Monday, 3 February 2014

Look of the Day: Extravagant Glamour

Hi, everyone! At the end of December I was lucky enough to win a super fun makeup giveaway from Jenn at A Beautiful Zen. We met a few weeks ago so I could pick up the prize (and do some shopping!) and I gushed about my winnings in a recent post, here. The prize was the Make Up For Ever Extravagant Glamour set, which featured three goodies aimed at creating the perfect festive, glamorous look. I finally put the kit to good use and here are the results:


The kit included a beautiful, classic red lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense #43 Moulin Rouge (the star of the show, in my opinion), a pigmented, long-wearing black liner, Aqua Eyes Pencil 0L, and Extravagant Smokey Mascara, aimed at giving the lashes some serious drama. 

#43 Moulin Rouge is a stunning satiny red with slight pinky undertones. To me, it just screams Marilyn Monroe! Can't go wrong with that, really. Because of the instant pin-up feel, I decided to create a classic eye look as well. I opted for soft, shimmery shades of ivory and champagne shadow (courtesy of the cheap and cheerful Wet N' Wild Walking On Eggshells Colour Icon Trio) and winged out the Aqua Eyes 0L for that '50s starlet look. I finished the eyes with two generous coats of the Extravagant Smokey Mascara. While it's not my favourite formula (didn't do much to keep my lashes curled or separated), it pulled its weight by offering great length and volume.


To complement the goodies from the kit, I went with a sculpted cheek (Bourjois Delice de Poudre #51 to contour and BeneFit Watt's Up to highlight my cheekbones) and my favourite pinky peach blush, NARS Deep Throat. I also curled my hair a bit for some extra glam factor. It finished the look nicely!

Here's another shot of the look, followed by a full breakdown of everything I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Foundation (Combination/Oily formula) in Buff
Concealer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer in Y1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light

Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre #51
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat

Highlighter: BeneFit Watt's Up (on cheekbones and down bridge of nose)

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Eye Shadows: Wet N' Wild Colour Icon Trio in Walking on Eggshells (ivory shade all over lid, up to brow, champagne pink shade on lid up to the crease, chocolate shade lightly in the crease)

Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L
Mascara: Make Up For Ever Smokey Extravagant Mascara in Black

Lips: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #43 Moulin Rouge



And a few more shots of the look:







So there you have it! I'm always up for channeling my inner '50s pin-up and the Make Up For Ever Extravagant Glamour kit helped me do that so easily! The lipstick is such a keeper (my new go-to Marilyn red) and the Aqua Eyes liner is a great alternative to my Revlon Liquid Eye Pen when I want a bold black line but would prefer to use a pencil. Can' wait for the next opportunity to feel extravagantly glamorous :)

Thanks again to Jenn for the lovely prize!

Thanks for reading, everyone :)

44 comments:

  1. hello darling, u have a really great blog, would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook???I always follow back
    Btw, I also have a giveaway on my blog running right now, maybe u want to check it out!
    http://idareyoutobefashion.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thanks! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  2. Love the lip color, and your lashes look amazing!
    nentasfrivolity.blogspot.com

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  3. You look amazing. That lip color was made for you x

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Coco! I'm loving that lipstick :)

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  4. I think this lip color suits you 100%!! You look so beautiful Jen! And the res of the make-up as well, of course :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Gita! So sweet of you to say :)

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  5. you look amazing bebe !! lovely :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  6. I can totally see the 50's/ pinup vibe with this look- and can we take a moment and acknowledge how gorgeous you look in red lipsticks? Seriously, they're made for you. And what a super fun giveaway- I love the idea of a glamour kit. I think she chose some really awesome pieces, and isn't Wet n' Wild sometimes the best? Haha you just can't beat that $1 price tag ;)

    xo marlen
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    1. Aww, thanks, Marley! So nice of you to say! It was such a great prize to have won and Wet N' Wild really is fab :)

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  7. Loveee this look! The pinky shadow looks lovely in contrast with your eyeliner! The lip colour is stunning too. Great post, will definitely be trying this look out soon. Thanks, Hollie X

    http://www.its-hollie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Hollie! You should check this out for sure :)

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  8. you look so glamorous! love these shades on you. perfect with the blonde. Thanks for the comment love :)


    xo Francesca from Frank Vinyl

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

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  9. love the color of the lipstick!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-new-watch.html

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  10. It's a gorgeous kit, you're lucky to have won, but I think you'd make anything work with your skills and pretty face. Am I right or am I right??:P

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    1. You're too sweet, Peet ;) Thanks! xo

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  11. I love your lip color! You look fantastic. Can you believe it's already February? If you're stuck on what to get your sweetheart this year, check out Dorco. We're a manufacturer of high quality shaving systems, cartridges and disposable razors for men and women. Chances are you're paying way too much for razors. Ours cost up to 70% less than leading brands. You don't have to sacrifice quality to save so much, though. Our razors are crafted with the highest quality blades and lubricating strips containing moisturizing ingredients like aloe and vitamin E to soothe and hydrate even the most sensitive skin. Read what others think about our products and our prices at DorcoUSA.com. Thanks for hearing us out, and for sharing this beautiful look with us!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Allyson :)

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  12. Amazing lipstick!
    Your whole look is absolutely stunning.
    I must say you are the master of the bright lip!
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks so much, Tanya! I love me a bright lip :)

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  13. hahah are those adams boardgames i see in the background? you'll have to do a close up of them one day just for me :P
    as per email, glad you enjoyed this and even more super glad that i was like 'woah those eyes' to your eye look and i realized i had the same trio.
    why is it that things always look better on other people than you think they do on you?
    i'm going to use it tomorrow...unless i forget...which will probably happened.
    and the damn glasses....everything just gets muted with my glasses...
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Haha, yes, those are just a portion of Adam's games! You'll have to come by sometime for games and you can check out the whole collection :)

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  14. Your makeup looks amazing! Love the pinup kind of look :) Just discovered your blog!

    Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  15. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  16. you look so lovely and chic - wonderful make up!
    happy day!

    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  17. The lipstick looks amazing - what a gorgeously bright shade! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks, Gemma! It's one of my favourite red shades :)

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  18. That lipstick looks great on you! I have it too but I don't think I've even ever tried it. Sounds like I need to pull it out and show it some love asap!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Jenn! You should definitely give it a go :)

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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 :)