Among the extravagant fashion fantasies from the Dior spring 2013 couture collection, the couture house made the biggest splash with bejeweled red and pink lips combined with minimal but stylish eye makeup.
Crystal-Studded Lips at Dior Couture
Models at the Dior Couture Fashion Week show sported pixie crops with a wet look, but the lips drew the most attention. Makeup artist Pat MacGrath adorned the models’ luscious lips with pink and red crystals, in a beautifully stylized bow shape.
Sparkling lips are a perfect eye-catcher and a natural evolution for Dior Couture makeup after the rhinestones used for the spring 2013 ready-to-wear of the French fashion house.
When the lips become the focal point of the look, the eyes have to take the back seat and the models featured minimal makeup, cat eye reduced to a simple dark wavy line to accentuate the eyelashes in a feminine and sexy way.
Replicating the Dior makeup may be difficult, but not impossible. For the best results, you’ll need a special lipstick, that’s not too slippery or shiny. Using a product like the Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint is the best way to go, before applying eyelash adhesive. When you start adding the gems, create the bow shaped outline of your lips first, before filling them in.
The Dior Couture makeup look may only be suitable for special occasions when the only drinking involves a straw to make sure the crystals don’t start falling off.
If you want to create a similar look without all the effort of gluing individual gems on your lips, you can try a few different, more low key ideas for Dior Couture Fashion Week inspired makeup.
Glitter is the easiest way to go, but you shouldn’t apply it directly over your lipstick. If you don’t want to be losing it faster than Tinkerbell, make sure you layer on clear gloss before you gently press the pink or red glitter to your lips.
Other ways to get the hot look from Dior Couture makeup for spring 2013 include the Ka’Oir Glitzsticks, lipsticks that come with their own glitter which you apply with a brush, or the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tars, for a similar hot look that doesn’t involve messy glitter.