Get the look: Makeup from Dior's A/W 16/17 show

Follow Dior’s lead and try this dark and moody look

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 11 2016

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…


Create the canvas

Start with some makeup primer, then follow with some foundation (like Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation), and cover problem spots with concealer.


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.

I wanted to emphasize the impression of texture on the lashes
Peter Philips
Dior Make Up
Creative and Image Director


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 pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.