Christmas Shopping with HouseHood (Part 1): Dior Beauty’s Holiday 2022 Collection
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means the gifting season is right around the corner! No matter how long you've been doing it, holiday gift-giving can be a difficult task. Luckily, help is here. To make this year's Christmas shopping a breeze, HouseHood has curated a series of posts to introduce the holiday collection of your favorite brands like Dior, YSL, Chanel, Lancôme, and etc. So, if you want to go into the season prepared keep on reading:
Dior Beauty is here to up the glitter factor in the run-up to the magical time of year, Christmas. Look forward to an enchanting limited-edition collection that includes everything from complexion enhancers and eyeshadows to lipsticks and candles. Pietro Ruffo, an Italian artist, has interpreted a poetic constellation of stars in each piece in the collection. Dior has 4 categories of gift sets. We’ll tell you which one is the best and is worth it from each category.
Fragrance Gift Sets
If you wanna go big and spend hundreds of dollars ($650.00 to be exact) on a Dior collection, then we suggest you get their limited ADVENT CALENDAR. A gorgeous and luxurious astral world with Eight constellations adorn its packaging. There's even a miniature Sauvage Eau de Toilette 10 ml in there.
On the other hand if you want to purchase something affordable yet classy and chic, you should go for DIOR THE ICONICS ($105.00). It’s definitely a safe choice when it comes to presents. This set is quite a smart pick since it includes J'adore Eau de Parfum, Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum, and Rouge Dior 999 velvet finish mini lipstick.
If you’re not satisfied with the range of fragrance sets or you don’t want to take the risk of wasting your money by purchasing perfumes for someone unless you’re sure they'd actually use them, Dior’s Makeup Gift Set would be ideal because who doesn’t like makeup products?
Makeup Gift Sets
Dior makeup has released two limited-edition eyeshadow palettes for holiday makeup looks: Cosmic Eyes, a gold and bronze palette, and Galactic, a cool harmony of silver and pink shades. The creamy eyeshadow powder has a starry pattern on it and comes with two applicators.
359 Cosmic Eyes: A satiny heart, shades of metallic bronze, a shimmering gold, and a velvety black tinged with gold.
589 Galactic: A pearly white, a rosewood, a metallic silver, a purple with flashes of gold, and a velvety black tinged with silver.
Now both shades are gorgeous but we definitely recommend the 359 Cosmic Eyes. You can use it for more occasions and it suits every eye color and skin complexion.
Rouge Blush, Dior makeup's iconic powder blush, is now available in two limited-edition shades decorated with a cosmic pattern of stars and flowers.
Rouge Blush celebrates the holidays with a delicate engraving inspired by a starry sky and two limited-edition ultra-pigmented shades for festive makeup looks. Makeup brush included for building up color intensity.
556 Cosmic Coral: A luminous, festive coral
826 Galactic Red: A burgundy with shimmering gold
Go with the 556 Cosmic Coral: Its chorally peachy color is what dreams are made of and it’s absolutely beautiful. 826 is a little risky and may not suit everyone or every type of makeup.
From the lipsticks, we chose these two sets
Rouge Dior, the Dior lipstick icon, is available in a magical limited edition: 4 mini lipsticks are aligned with elegance in a gift set decorated with a fantastical constellation pattern designed by Pietro Ruffo for Dior.
This Rouge Dior collection includes four lipstick shades with an ultra-matte velvet finish:
- 999, the iconic Dior red.
- 100 Nude Look, a timeless beige.
- 720 Icone, an elegant rosewood.
- 760 Favorite, a couture red.
This case of Dior lipsticks, whether you want to give it as a gift or keep it for yourself, will mark the occasion with a generous and thoughtful touch.
But wait, if you’re not a fan of lipsticks and prefer lip balms and glosses, the you can order this set:
Dior includes two irresistible Dior Addict lip makeup products in a velvet pouch: carefully wrapped in a case with constellations and golden flower motifs, this pouch and its contents make the ideal gift idea for any occasion.
A delicate pink lip balm that enhances the natural color of lips while hydrating them for 24 hours thanks to a formula made up of 97% natural ingredients.
A light pink lip gloss with a shiny finish that visibly plumps lips and provides 24 hours of hydration.
The selection includes:
- Dior Addict Lip Glow, shade 001 Pink.
- Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, shade 001 Pink.
We have to admit! The velvet pouch is a nice touch and the navy shade is beautiful. Now, there is an alternative if you like lipsticks AND you want that velvet pouch! You can get the ROUGE DIOR POUCH for $126.00 which is rather expensive compared to the other two more affordable sets.
We’re gonna skip the mascaras because let's face it they’re simply not worth it as a gift set and you're not gonna impress anyone with a mascara in a pretty box so we move on the skin care sets.
Skincare Gift Sets
We’d like to begin this section with what not to buy: The Prestige Set! The packaging is this very luxurious beige/gold color, but it’s $520.00 for a serum, lotion and anti-aging cream. It’s just not worth it. What should you buy? You ask:
The Capture Totale set is a unique gift that will add a magical touch to any occasion. This starry case includes a reusable white pouch containing three anti-aging skincare products: a serum, eye cream and anti-aging cream and it has great reviews.
And the last set is:
La Collection Privée Candles
If you’re one of those people who cares about ambiance and you like to be remembered for their special present, this one's for you. The candle designs are beautiful and the color combinations definitely give the Christmas vibes, yet you can always use them to elevate your decorations for any time of the year.
These scented candles are presented in a stunning case adorned with sketches by artist Pietro Ruffo.
- Ambre Nuit. Illuminated with immaculate gold, the Ambre Nuit candle unfurls warmly.
- 30 Montaigne. Decorated with magical holiday sketches
- Jardin d'Orangers. Cloaked in a deep midnight blue, the Jardin d'Orangers candle emits a citrusy scent.
Unlike the DIOR X LA MAISON FRANC - LIMITED EDITION ($475.00), this gift set at the price of $175.00 is quite affordable and has nice packaging.
Well, that was it for Dior’s holiday Gift sets. You’re probably thinking “What about the other brands and their gift sets?” and you still want to weight your other options. Don't worry! We got you covered. Stay tuned for Christmas Shopping with HouseHood (Part 2) where we review Chanel, YSL, and Lancôme’s gift sets.