Beauty How To: Dior Fall 2015

Forget the no-makeup makeup look.

By: Noah Lehava
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

We know, we know. We’ve been preaching the whole bare-faced-and-bedhead look for a while now. But when Raf Simon’s psychedelic Dior parade trotted down the blush pink runway on Friday, we tripped. We mean, just look here. It was the above-the-neck ensemble — dramatic sweeping side-parted ponies, so sleek and shiny we could hardly look at them; the mani, dark and moody mismatched tips; the face, prim, clean and fresh, a cool contrast to the decidedly un-subtle glossy, graphic eye — that kicked in our eye shadow withdrawal. So naturally, we went to the source, Dior’s master face painter and Creative and Image Director, Peter Phillips, to see if we could pull it off IRL.


Diorskin Star Foundation
Dior "Fix It" 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal Stick (launching August 2015)
Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite Powder (launching August 2015)
Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder


"I chose to blend Diorskin Star fluid foundation into the skin for perfect cover that still gave a natural result. Then, to hide little imperfections around the eye area I applied the new Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer using my fingers. And finally, to add a touch of light, I applied a veil of Diorskin Nude Cosmopolite, the new highlighter."



Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Diorshow Mascara in Pro Black #092 (launching June 2015)
Diorshow Pro Liner in Black #092 (launching June 2015)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Fall 2015 "Cosmopolite" Edition in Exubérante #766 (launching August 2015)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Fall 2015 "Cosmopolite" Edition in Eclectic #866 (launching August 2015)
Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown #001
Diorshow Sourcils Poudre Crayon in Soft Brown #453 (launching August 2015)


"Eyeshadow was applied in a dense block across the upper eyelid in a choice of kaki or plum shades from the Palette 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Exubérante, or, in bronze and brown from the Palette 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite Eclectic. The large half-moon shaped design was done with a pre-dampened sponge applicator for maximum coverage. Next, using the Dior Pro Liner pen, black eye liner was applied to the lash line, and lastly the upper lashes were curled and coated with two coats of Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum then I added 3 coats of Diorshow Pro Black mascara for a "false-lash" effect."


¨I wanted to instantly draw attention to the eyes by creating a very strong graphic look. It's a very controlled, very catwalk look. This very dense and polished look contrasts with a soft, luminous complexion. It's a combination of a rather feminine subtlety, and clear, distinct lines. This association reflects the spirit of the collection, which lies between the expression of fluid femininity and an accentuated graphic statement."

-Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup


Dior "Fix It" 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal Stick (launching August 2015)


"I also used the Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Concealer stick here as it gives both coverage and moisture. It neutralizes lip colour for a natural, blended look."



Dior VernisFall 2015 "Cosmopolite" Shades : Metropolis #701, Cosmopolite #785, Darling Blue #791, Black Out #982 (launching August 2015, limited edition*)
Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947 #970


"Nail lacquers were mixed up with each hand displaying a different shade. Multiple colour combinations ranged from the deep black of Black Out to the metallic blue of Darling Blue, the grey green of Metropolis, the milky rosewood of Cosmopolite and the intense Bordeaux of the legendary Nuit 1947."