Margiela shows are always a treat. There are interesting shapes, contrasting textures and silhouettes that think out of the box. Often times, the make-up looks only add to that. For their FW18 show in Paris, there was one make-up look in particular that stole the spotlight.

Straight out of a galaxy far, far away

It seems like designers took a good look at what is popular on the internet nowadays: in several different collections for Fall/Winter 2018, we’ve seen some high shine, iridescent or holographic pieces, finishes that have been wildly popularised by beauty guru’s or DIY channels on YouTube.

We already saw some of those magic light reflecting fabrics at the last Maison Margiela Couture show, and now Galliano puts his Ready-To-Wear spin on them too. To match the futuristic metallic pieces, some of the girls flaunted gorgeous glittery galaxy lips. Lips, gloss and glitter? There’s only one make-up artist that could be responsible for that, and of course: it’s missing Pat McGrath. A few seasons back, she made glitter lips her thing, and she’s always looking for the next move. For this look, she stepped away from the one-color glitter and opted for a multitude of sparkles. She combined several colors of glitter and created lips that look like they come straight out of a galaxy far, far away.

The devil’s in the details

This Margiela show is the perfect example of how important details can be. Even on a runway full of exaggerated silhouettes, it were these bold lips that caught the eye. If you want to try it yourself, be warned: glitter gets messy. A steady hand, a good adhesive and some scotch tape to pick up fallout will probably be your best friend. But if you get there, you’ll without a doubt be the star of the night.

Photo credits: Kim Weston Arnold