On Saturday, May 26, Dior hosted its Cruise 2019 fashion show in Chantilly, France, during which it casually unveiled a brand new Backstage line. The launch is the brand’s most inclusive range yet, featuring 40 shades ranging from alabaster to mocha, and in cool, neutral, olive, peach, rosy, and warm undertones. At $40, it’s also Dior’s most affordable makeup line.
“It’s my key product. I wanted 16 different levels of intensity but above all, 6 different skin undertones: rosy, olive, yellow, beige, etc. in total that makes 40 colors, allowing every woman to find the shade that best matches her complexion,” says makeup artist Peter Philips, the creative and image director for all Dior Makeup. The finish is natural and glowy, with a sheer but buildable hydrating formula ideal for layering. You only need a dot or two of the milky formula to give a light wash of coverage that will minimize imperfections without covering freckles. The collection includes a range of makeup brushes, two face palettes, two eyeshadow palettes, a lip palette, and two brow palettes, all of which feature versatile neutral shades.
The entire collection is available on Dior.com right now, but it launches at Sephora and Sephora.com on June 15.