Emulate The Candlelit Radiance at Dior’s Athens Cruise 2022 Show

The show hinted at femininity and with soft-focus skin and luxury bronzing tones.

Under the cover of the Athens night sky, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2022 show adorned the Dior woman in Grecian-inspired details for a collection that radiated strength and feminine charm.

Tracing the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympics, fire-cast shadows and flowing silhouettes honoured the power of the space and its heritage, while paying homage to the House’s founding elegance.

Crafted by Dior Makeup’s Creative and Image Director, Peter Philips, the makeup mirrored the collection’s understated femininity and the beauty of simplicity, by reimagining glowing skin and bronzed eyes.

Working like a sculptor, Philips swept a neutral colour palette across eyes to softy frame the models’ features, with an “avant-première” eyeshadow palette created for the show, which is available for purchase for only 72 hours.

Embracing a fresh-faced aesthetic, Philips focused parchment, sand and fair bronze tones along the top lashline, and finished eyes with pearlescent shimmer (and pearls themselves) at the inner and outer corners, for dreamy and gently defined eyes.

In a shift away from dewy seasons past, Philips gave skin a diffused glow, bringing it to life with a balance of hydrating and illuminating skincare and sheer, natural-effect complexion enhancers to create an almost untouched, smooth and clean glow across skin and cheeks.

Below, emulate the show’s radiant beauty look with a lineup of Dior’s beauty icons.

Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum

DIOR Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum, $515;

A reparative concentrate of Rose de Granville, this serum’s micro-pearls burst upon application to hydrate, plump and brighten skin instantly and with time.

Dior Backstage No-Powder Powder

DIOR Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder, $70;

With light-reflective pigments in a finely-milled pressed power, this foundation imparts sheer, smoothing coverage and warmth when layered over the original Backstage Face & Body Foundation.

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette

DIOR 5 Couleurs Couture 022 Cruise Look, $109;

In this limited edition iteration of Dior’s eye palette, silky neutral eyeshadows create effortless and universally flattering definition, and pairs best with the cult Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara for fluttering lashes and wide-open eyes.

Dior Lip Glow

DIOR Dior Addict Lip Glow in 000 Universal Clear, $58;

Keeping lips hydrated and lightly glossed, this 97% natural origins lip balm is a staple in every lip-enhancing shade.

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