Monday, March 15

Giving vintage-inspired make-up a go

Hello! This blog has become a bit of a girl fest, hasn't it? Today, I'm going to show you what make up I used when I attempted a vintage-inspired look for the wedding I went to. I must admit to having a dodgy past with make up as I do with clothes. The first time I ever wore make up was 1996. I went to a nightclub to meet a boy wearing only some foundation and a heavy helping of grey eyeshadow. Delightful! It was the smoky eye taken to emo extremes. Anyway, I like to think I've improved my look since I discovered a few extras like blush and mascara. Below the pics is a list of all the products I used. I hope you like!

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Ageless Colourfast Smoothing Foundation in Ivory from Woolies (or M&S if you're overseas), Yardley Pressed Powder in Natural Beige, Revlon Pink Blush, Chanel Beiges Velours eyeshadow as a base, Chanel Sparking Satins eyeshadow on top (or a R10 colour palette from random store), black Dipliner from Woolies, Double Extension Mascara from Loreal and a lipliner called Nightmoth by MAC. Both the Chanel palettes were gifts for my 25th birthday and they have lasted two years! Thanks mom! You only need a little and the shadow will last you all day and night. It must be said that I feel completely ridiculous taking these pics of myself but I'm having too much fun playing dress up with ya'll! x

9 comments:

angie said...

the other day on a shoot, the make-up lady put lots of make-up on my face and then i cried hahahaha and she took it off for me and made it nice and simple. i wish i had the courage to wear bold make-up, but i feel like a sad clown.

i like what you've done though. nice friend!

x

Lauren said...

Hahaha, thanks Angie! London gave me the guts to go bolder but my day make up is way lighter than this;) x

Lady Times said...

purdy! Really suits you.

JoJo said...

need to get me some of the Woolies Dipliner!
you look so lovely!
wheres the bow in your hair from?
x

Lauren said...

Thanks lovelies. Jo, Jo, the bow is from Diva in the Pavilion:)

Miss Molly said...

you are soo good at applying make up! Those colours really look amaze on you!
xoxo

Retro Chick said...

I love that look. You look amazing.

Black eyeliner and red lips is my favorite evening look definitely!

Being Brazen said...

great post - your makeup looks cute

Lauren said...

Spanks Retro and Brazen:)