How to re-create the striking makeup look as seen at Dior’s FW19 show
Punk rock never dies
When it comes to eyeliner, a sharp, precise wing never goes out of style. Still, the latest offerings — as seen on our favourite celebrities — might just give this classic a run for its money. See: Lucy Boynton's floating 70's sitch, Elsie Fisher's bold 'kitten-ear' flicks and Dove Cameron's feathery flicks.
Another look luring us to stray from the familiar is, undoubtedly, the kohl smudged crayon lids from Dior's latest fall-winter runway. Crafted by Dior Makeup's Creative and Image Director, Peter Phillips, it is supposedly a riff on the 'English teddy girls in the 1950s' — intense, eye-catching, and with a punk-feel that appears decidedly modern.
Want to one up your eyeliner game with this graphic look? Below, a step-by-step guide as to how Peter Phillips made it happen.
The bold, graphic liner
For this collection, Peter Phillips designed a look that saw "dark and graphic eyes, with an upper eyelid covered in black". This was done using the Dior Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon in Noir Trinidad. The Diorshow On Stage Liner in Matte Black was then used to draw a series of short, straight lines — spaced out to create a "star" effect around the eyes. The lines were drawn to get an imperfect, rough finish.
To accentuate the eye, Phillips coated the lashes first in the Diorshow Maximizer 3D and then curled them using the Diorshow Pump 'n' Volume Mascara in Black Pump. Finally, he redefined the eyebrows — but kept them looking natural — with the Diorshow Brow Styler.
The fresh complexion
"The complexion was pure and natural, adapted to each skin tone using the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation line, followed by a few correcting touches of the Diorskin Undercover Concealer." For the last step, he dabbed on some Dior Flash Luminizer to highlight the face.
The barely-there lip shade
The natural looking lips was first prepared using a Lip Sugar Scrub, then subtly heightened with the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in Mirage.
The earth-toned nails
Depending on the skin tone of each girl, nails were painted either beige with Dior Vernis in Wild Earth or brown with Dior Vernis Terra Gold.
The casual low-pony
On models with long hair, Guido Palau styled a low ponytail tied in the neck, with a clear side-part. For those with short hair, their original haircuts were preserved.