Dare: Runway Looks in Real Life

We challenged 9 women to wear hairstyles and makeup from Fashion Week to work -- did they survive or get fired?

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Look 9 in real life

Worn by: Sarah, senior associate editor at BeautyRiot.com

Her thoughts: While I’m no stranger to bright makeup, this was definitely out of my comfort zone. It wasn’t the colors so much, since I’ve worn them all before, but rather where they were. I’ve never worn liner only in the corners of my eyes or shadow on my temples — and I’m not too sure I would again.

The hair was pretty easy.

1. I applied mousse and blow dried my hair upside down to get some volume.

2. Then I brushed it up into a ponytail on the top of my head and wrapped the ends around and pinned them. It was a little less full than the model’s bun, but I didn’t have any extensions so I had to make due with the hair on my head.

For the makeup:

1. I applied my usual foundation, Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation, $6, and concealer where I needed it.

2. I used a tiny bit of Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Powder, $13.99 on my cheeks for a bit of color.

3. For my eyes I used Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils, $20 (on the runway they used MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan, $14.50, but this was a pretty close match) and MAC Eye Shadow in Rule, $14.50.

4. I applied the pencil to the inner corners of my eyes and the orange shadow on my lids and blended it out onto my temples.

5. I did one coat of mascara and finished with a bright pink lip color — a combo of Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon, $15 and Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Crush, $24.

My husband called this look costumey and said I looked a bit like this Star Trek character — ouch, but he’s not too far off. In the future I would wear these shades again, but not on my temples or in the corners of my eyes, it’s just too odd.