Sunday, February 19, 2012

Liz Taylor Look

Hello my lovelies, hope you are keeping well.

I've been planning this look for some time now, so I thought I'll try out my new Sigma brushes which I bought on Friday (yippeeeee) and give this a go.

Now, by no means I wish to imply that I look anything like Elizabeth Taylor, this is just a trial of new brushes/playing around with make-up kind of thing, which I hope you'll enjoy reading. This is mainly focused on her eyeliner, so the eyeshadow is kept simple and just three shades used here. Also, this type of eye make-up is not flattering on me, as much as I adore it on other people, my eyes are just not made for eyeliner flicks unfortunately :( .

Step 1 - Eyebrows - it all starts here and I'm honestly not happy with my results, but nonetheless...she had thick, dark, naturally beautiful eyebrows, so I started by thickening the inner part of my eyebrows and adding a white matte shade of eyeshadow under the arch

Step 2 - On the entire lid, I applied a warm grey-ish brown, going over the crease and blending upwards

Step 3 - On the inspiration photo I had, I could only see these two shades of eyeshadows, and then the emphasis was on the eyeliner. If you find that you struggle with eyeliner, best thing to do is to map the shape/flick out with a dark grey eyeshadow first, for I find it much easier to correct this than full on eyeliner. I also applied the same dark grey eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

Step 4 - In the pic, she didn't appear to have a harsh liquid eyeliner on, so I used a black eyeliner pencil to draw the line on the upper lash line. The outer flick was created by following the natural line of the lower lash line (going upwards). Her flick (seems to me) got 'hidden' along her natural eye shape and eyelashes from the outer corners of the eyes.

Step 5 - I carefully then smudged the liner in with a pointed pencil brush

Step 6 - A flesh coloured eyeliner on the waterline, plus mascara :)


Her Cupid's bow was less accentuated than mine, so I had to draw over my natural shape just a bit, which makes my lips appear more pouty and full. I first applied a coral lip pencil all over the lips, and then added a bright orange lipstick on top.


So there we have it, not 100% happy with the outcome, but that just means that I need more practice, and that my friends, I can fix :D!

Hope you enjoyed this and have a great Monday tomorrow, everyone!

Yours, ArtDonatella


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