None of us are picking the bags we love in a vacuum. Instead, they're often reflective of our more general style preferences, and for many bag lovers, our selections can reveal a lot about our personalities and personal tastes. Because we love to use handbags and accessories as a jumping-off point to talk about all kinds of things, we've decided to do just that with our new series, Bags and Beauty.
In it, we'll take a bag as inspiration and use its style to inspire the key points of a beauty look, complete with product recommendations. To get things rolling, we've chosen one of the most popular bags on the premier designer market right now: the Givenchy Antigona.
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Givenchy Antigona Bag
$2,225 via Net-a-Porter
First, the bag. Givenchy's Antigona is super popular, especially in black. That makes perfect sense; Givenchy's aesthetic, as a brand, has long skewed slightly (maybe more than slightly) goth, and black is the favorite shade of goths everywhere. In this case, we're dealing with glamor goths.
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Lancôme Absolue Foundation
$67 via Macy's
Goths like full coverage, and this beloved foundation formula provides that plus a dose of moisture for dry skin weather.
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Oscar Blandi Glossing Creme
$25 via Macy's
Whether you love or hate the Kardashians, they have done much to convince the world of the aesthetic charms of a Givenchy bag paired with super-glossy hair.
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Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme Eau de Parfum
$115 via Sephora
Dark and sexy? Look no further than Tom Ford for the perfect scent to match.
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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil
$20 via Macy's
It took me longer than I care to admit to realize that the easiest shortcut to a smokey eye is a super creamy eyeliner pencil and a good smudge brush. This ultra-dark, ultra-matte, ultra-soft pencil is the best of the best for the look.
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Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Liner Brush
$32 via Macy's
And here's the brush to accomplish it with. Smudge less for a more defined look, more for lots of smoke.
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Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bad Blood
$22 via Macy's
Glamor goths only embrace color one place: on their lips, in the form of a deep, matte red. This new formula from Urban Decay is getting rave reviews, and who can resist a Tay Tay Swift reference?