Paint Your Face

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Alexandra Mathews by Angela Marklew
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Anja Rubik by Inez & Vinoodh
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Barbara Palvin by Eric Maillet
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Beyonce in Gotham Magazine
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By Bo Egestroem
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By Pierre Dal Corso
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Eniko Mihalik by Giampaolo Sgura
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Giovanna Battaglia at Carine Roitfeld's Black and White Ball
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Givenchy S/S '14
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Karmen Pedaru by Hans Feurer
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Kate Bosworth by Michael Polish
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Lady Gaga
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Magdalena Frackowiak by Gilles Bensimon
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Magdalena Frackowiak by Giampaolo Sgura
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Malgosia Bela by Karim Sadli
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Mert & Marcus
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Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti
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Nora Shopova by Diego Uchitel
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By Remi Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis
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Makeup by Rae Morris
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Suvi Koponen by Mario Sorrenti
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Valentino S/S '10
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Saskia de Brauw by Mert & Marcus
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Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti
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Malgosia Bela by Mario Sorrenti
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Natasha Poly by Satoshi Saikusa
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Ruslana Korshunova
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Vlada Roslyakova by Ben Hassett
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Iselin Steiro by Tyen
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Iselin Steiro by Tyen
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Hawa Diawara
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Isabeli Fontana by David Sims
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Kim Noorda by Mark Segal

It’s T-minus two days until Halloween, and you’re S.O.L. (s**t out of luck) for a costume—perhaps last weekend’s party prematurely obliterated you and your BFF’s rendition of Batman and Robyn. It’s possible that you just avoid the hell that is Halloween-themed pop-up stores, or maybe Saturday night made you realize that wearing 10 pounds of Britney-Oops-I-Did-it-Again extensions is not a mistake you’ll be repeating on October 31st. All is not lost. There are plenty of awe-inspiring things to do that don't require any dressing up. Did you see that Givenchy show? Paint your own mask! Let's face it:

If Jane Birkin taught us anything, it's that stripes look good on everyone. Apply this theory to that beautiful mug of yours and go for a single, across-the-eyes horizontal bar like Emily did for Lady Gaga's Guggenheim bash (a combination of MAC Pigments applied with a Tom Ford brush), or repeat the bar across your lips up for an homage to Queen Bey [5]. Concentrate the color in the center of your face for added 'tude, like Kate Bosworth [14], give it soft edges like Natasha Poly [29], or find inspiration from aviation, like Giovanna Battaglia [10]. Paint in solid black, or in glitter [12]. Why stop there? Put glitter on your whole face [28]. When's the last time you wore that acid-yellow eye shadow? [26]. Go for it. Then dress like a glam rocker, and, if anyone asks what you are, tell them you’re an alien rock star from the future or a post-apocalyptic zombie cowgirl [37]. Honestly, who cares? You’ll look super cool, and at the very least no one else will be wearing your costume.

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  • Lynn Lehner

    totally like this idea, we should try it too
    http://thelrevolution.blogspot.com/

  • Lauren

    I'm wondering if you have an idea as to how to approach the look of Anja Rubik? It's the third picture in.

    • ITGMackenzie

      Hi Lauren,

      This looks like a lot of pigment or eyeshadow (I'd wet my brush if using eyeshadow). Black at the hairline, fading to bronze, and then green in the center of the forehead. A dark teal blue on the eyebrows, silver on the bridge of the nose, and dark purple under the brow bone. The oxblood splatters would have to be recreated with a brush (i.e. painted on manually), or, at least, I wouldn't be successful at splattering my own face with that kind of control. The rest of the face should be kept clean with foundation or concealer (even on the lips).

      Hope that helps?

      xo
      M

  • catherine

    is the girl in #32 from 'the thomas crowne affair'?

  • http://www.carlytati.com/ Carly Tati

    that's some pretty amazing makeup artistry!
    cheers
    Carly
    http://www.carlytati.com

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