Extravagant Makeup Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Insane Beauty Routine

Joan Smalls in CR Fashion Book.Photo: Mario Sorrenti

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.)