Backstage Beauty: Laser-Cut Satin Liner at Dior

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After the mirrored liner of the Dior Couture Winter 2015 show and the leather liner this season at Fendi, makeup artist Peter Philips continued his cutout liner theme, putting a new spin on his couture makeup statement. For Dior’s Spring 2015 show, the makeup maestro offered up macaroon-colored strips of laser-cut satin in “chemical pastel” shades of pistachio, pink, peach, and yellow, which are set to hit beauty counters in January 2015 along with the rest of the ‘Kingdom of Colors’ collection.

“The eyes are the most important element of this fresh, young, and luminous makeup look,” he explained. Much like his other breathtaking makeup looks – note the sequined brows and laced eyeshadow of past seasons – Philips was intent on creating something completely unexpected, using what is otherwise, a very mundane material. “I thought it would be interesting to take a classic fabric like satin and subvert it to obtain a really modern makeup finish, which in fact looks very similar to a ‘neoprene’ effect.”

He used ‘Backstage Eye Prime’ to smooth the lids and carefully defined brows using the ‘Crayon Sourcils Poudre’. Eyelashes were left without mascara for contemporary effect but curled to open the eyes. Combining classicism and visionary creativity has become a Peter Philips signature, and it’s this unique fusion that has the beauty world waiting on tenterhooks season after season.

Photo: Courtesy of IMAXTREE

 

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