An Evening With… Dior at Intu Lakeside

Dior isn’t a brand that I’ve ever explored; I’ve only ever looked into their perfumes as they’re so luxurious and stylish. That was until I got to explore Dior Addict lipsticks and their new #shinedontbeshy campaign at a VIP event at Intu Lakeside.

I was kindly invited by Charlotte (who I met back in January at the #nyLDNmeet) to be her +1 for the evening. We were greeted with glasses of chilled prosecco and macaroons – which I’ve never tried before, but the chocolate ones were super delicious. There was also a personalised Millie’s Cookie and a stand of delicious personalised Millie’s Cookies cupcakes which were ah-ma-zingggg.

Prosecco in hand, we were shown into the Personal Stylist Lounge where a Dior makeup stand was set up and makeup artists on hand, showcasing the brand new Dior Addict lipsticks with Jennifer Lawrence fronting the #shinedontbyshy campaign. All of the brand new 35 shades were designed with ‘the ultimate fashion accessory’ in mind. The lipsticks are a first for Dior, it’s their first to be made with an integrated hydrating top coat effect. Four unique shades were also made with matching nail varnishes which would be such a lavish gift to receive.

We were seated at a makeup table and given a brief run down of Dior products. Like many other stores now, Dior offer a free Match Made service. This determines your skin tone, which then gives you an idea of what kind of lipstick shades you would suit. You’re then shown a Colour Page, which shows all the different colour families available, i.e. Beige to Brown, Coral, Pink to Purple and Red. Once you chose a family, for example Coral, it then shows you 3 light shades and 2 intense ones. Handy for a day look and night look, eh? As I always wear pinks and reds, I opted to give the nude look a go. Sadly the majority of them made my skin look washed out, but Charlotte looked super lovely in a coral shade. The lipsticks do feel super nourishing and dewy on, and the packaging is gorgeous, but I much prefer pigmented matte colours. I won’t be parting with Β£26.50 any time soon.

The evening ended with a mini raffle – Charlotte won a full size bottle of the new mens fragrance fronted by Johnny Depp called Sauvage – LUCKY OR WHAT?! – and we all received a gift bag with samples of a variety of products. I’ll pop them up in another post, but it included a lash primer and perfume samples!

The lovely ladies at the Lakeside Personal Stylist Lounge were super lovely and friendly and I look forward to meeting them in the near future. The LPSL offer free 2-hour styling consultations; they find your body shape, find out what trends or clothes you’re into, and go shopping with you to help you pick out some sassy pieces to rock. I’m in need of some TLC so I’ll definitely be booking in soon to have a makeover.

We ended our glam Dior evening in… Five Guys. I was looking forward to their burgers so much because omg a bacon and cheese burger with onions and pickles and tomato sauce is THE BEST.



  1. Jodie Vernon
    September 11, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    It sounds like a really lovely event, and I can't wait to hear about the samples you recieved!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 11, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      It really was! πŸ™‚ I received a lash primer so I'm looking forward to that and seeing what it's like! xxx

  2. September 11, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    sounds like a great event! I have only ever tried their perfumes, no make-up so looking fwd to hearing about that primer!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiβ™₯

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 11, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      It really was lovely! πŸ™‚ their perfumes are amazing aren't they? I already know which one I want to treat myself to! xxx

  3. Laura Gale
    September 11, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Aw this sounds like it was a lovely event, im slightly jealous haha!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 11, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      It was nice! Glad it was small as I get really anxious at big events haha. I'll have to message you a PR that gets in touch with things at Lakeside! If she hasn't already messaged you xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 11, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      It really was thank you! πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. Daniella Keating
    September 11, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    Looks like you had fun at an amazing event. I'd love to go to Five Guys, burgers are my love. πŸ˜›

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 11, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      I did thank you! Ahhhh their burgers are amazing!! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 14, 2015 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. Vanessa D'Orazio
    September 11, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    It seems like you had so much fun at the event, and I've tried Five guys for the first time a week ago, and they're burgers are delicious!

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 13, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Their burgers are so good, right?! xxx

  6. September 12, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Great photos and it sounds like such a lovely event. I also haven't had a lot of experience with Dior products but I recently bought their air flash spray foundation and I'm a big fan of it so far! <3

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 13, 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Ooo that sounds interesting! I'll have to have a look into that πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. Angelica Raine
    September 12, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Sounds like a lovely evening, Dior is one of the main make up brands I use. I love bright colours and have a couple of the Dior addict lipsticks (and a few I've stolen from my mam!) loved the pictures πŸ™‚ Angelica x

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 13, 2015 / 4:52 pm

      The one I tried on the night weren't great but there was a lovely bubble gum pink one that was gorgeous! xxx

  8. September 13, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    This looks like the most fun evening!! I've not really tried anything from Dior, can't wait to see what goodies you got! PS. I had my first Five Guys the other day and I ordered exactly the same burger as you!!! LUSH!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 13, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Haha ahhhhh we are TWINNIES! Their burgers are so good aren't they, swoooooon xxx

  9. Charlee Greenhalgh
    September 13, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    This looks like such a fab event hun, I’ve never actually tried Dior makeup before but I’m loving the look of the lipsticks and I love the sound of the free match made service πŸ™‚

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 14, 2015 / 9:26 am

      It was lovely thank you! The match made service was fab, a lot more precise than other services I've seen. It gages your skin tone and depth which is super cool! xxx

  10. Rachael Broomfield
    September 14, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    First up, now I want Five Guys. It was the best burger I have ever tasted! Secondly, what a lovely event and I wish I could have been there. It kills me that it was just a few miles down the road (although now I'm back in Norwich so it's a lot further down the road). Those new lipsticks sound amazing though – I wish I could afford one!

    Rachael at

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 14, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Mmmm their burgers are the best! You me and charlotte should definitely have a Five Guys date!!! It was a lovely event, hopefully they'll hold some more and we can all go! πŸ™‚ I know they're so pricey! I don't think I'll miss having one in my collection as I'm much happier with my No7 ones! xxx

  11. rae lovefromberlin
    September 14, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Sounds like such a fun event full of a lot of yummy little tasty treats as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 14, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      It really was! And the Millie's Cookie cupcakes were amazing!! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 15, 2015 / 3:06 pm

      It really was thank you! πŸ™‚ xxx

  12. Carmen B.
    September 15, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    I wish I could have attended this! Beauty events are always so fun πŸ™‚

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 15, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      It was great fun! Something a little different. I hope I get to attend more in the near future! πŸ™‚ xxx

  13. Alina Bostan
    September 15, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    This sounds like such a lovely event and is it bad that I am lusting after all the nibbles more so than the Dior makeup haha. I haven't tried the brand before but I am hoping to splurge on it in the future x

    Beauty with charm

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 15, 2015 / 6:23 pm

      Haha no definitely not, they were absolutely amazing!! I regret not grabbing a slice of the Millie's cookie xxx

  14. September 15, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time. Love that pic with the lips☺☺☺

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 15, 2015 / 6:25 pm

      They're cute aren't they?! xxx

  15. September 15, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    This sounds like a really fun event! And what better way to end it than with Five Guys? So craving a burger now though… x

    Josie’s Journal

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 10:32 am

      Ahhhh their burgers are SO GOOD!! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 10:32 am

      πŸ™‚ xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 10:32 am

      Oh no!! Fingers crossed we'll get to meet next time! πŸ™‚ xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Oh no that's awful! πŸ™ xxx

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