Ahhh party season! What a perfect opportunity to get dressed up and try out new makeup looks. My work Christmas Party was on this week and the theme was “sixties”. I was originally going to work the twiggy makeup look, but when I saw this W Cover featuring Kristen Stewart looking all bedroom-eyed and beyond glamorous, I knew I had to give this look a go.
I started out with a beautiful base – Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation in Look 4, applied with a foundation brush for maximum coverage, followed by a dusting of Revlon’s PhotoReady Powder in 030 (Medium/Deep) to set. Since this look is all about the eyes and the brows, that’s where most of my attention went. I used Revlon‘s new CustomEyes Palette in 010 (Sweet Innocence) – mainly the peach shadow – as a wash all the way up to the browbone.
Then I double-lined my top lids, first with Maybelline’s Eye Studio 24 Hour Masterliner and secondly with a new product I’m trying: a permenant eyeliner pen by a brand called Smiink. It was perfect for this look because it’s super black, easy-to-use and once it’s in place it doesn’t budge. Because the liner underneath my eyes needed to be a little smudged, I used the Smiink liner first and then the Maybelline, so I was able to blend and smudge it a little.
I used Gorgeous Cosmetics Madam Lash False Lashes in Miss Glam and Australis Cosmetics Killer Curves Mascara. Benefit Brow Zings in Medium helped me to shape and fill my brows, and finished off with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ Lunar Dust in Sunset along my cheekbones (none on the apples) and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lunar Dust in Twilight as a highlighter along the top of my cheekbones and on my cupid’s bow. The lipstick I used was ModelCo’s Lip Couture in Kitty.
Above: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lunar Dust in Twilight (left) and Sunset (right). Sunset looks quite red and dark in this shot, but once it’s on your skin it’s a really soft, pretty pink with a lovely bit of shimmer. And the results, well here they are…
If I had to do it again, I’d lose the massive lashes. As much as I loved them, I think they detract from the point of the look which is the liner. I’d also go a little heavier and wider with the liner. I thought I’d done it quite dramatically, but looking at the photographs now it is nowhere near as wide, dark or dramatic as the original look. I’d also spend some extra time on my brows and would use a darker colour to fill them in. Kristen’s brows are really dark and strongly defined and mine could have been more so.
Ooh, and one last hot tip: if you’re wearing a dress that shows some leg, take a moment to apply a little leg makeup. I used Le Tan’s Flawless Legs and the perfectly smooth colour made me feel really confident and supermodel-esque!
So what do you think lovelies? I know I didn’t nail it, but I came pretty close. And at least I put my own spin on it. Do you have a celebrity look that’s inspired you for party season? Maybe more than one? What about a celebrity look that you’d love to master? Let me know. Leave your comments or tweet me.