Christian Dior Fall 2012 Haute Couture
Even though I don't wear make-up on a daily bases, I do tend to wear it for special occasions and when I'm going out. As of lately, I've been admiring the collaboration between Raff Simmons, the newly appointed creative director for Christian Dior and make-up artist Pat MacGrath. Along with his collection for 2012 that delivered a powerful punch which paraded familiar silhouettes that were assembled with modern day touches, Simmon's was inspired by Dior's architectural vision in which was shared to hairstylist, Guido Palau, and make-up artist, Pat McGrath. Instead of creating a classic replica of Dior's past classic looks, they opted for striking electric colored cateyes with bold bright multi ombre toned lips of red orange and fuchsia pink. Full thick eyebrows were complimented with blunt straight parts goings down the middle of the models' slicked down hair.
Pat McGrath kept the skin complexions pale and matte by using a full coverage skin tint with only a slight contour on the cheek bones that was created with a light pink blush.
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The lips were treated with a colorful orgy of orange, red and fuchsia pink to formulate an ombre-like effect.
Using a liner comparable to Covergirl Liquiline Blast Eye Liner Pencil in Blue Boom or Green Glow, McGrath drew a super thin winged line along the top portion of the bottom lid of the eye to compose a dramatic colorful cateye. She then drew a second thin silver line above the blue to make the electric tone become even more bold and dramatic. McGrath treated the lashes with Diorshow New Look Lash Multiplying Effect Volume and Care Mascara and then powdered them while they were still wet with the corresponding pigment of the blue eyeliner.
She used a white kohl liner along the inner rims of the eye and a thick layer of a platinum futuristic-like silver creme eyeshadow on the lids similar to Covergirl Intense Shadow Blast in Platinum Pop. The eyebrows were also brushed upward and then filled to portray a thick youthful brow.
I love how beautiful the finished look is.