Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Look of the Day: Silver Screen

Good morning! Today's Look of the Day is another that was inspired by the stunning makeup worn at this year's Oscars ceremony. I've already posted a look emulating the makeup worn by the lovely Jessica Chastain, and have a full, step-by-step photo tutorial of Adele's stunning look in the works (which will be up quite soon!). Today's look is not a direct copy like these previous two, but rather one that is more generally inspired by a few lovely actresses on the red carpet. 


I received a lot of feedback that you were loving the glowy, ethereal looks worn by Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Naomi Watts at this year's Oscars, so I decided to create a look that tried to embody the makeup of all three of these lovely ladies. While their makeup was in no way identical, each was characterized by dewy, luminous skin, glowy pink cheeks, and colour palettes of cool, silvery pinks and purples. I chose my favourite features of each look and combined them to come up with a look all my own. 

Here's a reminder of the breathtaking actresses that inspired this one:




In many ways, this look was out of my comfort zone. I don't often wear pastels, as I'm convinced my skin tone is better suited to warm, golden shades than to those with cooler, silvery hues. But re-creating this look was a fun opportunity to play with pastels and, in the end, it wasn't so scary! I was actually quite happy with how it turned out.

Here's another view of the look, followed by a breakdown of the products I used:



The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Shu Uemera Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation #784

Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer #3
Powder: Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder in Real Sand
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in Oleander + a small amount of the pink blush from the Hello Kitty Parisienne Palette layered over top
Highlighter: Prorance Finish Water Glow Skinfinish in M13


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier Sandstone eye shadow all over lid and as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners, light lilac shade from the NYC Lexington Luxury Palette on lid and mauve shade from the same palette in the crease, and a mix of purple and champagne shades from the NYX For Your Eyes Only Mysterious Brown Eyes palette (wish I could be more specific with the placement of each shadow, but I really just layered and played around!)

Eyeliner: Charcoal grey eye shadow from NYC Lexington Luxury palette topped with MAC Moth Brown Eye Shadow
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure


And a few more shots of the look:








And that's it! How do you think I did at embodying the red carpet looks of Charlize, Amanda, and Naomi? Any of you loving pastel shades for spring? Anyone a bit scared of pastels, like I am?

Thanks for reading! xo

24 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to check out that Laura Mercier blush - it looks absolutely stunning on you x Becky

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I picked up Oleander blush quite recently and have really been loving it! The perfect fresh pink shade for spring :)

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  2. Im terrified of pastels!!! I can manage them on my nails and that about it! Looks lovely on you though :) I'll have to try and find some shade that suit me I think!
    Nicole
    xox

    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! Yeah, I can totally relate, but finding pastels that work for your complexion can really be worth it because they can look so pretty! Love pastels for nails too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. you look great, your blog is just lovely by the ways, I'll definitively be visiting again, keep up the good work :)

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    Andrea
    xxx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Andrea! So glad to hear you're enjoying it :)

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  4. Your lashes look great! very neutral and pretty look :)

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    1. Thanks, Mindy! More subtle than looks I normally wear, but I was happy with it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Love the inspo! Amaze makeup girl!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Giovanna! This was a fun look to create because, as you said, the inspiration was so lovely :)

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  6. I love how you did the makeup of those celebrities! The lipstick you use is such a pretty color!

    xo
    Abbey

    http://www.thinkrunway.com

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    1. Thanks, Abbey! Yeah, Chanel Aventure Rouge Coco is one of my favourite lipsticks for spring! Works really well with a smokey eye too, since it's so soft :)

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  7. Lovely makeup! I think Charlize Theron looks even more gorgeous as she gets older! I have been into more of a natural rosy flush/ effortlessly glowing makeup look as well. It's quite refreshing from the Kardashian-esque heavy duty face.

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    1. Yeah, Charlize looked absolutely stunning at the Oscars this year! She really is getting better with age. And I've been trying to adopt a softer look as well, especially for spring. A rosy flush and glowy skin always looks lovely :)

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  8. Beautiful!!!

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  9. Beautiful make-up! really nice:)

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    1. Thanks, Ira, for stopping by and for the kind words! xo

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  10. i actually think these cool colours really suit you! I love how your eye makeup really brightens your eyes and face :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I actually surprised myself at how much I liked these shades once I wore them. Maybe I'm not so scared of pastels after all? :)

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  11. What a Beauty <33

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    1. Aww, thanks, Dawid. You are too sweet! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  12. I personally love this look! Looks so good on blondes!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandra! Pastels are definitely growing on me! xoxo

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)