Wednesday 30 January 2013

Bejeweled Beauties by DIOR Spring 2013 Couture

Bejeweled Lips And 3-D Cat Eyes For All Backstage At Dior

Last season, the British make-up artist Paul McGrath revealed a little-known fact about newly named Christian Dior creative directore Raf Simons: The king of minimalism's girl "loves makeup." For Spring 2013, that affinity resulted in hand-beaded eyelids that had been treated with colored cream pigments in elongated shapes a form of adornment Simons apparently liked so much, he ordered it up again for Couture, this time leaving the lips to do the talking.

On the face, jauntily topped by a short haircut, it draws all attention: the glossy, luscious mouth, painted in Dior red or in fuchsia pink set with Swarovski crystals, almost in a nod to the embroideries on the clothes. A mouth like the petals of a rose glistening with morning dew, the final touch to Raf Simons' take on flower-women.

A slash of scarlet, vibrant and bright, on skin that's clean and minimal, almost nude. The eyes are now made up with a band of iridescent eyeshadows, stretching as far as the temples, as if set with butterly wings in Tweed and Sequins, then underlined with a delicate swipe of black eyeliner and taupe eyeshadow. Innovative and unexpected, the garconne make-up expresses all the modernity of the colors developed by Tyen, Dior's creative director of make-up.

In contrast to the sophistication of Raf Simons' designs, hair was short and slicked down, inspired by Monsieur Dior's own models and iconic actresses of the 1960s.
"From the very conception of the collection, Raf Simons had a specific idea in mind for the hair: he wanted it short," explains hairstylist Guido Palau. "I was inspired by famous actresses with celebrated garçonne haircuts, like Mia Farrow, Jean Seberg, Janet Leigh, and by Monsieur Dior's models who, for the most part, had short hair. It's a very elegant cut, it elongates the silhouette, and draws attention to the neck and how the head is carried."


  • For the skin: Diorskin Nude Fluid Foundation and Diorskin Nude Compact Foundation
  • For "banded" eyes: Diorshow Mono Tweed 760 applied beneath, Diorshow Mono Sequins 616 applied above
  • For "taupe" eyes: Diorshow Mono Grège 726 applied on the entire lid area, and Diorshow Mono Tweed 760 applied to recreate the halo of the upper eyelid. Diorshow ArtPen Noir Liner to outline lashes brushed with Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
  • For red lips: Rouge Dior Altesse 999, Dior Addict Gloss Diablotine 643, Red Swarovski Crystals
  • For fuchsia lips: Rouge Dior Fuschia Star 766, Dior Addict Gloss Princesse 553, Fuchsia Swarovski Crystals

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo Credit/Source: © The House of DIOR / © Kevin Tachman for VOGUE

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