6 Céline Runway Makeup Moments That Stole Our Hearts – Vogue.com
Ahead of her debut runway collection for Céline in the fall of 2009, Phoebe Philo told Vogue’s Sarah Mower, “I just thought I’d clean it up. Make it strong and powerful—a kind of contemporary minimalism.” Though she was surely referring to her sartorial ambitions, it’s a sentiment that also extended to the season’s beauty equation: bare faces that were touched with only a slick of light-catching gloss—a less-is-more look that was echoed just last spring when a parade of models emerged on the Fall 2017 runway with air-dried lengths and supernatural skin.
But while the Céline woman might be best known for her her minimalist tendencies, she has a fearless side, too: see the jet-streaked brow and smears of peach, plum, and pistachio pigments in Spring 2014, or the graphic half-moons of azure eye shadow that followed in Fall 2015. For Spring 2016, a simple sleek plait kept the focus on the face, for which makeup artist Diane Kendal offered not one, not two, but three eye variations: powdery white lids; a saturated silver splotch on inner corners; and triple-stroke winged liner—all anchored with a fire-engine red pout. Above, a look back at the greatest makeup moments from the Céline runway ahead of the house’s Spring 2018 show.