How to Get the Angelic Beauty Look From Christian Dior's Haute Couture Show
Peter Philips, Dior Makeup's creative and image director, breaks it down for us.
The haute couture shows often see beauty looks as wild as the intricate fashions they’re accompanying. But this week at the Dior show, attended by Natalie Portman and Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Philips, Dior Makeup's creative and image director, proved a flawless, luminous face with barely there makeup can make an equally strong statement.
"I wanted to create makeup that gives a sense of fluidity, clarity and appeasement," says the beauty master, "like a calm moment — a pause in the midst of a collection that displays an inspirational mix, rich with colors and materials."
To accomplish his goal, Philips set out to make up models’ faces "lightly, in a spirit of harmony and purity." He used a combination of Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation ($53) and Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder ($56) to perfect the complexion in an airy, transparent way. "The cheekbones are highlighted with Peach Splendor [blush, $44] color applied to the apples of the cheeks,” he adds.
As for the toned-down eyes, Philips shaded them subtly with Dior’s new Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette ($62). "The eye shadow gradients let you work the upper eyelid with nude shades that blend into the complexion," he says. "I chose to do an airy twist on a cut crease — the shape is neither too sharp nor too rounded. The line rises from the inner corner of the eye then flares out gently toward the temple to open up the eyes."
In addition, he gently highlighted the eyebrows using Dior’s Powder Brow Pencil ($29) and curled the lashes, leaving them bare. And, in keeping with the natural aesthetic that Philips juxtaposed with Raf Simons' slightly psychedelic fashions, the final step was a touch of Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in #001 ($33).