Dior Beauty Debuts Colorful New Liquid Eyeliners

When Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior Beauty received his brief for the makeup look he would create for Dior’s Fall 2018 show, he was a little surprised.

“Today’s look was inspired by a funny brief,” he said backstage at the Rodin Museum a few hours before the ‘60s inspired show took place.

“Normally when designers send a brief, they start with a mood board and a conversation. I got a file with sunglasses. It said, ‘could this inspire you for the show?’” The brief referenced the sunglasses — in shades of orange, pink, blue, yellow, green, navy and black — that every single model wore down the runway along with hats.


Given that the theme of the collection was inspired by the anniversary of 1968 (the time of the Youthquake generation and just two years before a group of women held a protest in support of miniskirts in front of the Dior boutique), Philips made the liner blunt and graphic. “I didn’t want to make it too pretty or too precious.” Philips suggested starting slightly after the beginning of the eye, going straight and stopping before the eye ends. “Say what you have to say, but also show that you have fun with it,” he explained of the concept.

Backstage at Dior's Fall 2018 show, where makeup artist Peter Philips used new colorful liquid liners on the eyes.

“I went for beautiful skin but no contouring, no highlighting, no blush. It was just beautiful skin,” he said of the rest of the look. He used Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age Delay Illuminating Serum as a moisturizer and curled models’ lashes.


Another way to use those boldly hued liners after they drop in June? According to Philips, the white one can be used as a base to lighten some of the more extreme colors.


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