RUBY AND SAUCE| 2019 BALL SEASON OUTFITS AND MAKEUP LOOKS
Saucy friends, it’s time to look at our ball season makeup looks for 2019 in a new light with a new set of rules. Magenta eyes? Sanctioned. Deconstructed winged eyeliner? Into it. Lipstick on your eyes? Come home to mama!
But where do you begin curating your look? We suggest starting with your outfits. To make things easier for you, we have curated a little edit of knockout dresses from RUBY & LIAM, as seen on our editor Zeenat Wilkinson, and Sauce friends Mia Robinson and Roxie Mohebbi.
Alongside, makeup artist Dayoon at M.A.C Cosmetics has whipped up three makeup looks to pay homage to the legendary ball season.
Also — do you remember that casting we did on Instagram recently? We met Roxie and Mia on Instagram a day prior to the shoot, and you know what? They were an absolute natural in front of the camera and it’s such a pleasure to introduce you to them, as they join our editor Zeenat in this shoot.
Now, let’s get to our looks.
MEET MIA ROBINSON
Mia wears sissy maxi dress from art class collection [coming soon], constellation drop earrings & sasha heels — ALL FROM RUBY
#1 MAGENTA EYES ON MIA ROBINSON
MAKEUP BRIEF: An electric magenta, wrapping all the way around the eyes, to offset Mia’s eye colour and give a pop of colour that tonally works with her ball pieces.
Mia wears liberty silk gown [coming soon] & pacino chocker — ALL FROM RUBY
MAKEUP HOW TO : Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour – buffed out over the eyes as a base, Art Library Eye Shadow Palette It’s Designer in Bright Pink – blended out, Pink Pearl Pigment brushed over top, Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara [all products from MAC Cosmetics]
Mia wears milicent velvet gown & sabrina clips — ALL FROM RUBY
#2 FIERY GRAPHIC EYES ON ROXIE
MAKEUP BRIEF: A fiery graphic eye, that is a statement within itself and doesn’t need any other bold beauty features to work with it. This shade looks killer on Roxie’s skin tone, but a washed-out version would also work on a paler skin tone.
Roxie wears firebird crop top and firebird pants [from art class collection] with sasha heels — ALL FROM RUBY
MAKEUP HOW TO : In Retrograde Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics – painted over the top eyelid in a strong graphic shape, Art Library Eye Shadow Palette Flame-Boyant in shade name Flame-Boyant – brushed over the top, Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara [all products from MAC Cosmetics]
Roxie wears fortuna cape gown, pacino chocker & jenn heels — ALL FROM RUBY
#3 GRAPHIC TWIST ON THE CLASSIC LINER
MAKEUP BRIEF: A pop of electric colour over the lash line, with a graphic twist by creating a ‘batwing’ shaped liner (works beautifully if you struggle with a standard dramatic wing on your own eye shape) and why not play with bold statement colours that mix and match with your formal wear.
Zeenat wears milicent satin gown & jenn heels
MAKEUP HOW TO | Prep + Prime 24 hour Extend Eye Base, Marine Ultra Acrylic Paint to create a graphic liner with a #210 Eyeliner Brush & Extended Play Perm Me Up Lash Mascara [all from MAC Cosmetics]
As Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who's wearing it.” That’s it. He said it. It’s all about you! It's time to make it your look for ball season just as distinctive, unique and diverse as you are.
photographed at st.clements, thank you x
Stylist | Zeenat Wilkinson
Photography | Ophelia King
Shoot Assistant | Anya Baranova
Hair | Alex Stanworth