Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged, life's been a little hectic. I recently started a new job and had also signed up to do a play with my drama group... couldn't have been worse timed trying to do both but there we go! The show is on next week and amidst the last minute cramming of lines, I found a spare moment to play around with make up.
As I'm sure you all know (and are probably sick of hearing) Halloween is coming up so I thought I'd try out a more extravagant look which would be fitting for a costume... or maybe some of you just like a full on Egyptian look on a daily basis, who knows. Hopefully I'm not too late with this and if you're going to a Halloween party, you might still be able to take some inspiration from this look.
My inspiration came from, of course, the divine Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 epic Cleopatra, which she starred in with Richard Burton. I've got to be honest and say I've never actually watched the film, I know it's a long one so it's just getting round to setting aside the time, but I've long been entranced by Ancient Egypt so this look is right up my street.
For the face I used:
Revlon's photo ready foundation and collection's lasting perfection concealer. I then took a little of a bronze stick from Elf where I wanted to contour and buffed it in with my Real Techniques buffing brush. I powdered with Bourjois' mineral radiance powder and went over the contouring with my Marks and Spencers bronzer.
For the Eyes:
I started with the brows and built them into thick brows using a plain black eye shadow and went through to define more with my Primark felt tip liner in black. I then used an 'about face' eye shadow (I think this is/was a Tesco brand?) blue eyeshadow and seriously packed on the colour. For a good five minutes. Per eye. I did a thick black line along the top lashline and under the eye with the Primark felt tip liner and carried it out in the inner corner to a point. I then used some medical tape to line out where I wanted my exaggerated liner to go and drew it in with the felt tip liner. I used a little Barry M black liner on the water line and some Clinique mascara through the lashes.
To jazz it up a bit more, I used some glitter products from Collection, covering the whole lid in a blue colour and going under the eye with a gold - now it's a party make up!
Pretty quick and easy. A sweep of Milani's blusher in luminoso over the apples of the cheeks and some highlighter from Elf over the top of the cheek bones.
I went all over them with an SBC nude liner, filled them in with Sleek's 'Barely There' lip stick and on a whim dabbed some random lip gloss over the top for which I don't have a brand or shade!
That's it really, it's not an overly hard look to achieve but it is fun and a little time consuming! Let me know if you recreate the look, maybe send me a link to your own creations? You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram via the buttons over there ------>
Once of my friends said that I look like Katy Perry in the picture, maybe I should do a Katy Perry Dark Horse inspired look, what do you think?
That's it for today guys! Catch you later..