A guide to aceing Dior's double-winged liner

Steady hand

  • 05.10.2021

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Dior’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection was a colourful extravaganza. With bright graphics and primary colours incorporated heavily into the show and demonstrated through a plethora of neon garments cut with an ode to the sixties, it’s safe to say that Maria Grazia Chiuri went all out for this season’s runway show. 

It’s no surprise then, that Peter Philips — Creative and Image Director for Dior makeup — made sure it all came together by creating a look heavily inspired by the sixties. “I highlighted the eyes, elongating them with a double line of black eyeliner that was graphic but light, in a fresh and cheeky spirit with a sixties vibe,” he explained. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this stellar aesthetic. Lucky for you lot, we got a step-by-step guide as to how you can score the vibe. Read on to find out more.

Its all in the eyes

For the double wing, Philips utilised the Diorshow On Stage Liner 096 Vinyl Black at the outer edge of the upper and lower eyelids, and made sure to stretch it to the outer corners. These dual focal points were then separated by a line of pale eye pencil in Diorshow Khôl 529 Beige Khôl, shaded between the clean black lines, to blend into the skin. For eyeshadow, Philips used the various shades of Mono Couleur Couture according to the models’ complexion for a blurred nude effect. He finished the eye makeup with a structured brow using the Diorshow Kabuki Brow Styler.

A base that stays

Philips prepped the models’ skin with the Capture Totale Super Potent Serum. This was followed by Capture Totale Firming And Wrinkle-Correcting Cream. “Then I applied Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer 001 Universal, which blurs flaws and provides perfect hold for the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, which I chose in different shades depending on each model’s complexion,” he explained. Lastly, Philips finished off base makeup with a very light transparent dusting of Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder so as to ensure the makeup doesn’t budge.

Minimalist talons and lips

With such a strong eye in place, the lips were deliberately kept muted. Pouts looked soft and hydrated in the Rouge Dior Satin Balm 000 Dior Natural. The nails were also kept subtle in Dior Vernis 108 Muguet, while the models’ hair were pulled up in sixties-style ponytails to keep the focus on ’em peepers.