Lucy Boynton made a compelling case for modern goth makeup at the Los Angeles premiere of pale blue eye this week.
Celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker showcased her darker take on the classic party beauty via Instagram, sharing a behind-the-scenes clip of Boynton’s lip application alongside a track from Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy. With a low back and soft feathered brow, the striking look revolved around the actress’ chocolate cherry lip and complementary mulberry mascara. Baker coined the “modern goth vibes” look.
Soft-goth makeup is trending this month thanks to the success of the Netflix hit Wednesday, with fans eager to embrace looks similar to those worn by stars Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta Jones and Gwendoline Christie – all of which revolve around a strong lip. Helpful, the show’s makeup artist shared all the cosmetics she used on set.
Baker also revealed the products used to build Boynton’s delicate look. The lipstick of the hour? The luxurious Rouge Allure L’Extrait by Chanel. The artist has yet to confirm the exact shade used, although our research suggests that the rich plum brown can be attributed to shade 878. Alongside the high intensity lip color, we also spotted a gloss for the Multi-Use Illuminating Eye Duo Lumière, Éclat Lunaire Illuminating Face Powder and Invigorating Cheeks N°1 De Chanel Lip And Cheek Balm, all Chanel.
As Baker eloquently puts it in her caption, “Tis the season for all that sparkles, sparkles, and sparkles.”
Boynton’s cool copper locks, which look fiercer than their original strawberry blonde introduction at the project’s London premiere in November, were layered in loose natural waves by hairstylist Jenny Cho; an effortless contrast to the actress’ assertive goth makeup.
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The ethereal Sugar Plum Fairy ensemble was completed with a vintage-inspired puff-sleeved ballgown, also from Chanel.
The star isn’t the first to step back from a traditional letterbox red lipstick as Christmas approaches. Fellow actresses Florence Pugh and Ellie Bamber also veered to a deeper burgundy shade during their appearances at the Fashion Awards in London earlier this month.