Metal Magazine's Spring/Summer 2017 cover story spotlights theatrical and exaggerated makeup. The opposite of subtle, the cosmetics are angular and heavy, consisting of sculptural brows and rectangular, overlined lips.
Model Sarah Abney is this cover story's star and also dons precise black liner and a white headscarf that is draped over her platinum blonde hair. Styling for this series is the work of Marcela Jacobina who collaborates with hair stylist Shinya Nakagawa and Allie Smith, in charge of the photoshoot's exaggerated makeup.
Photographer Anna Alek captures this image, referencing vintage, avant-garde scenes while simultaneously paying homage to the world of theatre. While minimalist fashion and beauty looks reigned in past seasons, self-expression is once again prevalent in the ever-changing fashion industry. Inspired by fearless social media influencers, editorial and runway makeup artists are once again creating beauty looks that are more inspiring than they are practical.