Not many people can take a look from straight off the catwalk and make it work in real life, but for runway model Karolina Kurkova it is clearly no trouble at all. So on seeing Kurkova’s Atelier Versace dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, makeup artist Adam Breuchaud took inspiration from Pat McGrath’s makeup at the Versace Spring 2013 show and went for a look that similar but more wearable. Karolina also wore her hair slicked back just as Guido Palau had done for the catwalk models showing the dress last year.
Adam talked to us about the bold look created: ‘With Karolina I went with a dark smokey eye in navy and a dewy skin, ‘ he said. ‘Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Twilight 140 has an amazing deep navy blue that we chose to blend all over eyelid. I layered over it for dimension, then I tapped on a thin layer of the YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner in Sea Black, which is also a deep metallic blue, to give her eye that reflective shimmer. I choose to skip any sort of false lash and keep the focus on the navy color and shape of the eye.’
‘To achieve that glamorous glow, I highlighted her skin with the Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster in Ivory Luster and brushed on a light dusting of Dior Peachy Keen Blush on the apples of her cheek.’
‘We finished the look with a fleshy nude tone on her lip. Try Dior Nude Rouge Lipstick in Trench.’
YSL Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner – Black Sea
Dior ‘SkinFlash’ Radiance Booster Pen
Dior ‘Nude Rouge’ Lipstick – Trench