With operation Fashion Week prep in full swing and a growing list of parties at which we'll be serving up looks, there was only one way to spend our week: drooling over this About Face column from LA-based producer Edward Vigiletti. With not one but three fabulous sources of inspo, we're taking some serious notes (and you should too). Vigiletti takes us from his OG red lip, to a Born This Way-inspired face, to a full color look that's sure to turn heads--during Fashion Week and otherwise. To top it all off, he even curated a mix to pair with his beauty slayage. Check it, below.
This look was inspired by one of my favorite people, Ryan Burke, with some touches from the Born This Way era.
To achieve this look you'll need to block out your brows. There are a few different ways to do so with a hundred different YouTube videos out there. However, I always stick with a classic Elmer's Glue Stick. After your brows are dressed and pressed, apply SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish Primer and then Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation over your entire face including lips and then set with Ben Nye Neutral Face Powder. You should have a completely bare face at this point. Now comes the tedious part of all the liner as that's the only component beside your foundation. You'll need a steady hand and some patience. To keep it bold, I always go over my liners with a liquid first, and then a shadow to set. Once you've got your face lined up like a constellation. Gloss those lips with Nars Lip Gloss--Triple X CAREFULLY as you do not want to smudge anything. Spritz MAC's Fix Plus to finish yourself off. Throw on a choker and there you go. You're an extra in a Hellraiser film.
My second look is a simple cat eye with a red lip--the birthplace of my first look. Somewhat of my go-to quickie since I can remember. Something I'm sure many of you reading have done time and time again. But, let's break it down and get you out of the door in 15.
Starting with a clean face I use my go to primer... SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish. From there I went on to use Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer on top of my lids before applying a single layer of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. Afterwards I dust my lids with Ben Nye Neutral Face Powder. Next I begin to line my eyes with Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. Right after I line them over with a small winged brush from MAC and my FAVORITE black shadow by Urban Decay--Blackout. At this point your eyes should be done minus your favorite mascara to clean up those lashes. After those eyes are lined and ready to cut it's time for the magic erasure, my foundation... Make Up For EverUltra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. This is pretty heavy however who here is trying to look natural? Moving on from my face to my lips I start off with a red liner from BITE color/ Rhubarb. After they're lined I use a lip brush to apply MAC's bloodiest lip, Russian Red. Afterwards I set my face with the Ben Nye Neutral Face Powder and then go over it with MAC's Studio Finish Powder. Set that face with MAC's Fix Plus for a little dew and then BAM... you're done.
For my third and final look I wanted to throw in some color. Although being that I'm color blind I tend to just dab in a pallet and mix the colors I think will work together. So! You'll begin with the same process as look one. Blocking out your brows and covering that face with SMASHBOX Iconic Photo Finish Primer and the Make Up For EverUltra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. Once blocked and primed you're going to start shadowing your lid and brow bone with Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow--Color Glitter rock. Then using Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit... I go between Blue Moon, Star, and Blue Ice. Fill out the lid entirely with the three different colors. Afterwards start to move up past the brow bone in a straight line. Once you've got your shadows laid and blended you're going to line your eyes with Urban Decay--Blackout. Top those off with Tarte--Goddess lashes and your favorite mascara. Moving onto the lips I used Morphe Liquid Lipstick--Sasha. After filling them out I applied Nars Lip Gloss--Triple X. With my lips wet I get an older eyeshadow brush and go over the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit colors. Now... to finish it all off. Rub your hand over your mouth!