For the autumn-winter 2018-2019 haute couture collection by maria grazia chiuri, peter philips, creative and image director for dior make-up, created a natural make-up look using products almost exclusively from the dior backstage line.

“dior backstage is a line for which I redesigned all the key items in the make-up bag. These universal products give us professional make-up in an efficient, intuitive way.”Peter philips explains.

“with 40 shades of dior backstage face and body foundation, I’ve got 16 levels of intensity across 6 skin tones, so that I can adapt it to every complexion precisely. Next, as a corrector, I used diorskin forever undercover concealer, as well as flash luminizer to add a touch of light. Lastly, I finished off with a fine dusting of dior backstage glow palette universal n°001 powder to add sheen to areas that naturally catch the light.” he continues, “when needed, I used the lighter shades from the dior backstage contour palette to sculpt the face.”

Peter philips explains, “eyes were given a hint of emphasis with dior backstage eye palette n° 001 warm neutrals. For light skin tones I used the softest shades – shimmer pink and matte pink – which subtly ‘open’ the eyes. On darker skin tones I used ombré sculpting powder, shimmer purple and matte plum. Eyebrows were discreet, but defined and shaped with diorshow brow styler and dior backstage brow palette.”

“dior backstage lip palette n°001 universal neutrals was used on lips. Depending on skin tone I chose either gloss pink, gloss beige, or gloss blush for discreet and transparent plump lips.”

Nails were natural and bare whilst Guido palau styled hair in long cylindrical ponytails tied low at the nape, with elastics criss-crossed throughout the lengths.

Haute-couture autumn-winter 2018-2019, dior show backstage dior make-up created and styled by Peter Philips

Photography: Vanni Bassetti for Christian Dior Parfums