Vogue Spain’s July 2013 issue hits newsstands next month with Polish/Canadian super Daria Werbowy—owner of the world’s coolest hair—kicking around the waves in sporty swimsuits by Lisa Marie Fernandez, Agent Provacateur, Mark Fast (OK, a crocheted bodysuit), and one great pair of Carrera sunglasses. As for the makeup, Werbowy's beach edge is honed with a heavy coating of frosted-pink lipstick. While we'd previously filed the shade under “things that will make us look like the grandma from There’s Something About Mary,” makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi’s handiwork (and, sure, Daria's mouth) is making us reconsider. (The nearest baby-pink lipstick to our fingertips? Nars Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.) We emailed Farolfi to ask her how to achieve a similar look:
For the Cool Factor: “It will look tacky if you pair this lipstick with foundation, powder, eyes, brows, and cheeks. Instead, I kept Daria’s skin bare and glowy, giving her a soft, smoky eye, and emphasizing the lips. Let’s not forget to mention that Daria can rock basically every look.” True.
For Color: “On Daria, I used a bubble-gum pink pigment mixed with a hint of lavender and a touch of shimmering clear gloss. I would recommend trying Rouge Allure in Gracile, for a satin finish, or Rouge Coco in Magnolia, with Glossimer in Plaisir all by Chanel. MAC also makes some good options.”
On the Rest of Your Face: "To keep the focus on the lips, go for perfect, dewy skin using moisturizer and concealer (if necessary), then smudge a dark brown pencil near the lash line. If you want your lipstick to last longer, add a pale pink pencil underneath the lipstick.”
In sum: equal parts tan, tawny smoky eye, and a what-are-you-looking-at attitude will keep frosted-pink lipstick on the side of girls you want to know and less Golden Girls gone wild.
Daria Webowy photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Spain July 2013—subscribe to see the full story.