

    What a gorgeous day time look! I must get my hands on that lipstick, it’s such a flattering pink.
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    • Paris B
      November 21, 2012

      Thank you, Jen :) The lipstick is very lovely. I hear Europe/N.America gets different colours so I’m not sure what colours are available in Australia.

  18. Melissa
    November 23, 2012

    Those swatches look absolutely gorgeous! I am such a sucker for neutrals.
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    • Paris B
      November 25, 2012

      Thank you Melissa – are you planning to pick it up? ;)

  19. Nadia
    November 24, 2012

    Ooh…am in love with both the Diorific and Night Golds! So gorgeous! Also, love that daytime look you pulled off!

    • Paris B
      November 25, 2012

      Thank you Nadia! Nice to have you back!

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