by Suzie Bonaldi

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J'adore: Dior Show Pump & Volume Mascara


If there's one way to do Paris Fashion Week, it's with magical company, and this week with Dior was nothing but pure magic. You may have heard me mention a little trip to the wonderful city of Paris in my last post, and I still can't quite believe it happened. I've lost count of the amount of times my career has swept me off to Paris and I'll never take that for granted. I woke early on Friday morning at the Plaza Athénée and, after marvelling at the breathtaking view from my balcony, I ate breakfast with Victoria and snapped and vlogged away as we giggled and gossiped over french toast and tea.

By 9:30 we were wrapped up and zipped through the Parisian streets to the stunning Musée Rodin where the Dior Show takes place and where the Backstage area was also tucked away. I've seen many a backstage area and it was without a doubt the most beautiful backstage setting you could imagine. With large soft ceiling lamps, large mirrors and rows and rows of neatly placed Dior makeup. It was not only the prettiest but the most calm and relaxed space I've seen in the past 8 seasons of fashion week. We chatted to Peter Phillips about the look, a wonderfully Parisian, natural fresh look with a hint of day after the night before. Using a light, fresh foundation as the base (the Dior Forever Cushion Foundation is perfect if you're looking to recreate this) with a hint of smudged liner along the upper lashes, concentrated in the centre to widen the eyes and blended out to give that residual liner look. Brows were only lightly tended to, with a brush through here and there to neaten, whilst the Dior Addict Lip Glow was lightly applied to the lips.

But the pièce de résistance here is in the mascara, as Dior unveiled their new Dior Show Pump n' Volume Mascara. With it's incredible length and volume, it also carries an innovative new design with it's squeezable tube, designed to warm up the product and add more product to the wand. It's super jet black with a long lasting no flake formula that can be layered and layered. Dramatic lash lovers will fall head over heels for this one as one coat gives extreme length and two will add serious volume to rival that of your favourite falsies. This was applied to the models and combed through with a brush, whilst residue was taken on to a brush and smudged across the roots of the top and bottom lash lines. The look paired perfectly with the blue tone running through the fall 2017 show, Maria Grazia Chiuri has been incorporating key symbols from the brand in to newer pieces and the midnight blue tone of the show brings to mind to a well documented quote from Christian Dior:

"Among all the colours, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black."

The Pump n' Volume Mascara will be out early May, across all Dior counters, and if you're interested in seeing it in action, there is a video on the whole trip coming to my YouTube channel this week. But until next time...

Au revoir! x
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25 comments

  1. Everything about this post sounds so wonderful. I was in Paris recently and I fell in love with the city, it is so beautiful. I would love to be able to go as often as you do!
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  2. This looks so beautiful! Dior products are always incredible. x

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  3. Looks lovely. I want to visit Paris this year or next year.

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  4. The Musée Rodin is one of the most beautiful places for a fashion show! That trip must have been amazing. I loved the photos your posted on Instagram, it makes me miss Paris so much. This new mascara sounds promising and I can't wait to see your video of the trip!

    Julia x
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  5. Such a privilege! Dior products always are so amazing! x

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  6. I realize this post is about the mascara, but the photos are absolutely stunning!! Looks like you had an amazing time in Paris, what an exciting trip to go with Dior!

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  7. This mascara sounds wonderful! I'm going to get it as soon as it's available. Of course, I can't wait to watch your video.
    I use Dior's lash plumping serum and I love it, it makes a huge difference on my lashes.

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  8. This sounds wonderful! Need to try it! Btw, great post! Dreamy pictures!!!

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  9. Gorgeous photos Suzie! Working with Dior must have been an incredible experience ♥

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  10. I dont know if its because i do makeup professionally but i never understood the fuss with high end mascaras because i cant use them on clients and usually have to throw them out after 3 months as thats how long you should really keep them

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    1. I used to feel a similar way - the high street has so many amazing mascaras that I didn't stray. But then I started testing out some high end ones and though they were often just as good - some way better - the ultimate thing I noticed across the board was the longevity with the high end mascaras. They'd look the same in the veening as they did the moment I applied in the morning, which never happened with my cheaper mascaras. I also found them to build a little better. That being said, not all high end mascaras are made equal (just like affordable mascaras) there are great ones and terrible ones, so I wouldn't say the fuss is ever over high end mascaras across the board, and I really do think that the plump and volume mascara is bloody amazing, as well as my other mascaras I'm loyal to, they're much better than my favourite high street Maxfactor False Lash Effect in terms of buildability and longevity and often in pigmentation too and that's what keeps me repurchasing and coming back!

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  11. This mascara sounds incredible! Can't wait to see it in action in your video and for it to be out so I can give it a go! Xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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  12. I could not be more in love with these pictures! They are so dreamy!

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  13. Love the eiffel tower shot! Beautiful!
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  14. Your photos are so gorgeous !

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  16. Great shots! And with the eiffel tower in the background, obv!
    It just makes everything a little better <3

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  17. I love Dior cosmetics and this bag is gorgeous!

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  18. The imagery in this post is so beautiful, I had to comment. I like the idea of a squeeze-able tube, will have to get my hands on this in May!

    Preeti xxx

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  19. I would love to try this mascara! Your photography is GORGEOUS too!!! Love the post, thanks for sharing!
    -Maddy

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  20. I´ve never tried a Dior mascara but this one looks lovely!

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  21. Can't wait to be able to try it! Love the pictures by the way x

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  22. Oh wow, these images are so dreamy- my Paris obsession grows on a daily basis! The mascara looks so good too!

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