Runway to real life: How to do Gucci’s shimmering Spring 2014 makeup in 5 quick steps

Gucci Spring 2014 makeup
Photography: Left by Peter Stigter; Right by Brian Fauteux
Gucci Spring 2014 makeup
Photography: Left by Peter Stigter; Right by Brian Fauteux

With back-to-back shows spanning four international cities, it’s easy to blink and miss some of the best looks from the Spring 2014 runways. That’s why we’re taking a deep dive and offering you a step-by-step look at some of the best beauty moments, complete with tips and tricks for mastering it at home. So grab your makeup bag, sit down in front of the mirror and read on.

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When Gucci sent models down the runway at its Spring 2014 show in a mix of warm jewel tones, makeup artist Pat McGrath answered the call with a metallic smoky eye in analogous shades. The collection was inspired by the unexpected cocktail of luxe sportswear and the swirling Art Nouveau illustrations of artist Erté. Bright basketball shorts and black mesh t-shirts were followed by embroidered chiffon gowns and the makeup look—quite remarkably—complemented the wide variation in looks beautifully.