Inspired by Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko’s iteration of The Tree of Life, Christian Dior’s Haute Couture FW22/23 show in Paris yesterday had a mythical energy about it. Characterised by sumptuous fabrics, ornate embroidery, gothic lace detailing and and voluminous shapes, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s signature corsetry and strength were ever present, but to a less obvious degree than seasons past. Instead, each look had a romanticised magic about it, including the hair and makeup.

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PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Led by Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup Peter Philips, the makeup specifically was ethereal and whisper light — translucent skin, baby-pink blush, barely glossed lips and all but bare eyes.

Philips used Dior Prestige Micro-Huile de Rose to prep and hydrate, before buffing in Dior Forever Skin Veil to soften the look of pores. Forever Foundation was used sparingly to unify the skin, while the lit-from-within glow came courtesy of Dior Addict Lipstick in shades 558 Bois de Rose and 720 Icône tapped across the cheeks and cheekbones. It was finished with a tiny sweep of neutral liner, the lightest lick of mascara, brow gel and some clear balm.

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

“I created a look where light and a pure complexion dominate. I preferred nude tones that blended subtly with the skin, giving the face a natural glow”

— Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Hair was either worn smooth and glossy, or pulled into a low loose plait, finishing the folklore-inspired look perfectly.

Scroll on for a few of our favourite beauty moments from the FW2022/23 show, or keep up with our rolling coverage of Haute Couture week here.

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04 : A model walks the runway during the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by SAVIKO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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