Dior Beauty: Makeup Artist Peter Philips Reveals How To Recreate Teddy Girl Eyes

Hayley Kadrou   |   05 - 03 - 2019

Christian Dior’s AW19 show saw dramatic dark eyes on the models as they took to the runway in Paris.

As Dior took to the runway for its Autumn/Winter 2019 show, making a statement seemed to be at the heart of Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s collection.

But that didn’t start and finish with the Sisterhood Is Global slogan T-shirt donned by the first runway model, as statement eyes were a major feature of the look, too.

Backstage, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup Peter Philips created a striking look that accentuated the models’ eye. He encased the upper lids in strokes of black, and fanned out liner on the lower lids in a Twiggy-style.

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Philips said: “I was inspired by the sassy style of English Teddy Girls in the late 1950s. Their avant-garde style, very Londoner. The result is a very graphic and intense black eye, in a rock style reinterpreted with a bit of a punk feel.”

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Philips explained how he created the look by firstly covering the entire upper eyelid in black using Dior’s Waterproof Eyeliner crayon in NoirTrinidad. “Then, with Diorshow On Stage Liner in Matte Black, I drew a series of short, straight spaced out to create a ‘star’ effect around the eyes.

He added that these were drawn imperfectly for a more authentic, rough feel.

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“Next, to accentuate this very black eye, I coated the lashes first in Diorshow Maximizer 3D, and then curled them using Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara Black Pump.”

He added that for the final touch, he redefined the brows with Diorshow Brow Styler for a natural finish.

As for the rest of the look, Philips created a “pure and natural” complexion using Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation as coverage and a touch of highlighter.

Lips meanwhile were exfoliated with a sugar-based scrub and topped with Dior Addict Stella Shine in Mirage to complete the look.

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