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Pretty pastel make up for redheads

19 May

Spring pastel make up for redhead gingerSpring is here! Here’s a look to make you look as fresh as a daisy and ready to leap around like a ginger lamb! You can make this look brighter for a night out or keep it fresh and lively for a daytime. I love this look because it’s really quick and simple, you can apply it with your fingers but it’s really striking too.

Get the look

Base
– After moisturising, apply a light foundation or tinted moisturiser over your face, followed by a dusting of translucent powder. Cover up your under eye circles, you want to look fresh! – I used Laura Mercier undercover pot concealer in shade 1.

Eyes
– To avoid creasing and help your eyeshadow last longer apply an eyelid primer. As always, I used Urban Decay eyeshadow primer.
– Cover your lid in a mint green eyeshadow. You can use your fingers if you like to pat the colour all over.
– To make your eyes pop, apply a thin line of turquoise eyeshadow under your lower lash line with an angled eye brush. I used Benefit hard angle brush (bought for about £5 in the sale at Cheapsmells.com – bargain!)
– Heavy, dark mascara is too harsh for this look so use a dark brown mascara. I added a few individual false lashes to the corners of my eyes.

Topshop Tease lipstick swatch

Swatches:

Turquoise under eye colour

Mint green eye colour

Topshop Tease lipstick

Cheeks
– I used a fan brush to swirl a little highlighter over the top of my cheekbones.
– Pink blush all the way! A cream pink blush is ideal for this look as you can blend it in with your fingers.

Lips
– I used my new favourite colour – Topshop lipstick in Tease, £8 on my lips.  You can outline with a nude pencil to help stop the colour from bleeding. It’s a super light pink and I get loads of compliments whenever I wear it!

Redhead pastel make up look

Enjoy! x

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Roberto Cavalli peacock eye make up

5 Apr

Roberto Cavalli Eye Make upWhen I saw this look created by top make up artist Pat McGrath I fell in love.  A beautiful peacock look with gold, green and shimmery purple eyes for the Roberto Cavalli Autumn/winter 2012 catwalk shows. I recreated the look using my Urban Decay Book of Shadows II which I recently bought from duty free but any bright colours can be used.

Roberto cavalli peacock eyes make up

Get the look

  • Cover the eyelids up with Urban Decay primer to help fix the shadow and deepen the colour.
  • Apply a green eyeshadow all over the eyelid and underneath your lower lash line in the centre only. I used Urban Decay Flipside.
  • Apply a purple eyeshadow from the inner corner of the eye to about half way along the socket line, and slightly onto the lid. Look at your eye in a mirror from different angles and apply more towards the nose. I used Urban decay Ecstasy.
  • Apply a dab of gold eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye.  I used Urban Decay Half Baked.
  • Now you need to darken the outer corner of the eyelid with a darker brown. I used Urban Decay Twice Baked and blended this into the green.
  • Sweep the dark brown round under the lower lash line up to the green.
  • I finished with a swipe of Avon Super Shock gel liner on the upper lashline but this is optional.
  • Curl your lashes and apply a volumising black mascara.
  • Go out and play, peacock girl!

Close up Cavalli eyes