Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Look of the Day: Fire Walk with Me

Hi, everyone! In my last post I raved about three new rich, warm shades of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows in my collection and today I'm featuring these lovelies in a makeup look! Though the title of this post was inspired by one of my favourite shows ever, Twin Peaks, the makeup itself isn't inspired by the series (perhaps a look for another time!), but rather by the bold, fiery shades of shadows that I selected. The look is very warm and features of mix of matte, satin, and metallic finishes. It was incredibly fun to put together!

As I mentioned, the eyes were all about my new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. I started by packing ME740 Magma, a warm reddened coral with a gold sheen, all over my lid as well as along the lower lash line. I then applied M846 Morello Cherry, a deep, matte berry red, to the outer corners of my eye, blending up into the crease. For definition, I swept shade M738 Auburn, an ultra warm mid-tone matte brown, in the crease, as well as lightly along the lower lashes to line the eye. To soften the crease and as a transition, I applied Inglot Eye Shadow #357, a neutral mid-tone brown, above the crease, and then highlighted the eye with Artist Shadow in ME512 Golden Beige, a gilded ivory, on my brow bone and inner corners. I paired the red shadows with the most beautiful blackened plum eyeliner out there, Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir.

I was very indecisive about the lips, so I ended up blending several shades together. I knew I wanted them to be warm and bold, yet to not overpower the eyes. I mixed shades of orange, hot pink, and red as a base (courtesy of Milani Colour Statement Lipsticks in Sweet Nectar and Flamingo Pose and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus), then added two of the Artist Shadows over top for added definition. I applied Morello Cherry along the outer edges and patted Magma in the centre of my lips. Finally, I wanted my cheeks to maintain the warm theme, but not wanting every inch of my face to be red, I opted for a tangerine blush, MAC Satin Blush in Modern Mandarin

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y225 Marble
Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in Light

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Long-Wearing Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural (on t-zone) and Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko (lightly all over)

Contour: NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
Blush: MAC Satin Blush in Modern Mandarin
Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel

Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Eye Shadow: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows in ME740 Magma (all over lid and along lower lash line), M846 Morello Cherry (on outer corner, blended up to the crease), M738 Auburn (in the crease and as a liner on lower lash line), ME512 Golden Beige (as a  highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye) and Inglot Eye Shadow #357 (as a transition between crease and brow bone shade)

Eyeliner: Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir
Mascara: The HotShop Long Lash Mascara (from the Born Pretty Store)

Lipstick: (mixed together) Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Flamingo Pose and Sweet Nectar, Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus topped with MUFE Artist Shadow in Magma (on centre of the lips) and Morello Cherry (along outer edges)


And a few more shots of the look:

I don't wear red eye shadows often, but boy did I enjoy wearing these shades! I felt like a fierce, fiery goddess all day long. And I have to shout from the rooftops once again that these Artist Shadows are so bold, smooth, blendable, true-to-colour, and long wearing. They do not disappoint one bit! 

So, in summary, red eye shadows are wearable! Wear some, pronto! ;)

Do you ever wear red shadows? Any favourites? What is your favourite way to wear fiery shades of makeup?

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  1. Replies
    1. Aww, thanks! ;) Your birthday look totally inspired this one !

  2. I've always been scared to wear reds or pinks on my eyes but I LOVE it.. thanks for the tips xo

    1. Thanks so much! Hope I've inspired you to give reds a go- they're surprisingly wearable :)

  3. I think you're at your very best in fiery red, lady! <3

    1. Aww, thanks so much! I really need to wear reds more often :)

  4. I love how you're not afraid to pair bright eyes with bright lips! My fav shades are bronze and burgundy colours. :)

    1. Ah, and you wear those bronze and burgundy shades so well! Thanks! xo

  5. Gorgeous. I love the brown eyeshadow, it really brings the whole eye look together. And the lip colour is a perfect compliment to the eyeshadows!

    1. Thanks so much, Megan! Yes, the brown added just the neutral touch this makeup needed :)

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  7. Looooove the red feel!! It looks so gooood! :)

  8. Your eye makeup looks gorgeous, here! I've never actually tried any red eyeshadows (I love pinks though). I have super red skin, so I tend to steer clear of that colour. But the colour looks amazing with your complexion.

    Katherine || The Green Bows

    1. Thanks so much, Katherine! My skin is red as well, so I only wear red tones when my foundation is fuller coverage :) Pink shades would look great on you!

  9. Wow what a stunning makeup look! I love the warmth, it makes your eyes really pop! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thanks so much, Gemma! These MUFE shadows make it easy ;)


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