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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

If you scroll through my blog, you will see that I am a lover of neutrals. I like a simple face, and the most daring I get is a bright pink lipstick. Well, that is about to change.



A while back, I was meant to do a guest post swap with someone, but it never went through, so I thought I would share it with you today instead, 'cause a couple of people have asked me to do a look with colour.



The idea for this swap was to create a dramatic look, and I didn't fancy going for the usual 'dramatic' look of bold lips and winged liner, so I decided to go for something colourful.

Here is what I used to create it:




Base:
Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam (don’t really like this foundation but trying to use it up)
Rimmel Match Perfection Concelaer – Eyes
Collection 2000 concealer – Blemishes
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Eyes:
The Bottom blue (over the lid) and the blue above (in the crease)
Maybelline Colour Tattoo In On and On Bronze (upper lash line)
MAC Powersurge, waterline
Maybelline One by One Mascara

Face:
MAC Frankly Scarlett
Bourjois Bronzer
No.7 Vital Enlightening Highlighter

Lips:
No.17 Lipstick in All About the Sass







So Shen and Rachel, I hope this satisfies your need for colour, but whilst this was fun to create, I don't know if I will be wearing it out anytime soon.

Do you like playing with colour?

Laura xoxo

19 comments:

  1. I like it. It really suits you. I love your natural looks anyway but this was fun to see how you created it! I like how you used blues and pinks together too which is something a lot of people shy away from!

    Helen xxx

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    1. Thank you Helen :) I'm glad you liked :)

      xoxo

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  2. I think the blue really suits your eyes, would look great on a night out :) x

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  3. Wow, I must be used to you in neutrals because you look SO different! Not in a bad way though, I like this! It's really striking, would be good on a night out, as Hayley said.
    I always used to wear really bright eyeshadow, it was 'my thing' to match it to my socks and hair band haha!! I was such a cool teenager. Jealous you can still pull it off! xxxx

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    1. Haha, I did take this a while ago, I think it was around Aprilish time!!!
      Aw thanks :)
      Haha, oh you really are too cool :) I used to so stuff like that, I had to match things to the colour of my shoes!!!

      xoxo

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  4. YAYA! Colour! Looks lovely hun, think you should wear this out. maybe with a nude lip rather pink and maybe a bit of a neutral for blending? Bit more you then?
    xx

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    1. Haha, just for you ;)
      Umm, I don't know, maybe! Probs save it for fancy dress haha!

      xoxo

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  5. It's always fun to experiment with colour every now & then. The soft turquoise is really light and summery :) I like how you paired it with the taupe/bronze eyeliner. But I'm definitely with you when it comes to playing it safe with our usual neutrals :)

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  6. Looks really lovely, and it's funny you should post this today as I was just thinking this morning that I must experiment with some colour today! - I'll do a post of the finished results!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Thank you :)
      Haha, looking forward to reading :)

      xoxo

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  7. This looks stunning on you! x

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  9. Love this but I like your normal looks also. Im a huge lover of the naked palettes so I rarely wear colourful eye makeup but I think you may have inspired me to try it xx

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    1. Thank you, you've left me two lovely comments tonight, thanks for making my evening :)
      I want the Naked palettes soo much!!!

      xoxo

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  10. I really like this look, it's good to see you going outside of your comfort zone! I look forward to seeing you experiment with more colours :) it's also my aim at the moment, I bought MUA's Glamour Days palette in the hope that it will encourage me to use some of the more 'crazy' colours!

    lolaandbehold.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :)
      Ooo I think I got that one for my b'day, I may have to do a post on it :)
      Looking forward to seeing your looks :)

      xoxo

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