Yes. Yes. Yes. The red lipstick is THE NEW red lipstick. And not only because I said so and you know I am a red lipstick hoarder and heavy user, but I insist on it because I see it all around. Just as an example, during the current Haute Couture week in Paris, at least we have seen it in Dior, Cara Delevine at Chanel and Alberta Ferreti’s runway for the Spring/ Summer 2016 couture collection, and I can warranty that red lipstick will be all over the place during the Red Carpet shows to come.
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up, created two different looks to accompany a contemporary silhouette with either a strong black eye, or a fiery red lip.
“This diaphanous beauty displays eyes emphasized with black eyeliner combined with a nude lip, while some models put in appearances displaying scarlet lips set against a flawless complexion.”
As Peter Philips explained, “only a few groups of models, in the middle and at the end of the show, wore an intense shade of red lipstick. The idea was to create a “coup de Trafalgar” and revive the memory of the red looks thus named by Christian Dior, who would send these flamboyant designs out in the middle of a show to take the audience by surprise,” he specified.
Below you can find a step- by- step guide to accomplish this sleek yet refreshing red lip makeup.
“The upper eyelid was heightened by applying Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproofblack eyeliner at the lash line. The horizontal line lengthens the eye,” explained Peter Philips.
“Next I emphasized lashes to obtain a really thick, heavy lash. Fist I coated them with Diorshow Maximiser 3D, then I applied multiple coats of black mascara, alternating between Diorshow Designer, which creates density, and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof, which maintains good curl in the lashes.”
He added, “for the nude eye on the second look, I used the light, iridescent shade from the centre of the 5-Couleurs Palette in Escapade. Applied to the entire eyelid it gives the eyes a gentle, natural light.”
As Peter Philips explained, “the two looks share a pale and luminous complexion. I blended Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation into the skin to even out and illuminate the skin. A few touches of Diorskin Star Concealer and a light dusting of Poudre Nude Air added the finishing touches to this flawless complexion,” he specified.
“The first look has an unobtrusive lip – we simply applied the neutral shade of Fix It to revive natural lip colour.” This is one of my favorite product discoveries from last year: This primer works wonders over lips because it do not dry them out, and also I have used it over my eye lids and leaves a thin layer that makes them ready to get all the eyeshadow colors and prevents it from creasing.
“The second look, on the other hand, has a fiery red lip – the famous “Coup de Trafalgar” in a nod to Christian Dior’s shows,” explained Peter Philips.
“I outlined the lips with Crayon Contour Lèvres in Rouge Royal, then I applied Fabuleuse, the highly pigmented red shade of Diorific Mat. Next, to create the shaded effect, I added a darker touch of Crayon Contours Lèvres in Prune Troublant, blended with the deep red Diorific Mat Troublante, to the centre of the lower lip,” he added “blending the edges a little bit so that the lip line wasn’t sharply defined, but just a little bit blurred.”
“Nails revealed an intense shade of plum that was almost black, in Dior Vernis n°970 Nuit 1947.”
Styled by Guido Palau. a contemporary hairstyle gently revealed the face. Hair was worn in a large, low, soft chignon from which stands escaped.”
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