Dior threw some of the sharpest looks of the season at Paris Fashion Week. When you’re trying to plan your imaginary wardrobe while watching the show, it can be easy to overlook the things that bring it all together – hair and beauty. We unpack Dior’s direction just for you. You can thank us later.
Forget about a smokey eye. Dior were all about the bold lip for AW16. Plum shades should be so dark they’re almost black. Unleash your inner goth queen, we all have one. Contour lip liner is a must, otherwise you’re going to get a purple ‘tash over the course of the day. And haven’t you heard? Shine is back, throw out your collection of matte lipsticks and slick on the gloss… The last time we wore lip gloss, S Club 7 were still in the charts and it was strawberry flavour…
The focal point of eyes for AW16 is mascara, lashings of it. Super curled and layered up, makeup artist Peter Philips used not one, that’s not good enough for Dior, but two different lash emphasisers, Diorshow Maximiser 3D and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl. Don’t forget about that bottom lash either. All topped off with a sweep of delicate toned eyeshadow.
Blush is banned for AW16. Complexions should be poreless (thanks to Diorksin Forever & Ever Wear Primer) and flawless. A foundation base was built upon with loose powder to get rid of any shine – remember your lips should be mirror-like standing out.
Take your pick between sweet shades of beige (Dior Vernis Aerial) or chocolatey brown (Dior Vernis Obscure).
With all that lipgloss on, we can’t run the risk of getting flyaway strands of hair stuck in it, so hair should be clean and structured in a side parting. Two buns twisted behind the ears, low at the neck make for a fun but no-fuss style.
Styled by Guido Palau, hair was clean and structured. A side parting revealed a neat head with smooth shiny hair. Behind the ears at the nape of the neck, two small buns created a chic, gamine style.