With models dressed in psychedelic prints, swirls of colour and a parade of bold textures, all sashaying down a blush-pink runway, the Dior Fall/Winter 2015 show was nothing short of magical. Backstage, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips created a striking look in rich shades that is set to be on everyone’s list of must-do’s come autumn.
“I wanted to instantly draw attention to the eyes by creating a very strong graphic look. It’s a very controlled, very catwalk look,” Philips explained. “This very dense and very polished look contrasts with a soft, luminous complexion. It’s a combination of a certain, rather feminine subtlety, and clear, distinct lines.”
Eyeshadow was applied in a large half-moon shape across the upper eyelid using a damp sponge applicator for maximum coverage. The shadows were a choice of khaki or plum shades from the Palette 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Exubérante, or in bronze and brown from the Palette 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Eclectic.
To contrast with the bold eyes, skin was made to glow. “I chose to blend Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation into the skin for perfect cover that still gave a natural result,” revealed Philips. Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer was applied with fingers to camouflage any imperfections around the eyes. To bring a final touch of light to faces, a veil of Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite, the brand’s upcoming highlighter, was brushed over the skin.
A perfectly neutral lip was the aim of the game. Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer stick was also used to give both coverage and moisture.
Nail were a medley of midnight hues with each hand displaying a different shade. Multiple lacquers were applied for maximum effect. Deep black of Black Out to the metallic blue of Darling Blue, the grey green of Metropolis, the milky rosewood of Cosmopolite and the intense Bordeaux of Nuit 1947, a timeless classic.
If this liner is a bit too bold for your liking, you can still give it a try by opting for a thinner eyeshadow application. A narrow line in the same autumnal shades is a subtler look yet still on trend.