As seen multiple times on TV, the scene backstage is a chaotic one. Models, designers and assistants will be dashing left, right and centre, prepping for the show. Makeup and hair have to be done fast with utmost precision. This has inspired Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup to create the Dior Backstage line as he finds beauty in the chaos of the backstage.

In this brand new line of makeup, there are 40 foundation shades (but limited to 21 in Asian countries), two eyeshadow palettes that come with an eye primer, two eyebrow palettes, one face palette, another one just for contouring, one lip palette, and new makeup brushes. These will be your makeup essentials, designed to give professional results with their adjustable formulas. Better yet, they are in neutral shades that work with every skin tone.

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Peter Phillips and Bella Hadid.

Apart from its extensive range, you may realise that the packaging slightly differs from the usual. Dior Backstage products are housed in an acrylic packaging which millennials will definitely fall for (including us). “I wanted to make sure that you can see the colour and the shades, that’s why the packaging is transparent,” shares the makeup artist.

“With all these basics, you can do your makeup in a mere 5 minutes,” Phillips adds. We’ll take his word for it. Here are our favourite choices from the collection, something that you should start adding to yours for the perfect makeup results.

Dior Backstage collection is now available at Dior beauty boutiques and Sephora.

1
Lip Palette

Create an array of lip looks with just this single palette. You can create natural-looking lips to ultra bold ones easily by just mixing the shades. The palette contains nine shades, in matte, satin and glossy finishes — and the best part is that these are all adaptable to any skin tone.

Lip Palette, RM202

2
Face & Body Foundation

Get instant flawless complexion with just a swipe of a brush with this foundation. Its texture may be fluid, but coverage is buildable — so it’s your choice to either go natural nude glow or high-coverage perfection. Either way, it feels like a second-skin when the foundation sets. The foundation is available in 21 shades.

Face & Body Foundation, RM155

3
Glow Face Palette

Add radiance and glow to your look with this face palette. There are four shades: a gold and white highlighter, rosy blush and a bronzer. You can create an effortless glowy look with just this single palette, also designed to be suitable for all skin tones. It can be applied easily with just clean fingers or brush.

Glow Face Palette, RM188

4
Eye Palette

With this eye palette, you can easily bring your look from day to night. Dior Backstage’s Eye Palettes contain both matte and iridescent shades that suit all tones. Eight powders that can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, and highlight. The product also doubles as an eye primer — a perfect travelling palette for great versatility and flexibility.

Eye Palette, RM202

Jolin Lee
Senior Writer
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.