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Catwalk to Counter: Dior

No Fashion Month passes without a hint of metallic make-up shimmering its way onto the catwalk. Futuristic and Space Age, this look can be daunting but with a few tweaks, it translates effortlessly from backstage to everyday. We asked Make-Up Artist, Julie Foster to recreate Dior's modern silver flicks on our Beauty Writer, Sarah Rose Edwards, at the counter in-store at Harrods.

Catwalk to Counter: Dior Credit: Christian Dior AW13. Image courtesy of Jason Lloyd-Evans
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    Step one apply Diorskin Airflash spray foundation
    Dior Skinflash Primer and Diorskin Airflash

    Start with Skinflash Primer to give skin a fresh, dewy glow. It has a built-in brush applicator but can also be blended in with fingers. Follow this with Diorskin Airflash, Dior's spray foundation. Hold your arm straight out then bring up to your shoulder level (this is the correct distance from which to spray) and spray in short sharp blasts for an airbrushed finish - there’s no need to blend!

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    Step two apply Dior metallic silver eyeliner
    Dior Diorshow Mono in Swan 006, Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Crème and Diorshow Mascara

    The metallic silver seen on the catwalk was created for the show, but you can recreate the colour by mixing Diorshow Mono in Swan 006 with Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Crème to create a paste. When you have the right consistency, paint along the eyelid and create a flick at the outer corners. Finish with lashings of Diorshow Mascara.

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    Step three apply Rouge Dior lipstick
    Rouge Dior in Vogue 565

    Backstage they used a backwards ombre technique on lips. To recreate this, paint Rouge Dior in Vogue 565 onto the centre of lips and blend outwards with your finger.

Final Result

Catwalk beauty is tamed in a look that mere mortals can sport in real life. Who knew metallic eyes were so wearable?

Shop the look below...

Credit: Natasha Corne
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