Beauty at the Dior Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture Show

Makeup maven and image director of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, cranks up the glow!


Set in a lush garden within the confines of a massive tent on the grounds of Musée Rodin, Paris, the debut of Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior’s Couture collection was truly a sight to behold. Ethereal, whimsical and almost dream-like, similar to the set itself, the models who walked the runway exuded a woodland-fairy vibe, made even more pronounced when paired with delicate headpieces and glittery, starry makeup by Peter Philips.

“I delved into the mysterious atmosphere and the play on seduction in this collection, which presents the hide/ reveal aspect of a masked ball. The sophistication of Stephen Jones’ creations and the masks on some of the looks were also a source of inspiration for creating a poetic gaze,” he says.

For the face, the complexion is light and pure. “To get this ultra luminous and natural glow effect, I didn’t want too much texture. I needed to keep the fine texture of the skin, so I applied Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer as the base, then Dior Forever Perfect Cushion foundation. Next I perked up the cheeks with a light rosy cloud of Diorblush no. 756 and 876. Lastly, I applied touches of Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer to obtain a pearly light at strategic points: the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow.”

“The eyes are nude with no mascara and pale eyelids unified with Diorshow Mono no. 317 ‘Metaphore’ and a line of Diorshow Khôl no. 529 beige. A unified base to bring out the play on starry glitter.”

“Lips were smoothed with the new Lip Sugar Scrub, then lightly enhanced with Dior Addict Lacquer Stick no. 550 ‘Tease’, which I dab in the middle of the lower lip. When you keep application light, its creamy texture and discreet shine give the lips a plumped look. Lips are sensual but keep a very natural effect.”


Photography: Dior

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