BACKSTAGE DIARIES: GRECIAN EYELINER IS ABOUT TO BECOME YOUR FAVOURITE THING

‘Eyeliner’ and ‘Easy’ are unlikely bedfellows. But they got it together at Dior Couture SS20

21.01.2020

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What’s the best news I could bring you from backstage at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s SS20 Dior couture show? OK, a clue, it’s eyeliner related. OK I’ll tell you, because international creative and image director of Dior makeup Peter Philips told me; Eyeliner is the secret to translating model makeup to IRL makeup.

Take this latest Couture show for instance. There were seventy eight models there. The theme was distinctly Grecian, even before we saw the clothes walk down the runway. Backstage hair and makeup stations were buzzing with fat braid-and wave-making, gilt headbands waiting to sit atop them, more gold twinkling in the makeup palettes, but the real winner was the eyeliner look because - hold the front page - it was easy. Easy and impactful, the perfect combination to make seventy-eight very different models look standout amazing on the catwalk. It worked on every very different eye shape. And it is the perfect combination to take straight off the catwalk and onto your own eyes. Here is how Peter told me to do it;

"It’s a very street-adapted look. Very wearable. Maria Grazia Chiuri gave me keywords only. For me it was ‘eyeliner’, because Maria and I always try to reinvent it or do a take on eyeliner, so this time it was very wearable actually."

HOW TO CREATE COUTURE LINER

"First prep the skin with a fresh natural routine, hydration, primer, concealer where you need it. New Forever Concealer is amazing, you're gonna love it."

"Use Dior On Stage Waterproof Liner in matte black to flick a double wing, on the outer edge of top and bottom lashes."

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THE GOLDEN TOUCH

Take the Dior Backstage Custom Eye Palette and if you pick up a little of the shadow to liner gel and mix it with the metallic gold shadow, you can achieve that golden liner. Use a flat brush instead of a liner brush so you can just press on and place it precisely between the black wings.

WHY THIS LINER LOOK SUITS EVERYONE

According to Peter (and by looking with my own eyes), this easy grecian look is the answer for your eye shape, no matter your eye shape. Why?

"It doesn’t cover the whole lash line, just the ends. With most Asian eyes or hooded lids the eyeliner just disappears. This top and bottom double wing is just on the ends so it suits all the shapes. It’s universally flattering."

MORE BACKSTAGE DIARY ACCESS

PETER PHILIPS BACKSTAGE MAKEUP STATION

THE FLORAL CARPET TO THE SHOW VENUE AT Musée Rodin

THE GILDED HEADBANDS COMPLIMENTED PETER PHILIPS' MAKEUP LOOK 

FEMINIST ARTIST JUDY CHICAGO CREATED AN INSTALLATION INSIDE THE SHOW VENUE WITH BANNERS HAND STITCHED IN INDIA

THE HOT TICKET

WATCH THIS: Dior Beauty Backstage

ALL IMAGERY SHOT ON THE APPLE IPHONE 11 PRO MAX BY BEAUTY & STYLE DIRECTOR SOPHIE BERESINER


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The Dior Couture soundtrack

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