They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but here at Byrdie HQ, we hold a luxe lipstick or exquisitely-packaged fragrance almost as dear. Lucky fo us, Modern Luxury made it so that we don't have to choose. The glossy magazine gave us an exclusive look at their latest beauty editorial, titled "Rare Beauty." The jaw-dropping shoot combines the mesmerizing colors of Dior Beauty with dripping jewels from Cartier, Chopard, and Graff, along with illustrations from Bil Donovan.
Fashion director James Aguiar conceptualized the opulent holiday dreamland, where jewels and makeup go hand-in-hand (which, come to think of it, shouldn't they always?). We love the way makeup artist Kim Weber paired a celestial smoky eye with lipstick ranging from a pinky nude to deep wine. Our favorite look? The deep aubergine lip, which we're guessing is Dior's Addict Lipstick ($35) in Gotha. Keep scrolling to see the breathtaking editorial!
Illustrations: Bil Donovan
Photography: Helena Palazzi
Makeup: Kim Weber using Dior Beauty
Styling: James Aguiar, National Fashion Director, Modern Luxury
Model: Masha Gutic / Supreme
Which beauty look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!