After seeing what the talented folks at GLAMSQUAD did for our fall hair looks, we just had to pick their brains about makeup. Our Social Media Manager Meg, who is a fragrance junkie and always up for an adventurous beauty look, wanted to recreate the makeup from the Versace Fall 2014 collection. “For a modern way to wear a retro mod look, I kept skin very naturally highlighted and contoured, and lips were muted with a nude lipstick that had a pale pink undertone that was popular during that time. The eyes were totally the focus of this look,” explained Kelli J. Bartlett, director of makeup artistry at GLAMSQUAD.
“I loved the more subtle take on the mod, doll-eyed look — the white waterline and crazy lashes made my eyes really pop, but was still wearable. I was also amazed by Kelli’s almost embarrassingly easy false lash tip — drop them in from above the eye rather than trying to apply horizontally. It totally works, and I used them again for a similar look last weekend,” said Meg of her look.
Check out Meg’s killer makeup and Kelli’s easy-to-follow how-to, so that you can get the look.
- Give eyes a light base by using some matte nude eyeshadow and then define the crease in the eyes by using a shade that is two to three shades darker than your natural color, like a gray taupe. We are currently obsessed with this Maybelline Nudes Palette ($8.99).
- Line the top lash line with a classic liquid liner, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner ($19), and then flick out the line at the outer corners of the eye. Do the same for the lower lash line, but keep the line slightly below the natural lash line.
- Pack on white eyeliner, like Rimmel London’s Soft Kohl ($3.99), along the inner rim of the lower lash line and give it several passes to ensure an opaque finish.
- Use several coats of mascara to build up thick, feathery lashes — it’s OK to get big chunks of mascara — for a Twiggy-inspired look. Try Lancôme Grandiôse Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara ($32) to ensure you coat every last lash.
- Time for the faux lashes! Make sure to pick a lash that has texture to it — the more dramatic, the better. When applying falsies, try to get as close to the lash line as you can and follow this by applying more mascara and using black eyeliner to fill in any gaps.