Get the look: How to score the natural, luminous makeup look from the Dior 2021 Cruise Collection

Get the look: How to score the natural, luminous makeup look from the Dior 2021 Cruise Collection

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Text: Emily Heng

The term cultural reset has been thrown around a lot in recent times. Perhaps you've seen it in reference to the new modes of fashion presentation; dining etiquette; or even when talking about COVID-19 in general. What it means, essentially, is a monumental occurrence that changes a landscape or view of a public figure. As for the beauty sphere, we'd say the release of HBO teen drama, Euphoria, is a cultural reset, where the series brought forth a maximalist makeup movement embraced by influencers, runways, and celebrities alike.

Opulent, grandiose makeup looks have ruled the roost ever since. Still, as do with most trends, we trust there will soon be a turning point back to the simpler days of ethereal yet effortless makeup — a sentiment agreed upon by Dior, judging by the lewks featured in their 2021 Cruise Collection. "For this young woman with ultra-natural beauty, I favoured a luminous and transparent complexion as well as a slightly underlined, subtly intensified eye," Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, elaborates. Forward-thinking? No doubt about it. We get the man of the hour to dispense all the tips, tricks, and techniques behind this incandescent look.

The full, fluttery lashes with Dior's Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

"To intensify the eyes while still looking natural, I curled the eyelashes then coated the upper row with the new Diorshow Iconic Overcurl 090 Black," he says. "This meant I could "open" the eye up without any overdone effect or any overloading." It helps, naturally, that Dior's latest offering harbours a high-precision formula that grants high definition and curl without clumping or smudging.


The brushed-out brows with Dior's Diorshow Brow Styler and Diorshow Pump ´N' Brow

Both products are used in conjunction to ensure full, defined arches. Disciplined and discreetly emphasized, they need to look natural while adding strength to the eyes," Philips declared.


The luminous, glowing complexion with Dior's Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Line

To get an ultra-natural complexion prepped, first of all begin with the Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum. This is then followed by the Face Cream. "I followed this with the Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer 001 Universal, which evens out the complexion, blurs any flaws and ensures perfect wear for Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation," Philips points out. "I chose in shades matching each skin tone. I then used the Dior Forever Skin Correct, which comes in a variety of shades allowing light touch-ups that are completely imperceptible."


The glazed, glistening pout with Dior's Lip Maximizer 001 Pink

"To obtain a natural plump effect, lips were prepped with Dior Lip Sugar Scrub 001, which smooths them, then heightened using Dior Lip Maximizer 001 Pink, and I blotted the shine with a tissue."


The simplistic nails and hair

Philips opted to enhance talons with a natural shade in Dior Vernis Muguet. Locks were either left natural, or adorned with tiaras and headscarves.