Bold stroke; Green machine; Under the radar.
He may be the master of minimalism, but that’s not to sayy Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior make-up, isn’t a dab hand at powerful pigments.p Here, his lessons for colour.
1. THROW OUT THE RULE BOOK “There was a time when everything was dictated. It used to be if you have blue eyes you couldn’t wear blue eyeshadow. Nowadays it’s all about your individual personality and how to express yourself.” 2. BLUSH UP “If you look at a face, the eyes and the lips are the main focus points. But don’t forget the cheeks. Make sure you apply blush, because it links everything together. It can be helpful when you’re playing with colour.” 3. EMBRACE INDIVIDUALITY “If you are a girl who expresses herself in bold colour, that’s a good thing; if you shy away from bold colour, you should not force yourself to wear it. Put it on, and if it’s not good, take it off.” 4. TRENDS ARE OLD NEWS “Make-up trends are something that is from the past. Make-up itself is so huge and that is a trend – the fact that people are really having fun with make-up was unimaginable 10 years ago. Social media opened up a lot of doors. It made it possible to really embrace make-up, because women see others self-applying. It made make-up democratic for everybody.” 5. UN-FOLLOW THE LEADER “When I create my collections I always make sure that most of the collection is easy to wear, and guarantees beauty without the pressure to be fashionable. Because not every woman wants to be fashionable, but I’m sure everyone wants to be beautiful.”
FROM TOP: DIORSHOW MASCARA PUMP ‘N’ VOLUME IN BLACK PUMP, $56; DIOR ADDICT LACQUER STICK IN DIABLO, AND HOT SPOT, $53 EACH; DIOR ADDICT LIP GLOW COLOR AWAKENING LIPBALM, $49; DIORSKIN FOREVER FLUID FOUNDATION IN LIGHT BEIGE, $89.