How to make up underneath the bucket hat? Tips from Dior Fall/Winter 19 show

Text by: Sandra Bardin
Photography by: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums
Translation by: Fiammetta Cesana

Loved by generations of aficionados thanks to its practical and unpretentious mode, easy to get it into a pocket without fear of finding it wrinkled, in contemporary history the bucket hat has always gone with fashion back and forth. 

Born in Ireland in the early 1900s as a rain hat for workers and sportsmen, rediscovered in the 60s with the Mods style, revamped in the 80s with the eclectic taste of American rappers and subsequently with the 90s street culture, the bucket hat is experiencing a fourth, resplendent youth between celebs and catwalks.

At Dior Fall/Winter 19 fashion show, it is the protagonist: in felt or varnish, well pulled down on the head with the wing at the edge of the eyebrows, the bucket hat admirably completes the Teddy Girl look that pervades the collection designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, revealing itself as a strategic element also in terms of make-up. Hence the question: how to make up preventing the brim’s shadow eclipsing the eye? Indeed, how to enhance the gaze with the hat?

“With a strong personality design. I was inspired by the early British avant-garde of the 60s, by the girls of swinging London and by their passion for a definitely rock graphic make-up,” says Peter Philips, creative director of Christian Dior make-up, “I reinterpreted it by dramatizing the contrast between dark eyes and light lips, a bit like a punk doll”.

Peter Philips, maquillage, Christian Dior Parfums. Photo by Vincent Lappartient
Peter Philips, maquillage, Christian Dior Parfums. Photo by Vincent Lappartient
Peter Philips, maquillage, Christian Dior Parfums. Photo by Vincent Lappartient
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On the upper eyelid, Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof 094, Noir Trinidad; along the lower one, marked by the ultra-flexible felt-tip eyeliner Diorshow On Stage 091, Matte Black. On the upper lashes, Diorshow Maximizer 3D base enhances length and thickness, immediately followed by Diorshow Pump’N Volume Mascara, Black Pump; eyebrows, Diorshow Brow Styler. Face Base, Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation; lips, Dior Addict Stellar Shine, 260 Mirage. All Dior.

So here is the starry eyes made famous by Twiggy, the unforgettable cover girl of the time, with the difference that today even a common mortal can make it on her own thanks to new makeup technologies combing speed and perfection – but above all allowing you to dose the effect at will, more or less soft. The outcome: a look that is always intense, magnetic and seductive.
With or without a hat.

To get all you need for your perfect Twiggy makeup, visit: Dior