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Dior Autumn/Winter 2016 make-up trends

In the past few weeks, Dior has showcased their 2015/2016 Haute Couture and Cruise looks for the Autumn/Winter seasons . Peter Phillips, the creative director for the fashion house has been the key artist for these shows. Below you will find the uber-chic make-up looks along with the product details and official statements regarding the looks by Peter Phillips.



Haute Couture Show

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, created a natural and minimalist look, recalling the beauty of a Flemish painting.

“The make-up reveals a very pure aesthetic,” explains Peter Philips.
“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.”  “This young woman is angelically beautiful, yet still evocative, and subtly sensual,” he adds. “Her face looks like something out of a Flemish painting, and she looks like a Botticellian beauty, version 2.0.”


Complexions were pale and absolutely flawless, with a slight sheen. As Peter Philips explained, “there’s a hint of “wet-look” that subtly evokes powerful emotions.”
“Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation was blended into the skin for a perfectly even and luminous base,” he specified, while “redness and blemishes were concealed with the Fix It stick, and a few touches of Skinflash were added for a transparent finish.”

As Peter Philips explained, “the eyes were bare except for a ring of translucent peachy coral created using Diorshow Mono in Pareo. The eye shadow was applied lightly across the eyelid using the fingertips, then blended out toward the temples.

Lips looked completely natural and transparent with Lip Maximizer patted on for subtle shine.

“In Dior Vernis Grège n°413, nails extend the natural skin tone, for a trompe-l’oeil effect.” Peter Philips specified.

Styled by Guido Palau. Hair too, looked very natural, like a Botticellian beauty. Gentle waves were worn long and loose over the shoulders.



Cruise show

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, composed a fresh and very natural look.

“The make-up is very natural as I wanted to create a contrast with Raf Simons’s collection, which plays with checks, prints and different associations,” explained Peter Philips. He also emphasized that this “luminous, naturally flattering beauty look reflects the relaxed side of the collection, embodying its cool, fluid style.”



The complexion was fresh and luminous, as Peter Philips specified, “Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation was blended into the skin to give good coverage that remained luminous and transparent.” He added that for a slight touch of colour he used “the creamy Diorblush Cheekstick in Rosewood (a limited edition for Autumn 2015), blended into the cheekbones as well as the chin to frame the face.” The finishing touch to this diaphanous complexion was a veil of Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Edition highlighter (a limited edition for Autumn 2015).

Peter Philips chose a range of natural shades from the Eye Reviver palette for the eyes: “I used the Primer as a base across the eyelids, then I selected eye shadows depending on skin tone. Next I applied the darkest shade, which is a stronger brown, just along the lash line, but not too heavily.” He added that “lashes were curled, and coated with black Diorshow mascara, while brows were drawn in with Diorshow Brow Styler Gel and tamed with Diorshow Brow Styler.”

“For very discreet shine I used Dior Contour Universel 001 neutral lip liner and Lip Maximizer in Sunrise 006,” (limited editions for Summer 2015).

“For the manicure I chose three soft shades of Dior Vernis: the classic, natural Muguet, sunny yellow Sunkissed and tender pink Sunwashed,” (the last two are limited editions for Summer 2015).

Styled by Guido Palau, hair looked very natural, and was left down to give free, light movement.




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