Lip Ser­vice

CLEO (Malaysia) - - MATRIX SPECIAL -

CLEO speaks to Vi­o­lette, Dior in­ter­na­tional make-up de­signer and make-up artist to the stars, about what makes the Dior Ad­dict Lip Fluid spe­cial.

How much has lip­stick or lip colours evolved through­out the years?

Back in the Re­nais­sance pe­riod, lip colour was the thing you would use to re­fresh your look. These days, lip­stick isn’t just make-up any­more; it’s very much a fash­ion piece, state­ment, or ac­ces­sory.

What would be your sig­na­ture look?

I’m quite known for tex­ture be­cause I am from an art school. My sig­na­ture look would be how I cre­ate com­plex­ions to mimic that of paint­ings from the Ital­ian Re­nais­sance pe­riod. It’s an ob­ses­sion of mine – skin that is trans­par­ent, glow­ing, and lit from within – that, teamed with lips that pop with colour.

Name one make-up prod­uct you can’t live with­out.

Lip­stick. I can use this one sin­gle prod­uct on my eyes, cheeks, and lips. Nude or coloured, ei­ther will look great. The Dior Ad­dict lip­stick works great in this case. It adds a fresh glow to your com­plex­ion. If I was de­serted on an is­land and I can only bring one thing, it’ll be lip­stick. If I could bring an­other prod­uct, it would be a mas­cara. You can use the black cream and ap­ply it close to the roots for a smoky and smudgy line. You can also wipe off ex­cess and use the brush over your brows to set it in place.

How do you want women to re­act to the prod­uct?

I want women to have fun with this prod­uct. And there are no rules when it comes to Dior Ad­dict Fluid Stick. It’s a prod­uct that urges you to try just about ev­ery colour there is. The other thing that’s great about the pack­ag­ing is that it al­lows you to look at how the colour will look on your lips with­out hav­ing to put it on. Sim­ply hold the coloured bit hor­i­zon­tally in front of your face and against your lips.

Is match­ing lip­stick colour to your clothes passé?

Not at all. What I would sug­gest you do first though would be to pick a colour that suits your mood and then pair it with a piece of cloth­ing. For ex­am­ple to­day, I matched my lip­stick to my shoes.

How can some­one with re­ally dry lips wear colour ef­fec­tively?

If you have su­per dry lips but wish to wear this beau­ti­ful nude lip colour, one way to tackle dry­ness would be to mas­sage the lips with balm and then gen­tly scrub the scruff away with a tis­sue. Re­peat with the mas­sage step with balm and then ap­ply the Dior Ad­dict Fluid Stick on top. The wa­ter based lip colour will help keep dry­ness at bay.

It’s a lip­stick, a gloss, a marker,

and pure pig­ment in one.

Vi­o­lette, Dior in­ter­na­tional make-up de­signer.

How would you wear pur­ple lip­stick?

Keep pur­ple so­phis­ti­cated, chic, and cool with curled lashes, nude com­plex­ion, and big eye­brows. It’s al­ways bet­ter to team strong colours with a clean com­plex­ion us­ing just Dior Sk­in­flash and a hint of blush.

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