Friday, October 7, 2011

FOTD: Gaultier Fall 2011 Inspired Graphic Liner

Finally, I'm posting one of my favorite 'Fall 2011 Runway Inspired' looks - this time from the Jean Paul Gaultier show. The look consists of two major elements: graphic liner on the top and bottom lid and a strong matte red lip. Perfect!

As you can see in the backstage photos below, the black liner has also been emphasized by touches of white eyeshadow under the wing and in the inner corner. The look also requires decently strong and polished brows, a rather pale matte base, and a set of black false eyelashes.

I will go ahead and admit that I spent an indecent amount of time on the liner and still feel it's definitely not even on both sides - here's the practical lesson on asymmetry of the face for you. I would say the look is worth investing in a very fine eyeliner brush, which I unfortunately don't have; I still like the feathered detail at the ends of the wings, very pretty. I also added a touch of contour at the back of my cheeks, I hate how flat my face looks with such a pale high-coverage foundation.

This look is almost theatrical on me - my husband commented on this eye make-up look by saying I had 'triple eyes'. I guess what he meant is that the liner at the bottom makes the eyes appear much bigger :) I feel similarly towards the lips; you know how they say that a darker lipstick makes your lips appear smaller? Well, unless you have pretty big lips to start with - then it makes them even bigger.

Products used:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin in Ivory
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW20
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation in Translucent Light
The Body Shop Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte
Annabelle 'Vanilla Chilla' Eyeshadow
Annabelle 'So Foxy' Eyeshadow
Inglot Matte Eyeshadow in 337
Wet'n'Wild 'Sweet as Candy' trio - pearly white shade
Wet'n'Wild MegaLiner in Black
ES Clear Liner V Black False Eyelashes*
Lancome Le Lipstique lip liner in Ideal
MAC Frost lipstick in Cockney

I have a couple more inspirational looks bookmarked and ready to recreate - I'm hoping to get them done some time soon. What was your favorite Fall 2011 runway make-up look?

Disclaimer: Product marked (*) sent for review consideration. Honest opinion as always.


  1. I love it, and I think you did a lovely job! The wing on the top is fabulously done, Cami approves ;) It almost reminds me of a lo-fi Black Swan look in a way! x

  2. @Cami: I know, I was thinking Black Swan too! Quite fabulous really. xxx

    @Mariella: Thank you, dear x

  3. Love it! Black liner and red lips is a classic combo. You look beautiful :) The winging on the top lash is fab and the liner on the lower lid is so beautiful! Looks somewhat like Cleopatra!

  4. well done, so beautiful, you look gorgeous honey, I love your blog and following it, it'll be so nice if you visit my blog and follow back sweetie

  5. The line on your upper lashline is just perfect, I love it! <3 And your lashes look lovely as well!

  6. I love it when bloggers re-create catwalk looks! This is fab look - I have to ask would you go out for an evening with this on?