Sculpted beauty: The Dior Skyline makeup collection for fall 2016

Sculpted beauty: The Dior Skyline makeup collection for fall 2016

Shade and light

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Inspired by the play of shadows and light upon the iconic Eiffel Tower, Dior creates the Skyline makeup collection for fall

You are the beauty architect of your own face, and Dior is taking this concept up a notch with their new fall collection aptly named Skyline that explores the structural perfection of facial angles and planes with makeup. Designed by Dior beauty's creative and image director Peter Philips, this collection is for the woman who possess the experimental daring to shape her features into a masterpiece. Skyline lines up the perfect colours and shimmers in autumnal hues to achieve a chiselled look so sharp, your cheekbones can slice glass.

Dior Skyline makeup collection fall 2016 model

Reflect the light with the Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer that applies with the softness of a breeze and brings out the angles of your face with its illuminating pigments. Formulated in a universal shade that adapts to any skin tone, this virtually undetectable highlight powder kisses the skin with a gentle luminosity for a radiant complexion. Once you've got your glow on, the Diorblush Light and Contour (in a clever and convenient double-ended stick) is the perfect companion to the compact, adding in blendable soft shadows and glide-on shimmer to define and refine the hollows of the face for a dimensional finish.

Dior Skyline makeup collection fall 2016 face

The signature 5 Couleurs palette is given a limited edition geometric spin, embossed with an intricate network of entwined lines reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower's impressive steel structure. With a curated shade range inspired by the autumnal Parisian skies, your eyes will hypnotise in the Architect Palette's combinations of smoky seasonal beiges and taupes with pops of purple and blue. Not forgetting eyebrows, fill them in with the new Diorshow Brow Chalk, to frame your features and give your face additional definition. Uniquely shaped in a flat rectangle tip for quick foolproof application, the twist-up chalk is formulated with the colour intensity of a pencil but boasts a creamy texture that acts as a brow wax to keep your brows groomed to a 'T' — the perfect product for full, natural eyebrows.

A label after our own hearts, Dior debuts a frosted coppery brown in the Skyline collection's new shades of Dior Addict lipsticks and Dior Addict glosses. An intense colour for the bold, the vampy hue glides on with hints of iridescent shimmer to give a voluptuous, sculpted pout. But worry not as your shade options aren't limited to dark autumnal hues. Milky peaches, perfect pinks and an extravagant red, round off the colour range to flatter every woman. For something else a little out of the norm though, give the pearly crystalline gloss a whirl and see it transform into a sparkling pink upon contact with your lips.

No look is complete without a finishing polish and the new five-shade Dior Vernis palette of posh beiges, greiges and tans is pure sophistication in a bottle. Update your manicure with these refined shades for sleek colour that complements your makeup while embracing a luxurious elegance.

Watch Peter Philips' video below to find out more on the collection:

The Dior Skyline collection is available now at all Dior counters