Summer 2016 Beauty Look | DIORMAG

19 April
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Hanneli Does The Summer Look

The blogger Hanneli tries out the summer look and reveals her tips for application in our video. 

19 April
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Milky Dots: The Collection

The Milky Dots beauty look conceived by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, is bright and contrasting, a balance between the softness of pastel tones and the exuberance of saturated color. Take a detailed look.

This summer the Dior woman is coloring her lips with soft and glossy shades of Dior Addict Milky Tint. The nourishing lip fluid comes in six shades including the unbeatable Milky Pop, a deliciously orangey-pink. To give a natural and sensual mouth, Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade cares for and brings up the natural rosy tint of lips. Skin is enhanced by Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder, its iridescent hues adapting to different skin tones, or covered in an amber veil of Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow illuminating powder. A gust of freedom blows over the fresh and sun-kissed face. It colors eyelids an intense blue from the limited-edition 5 Couleurs palette Bain de Mer or the warm browns of Escapade. This season, the Dior woman's natural joie de vivre extends to her fingertips as nails are given a polka-dot makeover with the Dior Vernis manicure kit that includes a precise applicator to reproduce the motif: Confettis is a duet of cherry red and melon orange, Pastilles pairs azure blue with Nude, while Plumetis sets intense pink off against the softness of lavender.

18 April
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A Spotted History

It held a special place in the imagination of Christian Dior. According to the designer, the dot motif enjoyed the unique position of being alternately "elegant", "delicate", "happy" or "more serious" depending on its colors. We take a look at the inspiration for this summer’s beauty look.

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Laziz Hamani, Porto Rico

Polka dots trace their origins to menswear.They appeared primarily on ties, bow ties and pocket squares. At the end of the 1940s, just as he did with houndstooth and Prince of Wales check fabrics, Christian Dior transposed this male element to the feminine silhouette. To wit, his first show of 12 February 1947, later baptized the New Look, was peppered with dresses covered in polka dots. Among these were Spring, producing the motif in porcelain pink and white; 8, in Paris blue twill with black dots; and the majestic Soirée, lined with blue organza with white dots. The light and shimmering motif can also be found on Porto Rico from the autumn-winter 1954-1955 collection, for example. Since then, polka dots have regularly appeared in the House’s collections, like a subtle nod to the couturier, in much the same way they've been embraced today by Peter Philips for his summer look, Milky Dots.

18 April
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Milky Dots: The Video

18 April
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Summer Look

For this summer, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, has created Milky Dots, a beauty look that plays on contrasting tones and is inspired by the polka-dot motif.

“Polka-dots lend charm, elegance and nonchalance. I never tire of them," wrote Christian Dior in his Little Dictionary of Fashion. Taking inspiration from a motif previously reserved for fashion, Peter Philips has created new harmonies in effects and colors using makeup. Milky, pastel and shimmering tones recalling the tasty sweetness of a milkshake contrast with punchy, fresh and summery colors. The two ranges of shades combine and mix to better reveal their tonal nuances. Intense azure blue meets the tenderness of a pink ocher, a red cherry stands out against the lightness of a melon orange. The radiant colors of this summer look are vibrant and bright; its materials, soft and shiny.

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