Lady Amelia Spencer Makes Soft Punk Makeup Look Posh

Royal grunge at its finest.

Amelia Spencer
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Punk-inspired hair and makeup has had a red carpet resurgence—there's no denying it. But no one pulls off the look as well as Lady Amelia Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana and a beauty icon in her own right.

On Monday, November 20, Lady Amelia appeared at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, where she presented the historic jewelry house, Boodles, with the Luxury Brand of the Year award, wearing a beauty look that was a far cry from her typical, classic style. With Spencer's bold blue and diamond jewels (and bright blue eyes) as inspiration, celebrity makeup artist Maria Comparetto went for a more monochrome “punky” look,” deciding not to use any color on her face.

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“I wanted to elevate Amelia’s look by giving her a strong kitty kat playful eyeliner that had a contemporary fashion feel but still looked elegant and wearable,” shared Comparetto exclusively with Marie Claire, noting it’s “always such a pleasure” to work with the Spencer girls. “I did this by using Iconic London’s Smokey Eye Duo Kajal Eyeliner, drawn above the eye crease then lightly blended out, I highlighted her lid with the Glaze Crayon in “Quartz" to make her eyes pop to match her jewelry!”

Next, the makeup artist kept Spencer's skin light and dewy with Iconic’s Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint, adding focus around the eyes and concealing with the Radiant Concealer and Brightening Crayon Duo.

“I kept the lips and cheeks more neutral using Sheer Cream Blush in “Rose Riot” on the apples of her cheeks, then highlighted Amelia’s cheek bones with Illuminator Liquid Highlight drops. For the lips, I patted Melting Touch Lip Balm in “Strapless” in the center, finishing off with a spritz of Prep-Set-Glow to hold the look in place,” she added. “Makeup should not takeover, it should enhance and compliment your client—whoever they are! I loved doing this look for Amelia. It was confident and fashion forward without looking out of place.”

With her blonde hair parted to the side and slicked back so it looked like a pixie (a closer inspection revealed a tight bun at the nape of her neck), the new bride showed off her look with an Instagram photoshoot from her hotel suite. In a second post, she used the baby-blue striped hallway as a runway to debut her entire outfit, which consisted of a black leather A-line Versace minidress and an impressive array of diamonds. While her sheer tights and black pumps added a touch of class, the model's arm-length leather gloves sealed the look as a posh-punk ensemble.

It appears Amelia is a punk rocker now—and we're here for it.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.