The dangerously sexy neon facade of the new Dior Backstage Studio
It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a makeup junkie in Singapore: So many cool brands and concept stores are clamouring for coveted space in your cosmetics closet. Ranking very high on our list of must-visit beauty destinations is Dior’s new Backstage Studio at Ion Orchard.
Quite literally a stone’s throw or less from Orchard MRT, this swanky space has been referred to rather amusingly in the press copy as a “makeup universe” and “a Dior Runway galaxy”. Now, before you dismiss this as marketing hyperbole, we’re happy to report that the neon-lit cube really does resemble the interior of the spaceship of a race of makeup-obsessed aliens.
In the space-age spirit of the futuristic fort, we’ve plucked three “star” activities to try from the dizzying Dior constellation at the Backstage Studio:
1. Load up on exclusive Backstage Pro makeup
Fake flawless complexion by spraying on the new Diorskin Airflash Foundation
We squealed when we first laid our mascara-ed eyes on all the intoxicating bottles arranged in separate bars for your perusal; you can easily spend an hour or more ooh-ing and aah-ing over the beauty goodies on display.
Zero in on the backstage exclusives, which include cool collector’s items like the intriguingly named Dior Nail Sparkling Powders, a suite of special edition “couture” polish that we hear are deliriously sought after in the online beauty and nail art community.
Oh, and remember to cross your calendars for April and September each year. During those months, you should head back to ask your friendly Dior advisor for a peek into the Backstage Box, a greatest hits compilation of all the key beauty looks from the fashion house’s seasonal presentations. Expect each box to contain a lippie, eyeshadow pot or quad and nail lacquer.
Too long a wait? The new Diorskin Airflash Foundation ($88 each, pictured above) is another Backstage Studio exclusive that’s available right now for your delectation. Offered in 10 Asian-friendly shades, this hitherto expert-only fluid foundation comes ensconced in an easy-to-use metallic mister for exceptionally even coverage.
2. Get your face fixed by Dior Backstage Artists
If you’re prepping for a big night out, consider making an appointment with the glam squad permanently stationed at the Studio. Comprising a handful of specially trained maquillage masters, the Backstage Artists are available for 30-minute one-to-one Studio Flash Tips makeover sessions.
For a fun bit of beauty bonding, round up a bunch of your girlfriends and register for the Backstage Makeup workshops, an intensive series of two-hour “high coverage” sessions for groups of two to six in which you’ll be privy to all the insider tips and tricks you’ll need to look Dior runway-ready …
3. Score front-row seats to Dior runways
Speaking of Dior runways, we hear that the Backstage Studio will play host to a thrice-yearly Dior Backstage Show. These beauty extravaganzas will be graced by the high-wattage presence of Dior’s International Makeup Pro Team and Regional Makeup Artists, who will recreate selected looks from Dior’s legendary archives.
Details are still tantalisingly scarce at the moment, so bookmark herworldplus.com for more to come!
Dior Backstage Studio is located at B2-44/46 ION Orchard. For more information, call 6636 7232 and visit backstage.dior.com.