Get the look: The cool, mascara-ed eyes at Dior SS18

Bat those lashes

Text: Renée Batchelor

Image: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums

Twiggy has nothing on these babies. Find out how to cop these spidery lashes from Dior's maestro of makeup

These clumpy lashes may have reminded us of '60s model Twiggy, but Dior's SS18 collection was based on another stylish beauty from that era. Maria Grazia Chiuri's collection paid tribute to Niki de Saint-Phalle, a sculptor, painter and filmmaker who had close ties to the House of Dior in the same era. Her natural radiance also served as inspiration for the fresh and modern makeup look that Peter Philips, created for the runway. "I wanted, in particular, to accentuate the eyes, in a very spontaneous way," he shared.

The eyes were the main focus of the look, and to see how Philips created that volume and separation, check out the video above. Interestingly, falsies or individual lashes were not used to enhance the models' natural lashes. "I wanted to give them a slight sixties feel without going for a completely retro effect. I chose to really load the eyelashes while leaving them at a natural length. First I applied a coat of Diorshow Maximizer 3D followed by five or six generous coats of black Diorshow Pump'n'Volume. These very thick lashes, top and bottom, are ultra made-up, but they're not aiming for a perfect result. Some of them are clumped together, like when a young girls puts her makeup on a bit too quickly."

Dior makeup

To complete the rest of the look, he kept the makeup very minimal. "To emphasize the youthful aspect, I also drew a line of Diorshow Khôl Black Khôl 099 on the waterline of the lower eyelid and slightly accentuated eyebrows with Diorshow Bold Brow and Diorshow Brow Styler." The complexion was fresh, but neither too shiny nor too matte, thanks to a failsafe combination of  Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer and the Forever Undercover Foundation. When you're wearing that much mascara, you have to be careful of smudging, so in the video, you'll also see Philips using corrective touches of Diorskin Undercover Concealer to keep things clean. And if you're wondering how the lips got that farmgirl, scrubbed-clean look, well the girls' lips were prepped with the Lips Sugar Scrub and then topped up with the Dior Lip glow shade — there are four altogether — that best matched each model's complexion. Natural never looked this effortlessly cool.