You’ve almost certainly seen shots over the last week of Dior’s Cruise Collection 17, held at the magnificent Blenheim Palace – a meaningful location for the label given that they showed there way back in 1954 and 1958. Apart from the stunning clothes and setting though, it was the makeup that really grabbed our attention. Created and styled by renowned make up artist Peter Philips, the eyes were undoubtedly the focal point in this super soft, super modern look.
A crop of industry faves including Bella Hadid stormed down the runway with bold eyes fluttering and lashes bare: a manifesto for graphic modernity. Philips revealed: “I used the deep bronze shade from the 5 Couleurs palette Parisian Sky, which I applied as a colour-block in a single sweep over the entire eyelid, from the lash root to the eyebrows.”
The look caught light with Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation, which ensured the girls looked luminous, complexion-perfection flawless, and subtly sculpted. With nothing matte and nothing powdered, Philips let us into his blending secrets, “I created shape by gently contouring with the Dior Blush Light & Contour jumbo stick.” Applying this to the hollows of the cheeks, the architecture of the face was executed in a sharp understated way. As for the lippy? Dior’s crew of models kept things natural, giving us just a glimmer of the light peach shade of Dior Addict Gloss: the de facto lip popping colour of the season.
The sheer pearl sheen of Dior Vernis Muguet, meanwhile, lightly coated the nails, reflecting the elegant look of the collection. Restrained so at not to draw any attention away from those hyponotising bold eyes, the hair, styled by Guido Palau, was pulled back and slicked down with gel so lengths hung freely down the models’ backs. Simple hair, dark eyeshadow and no mascara: could this be the new go to? Sign us up. We’ve been waiting a long time for panda-eyes to be acceptable.