Last night, Dior asked the beauty world to go up on a Tuesday to celebrate their newest fragrance, Dior Poison Girl, which launches exclusively today at Macy’s, and at all Dior retailers on March 1st. They also asked a list of like cool girls like Bella Hadid (one of the faces of Dior Beauty), Keke Palmer, Cleo Wade, and Dianna Agron. “I’m excited for tonight,” Agron said as she made her way to the Poison Club (a.k.a. Manhattan’s Up & Down nightclub). “Some of my friend are coming and I’m happy to finally live in New York. My place has been under construction for a while but it’s finally ready and now I get to be here and actually be a New Yorker, not just a constant visitor that had keys to an apartment.” And we had the pleasure of being there as the actress got ready for her unofficial welcome party—and Dior’s first big fête in New York City since the brand’s resort show at Brooklyn Navy Yard three years ago. Keep scrolling to see how Agron’s gorgeous hair and makeup look came together thanks to makeup artist Ayami Nishimura, hairstylist Seiji, and all beautifully captured by photographer Shawn Brackbill.
“Dianna prefers eye makeup over lipstick,” said Nishimura, who often works with the actress. “And she likes eyeliner, so we often do eyeliner and false eyelashes.” The inspiration for the look came from a picture Agron found in a magazine of a model wearing strong winged liner and purple eye shadow. “I like [the color] purple on her,” added Nishimura. “She’s a bit gothic and the lilac color we used felt cool but not too heavy. It also felt very Dior.”
To create the look, Nishimura brushed Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Atmosphere, a shimmery lilac powder, all over the lids and up to the brow bones. Then she used the aubergine-colored powder in the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Victoire to emphasize the outer corners of the eyes, enhance the creases, and trace along the lower lashes, then darkening the lower lash lines even more with brown powder shadow. To create the wing, which Nishimura described as “more of a long, straight line than a flick,” she laid down her shape with pencil, first, then topped it with liquid liner, individual false lashes, and lots of mascara. As a final step, she used the Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Lune, a twinkly white cream, and dabbed it on the center of the lids, the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone, along the cheekbones, and down the bridge of the nose.
“In my everyday life I wear almost no makeup,” said Agron. “So if I’m going out for an event or a fun dinner that’s the only time I go for drama, which usually means false eyelashes.” As to whether or not she can apply them on her own? ” I can do my own if their strips, but definitely not individuals,” she laughed.
“We kept the lips really soft and natural,” said Nishimura, who initially swiped a layer of Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Baiser over Agron’s lips. “But when I looked at it I thought it was a bit too nude, so I put Rose Harpers—a stronger pinky-orange color—just in the middle of her mouth so it looked a little brighter and healthier.”
Over her dress, Agron wore a cream-and-black Dior blazer, which ended up dictating her hairstyle for the night. “I can either wear the dress with the blazer or without, so if I wore my hair up I could be free to take it on and off throughout the night without messing anything up,” said Agron.
“I find getting my hair and makeup done really relaxing, especially if you’re playing great music and around great people,” said Agron. “Ayami, Seiji, and I have worked together so many times and we always have fun while doing it.”
“Her whole look—the makeup, the hair, the dress—has a bit of a ’50s vibe to it,” said Nishimura.
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