Back again for another runway makeup road test, this time I decided to translate Gaultier's punk rock-inspired beauty look into something wearable on the street. I pulled my hair up into a curly fauxhawk and swept my liquid liner much farther than I usually do. Regardless of how much I stood out, a lot of the reactions were positive. Gaultier's makeup and hair design for his couture show is something that could be worn on younger ladies these days if you tone it down.
Punk and anarchy were the inspirations behind Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2011 Couture show. Each model rocked a fauxhawk, from spiky versions with feathers to softer, curly styles, reminiscent of '50s greasers. The makeup had a pinup feel to it with the extreme winged liner, defined brows and bright red lips.
Aside from the dramatic winged eye liner and tall hair, this is actually a very wearable, classic look. To take inspiration from Gaultier and make it less intimidating, you can shorten the liner by not carrying it out all the way to the brow. You can also change up the hairdo by doing a curlier, more feminine style. Lastly, if you are not comfortable with such a bold pout, nix the red lips and go for something more natural like a lip stain (although red lips are signature to such a rockabilly look).