Eyes and eyebrows that seem to glint with gold leaf, contrasted with an impeccable chignon, a light-sculpted natural skin tone and subtly pink lips: the beauty look the Dior make-up artists developed for the spring-summer 2014 fashion show puts the accent on a gilded gaze.
The models' make-up aesthetic at the most recent Dior fashion show appears as a tribute to Monsieur Dior's particular penchant for gold. In the same way that the couturier used gold to highlight the line of a dress, the Dior make-up artists have employed it to bring out the eyes and provide structure to the face. A gold-flecked powder generously covers the eyebrows; eyeshadow is applied like a halo around the eyes. For certain looks, a swipe of yellow or blue-green eyeliner injects a colored note to the monochrome, echoing the colors of the floral prints in the Raf Simons-designed collection. The combination of colors makes for a very contemporary look, simultaneously sober and spectacular.
If the accent is focused on the eyes, the rest of the face is the epitome of natural elegance. Hair is slicked back, caught up is a simple low chignon that doesn't distract from the face. Clean, fresh skin is set off with the healthy glow of a no-make-up make-up look, in the purest Nude Dior style. A sweep of blush defines the cheekbones, while lips are delicately flushed pink. A precious look at its most low-key and poised.