Dior went back to black for its Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2020 collection. The collection follows a dark, moody theme with models strutting down the runway in black structured wool coats, suiting and cocktail dresses. Fresh off the runway, Dior presents the ultimate smokey eye look to match Maria Grazia Chiuri's vibe for the season.
The inspiration behind this: Dior's new Diorshow Tri(O)blique Eye Shadow Palette in a trio of silver, grey, and jet black. Creative director of Christian Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, gifted Chiuri the customized palette with her name back at the 2020 Cruise show in Marrakech. "She said, 'It's really funny you gave this to me because for Haute Couture, I was thinking of a smoky eye."
And how exactly do you achieve Dior-approved smoky eyes? Starting with the base, Philips applied the new Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer for a flawless complexion, followed by a fine layer of Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation. With up to forty shades, you're bound to find one that is perfect for your skin tone.
And when it comes to those peepers, Philips went for both a soft and intense smoky eye. After priming the eye with the Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Pen on the eyelids, he went ahead with black shadow and began to make the eye by "pushing" the powder into the roots of the lashes with a sponge applicator. To our surprise, no mascara was needed for this look. "When you apply mascara, it becomes more about seduction," he said. "Without, it's more poetic. You take the harshness out of it, but it's still strong."
To complement such an intense makeup look, Philips went for a natural finish on the lips with a swipe of neutral lip gloss in Dior Lip Minimiser.
Make-up created and styled by Peter Philips
Photo Credits Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums