The house on 30 Avenue Montaigne has released a makeup collection that Marie Antoinette would have approved. Dior’s decision to name its Spring-Summer 2014 makeup Petit Trianon, after the monarch’s private abode in Versailles, evokes the unbridled aesthetic of 18th century high fashion. Sugary pastel eye shadows and sorbet nails are juxtaposed with pops of sensual pink shades on the lips and cheeks, making it clear that while this collection is sweet it’s definitely not innocent.
The star of the collection are the Trianon Palettes, Dior’s limited edition bow-shaped compacts that house a bouquet of shimmery pastel shadows, ebony liner, and a pearlescent blush. Two variations include 001 Favorite and 002 Coquette.
Eyes are indulged with a wide range of macaron-hued shadows, including 5 Couleurs Palettes in Pastel Fontanges and Pink Pompadour, and four Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte shadows in Songe, Fantasie, Céleste, and Nocturne— colors that range from buttery beige and silky black, to icy pink and mauve.
Lips are made luscious like ripe summer fruit with three product lines, Rouge Dior, Dior Addict Gloss, and Rouge Serum. Rouge Dior lipsticks feel weightless but pack a punch of color and this collection includes three pink shades, a petal pink (Diadéme), bright rose (Courtisane), and vibrant fuchsia (Allégress). Dior Addict Gloss add a high lacquer-like shine and come in four translucent shades, soft beige (Mousseline), pink with fine blue shimmer (Minauderie), warm coral (Petillante), and a bright blue-based pink (Exquisite). Lastly, Dior’s Rouge Serum comes in two barely-there shades, Lace Coral Sérum and Gallant Pink Sérum, both designed to give just the softest flush of color.
For Spring-Summer, nails are treated to four limited edition colors collectively called the Dior Vernis Trianon. The set includes a coy lavander (Perlé), cornflower blue (Porcelaine), peach (Bouquet), and a striking fuchsia (Bloom).