For this winter and the accompanying festive season Peter Philips, the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, has designed Splendor, a limited-edition makeup collection inspired by the sequins embellishing the House’s haute couture creations, with lips and eyes competing to out-shine each other.

For the Splendor look, Dior has conceived a sophisticated beauty aesthetic in the manner of an haute couture garment, in which both lips and eyes come to sparkling life.

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Lips and cheekbones are swept with a coloured and matte fine velvety veil by the new Diorific Matte Fluid. With its jewel-like packaging, it comes in four essential shades – the soft pink Marvel, the bright fuchsia Treasure, the bois de rose Pleasure, and an incandescent red, Luxury. As the marker of a colourful and flamboyant femininity, Diorific Lipstick has been reinvented for the season in five rich hues with a matte finish, including a collector shade, Golden, which can be worn alone or layered with another to create a magnetic finish.

Eyes are given a sculptured look using shades from the 5 Couleurs palette, coming in precious metal tones with Smoky Sequins – white, silver and anthracite around a bronze gold – or Precious Embroidery – a grouping of pink, mauve and dark purple around a rose gold.

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The complexion echoes this festive and sparkling spirit through the very fine texture of Diorific Splendor, which enhances facial bone structure, or a touch of Diorblush Splendor, whose apricot nuance suits all skin tones and lights up the skin with pearlescent shimmer. To develop these pallets and compacts, Peter Philips, inspired by the virtuosity of the House’s expertise in haute couture, turned to the Vermont atelier, which regularly collaborates with Dior on embroidery for dresses and suits. The Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup commissioned it to produce an exclusive embroidery for Splendor, with the Dior name traced out in gold sequins. The motif was then used when compressing the powder.

This balance between couture and beauty can be found throughout the collection, as the colours borrow their richness from luxurious fabrics, extending to the Diorific Vernis that coats nails in five colours with warm or icy sequinned effects that allude to lamé evening wear.

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