have to admit, my likes are more on the bland side when it comes to makeup. eyeliner and neutral palette of eyeshadows are pretty much the two products that sums up my daily routine... well, my one and only routine. still trying to get the hang of the perfect balance. so the offer to an exclusive make up trail by the professional dior team didn't come at a better time. never does for me actually. the summer croisette 2012 collection was inspired by the gradient colors of the mediterranean sea and palettes of a sunset. the tones of pastels, turquoise, nudes, and golden-bronze are perfectly captured into the range of products. the make up artist insisted on a va-va-voom makeover and had me experiment with the aurora eyeshadow palette, nude tan sun glow powder, tan eye gloss and the brown panama ultra gloss. took a minute to get used to the ariel do. but it felt barely there and comfortable. not to mention fought the heat pretty damn well. kudos to denise and the dior team for the fun workshop and my own set of from collection!