For the Spring-Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, created a natural make-up look focussing on the eyes.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection pays tribute to Niki de Saint-Phalle, who had close ties to the House of Dior in the 1960s-70s. The radiant beauty of this great artist inspired a fresh and modern make-up look. I wanted, in particular, to accentuate the eyes, in a very spontaneous way, giving the impression of a young girls who had applied her own make-up.
Eyes: The eyes are very expressive here,» states Peter Philips. «I wanted to give them a slight sixties feel without going for a completely retro effect. I chose to really load the eyelashes while leaving them at a natural length. First I applied a coat of Diorshow Maximizer 3D followed by 5 or 6 generous coats of black Diorshow Pump’n’Volume. These very thick lashes, top and bottom, are ultra made-up, but they’re not aiming for a perfect result. Some of them are clumped together, like when a young girls puts her make-up on a bit too quickly.»
He adds: «To emphasize the youthful aspect, I also drew a line of Diorshow Khôl Black Khôl 099 on the waterline of the lower eyelid and slightly accentuated eyebrows with Diorshow Bold Brow and Diorshow Brow Styler.
Complexion: Peter Philips explains: «The complexion looks even and fresh, and is neither too shiny nor too powdered. I obtained this balance by starting with Diorskin Forever & ever wear primer. Next I applied the new Dior Forever Undercover foundation which provides adjustable cover while looking very natural. Its new water-based texture means I can adjust the make-up to each skin type. I continued with a few corrective touches of Diorskin Undercover concealer, and lastly I matified everything with a very light veil of Diorskin Forever & ever Control loose powder.
Lips:Lips got a natural look, prepared with Lips Sugar Scrub then barely heightened with one of the 4 Dior Lip glow shades that best matched the model’s skin tone.
Nails: Nails were natural.
Hair: Styled by Guido Palau, hair was given a sixties twist. Sections were drawn back from the forehead and held in place at the back of the head with two hair slides. The hair was then left loose and wavy.
Spring-Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear Dior Show Backstage
Dior Make-up created and styled by par Peter Philips
Photography: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums