Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, celebrates a chromatic spring season by reinventing the “gradient makeup” trend in the Dior Colour Gradation collection, embodied by the model Lindsey Wixson, the House’s newest beauty looks ambassador. The “gradient makeup” is the method of clashing colors and fading shades to allow for the boldest of looks.
Peter Philips reinvents the “gradient makeup” trend according to the art of color that has always been the Dior makeup signature. The lips are worked up in different shades of pink to evoke a bee-stung pout, the eyelids exhibit a spectrum that’s alternately soft and electric, a tie-dye effect sets cheekbones alive.
To create the voluptuous lips that illuminate the face and achieve a subtly sophisticated effect, in which the pigments seem to be one with the shade of the lips, Peter Philips has devised a lipstick 2.0: Rouge Gradient. It is double ended and designed to provide a heavily pigmented gradient on lips. Using its double foam tip, first apply the lightest shade as a base, before applying a more intense touch to the center of the lips.
The layering creates a melting gradation with a powdered matte finish, which can be adjusted according to mood and desire, and which is achieved with one of the three available versions, Pink, Red or Purple.
A four-color eyeshadow palette Colour Gradation is well pigmented and available in Blue Gradation or Coral Gradation. It comes with a motif reminiscent of the pleats with which Christian Dior liked to give his dresses movement, just as the gradation of the shades gives life to color.
Shifting the “gradient makeup” technique to the complexion, Peter Philips also created dégradé powder compacts, Diorblush Colour Gradation and Diorblush Nude Air Colour Gradation, which allow the shade of the cheekbones to be modulated.
Dior has revealed four different nail polish shades for spring 2017 so far, all of them vibrant and very unexpected. The line up includes, the peach Nude de Maybe peach, lemon yellow Early, deep green Now or the flamboyant red of Sudden.