Gold is the universal flattering shade that warms up any complexion and is the go-to edition for makeup looks that need a little glamor. Behind the scenes on our cover shoot with Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, we used Dior’s glowing makeup must-haves …. read on for our step-by-step guide.
Known as the queen of highlighting, we asked Dior’s UK Celebrity Makeup Ambassador Nicki Wolf To make her signature glow skin on Francesca Hayward along with a golden-toned eye to catch the light and put drama on set.
Nikki started with the Dior Backstage Face & Body Universal Primer, £ 27.50. Known as a secret weapon of a makeup artist, the primer helps create a flawless base and plumps up skin so it is hydrated and ready for foundation. To even out Francesa’s complexion Nikki used the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, £ 29.50As the liquid texture is easy to blend sealmessles when you build up coverage.
‘I then used these Dior Backstage Face & Body Glow, £ 28.50‘, Says Nicky. ‘I apply this liquid highlighter to all the high points of her face. It is infused with pearlescent pigments so gives skin a beautiful radiance. The pigments also help to diffuse the light, leaving a soft glow while still looking natural and fresh. ‘
This was followed by the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in Glitz, £ 36. I sprayed a fluffy brush over the shimmery peach, bronze and pearl shades and then lightly swept it over the tops of her cheekbones, temples, under the brow bones and on the top of her nose to add dimension. It’s all about a small amount of product, cleverly placed to achieve a natural-looking glowy skin finish, “says Nicky.
As for Francesca’s shimmering eyes: ‘Use the Dior Golden Nights 5 Couleurs Couture in Golden Snow, £ 50, I applied a bit of the deepest shade of the palette along the lush lines to give definition, and I pressed a bit of the golden tone onto the center of her lids, ” explains Nicky. ‘I wanted to make dimension while still keeping it soft and flattering.’
‘I then used these Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Black, £ 28. The wand is great at capturing and lifting each lash so they look pretty curled. I coated every lash in a layer of this lightweight formula, both top and bottom so Francesca’s eyes looked bright and defined, ‘explains Nicky.
The look was finished with a sweep of the Dior Golden Nights Rouge Blush in Rose Frisson, £ 38 To bring a little color to Francesca’s cheeks and the Dior Lip Glow in Rosewood, £ 28. This colored balm gives lips a pink tint of color with a glow finish, all in one swipe.