Last week on Hollywood Boulevard, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele held Gucci Love Parade, a runway event of grandiose proportions. The seasonless collection was filled with pop culture moments: child star Macaulay Culkin walked the runway, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a remake of the iconic Tom Ford for Gucci red velvet suit she had on at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, Billie Eilish was even sitting in the front row.

Of course the looks were also incredible, characterised by big gowns, feathers, sequins, satin, suiting and tulle. It felt like a glimpse into the future — one that’s filled with parties, travel, closeness and celebration. The beauty aesthetic was also in perfect alignment. Perth-born makeup artist and Gucci Global Makeup Consultant Thomas De Kluyver created six looks for the occasion: a soft smoky eye, an inky manicure, glossed skin, a black lip, a small heart motif and a coral pout.

“We wanted to play with the ideas of classic makeup, doing subtle nods to old Hollywood styles of beauty but twisting them and making them feel contemporary,” — Thomas de Kluyver.

It was in line with the quirky, offbeat Gucci beauty code, but still glamorous and worthy of its very Hollywood moment. Whether you’re chasing post-pandemic party inspiration or simply want to know how it came together, we’ve compiled the steps for each incredible look below. Keep scrolling to read.

LOOK ONE

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

Gucci Love Parade eyes are defined blending multiple shades from the Beauté Des Yeux Floral eyeshadow palette. For this look: Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation, Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel, Rouge à Lèvres Mat 407 ‘Patricia Pink’ on the cheeks, Rouge à Lèvres Voile 310 ‘I Dream Too Much’ and Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière on the lips. 

LOOK TWO

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

For this look: Vernis à Ongles nail polish 700 ‘Crystal Black,’ Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation, Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel, Stylo à Sourcils Waterproof eyebrow pencil, Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière gel gloss on lips and cheeks. 

LOOK THREE

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

For Gucci Love Parade, light shades and textures create depth and enhance natural beauty. Makeup for this look: Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation, Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel, Stylo à Sourcils Waterproof eyebrow pencil, Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière on lips and cheeks. 

LOOK FOUR

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

For this look: Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation, Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel, Stylo à Sourcils Waterproof eyebrow pencil, Rouge à Lèvres Satin 700 ‘Crystal Black’ and Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière. 

LOOK FIVE

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

Paired with a heart-shaped spot that Thomas de Kluyver hand drew, Gucci Love Parade models’ features are highlighted with Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière, Gucci Beauty’s multi-use gel gloss that adds a veil of transparent illumination. Makeup for this look: Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation and Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel. 

LOOK SIX

MAKEUP BY THOMAS DE KLUYVER. IMAGE BY KEVIN TACHMAN

For this look: Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux primer, Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel foundation, Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel, Crayon Contour Des Lèvres lip pencil 3 and Rouge à Lèvres Mat 304 ‘Queen Christina.’ 

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