Think of the Hollywood stars of the '40s like Rita Hayworth or Greta Garbo and you'd imagine that they would be having their makeup applied in front of flashbulb lined mirrors, perhaps wearing black silk elbow length gloves while smouldering prettily. They'd certainly be using a classic vanity case such as Dior's new Backstage Beauty Box (£250). Luckily for modern day starlets this set is now available to buy exclusively at Selfridges, as part of their Christmas collection.
This chic case is being touted as the ultimate makeup kit and it's packed with must-have beauty essentials to help you re-create a variety of looks, from a flawless daytime style to elegant party glamour. It also includes a fantastic backstage DVD with demonstrations from Dior's top team of makeup artists on how to create three catwalk styles at home. The collection comes in a luxury vanity case, complete with mirror and detachable makeup purse ideal for carrying your kit on holiday. You can see some of the oldie's but goodies below.
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The kit has been chosen by Jamie Coombes, Dior's UK Makeup Artist, and draws on his vast backstage experience at catwalk shows around the world. Jamie has handpicked a comprehensive selection of products to create versatile looks that suit all skin tones. He says,
"I have created a collection that will accentuate every woman’s natural beauty. The colour combination has soft shades of vanilla, toffee and neutral rose; perfect to enhance any woman’s style."
The vanity set includes the award-winning Diorshow mascara and 5-Colour Eyeshadow compact, as well as Dior Addict Lip Maximiser, Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, Ultra Shimmering All Over Face Powder in Rose Diamond and Magic Cleansing Water. There is also a set of professional brushes comprising of a foundation brush, powder brush, medium and large eye brushes, an eyeliner brush and lip brush for expert application. Blotting paper completes the collection for effortless backstage beauty.