Thursday, 25 February 2010

Pin Up Look

Hi everyone,
Last night I went to see Lady Gaga, and I thought I'd show you how I did my makeup.
This is my usual go-to look for going out in the evening, though I usually wear some black eyeliner in my waterline.
However, I think leaving this step out leaves you with a lovely doe-eyed look.

(Click to enlarge image)

Products Used:
Face -
Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Boots No7 Bronzer

Eyes -
L'oreal Super Liner - Carbon Gloss
Ebay False Lashes (also applied 4 individual lashes to outer corner to feather out)
Duo Lash Glue
Ebay 120 Palete - dark brown
Sleek Graphite Palette - white + beige

Lips -
Barry M Red lipliner
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

I also thought I'd post a picture of my usual nail varnish - I tend to go for a black base, in this case Rimmel 60 Seconds in Black, with a topcoat of Gosh Rainbow nail varnish.

- LadyDanger

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

1960s Edie Sedgwick Inspired Eye

Hi everyone,
My new camera arrived today (yay!) so I thought I'd have a little play around.
I'm currently re-reading Edie: An American Biography, and felt like doing some 60s inspired makeup.

Please excuse the image of just the eye - I was supposed to be having a 'makeup free' day today, so I only did the look on one eye, leaving the rest of my face bare.

I'd really like to re-do this in the future as a full face look - inspired by Lisa Eldridge's latest youtube video: a modern 60s look with bright peach lips and blush.

Edie Sedgwick.
Picture from Google Images.

I'll be posting some more looks shortly! Ones that feature more than just my eye.
I jotted down a few I'd like to do yesterday and ended up writing down 15 different looks, so they should keep me busy for a while!

Products Used:
  • Rimmel Recover Concealer
  • Sleek Graphite Palette : Black and White
  • Ebay 120 Palette: Dark brown (brows)
  • L'Oreal Super Liner - Carbon Gloss
  • False Lashes (Top and Bottom)
  • Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
  • Rimmel - White Eye Kohl

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Electric Blue Eyes, Hot Pink Lips

(click the image for a closer look)

The Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol II was something I was severely lusting after around Christmas, and I luckily received it as a gift. The colours in it are wonderful. However, like all my Urban Decay pallets I seem to have neglected the more vibrant colours in favor for the more neutral and 'safe colours' (smokey eye favourites:Perversion, Gunmetal. More neutral browns/beige: Sellout, Twice Baked, YDK and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again). Whereas I avoid the purples, blues, greens and pinks!

I've been ill this week and was going out today so I thought I'd brighten things up today. When going all out on the eyes a neutral lip is usually the go-to solution, but I thought I'd whip out my Barry M lip paint in 62- retina-searing pink that's borderline neon.

Products Used

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Black bean
  • Urban Decay Shadow - Jinx (lid + slightly in the crease)
  • Urban Decay Shadow - Sellout (blend out the crease)
  • Rimmel Shadow - Matte White (highlight)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner - Zero
  • Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
  • eBay false lashes
  • Barry M Lip Paint - 62 - Vibrant Pink
  • Barry M lipgloss wand - 5 - Bubblegum Pink
  • Rimmel Recover Concealer
  • Maxfactor Second Skin Foundation
  • No 7 @ Boots Bronzer
  • No 7 @ Boots blush - (from an older palette, baby pink colour)
I love how Jinx (vibrant deep blue) came out over the base of NYX jumbo pencil in black bean - it really gave the colour some depth, creating more of a smokey look and really bringing out the metallic effect the shadow has.

Thanks for reading!

-Lady Danger xx

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Lady Gaga Makeup Look

Ok, I must admit that I check at least once a day. I adore Gaga's
style and her makeup is always fabulous. This is one of my favourite photoshoots that I believe was for 944 magazine.
As my Gaga tickets came in the post yesterday I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a go!

This was so fun to do! I always love a cut crease look. I'd definitely go out in this, but I'm not too sure if my friends would be willing to haha. Sadly it was a bit of a nightmare to photograph, my camera is dying so that was the only picture properly in focus :( Also, those lashes were super dramatic in reality! My camera hates to photograph lashes.

Products Used:

Please excuse how dirty everything looks, this was taken just after I'd finished the look and I hadn't gotten around to cleaning it yet!

  • Maxfactor Second Skin Foundation
  • Rimmel mineral foundation (used to set liquid)
  • Ebay 120 palette (mixed pinks for blush + brown for brows)
  • Sleek Graphite palette (black for crease, white for lid and highlight)
  • Boots Nuber 17 liquid liner
  • NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean
  • DUO adhesive
  • Ebay lashes (top + bottom -bottom lashes were leftover trimmed corners)
  • Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara
  • Barry M lip paint - 100 (marshmallow)
  • MAC Heatherette Bonus Beat lipglass
  • Assorted non-branded eye brushes
  • Superdrug duo fibre brush
  • MAC 109 brush (foundation)
  • Non-branded contour brush
Phew! Sorry that list was a lot longer than I thought it would be. Anyway, hope you like it! :)

-LadyDanger xx