Thursday, 15 April 2010

Dior Fall 2008 Inspired 1960s Makeup

I believe the extremely talented Pat McGrath did the makeup for this show. God knows how she managed to do all the girls, it took long enough to do mine! There were a lot of 60s-esque eyes using bright colours like bright pink, turquoise and orange but I decided to use Coco Rocha's look as inspiration as I thought the contrast of just the black and white looked lovely.


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The colours are a bit off in this picture, as I had 2 lamps in front of me for lighting haha, so it's put a strange orange-y cast on my hair and washed out the eyes a bit. They looked a bit bolder and the white looked more contrasted to my skin.

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And of course the inspiration – both images from Google Images.
I desperately wanted to do the huge hair too but it would have been a nightmare to comb out! Maybe some day.

I changed a few things up, mostly being the top lashes as the ones used were enormous and I didn't have any that resembled them. Also, the bottom lash line was drawn in a bit thinner. I didn't carry down the lines towards my nose either. I'd say the look I did was a lot toned down in comparison.

*edit* I've just noticed that the angle of the camera is making my cheekbones look like they're down by my jawline! I can assure you they're not, there's a fair bit of space there haha. I think it's both a combination of the camera angle and me doing such a strong contour so low. Coco Rocha has cheekbones to die for!

Products Used

Face :
-Maybelline 24H Superstay Foundation
No7 Contour powder mixed with a mid-brown shadow
Brows were washed out using a mascara wand loaded with foundation to get the bleached effect. Then drawn in thicker using a lighter mid-tone brown from the eBay 120 palette.

Eyes:
NYX Jumbo Pencil – Milk
Sleek Graphite palette – white and black
Rimmel eyeshadow – matte white
L'oreal Super Liner – Carbon Gloss
3 sets of lashes total – bottom and 2 on top.

Lips:
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner: Risque
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick – Nude Delight

This was a bit of a weird one for me as I'm so used to lining my waterline!

-LadyDanger
xxx

32 comments:

  1. bee-hewt-iful! I always want to do my eyes like this, but not enough patience or talent im afraid! You look gorgeous though! x

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  2. Wow! Looks amazing on you!

    May
    xxx

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  3. WOW!!Amazing! I love it!!! ^_^

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  4. I prefer yours to the model's one, I like the fact it doesn't go as far down to your nose. Really love this.

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  5. It's unusual but you have made it look very wearable! I may even try that some time :) xxx

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  6. amazing!!!! you did a fab job recreating the look.... love it!

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  7. That is so nice (I like it better than the original actually)! You have a real talent for this stuff.

    www.beautyandtheblogger.co.uk

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  8. Rachel, you have some amazing talent! So jealous xD. And you're so gorgeous too! I love this on you =). XO

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  9. You talented little sausage!
    Amazing..you look wicked! :)
    xxx

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  10. Oh wow, you look amazing! I love 60s style makeup and that's a great haute couture look :D

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  11. Wow! Your interpetation is really amazing! :)

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  12. This is gorgeous! You should enter it into the Pixiwoo facebook competition! http://www.londonmuse.co.uk/competitions
    The last day for entering is today!!

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  13. Thank you for the nice comments everyone!

    @Laura - ah you know I would have loved to, I watched the video they put up about it. I just thought the way the winner is going to be decided was a bit odd. As much as I love Pixiwoo and the prize sponsored by MUSE is absolutely amazing I think I'm going to sit this one out :( I definitely would have entered if either Sam, Nic or even the MUSE team were going to pick the winner based on the look they did. However everyone's looks are amazing so I'm sure the place on the course will be put in good hands! :) x

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  14. I think they said the judges will decide some runners up who will get goodie bags? I was thinking about entering too but my entry was going to be a bit boring compared to some of the more creative ones so I'm just going to put it up on my blog instead! I was going to do a Dita von Teese look btw!

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  15. Ooh I'd love to see it when you post it! I adore Dita Von Teese :) Her makeup is always so fab x

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  16. i think your version is more wearable :)

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  17. This is gorgeous! I've just fond your blog i think it's fantastic x

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  18. Fabulous blog and your tecnique is flawless..
    I love Coco Rocha but your eyebrows being so sculpted suits this look better!!
    You deserve more followers! Really its shocking your not in the thousands!!

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  19. OMG just stumbled across your blog and its awesome - wowwww ur so talented - im soo following you :)
    im a newbie - pls take a look

    www.smaira-dollymixfits.blogspot.com

    Smaira
    xxx

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  20. Wow!! very gorgeous makeup!

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  21. as outrageous as that makeup is, you look absolutely stunning in it.
    wow! you did it flawlessly.
    it looks beautiful.<3

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  22. Sorry to be a pain but how do you get your hair that color?!

    :)

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  23. @Salina - no problem :) I get it bleached and then dye over it with Special Effects dye in Devilish. I have some very thin black streaks running through the bottom layers of my hair too to give it some dimension x

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  24. You look amazing! Your work is incredible! Wish I could do this :)

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  25. Wow, this is amazing! Coco Rocha looks fierce with the makeup!

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  26. Love your blog! I followed!

    xoxo
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    http://beautyshinesfromwithin.blogspot.com

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