While the rest of the world waits to see if it'll be Andy
who walks away with bragging rights and the $100,000 grand prize on the finale of "Project Runway
" tonight, you can score an exclusive sneak peek at the three makeup looks the models will be sporting on tonight's show below.
First, what we were able to cull from the hush-hush backstage set: all three beauty looks varied based on the designer's inspiration behind the clothing, and each look represents one of the designer's collections -- but we don't know which model corresponds with which designer. However, we did get L'Oréal Paris
celebrity makeup artist Collier Strong
to spill the goods on the makeup looks you'll be seeing on tonight's show.
A Cleopatra inspired cat eye makeup look from the "Project Runway" Season 8 Finale. Courtesy Photo
The Cleopatra cat eye
reigns on in all its glory in the first look, with a thick line of jet black liquid slashed from the inner eye all the way out to the temples, and punctuated by a shimmery gold lid. "To get this very dramatic cat eye, apply a thick black line at the base of the lash using Voluminous Eyeliner in Black
and extend outward," instructs Strong. Finish with an opaque application of metallic gold shadow, like HIP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious
An ethereal makeup look from the "Project Runway" Season 8 Finale. Courtesy Photo
Meanwhile, look two heralds a much subtler and more approachable woman, with an ethereal glow marked by lightly smoky lids
and sensually soft lips. "The perfect compliment to this soft crystallized eye shadow applied to the entire lid and under the lower lashes, is a soft pink lip
," Strong tells StyleList. To replicate the vibe at home, line and fill in lips with Colour Riche Lip Liner in Forever Rose
, topped by a generous application of Colour Riche Lipcolour in Gilded Pink
. Then pat a juicy dot of pink lipgloss
on the center bottom lip, and blend for a super kissable pout.
A fresh pink makeup look from the "Project Runway" Season 8 Finale. Courtesy Photo
It's all about the lips in look three, with a spotlight-stealing splash of fuschia
color that Strong prevented from overrunning the face by balancing it with a fresh pink blush
. "I love a pop of color on the lip -- it really can set the tone of any look," said the makeup artist. "Here, we used Color Juice in Berry Burst
and complimented it with a very soft pink blush." True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Rosy Outlook
was used on the cheeks, with makeup artists instructed to blend it over the entire cheek and up to the temples near the hair line.
While one of the featured models will win $25,000 and a spread in Marie Claire
before the night is over, we're just happy we're not the ones sitting in the judging hot seat with all these ladies rocking gorgeous beauty looks with full ferocity. Check out the finale tonight at 9pm EST on Lifetime
to see who is the last one standing.
And another beauty look we're totally loving? Scarlett Johansson's bedroom eyes and pale lips in Dolce & Gabbana's latest ad campaign
And click here
to find out which makeup shade is the most universally flattering.