Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection: How to Wear

16/08/16

Dior Beauty Fall 2016 Collection

With the Autumnal beauty collections making their way onto makeup counters, it is officially the start of the Summer to Autumn transition. And I’m not sure how I feel about that. All I do know is that the new collections are really blowing me away this year, and I guess it’s dampening the blow. Who needs summer when you have an amazing rich eye palette and a deep velvet red lip pencil… right?! I might be over exaggerating a touch here, but my enthusiasm for the new collections is most definitely real. A few brands are ‘killing it’ as the youthful hipster inside of me would say. And there was no way I was going to let this season go by without mentioning the new Fall products from Dior.
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

If I thought the previous Dior highlighting compact was too beautiful, I was probably talking too soon. THIS compact is far too beautiful. Hello champagne illuminated highlight. Welcome to my cheek bones; that you just created. The new Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 001 is that highlighting finish that catches the sunlight and lifts your cheeks to the sky and beyond. The fineness of the powders in this highlight don’t leave a caked or textured finish. Rather, the skin looks more dewy and radiant, with a champagne glimmer that doesn’t look like you’ve been hit in the face by a glitter bomb. But it is the highlighting shades that Dior Beauty always seem to get absolutely right every season. The Luminizer is that wonderful champagne with subtle golden undertones that could suit the majority of skin types. I swooned when I opened this up for the first time, and quite frankly you may need to rush out for this or buy it from here in the UK, here in the USA soon, as these highlighters sell like beignets at Cafe du Monde on a sunny afternoon in July.

5 Colour Palette

I most certainly fall hard when it comes to palettes. It’s probably the combination of lots of shiny particles and colours in one compacted place. In fact I have a whole drawer in my dresser filled to the brim (no joke, it barely closes) with palette after palette. Yet, I’m more than happy to add more to the pile if they’re wearable and add something new to my stash.

Lets just say, of the Dior 5 Couleurs Palette in Parisian Sky, I don’t think I own a mint metallic green quite like this one, and the mixture of the peachy golden brown with the deep almost plum brown tones makes my eyes excited. In the makeup look, I used the mint and blues to the very centre of my lid for a pop of metallics, whilst blending the lighter browns into the crease and smoking out with the rich brown. In the pictures of the look, the combination of the shades together highlights the rich purple tones in the darkest brown and makes me love this palette even more. Each colour has a certain shimmer to it, although subtle, but if you’re searching for mattes, you won’t find them here. If you are looking for a splash of colour for your Autumnal makeup wardrobe though, this is a beautiful contender.

Light and Contour

Contouring is here to stay, or so I hope. I’m pretty fond on chiselling out those cheek hollows, and any product that makes that an effortless task, gets a huge thumbs up from me. The Diorblush Light & Contour stick, shown here in the darkest shade, Intense Contour, works its magic with just a couple of swipes. I feel this is one of those products that even my Mum could master, if she was shown how to blend, and had a brush that was up to the task. But the overall job is done for you by the product itself. Swipe the contour end of the stick under your cheek bones, and the champagne end onto your cheek bones. Two stripes on your face, that all you need to do is blend out whilst keeping the shades within the boundaries of either your cheek hollows, or your cheek bones. With a stippling brush or a beauty blender, you could blend the swipes to perfection without much hassle, and with just one easy product. I’d probably say that shade 2 would have suited me even better, but for a harsher contour, why not just go darker with your products and go all out intense?!

Ultra Gloss

I think the reason that I fell for the Dior Skyline collection primarily, is due to the fact that a number of the products feel more like a Cruise collection than an Autumnal transition. The slight aquatic tones in the palette and the champagne shimmers to the Luminizer find me begging for a trip to Miami on a private yacht rather than unpacking my scarves for the snowfall. However, the lip colours in the line especially, play on the more traditional Autumnal theme, with browns and cherry brown hues. The Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in 929 Scandalous especially, provides a mirror shine and a comfortable sheer lacquer for the lips in a taupe brown finish. The lips are left with a sheer layer of pigmented colour and a really high shine finish. Over nude lips for the colder months of the year, this will be that splash of gloss that screams Autumnal hues.

Champagnes, browns and touches of turquoise run through this super wearable Dior Skyline Collection. What do you love the most?