This past weekend, we ran into a fellow beauty enthusiast from Into the Gloss at a holiday party in Brooklyn, where she was taking the idea of holiday makeup to another level. “I only did them on the bottom,” she said, referring to the halved sequins she had centered and affixed below her lower lashline, à la Pat McGrath’s handiwork at Givenchy this season. A clever way to update more predictably impactful red lipsticks and glittering eye shadows, stick-on 3-D makeup can make for an exciting twist this time of year—and happens to be one of Spring’s biggest trends (if we could laser-cut hot pink paper cateye liner like McGrath did at Viktor & Rolf, we’d wear it all. the. time). The good folks at Russh Magazine seem to be on the same page. The latest issue of the Australian glossy features fresh-faced girls in a series of pared-down albeit powerful face-painting looks. Our favorite of the bunch includes metallic stars, rather than sequins, which have been adhered around the temple and across the forehead. Everyday wear? Obviously not. But taking a jaunt over to your local craft store to see what else you can potentially glue onto your face to properly make merry over the next few weeks is not a bad idea.
Photo: Stephen Ward for Russh Magazine, December / January 2012