Clowning Around: Pierrot Inspired Eyes At Dior SS19 Couture Makeup

Diana Bell-Heather   |   22 - 01 - 2019

Maria Gazia Chiuri staged a couture circus filled with fine craftsmanship designed for today, and the makeup complimented the theme.

 

dior couture ss19 makeup

Spring-Summer 2019 Haute-Couture
Dior Show Backstage Dior Make-Up Created and Styled By Peter Philips
Photography: Vincent Lappartient For Christian Dior Parfums

 

Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior make-up, styled a look inspired by a Pierrot clown, with a particular focus on the eyes that he decorated with patterns drawn in thick black lines.

 

“I chose a dark and graphic messy look, with a pattern that blends a punk aesthetic with a dreamy Pierrot feel. All the emphasis was on the eyes, which are intriguing, and draw you in,” Philips says in a statement.

 

He talks us through the look below.

 

dior couture ss19 makeup

Spring-Summer 2019 Haute-Couture
Dior Show Backstage Dior Make-Up Created and Styled By Peter Philips
Photography: Vincent Lappartient For Christian Dior Parfums

 

EYES 

 “To obtain this look I curled the lashes and framed the eyes with a black liner. I circled the eyes completely with a thick dense line of black using the Diorshow on stage liner matte black pen. Then, aligned with the pupil, I drew a vertical line that goes down to create like a Pierrot effect. After that, I smudged any lines that were too sharp, and blurred the edges with crayon eyeliner waterproof Noir Trinidad for a more punk and less perfect effect. Lastly, I applied a line of Diorshow Khôl black to the upper and lower waterlines so that the eyes were completely ringed in black.”

 

dior couture ss19 makeup

Spring-Summer 2019 Haute-Couture
Dior Show Backstage Dior Make-Up Created and Styled By Peter Philips
Photography: Vincent Lappartient For Christian Dior Parfums

 

COMPLEXION

“An ultra-natural complexion created thanks to Dior Backstage face and body foundation, whose 40 shades for every skin colour enabled me to adapt it to every complexion. Then, when needed, I used Diorskin Forever Undercover concealer for touch-ups.”

 

LIPS

 “Lips looked really natural. They were prepped with Dior Lip Sugar Scrub 001 pink, and then I used Dior Lip Maximizer in pink, but I toned the shine down just before the models went onto the catwalk.”