Heavy metal: Dior makeup goes dramatic for fall

Heavy metal: Dior makeup goes dramatic for fall

Paint by numbers

Text: Renée Batchelor

With a stunning blend of opulent hues and rich textures, as well as a mix of metallics and mattes, Dior presents a strikingly modern palette this fall

If there's one thing we've learnt about makeup it's that opposites attract. Even if you're rocking a monochromatic face, by simply playing with textures — such as blending satin, matte and shimmer finishes, you can create depth and dimension. Throw in different finishes and different hues and you open up a whole new world of possibilities — bringing to mind a confident, fashion-forward persona.

Get your fingers dirty with these innovative products. First up, the brand's Metalizer Eyes & Lips is an iridescent face paint inspired by professional use facepaint. In six shades, these metal-effect pigments come in a quick-drying, weightless cream that gives an almost 'editorial' effect when worn. Wear it on your eyes for a heavy metal finish, or over your lipstick for a shimmery veil. Pair them with the brand's star palette — the 5 Couleurs — for a sexy, smoky eye of epic proportions. We especially love the hues in the Magnetize palette, as they can create a super, dramatic look thanks to the masterful blend of black, silver and gold shades.
Diorblush Colour & Light

The Diorblush Colour & Light is another eye-catching proposition by the brand. In three combinations, the double-ended prducts deposits a creamy, blendable texture onto the skin. Start with the matte blush to sculpt cheekbones, and then follow with the pearly highlighter. We love the ease of use and the dummy-friendly texture, that won't leave obvious streaks on the skin. Finally, we have to mention the Diorshow Bold Brow Brow Mascara. In a mousse-serum texture, this is packed with vitamins to fortify your brow hair — more brow is always good — as well as pigments to define and create volume on existing hairs, for a more dramatic, wowing look. Diorshow Bold Brow

From $36 to $102. At Dior counters and stores from 1 August