Peter Philips’ breathtaking Dior face mask

Belgian artist Peter Philips has always been a makeup genius and continually brings his work to the next level. He recently became the creative and image director of Christian Dior makeup and is doing wonderful things for the brand. You probably know him as the genius behind the Chanel “Miroir Miroir” video (if not check it out here). His other spectacular makeup rouses include using gold thread for eyelashes, black lace for a smoky eye look, and that glitter eyeliner we all loved (and are still trying to replicate for Instagram material) from Chanel’s Spring Summer 2014 Couture show.

Philips’ latest—and most awe-inspiring—invention is a face mask created with leftover pieces from Raf Simons’ last Dior Haute Couture collection. Patrick Demarchelier photographed the makeup artist’s “work-in-progress” and depicts how one little flower turns into a face of armor. Eight of these photos are on display until January 4 at Esprit Dior Tokyo. If you can’t make it to Tokyo by then, you can join us in picking our jaws up off the floor while we stare at that gif.

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