Friday, 8 July 2011

Un petit papillon inspired makeup look

I have gazillions of things to write about and how do I decide to spend my Friday night on? Faffing about with makeup! The day I wore my pink look at work, I asked a friend/colleague of mine to pick a colour combination for me to wear for the following day. 'How about something with purple and orange, you know a bit like a butterfly' she instantly came up with. I do love a makeup challenge but after looking for inspiration, and having a first practice, it was clear that I was never going to have the guts to wear something so colourful in the office.



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So I chickened out. I actually wore no make up at work on that day (yesterday) but I still wanted to try to make an orange/yellow and purple butterfly inspired makeup look. It has been a while since I had attempted a dramatic cut crease so this is what I came up with.



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On my eyes, for the main colours I have used:

- Purple from Sleek Makeup Acid Palette
- Purple from Sleek Makeup Bohemian Palette
- Black from Sleek Makeup Acid Palette
- NYX Mellow Yellow Eyeshadow
- Orange (my favourite orange in the whole while world) from the 120 palette.


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Incidentally the next picture will show you an example of the smoothing effect of my camera. The picture below is my real skin with all its crap showing. Massive difference hey? It is worth noting that while it smoothes my skin, it does not change the blending on the eyes so much


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I won't bore you with my highlight colour and lower lashline action.
My lashes are a combination of cheaptastic shiny lashes from eBay on top of Eylure Girls Aloud Nadine (Original) Lashes.  On my lips, Mac Velvet Teddy and Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme Lip Gloss.



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Eyebrows are a bit of a fail, they were meant to be purpley but maybe that's a good thing, as otherwise there would have been too much purple?
I had lots of fun creating this look. It reminded me of my first cut crease look (well,the  first one I was happy with) with also some butterfly action, which you may have seen somewhere ... 



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16 comments:

Jude said...

Absolutely amazing, you are a very talented lady. If you had not mentioned at the beginning of the post that you were using a butterfly as your inspiration I would've guessed that was the look you were aiming for. The finished look is stunning. Jude xx @jadlgw

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

So amazing! Love how the crease colour was continued with matching eyelashes *genius* The lip combo is gorgeous, too! Do my make-up for a night out! I'll pay you in cake and um...English charm? Haha :)

Hannah said...

You are so talented!! Xx

xmisslorix said...

I hate butterflies but that look is gorgeous, I have lashes like those too makes me want to bust them out right now before bedtime haha.

gorgeous as usual.

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Karen said...

I like this on you Liloo, I actually really like the trend of wearing Orange and Purple together. I don't have much of an eyelid so it'd look crap on me. If I could change a few things about myself it'd be to have bigger eyelids and slightly longer lashes. I'd love to see your makeup collection it must be vast.

Cosmetic Chronicles said...

You're amazing! I love this look, it's gorgeous!

Emma Greenwood said...

You have such lovely big eyes, and a real talent for making bright makeup look beautiful. Very jealous! Xx

emalyce89 said...

This look is gorgeous! I'm sure your coworkers would love to see it ;-)

Arianne Cruz said...

THAT IS SO PRETTY!!
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Sue said...

wow! the colors are spot on to the pic

StealMyHeartLove said...

Gorgeous! I love the eye makeup so much. :D

SilhouetteScreams said...

Liloo I love this so damn much *flails* the purple crease and purple lashes are awesome!

Claire@Eyelining said...

I love the colour combination so much! ~I think I might have to make today a purpl/ orange day. Fab look hun x

Jo said...

Pretty! I need some of your blending patience - oh and your skill!! Awesome xx

Jennifer Leigh said...

It looks sooo good! Love the colors.

Ana said...

I'm a sucker for anything with this combination of colours (+ pink). Your blending is superb O_o !

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