So I'm extremely obsessed with John Galliano's F/W 2009 collection. The models looked like little 1920s Russian dolls in gauzy frocks, clutching rosaries and floating around like creepy angels. It's pretty dreamy and I've been fawning over the make-up for months now. Since I was recently given Maybelline's Eyestudio Collection to play around with, I decided I'd go all out and recreate the make-up look from the show, specifically the one worn by Jessica Stam [below].
So, if you like how I interpreted the look [above] read on so you can do it yourself. I think it'd look pretty awesome at some sort of theme party ... who knows?
For the eyes, I used products exclusively from Maybelline's Eyestudio Collection. XXL Pro Mascara in "Extensions", Quad Eyeshadow Palettes in Sunset Seduction and Give Me Gold, Gel Eyeliner in Brown and Colour Pearls in Sinful Sinnamon and Mocha Mirage.
Other products used were Dior's lip pencil in Holiday Red, Joe Fresh lipstick in Berry, Kiehl's Lip Balm, Clinique Blush Stick in Berry on Time and Revlon Powder Blush in Tender Plum.
I started off with my regular foundation, blending it with a cream highlighter (like Benefit's High Beam). I focused the highlighter especially on the bridge and tip of my nose. I used the Revlon blush to contour my cheekbones and the Clinique blush on the apples of my cheeks.
Then I used the lightest shade from the Give Me Gold palette all over my upper eyelid, and underneath extending all the way down to the top of my cheek.
I began to shade the contours of my eyes and exaggerating them with the brown shade from Mocha Mirage. I focused especially on the lower eyelid (almost make it look like you have puffy bags under your eyes ... most people try to conceal them but this make-up look is very exaggerated.) Also work in the crease, towards the bridge of the nose, and out towards the browbone.
Then, take the darkest shade from Sunset Seduction and keep working where the darker shadow was, continuing to darken and contour your eyes.
Using the yellow gold shade from Give Me Gold, first dip a small brush in a clear lip balm, and then apply the gold shadow to the inner corners of your eyes. The lip balm will make the shadow appear more pigmented and almost liquid-like.
Using the gel eyeliner, line your upper lids and darken the previously darkened areas even further, especially the tear ducts, outside of where you applied the gold shadow.
Using only the "Step 1" of the mascara, apply the white primer to upper and lower lashes for a snow queen look.
With the yellow gold shadow and lip balm from before, draw a V in your cupid's bow. Then, using the lip pencil, trace a heart shape onto your mouth and fill with the berry lipstick. Top with the balm.
I ended up teasing my hair and adding a feather clip from H&M for an airy-fairy kind of look. Have fun with this, I think it's a really pretty look that will definitely stand out.
If you like this look, or my previous look, go to the Maybelline page on Facebook and vote for them (the other look is called Modern-Eyes). You could win the entire Eyestudio collection. Not too shabby.