Based on the runway makeup from their Fall/Winter 2009 runway show, twins Dan and Dean Caten of DSquared looked to the deliberately undone appearance of young Hollywood stars like Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen sisters for inspiration. "It's kind of 'rock-on' makeup, but it's effortless and not overly done or perfect," said Dean. Known for a humorous approach to fashion, like their recent take on glamping, DSquared has been partnering up with MAC since their first show 12 seasons ago. This time around, the MAC DSquared Fall/Winter Collection is edgy, purposefully disheveled, and not meant to be taken too seriously — or as MAC says, it's Ziegfeld Follies by way of Grey Gardens with a little Girl, Interrupted. Did you catch all that? It's all about a dark, glistening eye with a neutral face and nude lips.
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Makeup artist Gordon Espinet and his team created this palette of dramatic colors. To get the look, line the inside of the eye with Kohl Power Pencil in Feline. Next, use the Greasepaint Stick in Black to draw the shape. Blend out and layer the two other Greasepaint shades over the black: V to the top and B to the bottom. Add the Clear Gloss over for a shimmering effect. "After you've put all that black on the eye with subtle undertones of the two vibrant colors, you're going to look like a little feathered bird or an iridescent insect," said Dan. For the rest of the makeup, use the Sculpt and Shape powder to keep the skin neutral, but contoured. Create a dimmed-out lip with Lip Erase and Fuchsia Fix.