The Secret Glow: Dior Backstage Beauty
Inspired by the synergy of Dior's backstage runway shows, Peter Philips, creative director of Dior Makeup, aims to provide professional yet essential beauty products for everyday use. Following its signature ‘Face & Body Foundation’ launched last year, Dior continues to push the boundaries with its new launches that include the Face & Body Primer, Glow Face Palette, Amber Neutrals Eye Palette. Notably, each product does its own tricks.
Foremost, The Primer.
Described as “wake up makeup”, the Face & Body Primer is THE key to creating an instantly flawless complexion that we have seen on the runway. The mattifying powders instantly blur away imperfections you might have, while giving your skin an extra boost with its plant-based glycerine and shea butter ingredient. Enhanced with a peach-undertone, it also works well with Asian skin-tone without creating a greyish effect.
Tip: Apply the primer using circular massage movements to smoothen and prepare your skin for makeup.
Next Up, highlight.
When it comes to face sculpting, highlighting is essential.
With four shades: shimmering peach, holographic bronze, silver white and glittery gold tone; the Glow Palette includes subtle and intensified shades to flatter a range of skin tones while adding instant radiance to the face. I would usually go for the peach tone on my cheekbone to further define my facial features.
Tip: To subtly light up the face, apply the highlighter gently with a brush. Otherwise, swipe it on with a fingertip for a more intense finish.
To complete a day look, I would swipe on some pink shades from the BACKSTAGE Dior Amber Neutral Eye Palette and layer it on for a night look. For a more natural look, I would apply on the 3 Couleurs Tri(O)Blique Couture Palette that is perfect for drawing attention to the eyes before brushing on Diorshow Pump’ N’ Volume Mascara and Pump ‘N’ Brow Mascara.
BACKSTAGE Face & Body Primer, SGD 59
BACKSTAGE Glow Face Palette Glitz 002, SGD 77
BACKSTAGE Amber Neutrals 003, SGD 83
DIORSHOW Pump ‘N’ Volume HD 090 Black, SGD 54
DIORSHOW Pump ‘N’ Brow 002 Dark Brown, SGD 39
3 Couleurs Tri(O)Blique Couture Palette 053 Rosy Canvas (Limited Edition), SGD 104
Available at at Dior ION Boutique, MBS Boutique and all Sephora stores from June 2019.