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Extravagant Makeup Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Insane Beauty Routine

Joan Smalls in CR Fashion Book.

Here are two things you might like in CR Fashion Book’s latest issue: lavish makeup inspired by Marie Antoinette, and Beyoncé’s car-smashing yellow dress. Specifically, Carine Roitfeld and photographer Mario Sorrenti turned to the French queen’s beauty routine, which was full of bizarre extravagance: Marie Antoinette washed her face every morning with pigeon water (one of many ingredients: eight stewed pigeons), slept wearing oil-infused gloves, and bathed while sitting on a pad filled with nuts.

Her regimen inspired the shimmering eye shadow and vintage looks in this shoot, which is live on CR Fashion Book’s site today. Click ahead to see Joan Smalls, Imaan Hammam, and Fernanda Ly. (Hammam gets to wear Beyoncé’s Roberto Cavalli dress.)

Photo: Mario Sorrenti

Imaan Hammam wears a dress by Roberto Cavalli, earrings and rings by Chrome Hearts, tulle skirt by Capezio.

Photo: Mario Sorrenti

Joan Smalls wears a dress and boots by Marc Jacobs, earrings by David Yurman. Lips by Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in Rebel Rebel.

Photo: Mario Sorrenti

Joan Smalls wears jewelry by DSquared2

Photo: Mario Sorrenti

Fernanda Ly wears jewelry by Chanel.

Photo: Mario Sorrenti

Joan Smalls wears a coat by Proenza Schouler, earrings by David Yurman, skirt by Period Corsets.

Makeup Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Insane Beauty Routine