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I need your help with this Makeup look…

Last week I promised to post a makeup tutorial for Marion Cotillard’s Vogue cover look.

You may be wondering what happened to that. Err …

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I can’t get it right. I’ve tried, and I am not happy with the result. However, I have figured out the following:

  • There is a bronze base all over the lid
  • The darker colour around the lash lines is neither straight black, dark brown, nor dark blue, but something in between
  • If you blend the colours too much, you just end up with a generic brown smokey eye
  • This looks to me like some creme eye shadows were just roughly smudged on to give it a “lived in” look
  • So I’ve tried using Maybelline color tattoos in On and on Bronze and Immortal Charcoal – didn’t quite work!
  • I really can’t figure out how to get this wet/metallic look as opposed to just shimmery

Any thoughts? How would you approach this look? What products would you use? Please help me ^_^.

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Teaser: Next Week’s Upcoming Projects

Hello lovely readers,

It’s Sunday and this weekend I never got home when the sun was still out, so no photography or filming, sadly. However, I am excited to announce two upcoming projects I’m planning for next week.

1. Beauty photo shoot

My friend Stefanie has agreed to model for me – she is stunning! I am still working on the concept. She has beautiful reddish curls and fair skin. I will go hunting for interesting props early in the week, as well as some more colourful makeup in case we want to go crazy – I am thinking of the MUA eyeshadow palettes…

2. Makeup Tutorial: Marion Cotillard on Vogue
I will be kicking off my Vogue covers series with a tutorial on this gorgeous look. I love how the eyeshadow looks somewhat like it has just been slapped on, no meticulous blending, and the ‘wet’ effect. Let’s see if I get anywhere close to it! Will be looking at metallic cream eye shadows, I think.

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Have a lovely week everyone!

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New series: Recreating Vogue cover looks

I’ve been looking of beautiful make up looks to use as inspiration for make up looks. Celebrities on the red carpet are a good source, but I find that they rarely experiment with more unusual, creative looks. Which is understandable! However, Vogue covers are an endless source of inspiration, and I’m not just talking about recent editions, but for decades back.

Here are some looks that stood out to me. Let me know what you think of them and do submit more covers!

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New video: Kristen Steward in Vanity Fair inspired Makeup Tutorial

I’ve filmed a makeup tutorial!
Please be kind, it is a first attempt.

I tried to copy Kristen Steward’s look on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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Please comment or subscribe for more tutorials!

Products used:

– Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in nude and shell
– Urban Decay Naked palette: sidecar, buck, virgin, creep
– 17 smokey eye palette including kohl eyeliner
– Collection 2000 extreme 24 hour felt tip liner
– Shavata brow set from Marks and Spencer, including nude liner
– Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
– Fake Shu Uemura eyelash curler
– Maybelline dream lumi touch concealer in ivory
– Une healthy-glow mineral powder in H07
– Tarte Amazonian clay blush in exposed
– N7 lipstick in nude
– Mac lipstick in modesty

– Models own mini brush set
– Revlon eye shadow blending brush
– N7 concealer brush
– Marks and Spencer retractable powder brush

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