Obviously the clothes were amazing at the Givenchy show — yada, yada, yada, of course they were, because Riccardo Tisci is a mastermind. But, what I really want to talk about is the makeup at the Givenchy SS16 fashion show. I don’t even know that makeup’s the right word. It was more like appliqués for the face, or face adornment. No matter what you call it, the intricate 3D-detailing on the model’s faces were out of this world cool.
Wearing pearls, lace, gold bling, and more, these masks were works of art in their own right. The process behind putting these together was intense, too. Makeup artist Pat McGrath told Vogue that lace from dresses, jewels, and more were used to build the masks and a professional adhesive was used to attach everything to the model’s faces. She also said the process took almost five hours to complete.
The overall look was gorgeous, but in a bit of a creepy kind of way. And since I’m all about wearing runway trends, IRL, I thought of the perfect way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe. That’s right: Halloween. So, if you’ve been wracking your brain to find the perfect costume, it’s time to put all of that to an end.
With beads and butterflies, this is quite the beautiful metamorphosis.
This pattern of the dress seems to continue onto her face because the pattern matches so closely.
Surrounding her face, this looks like one chic umpire mask.
So good, it deserves a close up.
Now, here's how you can get a similar mask for yourself.
1. Face Lace
Nouveau Mask, $31, Face Lace
This adhesive mask is definitely not as intricate as the runway version, but it's still 3D and lace and will look great with a slip dress to complete your Givenchy-chic Halloween vibe.
2. Masquerade Mask
Italian Lace Masquerade Mask, $24.95, Etsy
With lace and pearls, this masquerade mask is a great way to replicate this intricate face-appliqué look.
3. Temporary Tattoos
White Lace Temporary Tattoo, $10, Etsy
Applying white lace tattoos to your face is definitely the most extreme route (besides actually gluing it to yourself), but hey, at least they're temporary, right?
These three options will allow you to copy the makeup straight off of the runway and kill it this Halloween. Plus, these tricks don't involve any glue which is great, because we all know what happens when you do that...
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