Follow Dior’s lead and try this dark and moody look
Forget barely-there makeup; this season, it’s all about bold, vampy colours that can add a jolt of attitude to your pretty getup. The models at Dior looked more polished this season than previous shows, all thanks to the winning combination of gorgeous “I-woke-up-like-this” skin, lashings of mascara, and a dark, plum lip - something that’s seriously impressive, but surprisingly a cinch to achieve at home.
The trick to modernising this classic look? Add dimension with a pigmented lip gloss packed with teensy reflective particles that’ll pack a punch, even from afar.
Here’s how to get the look…
Set the look
Finish your base with a dusting of loose powder to ensure that your foundation stays on all day.
Prep your peepers
Curl your lashes, then apply a lash primer right before mascara.
Define your eyes
Immediately follow with several coats of volumising mascara on both upper and lower lashes for maximum volume.
Colour it in
Casually apply a light wash of colour to your eyelids with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
Groom your brows
Use some coloured powder to shade in your brows, filling in any bare spots you may have.
Add some colour
Draw an outline of your lips using a dark lip liner (Dior’s Contour Lip Liner in Poison works well for this), then follow with several layers of a matching lipstick, such as Dior Rouge Dior in Poison, and lots of lip gloss on top, such as Dior’s Addict Ultra Gloss in Bulle.
Images: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.