Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet Paris // A Bourjois Inspired Makeup Look


Drawing on a collection from Bourjois which was released last year for spring, I created a Parisian makeup look influenced by macarons, sweet pastels and sugary goodness. I decided to recreate the look from the campaign poster down to the detail, and gathered up as many Bourjois products as I could muster to get in the French feel of things.
 

Creating a base with my Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation, I then went in with my Laura Mercier blush in Rose Desire to create a sweet but striking strong pink cheek akin to that which the model wears for the campaign. The eyes aren’t something I would wear myself, but I find it a wonderful experience to walk through a look step by step and see how close I can get to the image with the products at hand. I used a shimmery pale pink shade from my Bourjois Eyeshadow Trio to create the pop of light in the centre of the eye, and went in with a mix of Rose Desire (blush on eyes, take note!) and a random hot pink shadow to create a defined crease. I then mixed a few of my bright greens (MAC Bitter, MAC Juxt + Inglot) to create the chunky definition around the outer thirds of the upper and lower lash line.



I like the way the Clinique High Lengths mascara stretches my lashes out, but ultimately I think what this look needed was a good set of flared falsies to really add to the drama. Duo glue, I’m coming for you! If there were ever another time where I would rock this look, I would definitely tone down the green and bring it closer to the lash line, but I wanted to stay true to the advertisement so crazy it had to be!



I cracked out my Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake (which admittedly doesn’t get much love from me) and topped it with a little bit of Smashbox O-Gloss* to create more shine and gloss to the lips. I actually can’t stand the Smashbox gloss as I find it thick and uncomfortable to wear, but back when I created this look lazy blogger alert I was trying to use it up.

 
How often do you wear pastel shades?
Do you think I made it close to the campaign poster (keeping in mind that I am NOT a model, lol)?


*Marked items provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


19 comments:

  1. Oooo this is so stunning! I love the eyes. Not something I'd dare to wear but I think you made it look amazing :D

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. @Sarah Thank you! It isn't something I'd wear out and about, but I'd probably wear a version of it as I quite like the bright pop of colour with some pearly pink!

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    1. @Saumya Thanks for that, glad you like it :)

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  3. I love the pop of yellow Emma, such a pretty look. Well done.

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    1. @Jacqueline Thank you, I'm glad you like the colours!

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  4. Really pretty Emma! Love the lime green!

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I really love that pop of colour in a look sometimes!

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  5. Your photos always make me smile. You're always beautiful, and I like this look! I wouldn't wear yellow-y shades, because I'm yellow toned, but it works on you.

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    1. @Ash That is so lovely to hear, thank you. You have made me feel really good about myself :)

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    1. @Coco I love pastels for feminine looks :)

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  7. I look crap in pastel shades, you on the other hand missy, look GORGEOUS!!

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  8. I love this look on you :)
    So pretty and so lovely with the lime green :)
    I think you did a great job re-creating the look :)
    hugs
    xx

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  9. I really love the lime green you used! It's such a fun look :D

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  10. What a lovely look! I just love that amazing shade of green on you.

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  11. I love this look! Come on and hurry up Spring!!!

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