Sunday, 3 February 2013

Winter Jewels



One snowy Sunday afternoon, I decided to take inspiration from this lovely hair band that I picked up from Zara in the sales for just £3! The jewel toned colours were truly inspiring and complimented the hair band perfectly

For this look I scoured my whole makeup collection and could not find a single vibrant purply/pink to contrast with the blues and greens. Utter shame. Yet, I found the perfect solution. Lipstick. Yes, that's right, I used pink lipstick for a base and patted on a maroon from my Sleek Storm palette. And which lipstick did I use, you ask? None other than Nars Schiap. I knew I made the right decision buying it - it's multi-purpose! If you want to see what it looks like, check it out here.



So, to achieve this pretty, very girly makeup, here is what you have to do:

    1. Prep the face with something flawless, like Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
    2. Conceal any blemishes and dark circles with Garnier's Roll on Concealer
    3. Get creative with your colours! I blended three different colours on the top lid, starting with a £1 MUA Eyeshadow (insane value for money!), and incorporated a navy blue in the crease from my Sleek Storm palette. Then, for the purple I used Nars Schiap above my crease and blended it with the maroon from the storm palette. To tie the eyes together, I used a Barry M Eye Shadow Pencil in a deep green on my lower lash line.  Thus, I managed to incorporate all the major colours from my jewelled hair band!
    4. I finished the eyes with L'oreal gel liner, lined my inner rim with YSL Waterproof Eyeliner, added Ardell Demi Lashes and topped with lashings of Sephora's amazing new mascara!
    5. For blusher I opted for a warm mauve offering from Tarte in the colour blushing bride and highlighted my face with Benefit's High Beam to give a put-together gorgeous sheen.
    6. To finish off the look I lightly filled in my lips with MAC lipliner in Soar and then lightly dabbed on a bit of Nars' Belle de Jour to tone the colour down
    7. Finally, I stepped out to enjoy the snow - with a full face of makeup on!


The snow just seems to make all the colours pop that much more!


It really is that easy to get creative, seeking inspiration from your favourite accessory!
(Photos: Kiran N)

27 comments:

  1. really beautiful
    forever

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  2. Love your headband!

    Xoxo

    G.

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  3. Really inspirational! Love your make up and your eyes are so beautiful!! Thanks very much for your comment on my blog :D i really love you are following me and now I'm following you on bloglovin and GFC.

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    Avi

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  4. cutee!

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  5. Wow, you look stunning! The make-up is awesome!


    Velvet Marina

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  6. Wow, I love your makeup and these pictures and your headband are also really pretty! Good work :)
    xx
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  7. I really like that make up! 1st photo is beautiful
    muah*
    mariana

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  8. Gorgeous eye makeup and I love the headband!

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  9. Beautiful jewels and makeup too! :)


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  10. that headband was such a steal, and the makeup is goooorgeous! it looks like a mermaid

    xo Marlen
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  11. Woah!!! You are gorgeous! And I love this eye make-up <3

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  12. you look so beautiful, I love your make-up. xoxo

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  13. Me encanta el maquillaje de los ojos!!!

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  14. nice make-up. I don't know anything about it, but I like it :P I like this colours :)

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  15. i love teh makeup matching the hair accessory! Lovely!!!

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    Liz<3
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  16. Very very beautiful! Wonderful find and gorgeous make-up to match the jewels! x

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  17. Hi Beauty! Great blog! I'm your new follower, kisses!

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  18. Love the makeup!

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  19. gorgeous make up, cute pics :)

    now i am your new follower ;)
    xoxo

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  20. You look amazing! I love your headband & make up
    x

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  21. You look gorgeous.. so pretty!! xoox

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  22. wow, you look super beautiful! and you are right, something about the vivid colours looks extra zingy against the snow xx

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  23. You are definitely good in make up =) Very beautiful.

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  24. You look fabulous, love your makeup with matching jewels!
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  25. I think your make up looks awesome and the headband gives the look the perfect touch ! Nicely done.

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