October is a big month for Christian Dior beauty. New launches aside, the cosmetic giant has wowed fans and beauty addicts with an exclusive experience with none other than its most revered team of global makeup artists who work behind Dior’s most celebrated runway looks.
A tie-in event to the launch of latest additions to our favourite “Dior Backstage 2019,” Dior transformed Siam Paragon’s Hall of Fame into their runway backstage with local and celebrity makeup artists taking turn to share their makeup tips with customers.
The beauty festivity culminated in an exclusive event for which Dior flew in 13 global makeup artists from all over the world for a special evenning with the press, beauty editors and influencers, divided into 13 different makeup themes such as Flawless Skin to Fashion Forward, albeit adhering to the natural look favoured for the runway by Christian Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri and artistic and image director for Dior makeup Peter Philips.
Prestige rounds up 5 key takeouts from this special events, including the new one palette to rule them all, and what it takes to create that oh-so-natural runway look we adore on Dior’s muses like Ruth Bell and Bella Hadid.
1. Start with Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette.
We nickname it “the one palette to rule them all” and we mean just that! The colours are highly pigmented, comprising customisable and multi-finish primer, shadows, shimmer topper and shadow-to-liner gel. And if you think it’s just about the eyes, you couldn’t be more wrong. As we learn from our session, the palette could be mixed with the new Face & Body Glow to amp up your glow, or with primer and add to the lips for a sparkling, natural pout.
2. You can make it even without a mascara…or even an eye-liner.
Dior has made the best mascaras and eyeliners, but according to Davide Frizzi from Italy’s Dior pro team, they are not favoured by Dior’s designer Maria Grazia Chiuri. Chiuri loves natural-looking lashes, hence the extra need for the new Dior Backstage Eyelash Curler. The key is, after foundation, always start the colouring session with curling your lash. And remember to never leave home without your lashes perfectly curled!
3. Natural makeup comes with soft lines.
As we mentioned earlier, the Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette is an all-purpose makeup item for your every use, eyeliner included. The Dior’s runway look is about flawless, glowing complexion and natural eyes. Instead of intense, sharp liners, use the ‘Shadow-to-Liner Gel’ with matte ‘Black’ shadow on Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette to create a soft accent along the lash line.
4. Invest in Dior Backstage Lip Palette.
Highly recommended by superstar and Friend of Dior Ranee “Bella” Campen, the Dior Backstage Lip Palette is her go-to beauty item for every occasion, and every vacation. The 9-colour palette compliments every look, and gives an instant, natural colour to your lips with just a few tapping using your finger. Tips: if you find any colour not complimenting your skin tone, simply mix it with some other colour — this is what makes this palette so multi-purpose!
5. And feel free to amp and glam up the look if au natural isn’t your thing.
Signor Frizzi lets us in on his little secret — there’s a way to glam up the natural look and it can be done with just the same old Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette (and a mascara!). If you prefer a more glamorous “Italian style,” just blend ‘Rust’ on your lids, all the way above your crease for a dramatic effect. Top it with ‘Gold’ top coat and use Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD Mascara for full, thick, Italian diva’s lashes.
Check out all Dior Backstage collection at www.dior.com