Friday, 26 July 2013

Purple Passion

 I have purchased a lot of new make up and beauty products lately so I decided to do a makeup tutorial using some of the new additions to my make up collection.

I am very versatile when it comes to makeup and fashion and love exploring other styles rather than just having one particular style and sticking to it. On the day that I did this makeup I was in a grungey-rock type of mood so I teamed my makeup to suit that. 

Face - Using a Real Techniques foundation brush, I applied a small amount of Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. I think this is the perfect foundation for me as my skin does not need a lot of coverage and this gives me a light and natural effect. Then I took a Real Techniques contour brush and highlighted my cheekbones with Benefit's Hoola bronzer. Because my skintone is very pale I blended the bronzer in with a buffing brush also by Real Techniques.

Eyes - Firstly, taking my Color Riche Le Kohl eyeliner by L'Oreal, I drew a smooth line across my top lashes and lid. The next product I used was a creaseless cream shadow by Benefit which is a very pale, shimmery baby pink. I covered my whole lid with this shadow and then used a blending brush to smudge the line of eyeliner over the cream shadow to create a darker colour. For my lashes I applied a coat each of They're Real by Benefit and Lash Architect 4D by L'Oreal. To make my eyes stand out for a more dramatic effect I also decided to wear a pair of false eyelashes by Eylure Naturalities. To finish my eyes I added a coat of mascara to my bottom lashes and applied eyeliner to my waterline. 

Lips - I love a bold lip colour and I think that a dramatic lip can transform any outfit. Anytime I go out I really like my lips to stand out. I'm not afraid to try new colours on my lips and I had been searching for the perfect purple lipstick for a long time! In the end I decided to try MAC Up the Amp and I absolutely adore it. It is one of MAC's "amplified" lipsticks which is very pigmented but can be softened by blotting it after application or can be built up for a more dramatic effect. I think this was the perfect lipstick to use for my grungey-rock look and it makes a nice change from the typical statement red lip. 

Swatch of MAC Up the Amp & Benefit Bikni Tini Cream Shadow (which is barely noticeable against my skintone)

Below are a list of the products I have used to achieve this look ;

Make up bag - Ted Baker
Make up brushes - Real Techniques
Benefit kit - The Bronze of Champions


Foundation - Bourjois "Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation" in shade 53 Light Beige
Mascara - Benefit "They're Real" and L'Oreal "Lash Architect 4D"
Bronzer - Benefit "Hoola"
Eyeliner - L'Oreal "Color Riche Le Khol" in 101 Midnight Black
Eyeshadow - Benefit "Creaseless Cream Shadow" in Bikini Tini
Eyelashes - Eylure Naturalities 
Lipstick - MAC "Up the Amp"

Benefit "The Bronze of Champions" Kit

Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this make up look. If you would like a full review of any of the beauty products that I have used then let me know in the comments and I will do a separate post on them. Thanks for reading.

                                                                                                                   Rachael  x