How to achieve the biggest lip trend of the fall/winter 2016 season

How to achieve the biggest lip trend of the fall/winter 2016 season

Blood and wine

Text: Renée Batchelor

Image: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums

Find out how makeup genius Peter Philips created this luscious lip look at Dior

If you've been paying attention to the makeup trends that emerged from the fall/winter 2016 runways you'll know that deep and delicious lips were a huge trend. From a luscious wine to full-out black lips, dare to go dark in the upcoming months. We loved the lip look at Dior, as its Creative and Image Director for Dior Make Up Peter Philips created a rich, glossy bordeaux that was still wearable for the everyday girl. 


Says Phillips, "Lips are the focal point of the look. They were hydrated with Dior Addict Lip Glow then made up using Dior Contour Lip Liner and Rouge Dior in Poison to obtain an extreme shade of plum that flirts on the edge of black. The lips were then coated with Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Bulle for a mirror effect."

Dior backstage Fw16 Beauty

For the eyes it was all about complementing the bold lips. The lashes were curled and a coat of Diorshow Maximiser 3D was applied as a base. Then Philips and his team emphasised the eyes by applying coat after coat of Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara in Over Black, on both the upper and lower lashes for intensive volume. "I wanted to emphasise the impression of texture on the lashes. Eyelids were gently shaded in delicate tones from the 5 Couleurs Palette Skyline Edition Parisian Sky."

Peter Philips Dior

To get the flawless skin seen on the models — key when wearing such a dark shade — Philips explains, "First, I applied Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer, followed by Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation. For perfect cover without shine, I used Diorskin Forever & Ever Control Loose Powder. For tiny corrections, a touch of Fix It here and there adds the perfect, luminous finishing touch." As a final step, the models wore either the chic, beige Dior Vernis in Aerial, or the rich, deep chocolate brown Obscure on their nails. The result? Pure perfection.