Few beauty brands are as dedicated to celebrating the concept of love as Parfums Christian Dior. This makes the French maison’s counters and Ion Orchard boutique fail-proof destinations come Valentine’s Day whether one’s looking for a gift for that special someone or for a little self-love.
What’s not as straightforward: figuring out what to get from the brand’s slew of romance-appropriate products. So we came up with this tongue-in-cheek guide to its latest perfect-for-Valentine’s Day releases to make sure that you will find The One.
If you’re the kind that believes in forever: Dior Forever
Think of this as the liquid foundation equivalent of the kind of partner you’d want to bring home to meet mum: it stays for a long time (24 hours to be exact); always makes you feel comfortable; and with the recent expansion of the number of shades available here, you’re guaranteed the perfect match. (For the cushion foundation alternative with the TDF packaging, click here.)
Dior Forever Skin Glow is for those who like a radiant finish, formulated to not only leave skin looking dewy while maintaining its shade all day, but also keeping it moisturised throughout. Meanwhile Dior Forever itself offers a matte finish that’s velvety smooth and natural-looking – two factors that most women appreciate in their ideal partner, foundation or otherwise.
Joining the Dior Forever family this season is the Dior Forever Skin Correct liquid concealer, which launches this April. Besides the same long-wear property and diversity in shades as the Forever fluid foundations, it’s said to effortlessly camouflage under-eye circles, puffiness and blemishes without caking or settling into fine lines and wrinkles. Wild pansy extract hydrates to keep skin looking plump while rosehip extract helps refine pores. With extended use, it not only hides flaws, but improves the complexion – now we all know what they say about what truly makes The One.
If you’re feeling flirty and want some fun: Rouge Dior – the V-day edition
Known for its long wear, colour intensity and comfort, Rouge Dior is the brand’s signature couture-inspired lippie that all women can rely on to make a statement. At once vibrant, sophisticated and universally flattering, its popular, bright red 999 and rosy coral 520 Feel Good make for quintessential date night shades (read: they’re hella sexy). Now Peter Philips, Dior Makeup creative and image director, has made them even more romantic and playful with a special Valentine’s Day edition that’s engraved all over with the word “love”.
If you’re feminine but not-so-classic: Rose N’ Roses
Launched in stores this January, this pretty, pink-hued fragrance is the latest off-shoot of Miss Dior – the beloved perfume Mister Dior himself created to “smell of love“. Meant to evoke the dreamy feeling of being greeted by a field of dew-covered roses, it contains four varieties of the bloom: Grasse, Damascus, Bulgarian and Turkish. Notes of geranium essence, mandarin and bergamot lend a sprightly kick to this effusive floral scent, adding personality and sensuality. After all, what better a way to deliver a bouquet of roses than with a wink?