With Halloween coming up quite soon, we have all become victim to running around, scrambling, trying to think of a costume that is creative, yet easy to re-create, without settling for the way too easy cat.
Eyeliner (pencil eyeliner to be exact), whether it’s classic black, or the subtle brown, is a beauty trend that has been around for many decades, and we’ve decided to bring it to light, solely using it for 3 different looks that you will be able to re-create for the creeping Halloween season. These looks are easy, and based on female characters that we fell for (that just so happen to be all from Wes Anderson films).
Margot Tenenbaum (From The Royal Tenenbaums)
Gwyneth Paltrow totally killed it in the Royal Tenenbaums, playing the moody, adopted sister, Margot Tenenbaum. Her signature panda eyes are extremely easy to recreate; so easy you could possibly do it in your sleep. To complete this look, take black pencil eyeliner, and outline your eyes with it. Simple as that. Throw on a fur coat, polo dress and you’re good to go!
Suzy Bishop (From Moonrise Kingdom)
One of my favourite characters from any of Wes’ movies. Suzy Bishop is the angsty pre-teen who runs off with Sam, her lover to escape their current lives and go on an adventure. Suzy’s makeup is a favourite simply because it’s colourful, yet simple to re-create. Taking some electric blue eye-shadow, apply it to your lids. Afterwards, take your black eyeliner and line your upper lash line. Voila!
Agatha (From The Grand Budapest Hotel)
A film with such extravagant colours, Agatha [Editor's note: This is actually my costume this year] the baker behind the beautiful creations from Mendel's bakery, had the most distinct mark on the right side of her face (or left, depending on how you look at it). To get her distinct look, take your brown eyeliner, and start off with drawing a backwards Nike symbol (this is the best way to achieve) and afterwards, smudge it out with your finger to make it look like Agatha’s mark.
What these 3 women have in common is their complex characters and re-creatable makeup, that makes us fall in love with them over and over again with each watch.