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With the debut of the first Dior collection in 1947, Christian Dior dreamed of a unique and visionary style of beauty. He believed that Dior elegance was marked by a head-to-toe look, not least of which included “dressing a woman’s smile.” Now, Rouge Dior celebrates its 60th anniversary with the debut of the new Rouge Dior Collection. Read on for more…

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The Rouge Dior Collection is made up of 32 shades of lipstick. Of those, four shades are considered “iconic”. The iconic shades are named because they hold a place in the history of Dior. They include:

  • 999, the classic red shade that debuted as the first Dior lipstick in 1947.
  • Grège 1947, a subtle, definitively “Dior” blend of grey and beige that has always been inseparable from the history of the house.
  • Darling, a sparkling, vivid pink reminiscent of Christian Dior’s “Chéries,” his colourful, inspired and inspirational muses.
  • Trafalgar is a coral that takes its name from the flamboyant dresses that the couturier would send out as a flash of colour to invigorate the rhythm of a show that sometimes contained more than 140 designs.

Each of these shades truly represents the foundation of the Dior beauty collection; I love the symbolism and the nod to the rich history of the House of Dior. I seriously think any makeup junkie will want these iconic shades in their collection–I know I do!

Dior Rouge Dior Iconic Vernis-grp

There are four shades of Vernis that correspond to the iconic lipstick shades : #999 Rouge, #657 Trafalgar, #653 Darling and #970 Nuit 1947. I couldn’t resist picking up Nuit 1947; it’s a deep, dark burgundy color that is everything for Fall.

The Rouge Dior Collection is available now at department store Dior counters. Do you plan on picking anything up?

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