Believe it or not, Mariacarla Boscono—named one of the top 30 models of the 2000s—doesn't consider herself a "classic beauty." She claims that while she was growing up in Rome, family members jokingly called her Calimero, the name of a goofy Italian black-feathered cartoon chicken. "When I started in the business 15 years ago, I was considered very different looking," she says. "Of course, that's probably how I've lasted so long. It's hard to find someone who looks like me!" As Givenchy creative director Richard Tisci's longtime muse, she's had no problem stepping into her latest role as inspiration to the house's Le Makeup collection and makeup artist Nicolas Degennes. "I'm in love with her beauty and the way she laughs," he exclaims. For this story, the two cooked up looks starring the new Le Rouge collection, which consists of velvety lipsticks encased in beyond-chic Givenchy-esque black-leather tubes. Boscono is partial to the reds: "Everyone should have a great red lipstick," she says. "That way, you can be on a beach somewhere and still look fabulous."
ON LIPS Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 104 Brun Cashmere.
ON EYES Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara in 1 Black Satin.
ON NAILS Givenchy Le Vernis Nail Lacquer in 304 Mandarin Bolero.
ON HAIR Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum.
JACKET, $1,295, Burberry Prorsum; BLACK TOP, price upon request, Lanvin; EARRING, model's own.
Moroccanoil Treatment, $41.
ON FACE Givenchy Eclat Matissime Fluid Foundation Airy-light Mat Radiance SPF 20 in 4 Mat Beige.
ON HAIR Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum.
DRESS WITH BEADED COLLAR, $750, 3.1 Phillip Lim; BLACK MINISKIRT, $669, Pedro Lourenço.
Maybelline New York Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown, $8.
ON LIPS Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 205 Fuchsía Irrésistible.
ON FACE Givenchy Cruise Healthy Glow Powder in 1 Première Croisère.
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush Powder Blush in 23 Aficionado Peach, $44.
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in (clockwise from top) 301 Magnolia Organza, 307 Grenat Initié, 306 Carmin Escarpin, and 205 Fuchsia Irrésistible, $36 each.
ON FACE Givenchy Mister Light Corrective Concealer Pen in 2 Mister Milk.
ON HAIR Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray.
DRESS, $4,365, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci; WHITE TOP, $64, Joe's.
CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Enthrall, $7.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Natural Ivory, $14.
ON LIPS Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 307 Grenat Initié.
ON FACE Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm.
DRESS, price upon request, Balmain; JACKET, $275, 7 For All Mankind.
Givenchy Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow in 20 Or Celeste, $29.
ON FACE Givenchy Le Prisme Blush Powder Blush in 23 Aficionado Peach.
ON HAIR Dove Style+Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum.
JACKET, price upon request, Christopher Kane.
L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Black, $10.
ON EYES Givenchy Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow in 20 Or Celeste.
ON LIPS Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 306 Carmin Escarpin.
COAT, price upon request, Giambattista Valli; TOP, $32, Calvin Klein Underwear; BRIEFS, $14, American Apparel; BELT, $250, 3.1 Phillip Lim.