Everything started with this gorgeous picture VogueUK published on their website, of the gorgeous metallic trend which took over the runways this season!
Her task was to recreate the trending Molten Metallic look with affordable makeup products and I got the “ingrate” mission ( obviously not! ) to recreate the look you see in the picture using high end/luxury products.
Here is the final look and the products I used:
was the easiest to do! A luminous, yet not glowy, not even dewey base I easily achieved thanks to my trusty Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ( my shade is #4 ), set with a bit of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent on the forehead, down the bridge of my nose, cupid bow and a bit on the chin. I did the slightest contour to sculpt my cheeks a bit more, using a bronzer – the Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in #04 Sheer Brunettes blended up, towards the temples. And added a flush of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure on the apples of my cheek. NO highlighter on the cheeks!
Then, with a clean face brush I made sure everything was well, and uniformly blended.
Base one! Next step…
I have to admit that the complexity of this eye look scared me and put me on the fence a bit! I’m the one for a “lazy” eye makeup! Neutral creamy base, deeper neutral in the crease for some definition and to finish, guess what?!… You’re right, another neutral on the waterline to calibrate the look!
This was a whole other story! Layers and layers of colours and a lot of blending involved…
I used colours from both Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palettes in The Dolce Vita and The Sophisticate, the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #10 Rose and #12 Nude Blush, the Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in #10 Antique Rose. I discreetly lined my eyes with a brown liquid liner from Dior and did nothing to my eyelashes but curling them with my Shu Uemura’s S Lash Curler.
Since my brows are nowhere close to the “bushy” feast that’s going on in the picture, I had to put some serious effort into making them look as close as possible to the originals.
So, to define my brows I used my new brow addiction – the Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in #02 Sepia; full review here. And to warm them up a bit I went in with some MAC Wedge and Espresso.
THE Lips were another challenge! But check out how gloriously gorgeous they are!?! The dark, deep, burnished-red colour, with the most beautiful metallic sheen/glitter on top… Just fabulous!
I used: the Chanel Precision Lip Liner in #03 Roux-Sienna to contour my lips and to fill them up a bit. Then I went in with my Dior Addict Fluid Stick in #975 Minuit. I might do a review on this lip combination if you want; in the meanwhile check out my post about my other gorgeous Dior Fluid Sticks, here.
And here comes the fun part… On top of that, I added two amazing Dior Diorshow Mono Wet&Dry Backstage Eyeshadows in #006 Swan, a silver-white metallic eyeshadow with pink glitter particles and #616 Sequins, a gorgeous golden eyeshadow. And since it wasn’t enough “sparkle” for how I pictured everything in my head, I also added a bit of MUFE Glitter in N4 White Violet.
LOTS of blending brushes from my Hakuhodo samurai army and some of my other trusty samurai, my usual Tom Ford brushes. Plus the Shu Uemura S Lash Curler.
… Which translates into A LOT of brush cleaning to do!
So, what do you think about the finished look? Do you like it?
Thank you once more my lovely Serene for this exciting collaboration!
See you soon, beautiful!