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


  1. You look SO gorgeous lovely... love your lipstick, I'd love a purple shade like this for Summer xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥


  3. You look amazing (: love your make up it's so gorgeous! xx do you mind if we follow each other ? Do let me know on my blog! (:

    1. Thanks for the follow (: xx I have followed you back via bloglovin!

  4. so lovely!

  5. Girl! You look awesome!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know, I follow back for sure! <3

  6. Beautiful!!! Nice post

  7. so beautiful!

  8. Follow for follow?
    I'm ready, now is your turn :)))))

  9. Nice colour! I think you would suit a even darker purple too :)

    Sarah x

  10. Very pretty photos!! You are very beautiful!
    Follow your blog, dear!!) I'll be happy, if you follow me)

  11. You are SO gorgeous! I'm LOVING this post so much! Your makeup is amazing! I'm your newest follower via google (28) and bloglovin (20). I'd love it if you could check out my blog and follow me back as well! Also, if you'd like to keep in touch via FB or twitter, just do so and let me know so I can follow back =)
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  12. Very beautiful color

  13. Great blog, follow you now) Hope you follow me back, it would be fantastic;)


  14. nice blog!would you like to follow each other?

  15. Wow! I'm so glad that I found your blog. do you want to follow each other on GFC, twitter, bloglovin...? we could stay in touch though! It'll be great. Just let me know, Darling!

  16. Adorable make up! I just started a fashion blog recently and would love for you to check it out. Follow for a follow on GFC and bloglovin? :)

  17. your blog is too cute, I love it and following you xo

  18. Hi lovely; thanks for your comment! Nice tips and you look so nice :D I follow you right now in Google Friend; follow back? :)

    Kisses from Spain, Kela

  19. I love M.A.C.!! Great lip color!

    Instagram: Cmichellestyles

  20. love the pink colour ! ;D

  21. love the make up, you look so hot.
    Great blog and I follow you via GFC. Hope you follow me back, it would be fantastic;)

    Minnja on Facebook

  22. Great pics. Would you like to follow each other?

  23. Looooove your lip color! so gorgeous!

  24. Beautiful make-up and pretty face!!

  25. you have pretty eyes :D love the make up too!

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  26. Thanks so much for following!
    I love your blog and am following you now on gfc and bloglovin x

  27. Hi pretty girl!! I love your makeup!!! Kisses :)

  28. thanks for your comment! followed you with gfc and bloglovin

  29. that color creates a really nice contrast against your skin!

    btw, followed you via GFC and bloglovin.
    follow back?
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  30. Nice blog! Would you like follow each other?

  31. OMG! I really like your eyes, they're beautiful and you did your make up very well :)

    Mónica <3

  32. Nice make up :)

    New post on Taimemode (French blog):

    Béret Rouge (Red Béret)

    Merci Merci :)

  33. Loved your look and would be very happy if we could follow back each other .....
    with love,