January 24, 2013
We've been looking for an excuse to rock bedazzled lips since age five--and never would have guessed that one would stem from haute couture. The few fashion houses still producing couture are showing their spring collections in Paris this week and their frothy confections have been capped off with wonderfully whimsical beauty looks, two of which we're dying to try in real life.At Dior, Pat McGrath lined the models' lips with hot pink and red pencils, layering Dior's Addict Lip Gloss ($28) in Diablotine and Princess on top to serve as glue for individually placed Swarovski crystals. At Chanel, Global Creative Director Peter Phillips designed the ultimate statement eye, layering the same Maison Lemarie black tulle used in the show's headpieces over Chanel's Stylo Eyeshadow (out this May) in Black Stream and Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30) in Noir Intense. A more realistic version of the former--perhaps hot pink liner filled in with cherry red--would be perfect for a date-free, girls' night out Valentine's Day. But the same could be said of the latter, so which would you rather wear?