Dior's Creative Director Wants You to Quit These Makeup Habits



It's 2 p.m. on a Tuesday, and I'm at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, sitting across from Dior Makeup Creative Director Peter Philips. The legendary makeup guru just released an impossibly pigmented and hydrating new lipstick, Dior's Addict Lacquer Stick ($35), now available on the brand's website. It is this exciting launch that places me in the same spacious suite as Philips, whose expansive new collection includes 18 pastel, neon, classic, and wild shades, all inspired by his "impressions of Los Angeles."

According to Philips, matte lips aren't gone for good, but the new "high-gloss, high-comfort" lipsticks guarantee that there's something for everyone. For those who love high-impact color but can't stand dry lips, Dior's new stick offers the best of both worlds. "It's almost like a lip balm," Philips says. "It's a combination of about five oils to give that comfort. But one swipe gives amazing pigment payoff." (I was lucky enough to take home a few samples and can attest that he's not lying.)

I sat down with Philips on a plush purple couch to discuss all things makeup, and he spilled a host of juicy secrets from how Bella Hadid likes her contour to the number one makeup mistake women make. Keep scrolling to learn Philips's best makeup secrets!