“Her face looks like something out of a Flemish painting, and she looks like a Botticellian beauty, version 2.0,” explains Peter Philips of the minimalistic beauty look he created backstage at the Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015 show.
“The makeup reveals a very pure aesthetic,” he said. “I designed it to accompany Raf Simons’s modern collection. It suits the spectacular volume of the unconventional silhouettes, presenting an ethereal yet very contemporary heroine.”
And whilst complexions were kept pale and absolutely flawless, the subtle glow and hint of “wet-look” that was added implied a hidden dark side to the Dior angels.
To create the luminous base, the makeup maestro buffed Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation in to the skin and redness and blemishes were camouflaged with detailed use of Fix It stick. Faces were finished with a touch of Skinflash for a gently glistening effect.
Eyes were left intentionally bare as “Boticelli women don’t wear mascara or liner.” Instead Diorshow Mono in Pareo was applied using fingertips to create a peachy coral halo around the eyes.
Pouts were enhanced with the lightest touch of Lip Maximizer, giving them a subtle sheen.
Fingertips were dressed in Dior Vernis Grège no. 413 in an act of visual trickery, becoming an extension of the skin.
Much like the light and feminine looks that floated down the runway, this stripped back beauty look is all about a gentle, simplistic beauty. It’s time to get your natural glow on.
Credits: Haute-Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016, Dior show Backstage, Dior Makeup created and styled by Peter Philips. Photography: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums