If you think the word ‘gothic’ is synonymous with the word ‘black’, think again. As shown at the AW11 Felder Felder runway show during London Fashion Week, swapping black for a rich blue hue provides a punky, playful twist on the typical ‘I’m-a-club-kid-so-I-wear-all-black-makeup’ look. “It’s fun—a lot of attitude and energy,” says Georgina Graham, MAC Cosmetics key makeup artist. “We wanted to do something very graphic, very punk, very London.”
To construct the architectural dual-winged eyeliner, Graham painted linearly using Fluidine in Blacktrack ($15), resulting in two thick lines that extended past each eye. One sharply flicks up and out; the other horizontal and square.
Wanting to create strong definition around the mouth, Graham precisely outlined each girl’s lips with Eye Pencil in Ebony ($13), and filled in with a blue-black color she created especially for Felder Felder using Lipmix ($14.50). To make their pouts standout, she used Marine Ultra Pigment Powder ($21) from the new Wonder Woman collection. “Using our fingers, we just pushed it into the center of the lip,” she reveals. “It just gives it a really beautiful pop of blue.”
As for skin, Graham thought it best to use Face & Body Foundation ($32.50), a liquid instead of powder. “The look is really modern because there is no powder,” adds Graham. “We’ve used a few punk elements, but we still want the girl to look healthy.”