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First Look: Dior unveils new Diorskin Forever Undercover for 2018

First Look: Dior unveils new Diorskin Forever Undercover for 2018

One for your duty free shopping lists in early 2018…

 Dior has made a habit of debuting new beauty products backstage at their runway shows. Last season it was their Pump’N’Volume Mascara (see post) and this season, it’s a brand new foundation formula — Dior Forever Undercover. Look out for this new hit product on counters in airport duty-free shops from January onwards.

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Dior Makeup’s creative director Peter Philips not only helped develop Forever Undercover, but he also used it to create the look for the Spring 2018 show, which featured spidery-lashes inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle, a French artist from the 1960s. “Because of the ’60s reference, we decided to put the focus on the lashes,” said Philips. After evening out the models’ complexions with the Forever Undercover foundation, Philips lined the inner rims of the eyes with black pencil and went to work on loading up the lashes until they were “fat and clumpy.” To do that, he started by curling the lashes and coating them with a layer of Diorshow Maximizer 3D, the brand’s volumizing lash primer. Then he loaded up the lashes with lots and lots of Pump’N’Volume Mascara — wiggling the wand right at the roots, combing it through the lashes, and even using the tip of the wand to paint it onto the individual lashes so they fattened up and clumped together. “I’m being very messy because I really need to get into the roots of the lashes,” said Philips, not caring if he got mascara all over the lids when applying it. “When you do clumpy lashes like this, it’s important you get the roots because the weight of all the mascara will cause the lashes to fall. If the roots are covered in mascara, they act like a support to keep the rest of the lashes from falling.”

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The formula is very light and very natural. “The biggest difference between Forever Undercover and the classic Diorskin Forever foundation is that the new formula isn’t as matte — it feels and looks fresher and it’s much more buildable,” said Philips. You also have to shake this one before using it. “Forever Undercover is very long-lasting but without being heavy or thick, and it’s very lightweight.” And a little goes a long way with this thin-yet-full coverage liquid formula. That tiny drop Philips squeezed out nearly covered up the entire back of my hand in pigment. And speaking of pigment, this new foundation has the largest shade range of any Dior base product, with a whopping 29 different hues.

The packaging is also quite a departure for Dior. Instead of a traditional glass bottle, Philips went with a smaller, plastic one that has a tapered tip that allows you to squeeze out the tiniest amount.

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