I’m really not in love with the Dior Parisian Nude spring 2009 makeup collection. I find it a bit boring and a little too average. It is a little too Clinique for my tastes. This isn’t a horrible look. It looks great on my people and it even looks much like my toned down work look. So, that is why it is boring. This isn’t a collection and it shouldn’t be limited edition; these are too much of the everyday colors that most ladies already own.

FACE: There is a limited edition Lady Dior Compact for $75. It is a purse looking metal compact that is made to resemble the Lady Dior bag. It contains a sheer and shimmery champagne cheek highlighter and a sheer pink lip gloss. I find this product extremely boring, especially for the price.

EYES: There is a 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow Compact in Parisian Lights. This compact features pretty and soft shades of white, copper, copper rose, pink, and stainless steel. It retails for $56. They have relaunched the 2-Colour Duo Eyeshadow in Nude Look which is a deep chocolate and shimmery rose. It is a pretty combo that retails for $35. My only beef is that there is more of the crease color than of the base, stupid guys, and Clinique has a duo identical to it for half the price. There is a Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Elegant Taupe which is a mushroomy medium brown. This shade is very pretty and I love the formula. It goes for $26 and comes with its own sharpener.

LIPS & NAILS: There are 2 Rouge Dior Lipsticks in Actress Chestnut, a warm rosey brown,  and Rita Beige, a rosey copper. These retail for $28. I’m not impressed with these shades at all and I do find the formula long wearing but a bit dry. Four Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect Lip Glosses have been relaunched/launched: Clutch Pink (a warm pink/rose shimmer), Ribbon Beige (warm brown shimmer), Satin Pink (cool pink shimmer), and Trenchcoat Beige (pinky nude shimmer). These go for $25.50 and I must admit that I like the formula but I am not wild about these boring shades. For the nails, there is a Vernis Nail Enamel in Porcelain which is a super sheer everyday pink shimmer.

But, yep, all I have to say is that this collection is a bit tame and boring. If the colors sell out, so be it, they offer these shades all the time. You can find these shades anywhere.

I don’t know which I love more: Lipstick or Blush. Blush is necessary for me, but lipstick can really change your look. Dior Rouge Replenishing Lip Color has been out for over a year and I think I’ve tried every color. Every color is housed in a beautiful cannage inspired lipstick case. The formula provides full coverage and isn’t too shiny but not completely matte because many of the colors have shimmer. It is a long-wearing formula because of the amount of pigment in each tube. However, I do find the formula a little dry. It didn’t cause my lips to hurt but it doesn’t feel great on. Especially for a lipstick claiming to be “replenishing”.  Also, I do not notice a fragrance in these.

The shades that really stand out to me are Pink Preview which is a hot pink with blue shimmer, Celebrity Red which is a pure blood red, Dioroma which is a blushing coral shade, and Devilish Pink which is a plummy red pink. There are a lot of shades and the neutrals and browns aren’t too bad either. They retail for $27 and can be picked up at any Dior counter or sephora.com.