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Dior Presents Cruise Collection 2015 Makeup!

For the first time ever, Peter Philips has created and styled the make-up for the Dior Cruise Collection runway show.

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up has, for the first time, worked with Raf Simons on the Dior Cruise 2015 runway show.

He has created make-up in total symbiosis with the collection, in harmony with the looks, which are colorful with splashes of black. “I wanted to create make-up that was both light and sophisticated,” emphasizes Philips, “in keeping with the Cruise spirit, fluid clothing and the summery atmosphere. The common theme in this collection is in fact the color black, which links all the looks together. Raf Simons and I wanted the make-up to be graphic and elegant, to accentuate both the beauty of the silhouettes, and this omnipresent black color.”

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Make-Up

Eyes

Peter Philips emphasizes that “the eyes are the focal point of this make-up look thanks to the black eyeliner drawn straight across the upper eyelid using the new Dior It-Line Eye-Liner in black (Summer 2014). The same eyeliner is also drawn across the outer half of the eyelid, making the eyes look bigger and adding sophistication. I also chose to shade the eyelids with the new Bar 5 Couleurs Palette (Fall 2014), which contains a color scheme of iridescent black, gray, pink and white. Lashes are coated with Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof in black or Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in black (Summer 2014) and eyebrows are accentuated without looking too heavy, using Diorshow Powder Eyebrow Pencil.”

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Complexion

A semi-matte complexion is obtained using Diorskin Star foundation. “I wanted to create the illusion of a perfect complexion that is both matte and radient,” he explains. “Cheekbones are emphasized with a light sweep of DiorBlush Vibrant Color Powder in My Rose which is also brushed across the chin to frame the face.”

Lips

“We chose a discreet and natural lip in a beige tone, which is simply accentuated with Rouge Dior in Trompe-l’Oeil.”

Nails

“Hands are also discreet and very natural in Dior Vernis in Muguet, which adds a hint of soft pink to nails.

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Hair

Hair by Guido Palau. The styling here is also natural, with hair falling freely over the shoulders.

 

Cruise 2015, Dior show Backstage
Dior Make-up created and styled by Peter Philips
Photographer: Thibault de Saint-Chamas for Christian Dior Parfums

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OPI Partners with The Coca-Cola Company to Release New Limited Edition Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of nine new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by some of the most recognized brands of The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola by OPI offers a range of colors and hues representing everything from classic red for Coca-Cola to metallic silver for Diet Coke, dark red and black for Coke Zero, black cherry for Cherry Coke, cream and warm pink for Vanilla Coke, shimmering citrus green for Sprite and glitter-packed orange and deep purple for Fanta Orange and Fanta Grape.

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“I have always believed that wearing nail lacquer can change your look – and your outlook,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Both OPI and Coca-Cola truly deliver happiness in a bottle to consumers looking for an iconic product of the highest quality. The nine shades in this collection represent not only bestselling Coca-Cola Company products, but also the styles of the women who enjoy them – from classic and glamorous to hip and trendy!”

Coca-Cola by OPI includes:

NLC13_P_CocaColaRedCoca-Cola Red (inspired by Coca-Cola)
Classic red – always in style, always perfect.

NLC14_P_You'reSoVain-illaYou’re So Vain-illa (inspired by Vanilla Coke)
I bet you think this creamy nude is all about you.

NLC35_P_SorryI'mFizzyTodaySorry I’m Fizzy Today (inspired by Vanilla Coke)
Do Not Disturb…I’m enjoying this creamy, smooth pink.

NLC15_P_GetCherriedAwayGet Cherried Away (inspired by Cherry Coke)
Seriously, this black cherry is over-the-top gorgeous!

NLC17_P_MySignatureisDCMy Signature is “DC” (inspired by Diet Coke)
My initial impression? This shimmery silver is just “write!”

NLC17_P_TodayIAccomplishedZeroToday I Accomplished Zero (inspired by Coke Zero)
Dramatic black with effervescent red sparkle is a total must-do.

NLC18_P_GreenontheRunwayGreen on the Runway (inspired by Sprite)
This uncut-lime green makes a real fashion statement.

NLC19_P_AGrapeAffairA Grape Affair (inspired by Fanta Grape)
Make a big to-do in this deepest, darkest purple.

NLC20_P_OrangeYouFantasticOrange You Fantastic! (inspired by Fanta Orange)
Glitter to the max in this juicy orange explosion!

The Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style is a set featuring eight shades (Coca-Cola Red, You’re So Vain-illa, Sorry I’m Fizzy Today, Get Cherried Away, My Signature is “DC,” Today I Accomplished Zero, Green on the Runway and A Grape Affair) in mini bottles along with a mini OPI Top Coat and a mini OPI Original Nail Envy.

Coca-Cola by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning June 2014. Nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application and will retail for $10.95 CAN at Professional Salons and Spas. The 10 Pack of Style mini pack will retail for $29.95 CAN. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 – $38 for a manicure and $35 – $45 for a pedicure.

“We are thrilled to partner with OPI – a brand that, like Coca-Cola, exudes optimism,” says Kate Dwyer, Group Director, Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company. “It gives us another opportunity engage an important trendsetting audience and help further build favorability for our brands.”

For more information about OPI, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS, Instagram, become a Facebook fan and share Coca-Cola inspired manicures using the hashtag #OPICokeStyle.

 

When I first heard that OPI and Coca-Cola were partnering, I was curious about the shades… what could they create other than, you know, Coke brown, Coke-logo red or sparkly clear? And I must say, I am impressed by the variety and number of shades! Which colours are you most eyeing?

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