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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Make Up | Face Lace DIY

Face Lace is one of those trends that looks stunning but will cost you for its fifteen minutes of tendyness. 
So, instead, why not do what I did and coerce your flatmate into doing it on you (thank you Kiran!). 

Intricate though it may look, it most certainly is not that difficult to recreate. 

Here is how I did it:

  1. For a flawless base, I applied Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20 all over the face and concealed blemishes and dark circles with Garnier's roll on concealer
  2. Next, I pulled up a picture of Face Lace's 'Mehndoodle' design and used it as inspiration for the design
  3. For the actual drawing I went straight in with my trusty L'oreal gel eyeliner and used the brush that comes with the pack as well as a fine liner brush from Tarte that came with the purchase of their gel liners
  4. WARNING: Step 3 takes time and you may get it wrong a couple of times. But stick with it and the end result is prefect! Keep makeup wipes and your concealer at hand!
  5. I winged out the eyes using the same gel liner and added lots of Sephora's volumising mascara
  6. To add some colour to the face I used Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush in 'blushing bride' (!)
  7. Finally, to add some vibrancy I used a mixture of Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella and Mac's Lip Pencil in Currant

The result is so unusual and striking, and paired with the wintery lips, looks absolutely stunning!

If you have a masquerade ball, birthday party or are simply hitting the town, this look is sure to attract the right kind of attention! For those of you less keen to don this outside of your apartment  leave a comment below and I will be happy to create a more wearable alternative!

Face Lace is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols, with prices ranging from £13.95 - £47.95. 

If you ask me, I would just prefer to spend an extra few minutes and decorate my face with an intricate pattern of my own design using the eyeliner I already own! 

(Photos: Nadia Khan)


  1. Looks gorgeous!
    Must try this
    S xx

  2. Cool make up. XOXO


  3. Wow this looks fantastic !

    XX luba

    Well Living Blog :: today´s post is about jewelry from Spain

  4. cool make up :DD

  5. love this face make up and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  6. Wow! Its amazing. Best of luck with everything!

  7. Hi :)
    this is so amazing :)

    P.S. i've already returned to my blog, this is my first post:


  8. Wow that is so cool and it so well done! Beautiful post :D


  9. you look amazing!
    thank you sooo much for your really lovely comment on our blog - you seriously made our day by saying so many nice things! we're following you now on bloglovin:)
    lots and lots of love

  10. Hello dear, such a beautiful blog you have, love your style!!! :* I am your new follower, hope you follow back... (??) :)

    Have a nice day & kisses, your Elizabeth!

  11. Hola guapa, gracias por tu comentario ya te sigo en bloglovin!!!


  12. So stunning, I see this with a lovely dress, in a ballroom, maybe in Venice...I am sure yours looks way better than the harvey nicks one! And yes let's follow on Bloglovin, doing so now,

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