Peter Philips, Dior Make-up's lauded creative and image director, has an eye for sparkle - and not the in-your-face blinding kind. His State of Gold Holiday 2015 collection is as luminous as it is luxurious - from the subtly shimmering colours to the gorgeous, gleaming gold packaging.

Why Dior's Christmas beauty collection is simply gold class

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Why Dior's Christmas beauty collection is simply gold class

Why Dior's Christmas beauty collection is simply gold class

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This is sparkle made sophisticated - nuances of gold are toned down by the iconic Dior grey, ivory and platinum, with pops of rich purple and grey-green metallics. A bold lip (red or fuchsia) is Philips' party-perfect match for a gold-infused look. Want to try it for yourself? The collection includes two Diorific State of Gold Press Powders in Luxurious Beige and Sumptuous Pink to impart a soft golden glow; Diorific Matte Velvet Colour Lipsticks for rich and longwearing colour; two of Dior's treasured 5 Couleur eyeshadow palettes in new State of Gold colourways and an irresistible new nail lacquer with platinum and gold glitter particles. And that's just the tip of the (gold-dipped) iceberg. See the entire collection, in all its gilded glory, at dior.com.

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