Friday, 23 September 2011

Lisa Eldridge inspired 'Metallic smoky eye'

If you follow beauty youtube gurus, or are interested in the world of beauty at all I'm sure you are familiar with Lisa Eldridge. I was checking my Youtube subscriptions the other day and I was intrigued to see Lisa's 'metallic smokey eyes-dramatic runway version' video. In the video she used mainly a matte black eyeshadow and Mac copper sparkle pigment, which I have. So when I went out shopping and came back with Sleek's 'molten metal duo' I noticed that it would go great with the look and decided to give it a go.
Lisa's version was a runway edition so obviously I toned mine down a little but the similarities are still there.
I am sooo happy with the end result! I wore it on a night out and I felt like I was wearing a superhero mask!
So here's the look I created, followed by a list of the products I used:

And the two most important ingredients in this look were the Sleek Molten Metal duo (£6.99) and Mac 'copper sparkle' pigment (£15.50-but I'm sure there would be a cheaper Barry M dupe):

I absolutely love how the look turned out and it felt like a really nice change to wear bold metallic colours on a night out. I also think it would be really nice as a new years look.
So thankyou Lisa Eldridge for the inspiration!

Products used:
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer-mix of 1 & 2, Mac matchmaster foundagtion-1.0, Maybelline dream matte powder- 02 rose ivory, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, Mac cream blush-something special, Jemma kidd dewy glow-02 rose gold

Eyes:Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Elf eyelid primer, Mac-nylon(brow highlight), Mac blue my mind trio(the black-any matte black will do), Sleek molten metal eyeshadow duo (lighter gold-inner corner, darker gold-patted on centre of lid), Mac copper sparkle pigment (patted on top of the gold), Mac smoulder eye kohl(waterline), Rimmel lash accelorator mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara.

Lips: Mac lipliner- dervish, Mac lipstick-innocence, beware!

And here is Lisa Eldridges video which my look was based on:

If you've been wondering where I've been I can only appologise and say it has been a mixure of lack of inspiration and moving into my new uni house/settling back in. To help me get back into my blogging mojo I would really appreciate any requests.
Rachy xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Girly makeover time: meet this Bright Young Twin

Me and my gorgeous friend Aimee, one half of the vintage blog 'Bright Young Twins' have been having a lot of fun drinking tea and talking makeup in the last couple of days, and Aimee was brave enough to let me do her makeup a couple of times ;)
Aimee has a very specific vintage look already so when picking colours and looks for her I stuck with what I thought would compliment her style. Aimee is the queen of red lips so I kept that in mind and tried out a slightly different plummy/purple shade on her lips.
You'll notice that these pictures are much better quality than my usual photos, this is because we used Aimee's fancy camera..and I am now convinced I NEED one.
Here's my favourites look that I created on Aimee that she then went and wore to her swing dance class (CUTE!):

...Isn't she stunning!
The best part about doing Aimee's makeup is that she has amazing cheekbones to work with!

The products used:

Face: Mac Fix+, Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer-1 fair, Mac studio sculpt foundation-NC15, Bourjois Delice de soleil bronzer-12 light/medium, e.l.f studio blush- blushing rose, Jemma Kidd dewy glow radiance cream-rose gold.

Eyes: e.l.f primer, Mac eyeshadows: shroom(lid), satin taupe(crease & lower lash line), sketch (outer v), nylon (highlight browbone & inner corner), e.l.f cream eyeliner- plum purple, Rimmel lash accelorator mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara

Lips: Mac lipliner- beet, Mac lipstick-Rebel.

I'm sure Aimee will pop up again on my blog, but in the meantime make sure you check out her blog with her best friend Harriet, they are the cutest together!

Rachy xxx

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