Thursday, 7 March 2013

Look of the Day: Zero Dark Flirty


Hey, everyone! As you may gather by the title of this post (I'd apologize for the cheesy pun, but I quite like it!), today's Look of the Day is inspired by the glamorous, retro look donned by the lovely Jessica Chastain at this year's Oscars ceremony. 


In an earlier post, I featured my favourite Oscars makeup looks this year (check it out, here!) and Jessica's makeup most certainly made the cut. In fact, it was my most-loved of the night! The look is characterized by bold, red lips, nearly matte skin, sculpted tawny cheeks, sleek black liner, and lush lashes. It channels the aura of a 1940s screen siren, yet simultaneously looks current and fresh. Here are a couple shots of the look that inspired this post, Jessica at the Oscars this year:




The key feature of this look is most definitely the lips. I carefully examined my collection of red lipsticks to determine the perfect shade for this look. I ultimately chose a combination of Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipsticks in Ambition and Decisive to emulate Jessica's dramatic lip colour. I was happy with the results! You can see swatches of all of my Emotional Brilliance Lipstickshere

For the cheek colour, I combined Laura Mercier Crushed Hazelnut Blush, a tawny golden bronze and Sleek Life's A Peach blush, a warm, matte peach. The eyes were given a touch of drama with my trusty Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black and a few coats of one of my favourite mascaras, Clinique High Impact in Black.

Here's another shot of the look, then a breakdown of all the products I used:



The breakdown:

Foundation: Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation #784
Concealer: Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF15 in Real Sand
Powder: Lush Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder
Bronzer: Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Crushed Hazelnut (used to contour)
Blush: Sleek Blush in Life's A Peach

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Eye Shadow in Sandstone

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier Powder Eye Shadow in Sandstone (all over lid and on brow bone and inner corners to highlight) and Bare Escentuals Mineral Eye Shadow in Madras (blended in crease and outer corner)

Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black

Lips: Mix of Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Ambition and Decisive



And a few more photos of the look:








That's it! I'd love feedback on this look- how do you think I did at re-creating Jessica's look? Either way, I had a lot of fun with it (who doesn't love rocking a bright red lip once in a while?), but it would be great to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading! xoxo


52 comments:

  1. Hi Jen,

    I think you did a fantastic job at recreating Jessica's look... The lip colour is PERFECT, it looks like an identical match!

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    1. Thanks so much, Steph! Was really happy that I was able to find such a good lip colour match :)

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  2. It can be really hard to recreate looks, you've done a great job!! I think i might give this ago tomorrow!!

    b-e-a-u-t-y-t-u-t-o-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have fun re-creating the look :)

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  3. Pretty :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  4. This is perfect! I love Jessica and I actually worked with her on the film :) fantastic! x


    http://whatwouldaudreywear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! What an amazing opportunity to have worked with her. Exciting! :)

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  5. Love the combination of the lip colours, it looks amazing! x

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    1. Thanks so much, Mali! The Lush lip colours worked perfectly for this look :)

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  6. So pretty! really suits you!

    http://reemz-petitebeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, and for stopping by! :)

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  7. Looking fabulous you recreated the look really well.

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  8. You recreated the look so well! I loved it.

    Laura Neuzeth

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  9. jen - this look is gorgeous on you! i think you did a lovely job recreating it - the lip color is spot on.

    sue

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I really appreciate your feedback :)

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  10. Congratualtions! This post has been selected for my Top Posts This Week! Come and see on

    www.b-e-a-u-t-y-t-u-t-o-r.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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    1. Thanks, again! It was such a nice treat seeing my blog link and your kind words on your site this morning :)

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  11. Love the lip colour, nice recreation :)
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Mindy! xoxo

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  13. This makeup look is gorgeous!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elanor, and for the kind words :)

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  14. I loved Jessica's look so much! And well done - you made it look even more lovely! :)) Love it!

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say! She really had my favourite look of Oscars night :)

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  15. I loved the punny title!!

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    1. Haha, thanks! Glad to hear I'm not the only one to appreciate cheesy puns ;)

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  16. Wow this look is identical! Your so pretty!! X

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Lyndsey! You are too sweet :)

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  17. Really good job, love the look...
    Mary

    fairymakeuptales.blogspot.gr

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Mary, and for stopping by! :)

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  18. love the look!

    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This is beautiful on you! I'm really impressed with the pigmentation on the LUSH lipsticks!! xo, Ellie

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    1. Thanks so much, Ellie! The Lush lipsticks really are incredible. They can be a bit drying by the end of the day, but the pigmentation and colour selection are top-notch and they feel very comfortable on the lips. Definitely worth checking out! :)

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  20. Just lovely! =)

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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  21. love this look, you are beautiful :) can i ask what the YSL lipstick in your header is called?

    Thank you for visiting my blog

    B xxx

    http://beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! You are too sweet :) The YSL lipstick in my header is Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte. One of my favourites!

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)