Jewels

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be part of an exciting project. It gave me the opportunity to unleash my inner most glam side and do a full on, strong and luxurious make-up look. The theme of the project was gems and jewels so naturally my look needed to channel this in some way. I choose to go with gold and emerald eye shadows and pair it with ruby red lips. I was so happy with the result and although its is definitely a bold look, overly dramatic for the occasions purposes I think it was really flattering and made a strong statement, something I like my make-up to do. It was so much fun allowing myself to go further creatively than I usually get the chance to and also to turn up the volume with colour and drama in my look. Apologies for my attempt at photographing the result, I currently only have a camera on my phone to use so the quality isn’t great but hopefully it will give an idea as to the shape of the look and the mood it created.

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What I did to achieve this:

I began with my usual foundation routine with a basic matte contour and kept my base really simple, there is enough going on everywhere else. For eyes I started with three different matte browns to shade and create a gradiating cut crease to map out my eye shape and add dimension. Then using a silver paint pot I dabbed this on the centre of my lid and patted the emerald green over, the paint pot helped secure and intensify the green colour. I closed in the outer corner with my medium/dark matte brown and blended it into the crease and up a little to fade it out. Then I popped a really pretty and in person high impact glittering yellow gold in the inner corner as well as a soft nude, champagne color on the tear duck again to highlight. I tight lined my upper lash line black and drew a very think line with a small flick on the lash line, this just brought the shadows together more and also the flick was done as personally I think it suits my eye shape best and I like how it finishes a look off, sultry I think would be a good word. I also think a well shaped brow adds to the finish and just makes the look more polished so shape to suit your face, every one is unique. Lashings of mascara is all I did for this but false lashes of course would make it even more intense. Lips then were just lined and using my current favourite red I double layered this luscious ruby colour on my lips to complete the look. To top it all off, diamonds of course, definitely a girls best friend.

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Without the red lips the eyes are still effective but it is a much more demure look and personally I loved it so much more all together as a vivid statement.

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Here for anyone interested are the main products used and an idea of what they look like.

Eyes:

DSC_0562 Mac- Omega (lightest brown used)

DSC_0552 DSC_0553 Urban Decay: Vice 2- Rewind (medium shade brown)

DSC_0556  DSC_0555 Urban Decay: Vice 1- Desperation (dark matte brown)

DSC_0551   DSC_0550 Urban Decay: Vice 2- Damaged

DSC_0558 (unfortunately I have this so long I have no idea what brand it is, loose shimmer gold powder)

DSC_0561 Maybelline- Big Eyes liner

Lips:

DSC_0567 L’Oreal Color Riche- 297 Red Passion

 

I’d love to know what you think and if this kind of post is interesting? I really enjoyed  creating this look I hope you gleam some enjoyment from it too.

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