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Runway Vs. Real Girl: Beauty Edition!

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    When you’re backstage amidst the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week, it’s easy to believe a very charming makeup artist when he tells you triangle-shaped eyeshadow is totally wearable off the runway. Not so.

    But now that the NYFW haze has cleared, we figured we should put the runway-to-real-world theory to the test. So, we decked out two real girls in a few of the craziest hair and makeup looks from the shows, then unleashed them on an unsuspecting public, to see what the reaction would be. The result was predictably hilarious.

    Would you dare to wear runway beauty in real life?

    Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh

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