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Backstage at Dior Haute Couture Spring 2015

Peter Philips and Guido Palau created the show’s beauty look.

PARIS — For Dior’s couture show, the label’s creative and image director for makeup Peter Philips kept faces fresh.
 
He and Dior couturier Raf Simons opted for a nude, pared-down makeup look as a foil to the psychedelic catwalk scaffolding and high-octane clothes.
 
“I avoided making an epoch reference in makeup to keep it modern,” said Philips.
 
He used Diorskin Nude Air products, including Ultra-Fluid Sérum Foundation, Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder and a pinch of blush. Lips got a lick of Dior Addict Lip Maximizer.
 
Philips gave peepers a hint of shading, starting on their lids’ upper, inner corners and moving downward, with the yet-to-be-released Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette.
 
“It changes very subtly the eye and is a bit like a cloud,” continued Philips, who also elongated eyebrows, and curled models’ eyelashes.
 
Of the look he said: “It’s very tender and a nice contrast.”
 
Hairstylist Guido Palau and Simons together conjured up hair ornaments for the show. The lacquered metal rings served to connect the models’ hair, sporting a sleek updo, with the ponytails hanging down off them.
 
“Though it’s classic, there is a ‘Diorness’ to it, a [futuristic take], a modernity because it has this very simplistic sort of feel,” said Palau, of the coif.
 
He employed Redken products, including Forceful 3 Super Strength Finishing Spray.