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Dior has several new sets out this holiday season. Some of the palettes are in their classic cannage pattern with the patent case in holiday red, and then there’s one that will take you by surprise!  Yes, it’s hard to believe that the first week of October and we’re discussing holiday, but I hope to show you some of the best there is for holiday this year, and Dior has several pieces I absolutely love.    One thing I enjoy about holiday collections that sets them apart from other releases throughout the year is the packaging.   Beautiful, beautiful packaging.  

But first, the palettes in the classic red case have already begun to show up on the counters, like these below at my local Nordstrom. 




The brush set (top) is great for travel – they are full sized heads with a short handle, so they are actually useable.  Included is a foundation, blush, eye and lip brush.  $60 for the set with the red cannage case.

In the middle are two other palettes – one eye, one lip.   The lip set is all in the pink family – with lipsticks in a deeper burgundy to two berry shades and a sheer light pink gloss. $44 for the set which includes a lip applicator and a book style case.  Also in the same size palette is the 4 eye shadow set with applicator.  The shades are gunmetal silver, smoky brown, shimmering taupe and light pink.  This too is $44.  On the bottom right is another lip palette image

On the bottom left is the Deluxe Travel Palette for $75.  It inlcudes a mini DiorShow Extase mascara (love that mascara!) a mini pink Ultra-Gloss, a medium sized pressed powder as well as a soft pink blush and 6 eye shadows and brushes and mirror in a zip red cannage case.   Lovely!  Those eye shadows are so wearable, ranging from white to soft pink to silvery taupe and plums and a darker silver grey.  The combination for looks is endless!

Then I also got a sneak peak at a palette that Gena from Nordstrom is waiting on. (below)  Look at these beautiful golds, bronze, silver and sparkling black which is even more beautiful in person.   Classic holiday!  This palette is called Five Golds and is $58. 

But, Dior Holiday goodness doesn’t end there.   Oh no!   This is the pièce de résistance. (Below)


The Dior Minaudiere is absolutely stunning!  Paying tribute to the evening bag of the moment, this features couture details like a vintage kiss clasp, a gold plaque engraved with the Dior logo and a black patent leather finish embossed in the iconic Dior houndstooth pattern.    I love how the lip shades are protected with a gold toned cover. The one shade on far right could actually be used as a highlighter, too.  The 3 shadow shades shown above are Grey Golds and it is exclusive to Saks.   But the same minaudiere is available in Pink Gold shades at all other stores that carry Dior and online too.  I do not have an image of the Pink Gold shades, however.  $80

Don’t forget all the great fragrance sets that Dior has for holiday as well.   But that’s another day – I’m too obsessed with these right now!    If you need assistance in selecting your Dior Holiday 2010, contact Gena at Nordstrom MOA and she will be sure to help you!  952-883-2121.