Dior’s make-up director Peter Phillips shows us how to get the look from the Dior Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014-15 show.
“I was directly inspired by the spirit of this collection, which plays on the contrast between classicism and a visionary imagination,” explains Peter.
“This young woman had to have a pure and natural face, but also display a highly expressive 'artificial' element. This dichotomy is a reproduction of the runway show décor, which sees orchids springing from a futuristic setting. Continuing the theme of duality I wanted to emphasise the strength and fragility of this young woman.”
"A strong eye is really the focal point of this make-up look. I chose to apply silver eye-liner along the upper lash line, using Dior Silver Eyes (available in November 2014) for a very strong and very luminous look. The eyelid was made up using the 5 Couleurs Palette in Candy Choc n°676, in either the white or the yellow eye shadow depending on the model’s skin tone.
White eyeliner was also applied to the inside of the lower lash line and again, in the same spirit of purity, lashes were not made up, leaving the silvery luminous eyeliner to take centre stage.”
Dior skin star Fluid Foundation was blended in for a complexion that looks even and natural. “I wanted to create a pure complexion that wasn’t too powdered, as the face had to be in line with this spirit of simplicity,” he explains. “Cheekbones were given a light dusting of pink blush with Dior Blush in Rose Corolle n°881, then just above the cheekbone I applied a hint of Dior Blush Starlight n°421 which was blended out toward the temples.”
“Lips look very natural. They are prepared with the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and accentuated with Rouge Dior n°123.”
“In the same spirit of simplicity, nails are clean and discreet in Dior Vernis Muguet n°108.”
Guido Palau created a natural look for hair, with long hair left flowing freely over the shoulders.
Photograph: Thibault de Saint-Chamas for Christian Dior Parfums