Two weeks ago, Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Beauty, was tasked with manufacturing a “witchy lip” for the Dior Spring/Summer 2024 runway show. Taking into account the bright backdrop displayed on the venue’s screens, he knew he had to juxtapose the saturated shades of pink and orange with more of a neutral makeup look that could still stand out amongst the clothing.
Philips finished things off with Dior Forever Cushion Powder to fully set the look and make sure it would last under the show’s bright lights.
The vampy lip—reminiscent of a wine-stained pout—was skillfully applied with Diorshow On Stage Crayon in 099 Black. A thin line was drawn across the inside of the lip then blent out with a lip brush. “It’s a bit of a gothic, rebellious look,” says Philips.
To recreate the look at home, you can grab the Rouge Dior Forever Transfer-Proof Lipstick in Forever Night or Nude Soul and follow the same instructions up above.
Philips opted to pass on mascara, saying it would make the look lean too sexy. The brows were brushed up with the Diorshow Brow Styler then set with the Diorshow On Set Brow. The cheeks were delightfully bare—no bronzer, blush, or highlighter were utilized. The rest of the face was to remain understated, a blank canvas that allowed for the more dramatic lip to take the front seat.
To complete the look, lead hair artist Guido Palau brushed Toni & Guy Prep Volume Plumping Mousse through each model’s hair before creating a classic French twist for more of a damp appearance. “When you put a little bit of mousse in the hair and just leave it, it dries looking wet,” he explains. To add volume, Palau’s team placed a headband on each model while molding the French twist, and later removed it when the product dried so that the height would stay. The look was a bit more uniform this time around, differing from past shows where the hair was molded to the model’s current style.
The nail look was simple—a single coat of Dior Vernis in the color Muguet was worn on the nails, a neutral light pink, so the clothing and beauty could be front and center.