Published on September 27, 2022 at 4:26 p.m.
It is in the Tuileries garden in Paris that Dior has packed its bags for Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week. Backstage, we find Peter Philips, creative and image director of makeup, who tells us the story behind the makeup of the day. “It’s a special story. The inspiration for the collection is Catherine de Medici, an iconic and powerful woman in the history of France and Italy, symbol of the Baroque. And the makeup inspiration is a model from the Stella Lucia fashion show. Maria Grazia Chiuri – artistic director of the house – saw a photo of her on Instagram and she loved her look. It is therefore a mixture between a known, historical woman and a modern woman on Instagram. Everyone can be a muse and inspire as soon as they have a strong conviction or identity. “Stella Lucia has indeed posted a photo of her eyeliner in a modern version: crossed in the internal corner.
Make-up, step by step
After a moisturizing cream on the face and an eye contour from the Capture Totale range, the make-up artist applied the Face & Body foundation. “It has a somewhat matte finish so we have a luminosity but it doesn’t shine. I added some concealer for dark circles and pimples and some sheer powder with a puff on the models that tend to shine. We created a palette especially for the show called “Prêt-à-porter” in order to apply a natural makeup adapted to each complexion. Then we put a kohl pencil inside the eye (on the mucous membrane). Finally, I drew the black on the eyes using the Diorshow 24h eyeliner pen to make this famous crossed line. The trick is to do it quickly, in a raw way. Then clean with a cotton swab. I recommend using a pencil rather than a liquid liner for this look otherwise the result is more classic, more 60s. »