Gather your outfits, gather your children, put your game face on. Fashion weeks are in full force again! New York and London have been crossed off the list and we’re moving on to Milan and Paris, but first, we gotta make sure that we’ve taken all of the major moments of NYFW in.
Now, granted, there weren’t a lot of those major jaw-drop face crack moments. NYFW is kinda dying, apart from some shows (Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, you can follow us on INSTAGRAM to follow live what shows are worth your time). Nonetheless, there was one make-up look that caught our eye, and frankly, we’ve been thinking about it ever since.
80’s grunge witch vibes
The setting was Stonehenge-like, the make-up was witchy: with neon eyes and a black glossy lip, the girls seemed to come straight out of an eighties/nineties grunge party on acid. The make-up look was put together by Thomas De Kluyver, the Australian-born make-up artist who was also responsible for the make-up in Rihanna’s latest Dazed cover.
Thomas has been working at the top of the make-up industry for years now, creating iconic looks for magazine covers (Dazed! i-D! Vanity Fair!), campaigns (Lanvin! A.P.C!) and countless fashion shows. When queen Rih lets you touch her face, you know you’re doing something right.
Adwoa rocked it, so you know it’s good
If you want to recreate the look, you totally can. The make-up was done with M.A.C Cosmetics. The red-orange eyeshadow is Red Brick, the vibrant pink blush is called Peony Petal, two products that are staples in your makeup collection. Marry them together with a blending brush et voilà! You’re basically done.
The base was extremely natural, radiant but minimal.
The lips were pitch black, a stunning contrast with the vibrant eyes. And while the make-up look was bold, it complemented every single model and outfit that walked down the runway. That’s how make-up on the catwalk should be done: strong on its own while lifting the collection to the next level.