Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mary-Kate & Ashley Inspired Makeup Look

We all remember the Olsen twins for their role on Full House when they were barely walking, but since then they’ve had a rollercoaster ride adjusting to the life that has become typical for a Hollywood child star. One of their stand out features is their unique sense of style (did someone say bag lady?!) and I am personally a huge fan of the makeup looks they tend to play around with. Today I have recreated a look that is inspired by both young ladies, drawing on the non-smiling nature of their street style and the smudgy bronze makeup they tend to favour.

To recreate this look I layered a few coats of Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze over my lids, and smudged it quite low underneath my eye. I love the consistency of this shade and how it can be worn sheer or layered and it always looks great. I blended the edges with a fluffy brush and applied a few coats of Face of Australia Impact Curl mascara, and that was it for the eyes!
I’m trialling a few new base products at the moment, and for this look I went for the Palmer’s Eventone BB Cream in Fair/Light*. It gave quite a nice finish to the skin, but I went in with my Maybelline SuperStay Concealer as I have a few blemishes and redness in my skin that the BB cream didn’t completely cover. I chose my favourite neutral blush as the Olsen girls tend to veer away from bright cheeks, and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed seemed like the kind of shade that would look beautiful on them. I set everything with a light dusting of Face of Australia Loose Powder in Outback Translucent.*
I originally chose Rimmel Nude Delight lipstick for this look, but once it was applied I remembered why I only ever wear this shade underneath a gloss – by itself it just isn’t flattering on me! Once I threw a bit of Elianto Baby Nude over the top I was really happy with the result, and thought it suited the overall look nicely. 

Do you think I captured the bohemian/chic style of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? I actually felt beautiful in this look (especially once I cracked a smile!) and have worn a variation of it quite often since I took these photos.

Who are your style icons? I'd love for you to tell me about their style in the comments!

*Marked items were provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. Gorgeous Emma! You look glowy and angelic in your pics! Palmer's makes a BB Cream?? That's kind of cool! I like their stuff.

  2. I really like this look. So simple yet fresh and chic. Mmmhhmm I love bronzed lids - I think they're just so easy to wear and looks so pretty too.

  3. Very boho for sure! I love the soft focus look you've achieved here :)

  4. I love the style of Alicia Keys myself. Make-up, clothes, all of it.

  5. Such a lovely makeup look :)
    Bad to the Bronze is really a wonderful Color Tattoo :) I have it too but mine is called On and On Bronze :)

  6. I really like tis natural look on you Emma. I know that you usually use a more vibrant lip and cheek but this is really gorgeous. I struggle with getting a natural look on me. I just look tired and washed out!

  7. Looks amazing! I love their makeup style. It's like a natural, didn't-really-try-hard-but-I-actually-did grunge chic. LOL what a description xx

  8. You should feel beautiful - you look it! The bronze goes so well with your eyes. And smudged I can do (anything that doesn't require precision really), I often give myself a quick imprecise raccoon eye with some darkish eye shadow when I am running late. I will dig around my make-up in the morning to see what I can find, I think I have a couple of bronzey shades in there somewhere!


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