Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Attempt at recreate MAKE UP FOR EVER Winter 2011 Look

KarlaSugar posted a visual from the MUFE Winter 2011 and asked for recreations - I really wanted to get this one but it was much harder than I had anticipated.  I am completely miserable at putting liner on my lower lashline it turns out, and trying to do the inner tear duct highlight/flared liner.. wow.  I wasn't going to bother posting because it felt like such a failure, but here we go. :)


I didn't have any of the products used in the look as described by MUFE so I went with my own, I used a ton of stuff trying to get this somewhat resembling the original, this is all I can recall but it's been some time since I did this.

Used MAC Sumptuous Olive and Wet n Wild Comfort Zone green shade for the green aspects (I may have also used the light shades and green from the Estee Lauder GWP warm Pure Color quad, don't remember), the shimmery peach in Too Faced Romantic Eye palette for the overall lid, Urban Decay Buck for the matte brown.

I tried just about every black pencil and cream/gel liner I have trying to get the thin lower lash liner, I re-did the inner third of that liner at least 5+ times.  Used Tarte emphasEYES gel liner on the top.  Urban Decay Shakedown fairly heavily through the brows for contrast.  CoverGirl LashBlast Volume and some fake lashes (I'm too tired to find which ones, they honestly aren't visible here behind my natural lashes and liner).  Used my Wet n Wild liner in White for the waterline and inner corner highlight mess.  To get the lower line needed in the look, I used q-tips/cotton buds with Neutrogena's lotion format makeup remover to shave down until it was as thin and smooth but still completely opaque.

MUFE Face & Body in #38 (lightest shade, my favorite base currently), Physicians Formula Happy Boosters translucent powder for highlight on bridge of nose, cupid's bow, forehead, cheeks/temple.  I packed on quite a bit of concealer under the eyes, I believe it was mostly Laura Mercier Undercover pot in the lightest shade.  I think I also used CARGO blu_ray Pressed Powder in #10 to finish my skin and take down any excess shine, next to the MUFE it's my second favorite base!

Used Revlon ColorBurst in Rosy Nude for the cheeks, blended on very easily with my Sonia Kashuk flat topped ultra soft synthetic blush brush.  Honestly I don't recall what I have on my lips but it wouldn't surprise me if it was Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Romantic Rose, I've been wearing it almost every day lately.  I believe the texture/color payoff is very similar to the oh-so-popular Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters.  I have chronic massively dry lips so I do need a balm underneath but I'm sure most could get away without it.

Anyway, I slaved over this look for a long time and wasn't happy with the results.  I would definitely use that lipstick for blush again, and I'm always a fan of browny olive eye looks.  But I am not going to attempt a lower lashline liner look again for quite some time. :)

4 comments:

  1. Good attempt. Did you use a very thin eyeliner brush to do the black liner under your eye? I'm thinking the MAC brush #210 should give a precise line since it is every thin. Don't give up. Practice makes perfect.

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    1. I used a cheap bent liner brush that wasn't packed very densely so the bristles were splaying and making the process more difficult. In the end I got the thinnest line I could with brushes and then cleaned up with a q-tip/cotton bud and lotion makeup remover to thin and clean.

      It was the tear duct area on the lower lash that gave me such fits and I don't plan on doing thin liner around that area again for some time. :) If I did, I would definitely want a better tool for the job.

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    2. I'm scared of bent liner brushes, don't think i am that skilled. Best tool for the job is a thin brush like the MAC 210. It is very thin so u can achieve that sharp thin spike shape. Pricey, but a great investment i can assure u. Think i am going to attempt this look.

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    3. If you do, I'd love to see pictures! xsparkage also recreated the look quite awesomely for a Wearable Wednesday if you need some more inspiration, link here :) She also went the route of getting some liner down and cleaning up with a q-tip.
      http://www.xsparkage.com/?p=4082

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