Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty Bazaar -

It’s a great job – it’s some­thing that comes in­stinc­tively for me to be part of ev­ery as­pect of Dior beauty. De­vel­op­ing prod­ucts, cre­at­ing looks for cam­paigns, for the run­way, to work with Raf Simons and the lab ... It’s very in­ter­est­ing and ex­cit­ing to be part of the whole process. I have known Raf for over 20 years. I knew him even be­fore he did menswear, be­fore I did make-up. I did all the cam­paigns and shows with him so it’s a very good work­ing re­la­tion­ship. It’s a lot of trust. We both know when to push fur­ther, and when to hold back.


The Dior woman is not afraid of colour; that’s re­ally the strength of Dior. It’s kind of a new an­gle for me. It’s a lay­ered beauty – it goes from nude, very fresh beauty, and it blos­soms like a flower. You can build it up, add more colour and tex­ture. She’s fresh and nat­u­ral, but she can also carry very ex­treme beauty ideas. It’s an op­por­tu­nity for me to de­velop col­lec­tions that ap­peal to women who are not afraid of colours.


I don’t be­lieve in dic­tat­ing when it comes to cre­at­ing. Make-up is re­ally, at the end of the day, a game of se­duc­tion. The way I cre­ate prod­ucts, I al­ways keep in mind that it has to be some­thing women can wear. That is the chal­lenge for me – to make it ac­ces­si­ble and se­duce women to use it, and make the link be­tween beauty and fash­ion.


When I cre­ate, I put it in the con­text of a Dior show, so that it show­cases the prod­ucts. If you look at the girls in the Spring/Sum­mer ’15 show, you don’t see the petal eyes im­me­di­ately – if you look the sec­ond time, that’s when you see it. We now have a pal­ette with colours like that. It’s a very sub­tle el­e­ment of sur­prise, which is the idea be­hind the look. For Dior Pre-Fall ’15 show held in Tokyo, it was a more ex­treme look, but it was s for me to show the eye­liner. As for the Haute Cou­ture show, it was very fresh, a look that had a pro­fes­sional ap­proach to it, us­ing Nude Air.


Start with good skin – you can make be­lieve you have this with a great foun­da­tion. That’s es­sen­tial. There are dif­fer­ent types: for girls with good skin you just need a light­weight for­mula to give the im­pres­sion of a per­fect com­plex­ion. I al­ways make sure I find the right prod­uct for the right girl, and that’s the key el­e­ment to ev­ery woman’s rou­tine, to find the best foun­da­tion so she can as­sim­i­late and cre­ate this lu­mi­nos­ity.


In Au­tumn, I am in­spired by the Dior woman. She is hy­per-fem­i­nine, multi-faceted, and not afraid of make-up. It’s a com­bi­na­tion of beau­ti­ful, rich shades – one a bit warmer, an­other colder – so it gives choice. At the same time bold and dis­creet, for Dior it is kind of new. There are also very pretty shades; it is very much in sync with Raf’s vi­sion of Dior. And fi­nally, a back­stage prod­uct I have been us­ing. It’s called the Fix-It, which is multi-func­tional and a re­ally good es­sen­tial to have.

Dior Haute Cou­ture Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Dior Lip Max­i­mizer

in Fresh Pink, RM103 Dior Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Ul­tra-Fluid Serum Foun­da­tion SPF 25, RM191 Dior Eye Re­viver Back­stage Pros pal­ette, RM239

Peter Philips

Philips back­stage at Dior Haute Cou­ture Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Dior Skin Flash, RM141

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