Now that autumn is in finally in full swing, Xiao of Messy Wands and I thought it might be fun to try a look from the Fall 2012 campaigns and runway shows.
Derek Lam’s runway look was a breath of fresh air; it was a standout in a sea of bare eyes and red lip combos. Twiggyesque drawn-on lashes transformed the models into what Tom Pecheux called “twisted dolls.” The makeup and hair were meant to look a little grungy. My eyeshadow collection is sadly lacking a reddish burgundy colour that the models wore for this look, so my look leans more mauve and purply instead.
Derek Lam F2012 RTW Runway Look / source: Style.com
Glitter Geek’s Recreation of the Derek Lam Fall 2012 Runway Look
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For the eyes, fill in the brows lightly with a matte taupe (MAC Coquette) eyeshadow. Start with a wash of matte beige (Mary Kay Golden Vanilla) all over the lid up to the brow bone. Then go in with a matte rosy brown eyeshadow (Yaby Rose Wood) all over the lid and along the lower lash line. Deepen the outer 1/3 of the lid with a shimmery burgundy (Mary Kay Truffle). Blend up into the crease. Deepen the outer corner further with a matte black eyeshadow (Yaby Abyss), and sketch a rounded shape on the outer corner and blend into the crease well. With a pointed liner brush, create fake doll lashes on the lower lid with a deep grey (Yaby Almost Black). Apply lots of mascara (L’Oreal Voluminous False Fibre Lashes) to top and bottom lashes.
For the lips, mix a doll like pink with sheer pink (MAC Lovelorn) and a nude beige (MAC Mattene in Delectable).
Other mentionables: I am wearing Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation in 5.5, which is sadly too light for me. It is such a dreamy foundation though, so I am making it work here with a dusting of the Guerlain bronzer all over the face. I also contoured the cheeks and nose with MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit in #2.
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The look is surprisingly wearable in photos, but if you prefer to wear the look without the cray, this makeup is really pretty and a little bridal, even. Make sure you check out Xiao’s interpretation of the Giorgio Armani Fall 2012 campaign, too!