Photo: Courtesy of Beauty Is Boring.
Alana always reminds me of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
, the classical reference for beauty. With her elegant bone structure, well proportioned brows, delicate lips and long neck, Alana could have quite easily been his muse. However for this makeup look, we went with a slightly more modern reference — mixing a bit of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface
and a touch of Studio 54 with a subtle take on fall's matte lip.
Note: Hair by the talented Rob Talty.
Note: I recently discovered Laura Mercier's Brow Definer
and I am obsessed. If you haven't experimented with them yet, I highly suggest you check them out. Armani Eyes to Kill in Silver, $33, available at Armani; Serge Lutens Mascara Oeil Pour Oeil in Black, $65, available at Serge Lutens; Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Fair, $20, available at Laura Mercier; Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity Two, $72, available at Nordstrom; Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Somptueuse (applied and then blotted off to create a stained look), $34, available at Chanel; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain, $43, available at Laura Mercier; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1, $32, available at Laura Mercier.