Monday, 2 June 2014

Look of the Day: My Muse, Maleficent

Hi, everyone! Today's Look of the Day is all about colour, drama, and... evil ;) As Disney villains go, Maleficent has always been tops in my books. Her cold, cunning voice, that wicked laugh, and the awesomely frightening ability to transform into a dragon. Terrified me as a child and continues to mesmerize me today. I am so excited to see Angelina Jolie breathe life into her character on the big screen and, in the meantime, I've done my best to channel her myself!


I've seen some amazingly theatrical, dramatic Maleficent-inspired looks around the Blogosphere lately, and I wanted to emulate the same villainous feel, but in a more wearable way. No, this isn't first-day-on-the-job or meet-the-parents sort of makeup, but it is something you could wear for a night out without getting too many sideways glances. Though I really do wish I had the horns ;)

I tried to embody Maleficent's steely, frigid demeanour...


... but I can never hold a scowl for too long!


Onto what I used! I went for a flawless, fair base courtesy of Revlon ColourStay Foundation in Buff and Pressed Powder in Light. I created some defined, arched brows courtesy of Maybelline's Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde and added light to the high points of my face with BeneFit Watt's Up highlighter. If you've seen the trailers for the new movie, you'll know Angelina's Maleficent is all about some serious cheekbones. I didn't go quite as bold as hers (would need some prosthetics for that!), but I made sure to create a wearable chisel. To achieve that, I used Kevin Aucoin's incredible Sculpting Powder in Medium. To re-create Maleficent's rich, glossy red lips, I painted my pout with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella


For the eyes, I used MAC's tailor-made Maleficent Eye Shadow x4 quad, which mirrors Angelina's sculpted lids perfectly. I started by applying Goldmine (a true yellow gold) all over my lids and then added some definition with Concrete (a cool grey brown) on my crease and outer corners of the eye. For further drama, I added some of Ground Brown (a deep, warm brown) to the crease and underneath the lower lash line. I then added a touch more of Goldmine above the crease, as Angelina seems to in the movie. For liner, I created a winged shape with my favourite liquid liner, Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black and topped it with Carbon eye shadow to set and darken the shade further. I finished the eyes with two thick coats of BeneFit They're Real! mascara. 


Here's a close-up of the finished eye look:


And a full list of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer 
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup (Combination/Oily Formula) in Buff
Concealer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Concealer in Y1
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light

Contour: Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat

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

Brows: Maybelline Define-A-Brow in Dark Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original Formula
Eye Shadows: (MAC Maleficent Eye Shadow Quad): Goldmine (all over the lid and above crease), Concrete (on outer corners and crease), Ground Brown (added definition in the crease, smudged underneath the lower lash line), Carbon (over top of eyeliner, winged out, and underneath lower lash line) and Shu  Uemura IR911 Eye Shadow

Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black 
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real!

Lips: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella


And a couple more shots of the look:






I had sooo much fun creating this look. I felt totally fierce and ready to frighten any innocent princesses in my path ;) But seriously, who doesn't want to rock chiseled cheeks, bold red lips, and winged liner once in a while?! I'm hoping to be able to see the movie next weekend, but, for now, this makeup gave me the perfect Maleficent fix.

Have you seen the Maleficent yet? Have you been inspired by Angelina's look in the film? Would you rock this villainous look?

Thanks for reading! xo

64 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful on you, your makeup always looks so perfect!

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  2. i LOVE the second photo. you look so sultry! you got the 'steely frigid' look just right. i want to see maleficent! and the latest xmen movie.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Heehee, my "steely frigid" look is always a work in progress :)

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  3. You don't look evil at all! Just lovely.
    I love the dimensional look of the gold eye makeup not to mention the gorgeous matte lips!

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  4. Sexy not evil, absolutely love this Jen. Flawlessly amazing, if I may say that. Absolutely love! And thanks for sharing the products, coz I'm definitely getting the eye shadow.
    Take care,
    xx
    5th&6th

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    1. Thanks so much, ladies! I'm so loving the eye shadow quad- you should get it for sure :)

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  5. Oh Jen, you always, always, always look so amazing! You do your make-up perfectly! And you don't look evil, you look like the kind of girl I wanna grab a cup of coffee with :)!

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

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    1. Aww, thanks, Gita! Would love to grab a coffee with you if we ever cross paths! ;)

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  6. You look gorgeous! The goldmine eyeshadow looks great on you! The look you did totally makes me want that palette lol!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! The palette really is gorgeous :)

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  7. adorable<3
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  8. you look super gorgeous! I loved your eyes. are you wearing fake lashes or its just the benefit they're real?
    xxx
    http://loadsof-joy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Just lots of They're Real! :)

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  9. Hey Jennifer, you did SUCH A GREAT JOB!!! I'm like you: I can only hold a scowl for so long :p The movie is great. I really enjoyed it :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunny! Still hoping to see the movie soon :)

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  10. I absolutely love this look on you!!! super gorgeous!! I really want to see that movie, it looks amazing! xx

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  11. oh you did a beautiful job with this makeup look! It's so stunning but not overwhelming! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I tried to make it semi-wearable so I didn't actually look like a villain out on the streets :)

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  12. Beautiful make up! I love the lip colour.

    Ryli
    PearlofmyEye.com

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  13. LOVE the look you have here! You look absolutely STUNNING! Love the red lip color!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  14. GOR-GEOUS!!!
    Beautiful as always!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jasmine :)

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  15. You did a beautiful job! Love the eyes! x

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  16. i love the effect of the blush-on hon!

    new outfit > > > THE MILANO MODE

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  17. Love the matte red lip it compliments your skin tone so beautifully!!
    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  18. Such a great look as usual! I love the shade of your lipstich here. Have a great day. :)



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    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Kenny! You too :)

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  19. This look is STUNNING! Can't believe how pretty the highlight is-I didn't get on with that highlighter and blog sold it-did I make a mistake?!?!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! I've been so pleasantly surprised with how much I'm loving Watt's Up! :)

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  20. Wow, I love this look - your highlighting and contouring skills are next level! I haven't seen the film yet as Angelina annoys me, but I love the character and Sleeping Beauty! I'm a bit colour-shy when it comes to makeup, but this is definitely something I'd try out.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jessica! Glad I've inspired you to try out a bolder makeup look :)

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  21. I loooove this look (and the scowl!)! Maleficent has always been my favorite villain, and I can't wait to see the new film.

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    1. Haha, thanks, Ingrid! I haven't seen it yet, but am dying to :)

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  22. This makeup is so pretty! I like your "serious look" :)

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    1. Haha, thanks, Megan! My serious look doesn't come naturally, but I'm working on it :)

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  23. Good try with that scowl! I love the gold!

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    1. Haha, thanks, Leah! I did my best :)

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  24. LOVE THIS ENTIRE LOOK.
    (Especially the eyeshadow!)(Also, I can't imagine you with a scowl irl, tbh. You're one of the most upbeat people I know)

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    1. Haha, thanks, Vanessa! The scowl is a rare look for me, for sure :)

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  25. love this look too! looks amazing on you! and oh my the red lipstick, to die for! hehe i need to check out NARS! and the palette is too cute!
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Andrea! NARS Majella is definitely one of my favourite reds :)

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  26. Cute makeup look, the red lipstick really suits you! I need to be more adventurous with my makeup, I always stick to the same look everyday - winged liner XD

    P.S. Check out my blog
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    1. Thanks! Winged liner is my go-to as well :)

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  27. Wow, loving this lip shade on you! :)
    BeyondBlush

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  28. OMG the lip colour looks amazing on you! I kinda guessed it was Nars before I even read it hehe
    Kookii || The Beauty Diary♥

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    1. Haha, we can spot NARS a mile away ;) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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