Jen Myles is a true artist when it comes to faces. On Instagram, a quick scroll through her colorful feed of work for publications like Vogue Italia and Pop reveals both her non-cookie-cutter creativity and expert technical ability. She has a knack for creating edgy-glam, luxe makeup looks that are bold without ever feeling heavy-handed. That’s why she was the perfect person to work with in bringing to life Versace’s elevated, modern take on a nostalgic ‘90s vibe.
“I was really inspired by all the patterns, colors, and beautiful textures from the collection, as well as paying homage to vintage Versace,” says Myles of the direction for the Barneys lookbook of Exclusively Ours styles from the iconic Italian fashion house. “Most of all, I wanted to portray a strong woman.” Below, she breaks down—step by step—how you can create four of the eye-catching makeup looks at home.
To start off each look, I cleansed the skin with the Cleansing Micellar Water from La Mer, followed with the La Mer Renewal Oil and Chanel’s Le Lift Crème, and tapped on By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm.
Look 1: Eye Drama
For the first look, I used Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Light Sand and YSL Touche Éclat in 4.5 under the eyes. I used Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium to give depth to the cheeks and Clé de Peau Beauty Eyebrow Pencil in 201 Dark Brown to enhance the eyebrows.
To create the dramatic eyes, I used hand-cut gold-foil eyeliner. You can recreate that look using YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow in 12 Fastes with a wet eyeliner brush. Underneath, I blended Chantecaille Earth Luster Glide Silk Infused Eyeliner in the lower lashline. I curled the lashes with a Troy Surratt lash curler and followed with the Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara. I used Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Color in Libre on the lips.
Look 2: Deep, Dark Lip
For the eyes, I used By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly in Black to line underneath and on the lashline using the Chanel Les Pinceaux de Chanel Eyeshadow Blending Brush. I used a Claudio Riaz Blender Shadow Brush to buff Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow in #4 Onde Sable onto the lids and followed by patting the Chanel Gloss Volume Plumping Lip Gloss all over the lids to create a high-gloss wet effect on the lids.
I used Troy Surratt Artistique Blush in Color Grisaille on the cheekbones and followed with Givenchy Beauty Le Rogue Matte Lipstick in N11 Brun Baroque and Givenchy Beauty Rogue Interdit Vinyl Lipstick in N16 Noir Revelateur. By mixing these two together on the lips, it created a deep, dark color. The look is finished with Serge Lutens Beauté Finishing Powder.
Look 3: Nude Lip
The only thing I changed here from the previous look was the lip, which I changed to Serge Lutens Beauté Nude Lip Palette in Lèveres in Boîte #2.
Look 4: Bronzed Eyes
To achieve this bronzed eye look, I used the Bobbi Brown Longer Cream Shadow Stick in Goldstone and blended it onto the eyelids with a Claudio Riaz Blender Shadow Brush, followed by blending Chanel Ombre Première Eyeshadow in 806 Terre Brûlée with a Claudio Riaz Crease Brush into the creases. I tapped the darker color in the Givenchy Beauty Le Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Quad in N6 Confidence onto the outer corner of the lid and blended it into the crease. I then lined the top lashline with Bobbi Brown Longer Gel Eyeliner in Black Copper and Sisley Phyto-Kohl Star Eyeliner in Color 5 Sparkling Bronze. I used YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil in 02 on the bottom lashline and blended using the Bobbi Brown Eye Smudge Brush. I curled the lashes with the Troy Surratt Eyelash Curler and followed with several coats of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara in Black. For the cheeks, I used Troy Surratt Artistique Blush in Color Grisaille. The final touch was Hourglass Confession Lipstick in I’ll Never Stop.