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Monday, 23 January 2012

Celeb Inspired

I don't know about you, but most of my make up inspiration comes from what I see celebs sporting. Therefore I thought it would be fun to try and do celebrity *inspired* make up using new and different products. That means I also get to go out and get new make up to get the looks right - I'm only being a perfectionist, promise. I will also do blog posts reviewing new make up I buy.

For my first look I decided to try to channel the lovely Lauren Conrad. I am a massive fan of hers, she always looks effortlessly cool, usually sporting a half halo braid and simple make up. Today I decided to try to do a look similar to one of her more glamours red carpet looks. I hope you like.

I got the picture from here: if you own it and would like me to take it down please contact me via the comments box.

And here is what I looked like:

 As you can see I tried to re-create the big winged out liner and red lip with a subtle complexion. Here is what I used to do it and how I did it.

Starting off with the face I used a Gosh green concealer on my blemishes and redness and placed Rimmel's Match Perfection foundation in 103 True Ivory. I then used Maybelline's Dream Luminator highlighting concealer (don't know what shade) underneath my eyes, on my nose and on my brow bone. I then went over blemishes again in my Rimmel's Hide the Blemish concealer in 002 sand. I then dusted my face in Loreal's True Match powder.

I used an Eco Tools retractable foundation brush, a Topshop concealer brush and a Boots own range powder brush.

For the eyes I used the light beige colour from my Beauty UK No.4 palette. I then placed the bronze powder from my Rimmel trio in the crease for a subtle definition. I used the white from the Beauty UK palette as a highlight on my brow bone and inner corner. I tight line my upper and half of my lower waterline using Rimmel's Kohl liner in black. Underneath by bottom lash line I added a bit of the gold colour from the UK palette as Lauren has a slight golden touch underneath her eyes. Also as Lauren has defined eyebrows I used the dark colour in the Rimmel Trio on my eyebrows.  For the eyeliner I used the  Loreal Super Liner and my mascara is Max Factors High Definition Mascara in Black.

I used a No.7 eye colour brush for the first colour, a No.17 blender brush for the crease, a Revlon angled brush for the eyebrows and a normal eyeshadow brush for the highlight.

For my face I used a Collection 2000 Mosaic bronzer with an angled cheek brush from Models Own. I then used Rimmel's Autumn Catwalk blusher with a No.7 blusher brush. For a highlight on the cheekbone and a bit on the cheek I used Rimmel's Match Perfection highlighting concealer in 010 Ivory.

Finally for the lips I used Maybelline's Super Stay 24 Color in Cherry Pie.

Here are a couple of close ups on the eyes:

I hope you liked this *inspired* look and please leave your comments below, I would love to know what you think??

Laura xoxo


  1. I wish I had eyelashes like yours!
    great blog by the way!

    -Hayley xx

    1. Thank you very much.
      The mascara is amazing, more that than my lashes haha



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