The beautiful Karlie Kloss is the face of Dior's Spring 2012 Garden Party Collection. She can wear the pretty pastel shades and looks like a beautiful swan in the pastel shades of lilac, pinks, greens, and soft greys. So far, I've purchased one piece from the collection, Rouge Dior Corolle Pink ($32.00), although I've got my eye out for Diorskin in Rosy Glow. Rosy Glow either sold out in a nanosecond, or it hasn't arrived at Neiman Marcus.
Dior had a passion for flowers and gardens, the inspiration for the Spring Garden Party Collection. Two new shades of Rouge Dior, Corolle Pink and Tulip Pink, add that spring pink touch for the lips. The soft blush tones of these two new shades are the perfect finishing touch for any spring look. I would have loved either, but selected Corolle Pink (#363), a light, sheer, baby pink with a subtle shimmer (named after the dolls, perchance?).
I took swatch photos in full sun, and I had to turn my arm slightly away from the direct sun to get photos that didn't blaze with shimmer and shine. Corolle Pink does shine on my lips, but not to the extent it did on my arm in full sun.
I hope you can see that the color is light pink with a silver shimmer. In the photo below, there's a more direct hit from the sun, and it reflects the sunlight perfectly. Corolle Pink is a beautiful spring shade for those whose lips don't have a lot of pigment. If your lips are dark, you'll be happier with the darker Tulip Pink. Even in my two photos here - same session, same swatch - you will see that with strong ambient light, the shade appears lighter than it does with less direct lighting.
The Garden Party Collection - mouthwateringly gorgeous on the display - is available at most Dior counters. It seems to me, from the features by other bloggers, that the Dior Vernis shades may be the collection's greatest hits. Check it all out for yourself to decide if there are any spring pastels you must have. I'll keep looking for that pink blush.
Photos at top courtesy of Dior and Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty