Sunday, 10 March 2013

I'm bringing Gucci back.

Sorry about the title, I just couldn't resist! Bonus points if you understand the reference woo! 

Last Tuesday, I decided to go through the files on my laptop and organise them. As I was rummaging, I came across a file I'd made containing several images of beauty looks I loved. 
A look that definitely stood out for me was the 'Gucci 2011/12 Winter Beauty trend'; A make-up look that consisted of a flawless, yet fresh looking base, lightly contoured cheekbones, thick spider lashes and a bold lip.

On Friday, I had a 16th Birthday party, the perfect opportunity to try out the look.
Yet again, I wore a black dress, however, this one was made up of several different materials including velvet, mesh and chiffon. As this was a barn party, I was also required to wear wellies (in case you were wondering why I'm wearing them in the following images).

Now, on to the make-up.

First, I applied a primer to my t-zone to prevent my make-up moving throughout the night. The primer I used was 'Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer'. I then used a very thin layer of my 'Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation' in shade 51 to even out my complexion but keep my skin fairly bare. 
To keep my concealer on, I primed my eye lids and under my eyes using the 'ArtDeco Eyeshadow Base'. I concealed my under eye area using my 'Maybelline Fit Me Concealer' in shade 15. I also used this over my eyelids to make them all one colour, then powdered through my t-zone and under my eyes using the 'Natural Collection Pressed Powder' in Warm. The look required my skin to be quite pale and one toned. However, If you weren't a fan of the skin look, you could use your regular foundation routine.
I used my 'Avon Glow Bronzing Powder' in light bronze (a matt bronzer), to lightly contour my cheekbones, jawline, forehead and nose to add slight dimension back into my face. I then highlighted using my new favourite product; 'Soap and Glory Love at First Blush'. A beautiful blush/highlight that adds the most subtle yet amazing glow to the face.
On to the lashes- Using my 'Avon Supershock Mascara' in Black, I applied coat after coat to my top and bottom lashes to build them up. The spider lash look isn't for everyone, but personally, I think it looks great with a statement lip and when the base is kept minimal. 
My brows were kept natural using my 'Benefit Brow Zings Kit' in medium to fill in any sparse area's. The brow colour was then set with a clear mascara. 
And finally, The lips. I wanted to make a statement and thought the red lips were perfect. I applied to layers of 'Vivo Lipstick' in Red Red, blotting between each application. I then added shine to the lips using a red lipstick out of the 'Fearne Cotton Lip Gloss Set'.

Tools Used- 
Foundation- Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Concealer- Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
Powder, Contour, Highlight- Real Techniques Blush Brush

I think this is a fun, flirty look that allows your natural beauty to shine through. I also think that it would transition well into spring, just by altering the lip colour. Right now, I cant wait to use my 'Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain' in Love sick; A bright fuchsia pink!
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  1. I love the RT brushes!

    I have tagged you here, in the 'Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG!'

    If you could give it a go that would be lovely, if not that's ok too!

    Megan x

  2. this is super pretty, love the dress! I had my birthday on friday too!! I celebrated my 14th, hope you had a fabulous time!

    1. thankyou so much, happy birthday sweetie <3

  3. Great choices for the makeup! Those Real Techniques brushes look amazing and I love the lip colour. Lovely dress too :)


  4. Great post love :)

    Please check out my blog and perhaps we could follow each other?

    1. ahh thankyou so much :) sure, i love your blog too!