As the year draws to a close, it is likely that thoughts of escapism have shifted to the forefront of your mind. After all, you have spent the last eleven months or so trudging through the mundanity of daily life, and it is only natural to be daydreaming about exotic, far-flung locations and fantasising about the adventures that come with it. For some of us, the solution emerges in the form of an air ticket. As for others, the answer is less literal in nature and stems more from immersive goods and experiences that sates one appetite for the new and intriguing. Should you be one of the latter, the Vogue Singapore team has a sound recommendation for you this holiday season. Enter: the Atelier of Dreams 2023 by Dior Beauty.
It is as it sounds—a showcase of the fantastical, whimsical, and dreamy holiday range from Dior Beauty, of which pays tribute to a winter wonderland located in the heart of Paris. “Christian Dior drew his inspiration from gardens, especially the Tuileries, the oldest French-style garden in Paris. Today it is still the heartbeat of the City of Lights,” states Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Make-up. “For this Holiday 2023 collection, it sets the stage for a Christmas fairy tale.” Indeed, this is conveyed via a richly atmospheric campaign video fronted by Anya Taylor-Joy; a blonde enchantress that conjures up flacons of iconic house fragrances in the vein of J’adore, Miss Dior, and Sauvage.
Granted, this is merely the tip of the ice-berg when it comes to standout offerings from the brand’s limited edition holiday range. In 2023, Dior Beauty presents an array of fan-favourite formulas decked out in an arresting new motif created by Italian artist, Pietro Ruffo, that pays homage to the Tuileries. “To develop this composition, I imagined Christian Dior going for a walk and being inspired by every detail,” explains Ruffo. “First of all at the entrance, the gate seems to be sculpted in lace, and very quickly, there is the scent of the rose gardens, the Richelieu rose and the Le Nôtre rose in tribute to the architect of the garden. I drew the pattern to look like the fabrics worn by Catherine de Medici, filled with flowers and movement. There are also statues in the
garden, in particular Mercury and Fame riding Pegasus … And then there is the octagonal ornamental bassin that reflects the splendour of the city of Paris.”
The end result: a stunning tableau of whorls, swirls, and curves embedded upon richly-pigmented blush and eyeshadow formulas, alongside new couture cases for cushion foundation as well as lipsticks that exude refinement and elegance. Witness the captivating design decked out in its full glory in Vogue Singapore’s curation of the best picks from Dior Beauty’s 2023 Holiday range, below.
All featured products are located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Rouge Dior Make-Up Clutch
Nothing captures the refinement and sophistication of the house of Dior like this ridged minaudière with chain. The make-up must-have of the season stars a Rouge Dior lipstick in shade 999 Velvet and three refills in shades 458 Paris Satin, 772 Classic Matte, 849 Rouge Cinema Satin with couture finishes. As with all Dior lipsticks, expect them to be long-wearing and infused with nourishing red peony extract for sensorial, comfortable wear.
Rouge Dior Make-Up Clutch, $490, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 543 Promenade Dorée
Adding instant light to the eyes, this five colour harmony imparts the right amount of sheen and sparkle to the lids. These luminous shadows are etched with a limited edition pattern inspired by the famed Tuileries Garden of Paris, and features four warm, gold and copper hues with a dose of silver.
Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 543 Promenade Dorée, $122, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 043 Night Walk
For a touch of after-dark glamour, the Night Walk palette showcases silver and black tones accented by a radiant golden hue. Creative and image director for Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, designed these to be worn both alone or with other shades with each shadow being long-wearing and ultra-creamy in texture.
Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 043 Night Walk, $122, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Rouge Dior in 458 Paris
This Rouge Dior lipstick with a satin finish drenches lips with moisturising, natural origin red peony and pomegranate flower extracts. Expect radiant, long-wear colour and a rich shade payoff thanks to pigments and Rouge Dior’s innovative lip formula in a luxurious satin finish. Rouge Dior lipstick is part of the House of Dior’s sustainability strategy and is refillable.
Rouge Dior in 458 Paris, $62, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Écrin Couture Iconic Makeup Palette
Count on Dior to artfully design a multi-use palette for touch-ups and more. Crafted by the esteemed Pietro Ruffo, friend of the house, each harmonious shade is meticulously engraved to reflect the wrought iron motifs found at the Tuileries Garden. This do-it-all palette boasts one highlighting powder, five eyeshadows, four lip shades, two blushes, and double-ended applicators, and makes transitioning from day to nighttime glamour a breeze.
Écrin Couture Iconic Makeup Palette, $220, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Rouge Dior in 999
Lucky for us, Rouge Dior lipstick in the house’s iconic 999 shade comes in a matte, metallic, satin and velvet finish with means options galore when making your mark. Not only does this impart a vibrant, radiant long-wearing colour on the lips, it protects your pout with naturally hydrating ingredients that improve overall lip quality, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and helping lips regain a newfound suppleness.
Rouge Dior in 999, $62, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Rouge Blush in 621 Splendid Rose
Instantly lift the complexion with Dior’s signature Rouge Blush. This reinvented limited edition shade features an ultra-pigmented blush powder in a sensual deep rosewood hue. Apply intuitively from cheek to cheekbone to impart a long-lasting glow and pop of couture colour to the face.
Rouge Blush in 621 Splendid Rose, $88, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Dior Vernis in 900 Black Rivoli
There’s nothing like glossy, perfectly manicured nails to get you in the party mood. These holidays, we’re all about the intensity and drama of Dior’s shade 900 Black Rivoli. Not only does it lend instant glamour to any look, it’s formulated with protective ingredients of peony and pistachio extracts while giving a salon-worthy gel effect. And to deepen its commitment to sustainable beauty, Dior’s redesigned Dior Vernis bottle means all caps are made of 100 per cent recycled plastic material.
Dior Vernis in 900 Black Rivoli, $44, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Écrin Couture Iconic Eye Makeup Palette
This captivating palette contains five sophisticated shades, including glittery golds, satiny reds and a velvety neural alongside a double-ended applicator for precise application as you glam on the go.
Écrin Couture Iconic Eye Makeup Palette, $128, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
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Dior Forever Perfect Cushion Case Tuileries
Acing your base make-up couldn’t be any chicer thanks to this Tuileries-encased Dior Forever Perfect Cushion compact. Score this limited edition case while stocks last.
Dior Forever Perfect Cushion Case Tuileries, $50. Dior Forever Cushion Refills in Soft Matte or Skin Glow Finishes, $77, available at the Dior Beauty boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.