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Dior’s Chateau

“Let them eat cake!”

Okay, okay, no actually said that, but I just couldn’t give up that chance. But, in reality, it seems that our Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, has something to scream about.

Her iconic image and private French chateau, the Petit Trianon, are the inspirations behind Dior’s newest makeup line. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Petit Trianon was a castle given to the queen as a wedding gift from her husband, Louis XV. It was there that she could escape life at court and pretend to be a country woman: sitting in grass fields, having meals with no protocol, and gardening. The Petit Trianon chateau is beautiful and is a mark on Marie Antoinette’s style.


The Dior newest collection will feature lighter colors and pastel hues. Feminine bow motifs, blossoming flowers, and springtime shades will play a major roll in this spring collection. The grand resistance of the collection will be Trianon Palette, a palette that looks as though it came from the queen’s own room. The Trianon Palette will be a bow shaped case containing blush, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. The Trianon Palette will also include, both soft pink and coral, blush fans. We all know how much Marie loved her fans, so why not give her inspiration two.

The Dior line will also be releasing new shades of their Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadows: black, taupe, mauve, and nude. These newest shades are accompanied by Dior’s newest shades of rouge lipsticks and skincare line additions. All of these shades have been inspired from Marie Antoinette and her chateau in one way or another.

The Dior Chateau makeup line is set to release in mid-January and will be available until the end of the Spring of 2014.

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