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By Peter Philips, cre­ative and im­age direc­tor of Chris­tian Dior Makeup. “Spring make-up is all about fun and play­ful­ness,” says Philips of his mul­ti­coloured eye­shadow and bril­liant glossy lip. “A splash of colour be­comes an ac­ces­sory.”

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Create a clean can­vas. Use a flat foundation brush to dot small amounts of Dior Diorskin For­ever Makeup on your cheeks, chin, and fore­head, then blend with a sponge to even out traces of brush strokes. “The fin­ish of this foundation is lu­mi­nous but not metal­lic,” ex­plains Philips. “It’s like vel­vet.” After hid­ing blem­ishes or dark cir­cles with creamy Dior Diorskin Star Con­cealer, dust a gen­er­ous amount of loose pow­der un­der the eyes. “This sets the con­cealer and makes the eyes brighter,” he says. • Mas­cara first. Curl lashes and ap­ply Dior­show 3D Triple Vol­ume Plump­ing Lash Primer for ex­tra vol­ume, then use the un­der­side of the curved brush of Dior­show Iconic Over­curl Mas­cara to “dress the eye”, care­fully tint­ing ev­ery sin­gle lash, Philips says. • Colour block, then blend. Us­ing Dior 5 Couleurs Eye­shadow Pal­ette in Bain de Mer, dust beige on the in­ner cor­ners and deeper blue on the outer, work­ing the blue into the lash lines with a small, flat brush. Add the light seafoam blue to the cen­tre of the lids with a soft eye­shadow brush, fol­lowed by pops of peach in the creases and in­ner cor­ners. With a big, soft brush, blend the shades. The colours ac­cen­tu­ate the shape of the eye­lid by giv­ing it more di­men­sion, says Philips. • Layer for the per­fect pout. To pull off colour­ful lips and eyes at the same time, keep your lip shade in the same fresh, fruity colour pal­ette as the eyes, he says. “I think of this as a spring red, al­most rasp­berry.” Out­line lips with Dior Sk­in­flash Ra­di­ance Booster Pen, a high­lighter that both em­pha­sises lips and acts as a primer. Trace and fill in lips with deep-red Dior Con­tour Lip Liner in Rouge Royal, then ap­ply metal­lic-red Dior Ad­dict Lip­stick in Choc. For a shiny top coat, use sparkly Dior Ad­dict Ul­tra-Gloss in Ul­tra Dior. • Fi­nal touches. It’s key to skip blush, in­sists Philips; it will look too busy next to the state­ment on the eyes. Use a large, fluffy brush to dust away the ex­cess pow­der from un­der your eyes. Touch up with con­cealer where needed. To keep lip colour from ac­ci­den­tally mi­grat­ing onto your teeth, Philips sug­gests an old favourite: “Put one fin­ger in your mouth, pout your lips, then pull it out to swipe the ex­cess away. It’s a good trick.”

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