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How to Get the Extreme Winged Liner from Dior's Couture Show

Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums
Peter Philips and Bella Hadid

Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior Makeup, explains how to achieve the dramatic eye.

All eyes were on Peter Philips’ one-of-a-kind winged lids backstage at Dior’s couture show on Monday. The brand’s creative and image director for Dior Makeup created custom looks — a classic cat-eye on fashion steroids — for each of the models including Bella Hadid, the new face of the brand.


DRAWING THE LINE: Models at Dior's fall 2016 couture show. (Photos: Getty Images)

“It’s very haute couture ... it’s personalized with different eyeliner for each girl,” said Philips, who turned out more than 40 exaggerated and unique styles. “It all depended on the shape of the eyes — some girls have eyeliner on top, some only on the bottom and some all over. For two or three of the girls with very round eyes, I lined all the way around their eyes and filled it out with kohl liner.”

Philips used Diorshow Pro Liner ($32) and Diorshow Art Pen ($32) in black to achieve a “very graphic” look. For the four runway models wearing gold, the beauty pro mixed professional powder and liquid products, but noted that traditional eyeliner could be wetted to get a similar glistening effect.

Curled lashes, mascara only on top ("too heavy on bottom") and 1950s-style arched brows completed the looks. “It’s a hint of '50s elegance without being too retro,” Philips said. For lips and nails, he used Dior's classic balm ($28) (“a bit of shine, but not too glossy”) and a clear coat of polish. “I kept it almost natural for something fresh — and to not take away from the eyes.”

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