Black Riding Hood: Mother Monster in a darkly romantic Atelier Versace Spring 2014 draped silk jersey gown complete with embellished hood. Image ©Versace
The recent Atelier Versace presentation was not short on superstar wattage – Lady Gaga herself showed up to the shrieks of little monsters everywhere, and the show boasted top walkers like Karlie Kloss – but what was most striking, to beauty observers at least, was how all of the young’uns were made up to look like darkly dramatic versions of the platinum blonde fashion mogul.
Surely, this can only mean one thing: The great dame Donatella enjoys sending younger, skinnier clones of herself down the runway.
Dark angel: Karlie Kloss doing what she does best on the Atelier Versace runway Image © Showbit
Makeup fanatics may find the Parisian punk look familiar – see the girls at Saint Laurent and Haider Ackermann’s recent shows for reference – but Versace’s spin for Spring was shot through with an Italian decadence that was, in makeup maestro Pat McGrath’s words, “very rich, very beautiful, very Versace.”
McGrath and her team ran with a grungy Grace Jones vibe by going all out on the eyes. A swirl of glossy bronzes and rose golds were gilded on the lids and blended upwards just shy of the brow bone, with a judicious dab of gold at the inner eye corners for pop. (Read our cheat sheet on how to get that glowy V-shaped wedge.)
All eyes on us: Glinting metallic lids were the focal point for the girls’ faces
Skyrocketing this metallic smoky eye into the stratosphere and beyond was McGrath’s genius use of aquamarine liner, generously girthed and ending in an exuberant winged tip.
Make Up Store Microshadow in Volga and Lagoon, $27 each, Illamasqua Empower palette, $48, and NYX Glam Shadow Stick in Enchanting Jade, $9
To get the look at home, reach for your suite of heavily pigmented mineral shadows. We like Make Up Store’s gorgeously autumnal Volga microshadow as a matte chocolate base for heavy metal shine from Illamasqua’s Empower quad. Use a soft shadow brush to swirl the colours together (see our makeup brush guide for pointers).
For that divine Donatella touch, finish by using a wet liner brush to pick up some of Make Up Store’s Microshadow in Lagoon for a jolt of deep blue, or trace your upper lash line with the incredible jewel-toned sticks from NYX – try Enchanting Jade, an unbeatable cult fave that’s flecked with the most gorgeous gold flakes.
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy, $32 and Make Up Store LED Lipgloss in Elegance, $35
Keep lips beguilingly bare with just a slick of sheer gloss over an enriching balm, throw on a bejeweled hooded gown with a fur stole and you’ll be a high society siren worthy of Gaga’s Applause!
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