Channel the decadence of high summer with jewel tones fit for a modern-day queen.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel
Channel the decadence of high summer with jewel tones fit for a modern-day queen.
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Photographed by Kenneth Willardt. Styled by Amanda Alagem


Set the stage with Eve Lom’s Flawless Radiance Primer before covering your lids entirely with the brightest, whitest shade in YSL Beauty’s Couture Eye Palette Collector Urban Escape. Apply it heaviest at the crease, starting from the inner corners of the eyes before blending upwards and out. Then, use Make Up For Ever’s Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Iridescent Lagoon Green to completely ring your eyes, before applying two coats of By Terry’s Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara for the finishing touch.

Turban, Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs. Brooch; necklace, Tiffany & Co. Earrings, Buccellati
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For a new take on the smoky eye, paint your eyes in contrasting gem tones. Try shades of lapis and emerald from Urban Decay’s UDx Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette before tapping on flecks of gold so that the eyes sparkle from every angle. Keep lips soft and pretty with a gradient lip—easily created by a quick slick of Laneige’s Serum Drop Tint in Runway Pink along the centre of lips, and smudging it outwards.

Dress; foulard (worn as headpiece), Gucci. Brooch, Cartier. Earrings, Bvlgari 
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A metallic pop is sure to catch one’s eye, whether it’s Tom Ford Beauty’s Cream and Powder Eye Color in Sun Worship swept lavishly across the lids, or Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz to illuminate a crisp black eyeliner. Finish with textured brows that have been filled in with Benefit’s twist-up Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, before brushing over a clear setting gel to add thickness and dimension.

Jacket, Dior. Brooch, De Beers. Earrings, Chopard. Ring, Dior. Turban, Dior at New York Vintage
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For a more unpredictable take on red lips, turn to Dior’s Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in Wine for a high-gloss dark magenta that is fiercely female yet luxuriously enigmatic. Take this glamorous femme fatale look further by sweeping gradating shades of pink from Urban Decay’s Backtalk Palette over the lids. Leave the cheeks bare, save for pats of Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy.

Dress, Salvatore Ferragamo. Turban, Eugenia Kim. Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. Earrings, David Webb

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Makeup: Justine Purdue using Dior Beauty Hair: Eric Gabriel using Oribe Manicure: Tracylee Percival using Chanel Le Vernis Beauty Editor: Erin Flaherty 
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