Runway Makeup Breakdown: Christian Dior Spring 2010 at Paris Fashion Week

At the Spring/Summer 2010 show, Christian Dior is at it again with its colorful makeup and this time, the theme was a modern ’40s look.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath kept the skin fresh by applying full makeup with a light hand. Shades of purple, green, peach and brown were added onto the eyelids and the top and bottom lashes was heavily coated with CoverGirl LashBlast mascara. Beige shimmer was used to highlight models’ cheekbones and noses and their lips were sealed with a velvet red lipstick.

Credit: WWD.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. This is by far my favorite look of all the shows, and probably all looks I have seen in general! They always say keep the eyes neutral and away from colors when wearing red lipstick, but even with pretty vibrant greens and purples, the look still is fresh. I’m thinking it’s because of the shades of the colors and their skin tone which is oh so pale.
    I would love to see this on you Phyllis, prove that women of any race can rock this! 😛

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