Valentino's Pre-Fall Beauty Is The Goth Holiday Makeup Inspiration We Need

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Bring on the red liner!

Yesterday afternoon, Valentino showcased its breathtaking Pre-Fall 2019 collection in Tokyo. While we drooled over the stunning display of fluttery red gowns and coats, pop art-like graphics, and Victorian-esque silhouettes, the eye looks are what really, well, caught our eye.

Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath created what you could call the ultimate anti-holiday holiday makeup looks: a grungy variety of piercing red cat eyes.

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While some models donned a swipe of vibrant red on lower lids, accenting a traditional black cat eye, others wore full vermillion wings and smokier, smudged looks. According to Vogue, these looks were actually created with PMG's own Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major Red—and you know we love an unconventionally used lip liner.

To keep things weird, McGrath also made a custom matte cornflower blue lip color on a handful of models, creating an icy and dead—yet artful—effect.

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Screw the glitz and glitter. This holiday season, we're opting for these goth (semi-demonic, if you must) looks.

And, we'll be pairing them with an all-red ensemble, of course.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.