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Get the look: a guest post by make-up artist Sarah Lanagan

In terms of fashion, this winter has seen a heavy emphasis on jewel tones, textured fabrics and luxurious furs, by harking back to vintage eras in fashion it leads inevitably to a knock on effect when it comes to trends …

Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 13:30

   

In terms of fashion, this winter has seen a heavy emphasis on jewel tones, textured fabrics and luxurious furs, by harking back to vintage eras in fashion it leads inevitably to a knock on effect when it comes to trends in make-up as well. For “All Decked Out”, the make-up design had to reflect the same opulence and drama of both the clothes and the wintery surroundings so I chose to channel the eternally glamourous 1920s whilst infusing it with one of this year’s biggest trends; metallics. All the make-up used is by Maybelline New York and here is how to recreate the look …

Base: Natural, fresh looking skin is the best way to modernise a vintage inspired look; I used Maybelline’s Dream Satin Liquid foundation on Kelly applied with a brush for a smooth, even coverage – although if you prefer a more sheer finish it can also be applied using a damp sponge. To hide dark circles, reflect light under the eyes and accentuate cheek bones I used the Lumi-Touch pen from Maybelline, which is a great high street alternative to more expensive designer brands.

Eyes: The 1920s were all about creating a beautifully rounded smokey eye shape with black as the prefered choice of shade, but to bring this look up to date I chose to use a deep purple metallic shade from the new Eye Studio range called “Plum Opal”. To give added depth to the look, Maybelline’s black gel eyeliner was smudged  into the lash line and up into the socket, then the plum shade was blended on top to smooth out the lines. To finish off the look and give it a little sparkle I lightly dusted Kelly’s lids with the glittery, opal shade in the eye shadow duo before adding lashings of Falsies mascara and finally lining eyes on the inside with a black kohl pencil.

Lips: Berry shades are really popular this season and can add that little extra bit of drama when accompanying a smokey eye – for this look I chose a lip colour called “Midnight Plum” from the Colour Sensational range that can be worn sheer or built up to give more impact. A hydrating lipstick like this is perfect for any winter time make-up look as it continously moisturises lips whilst also giving them a healthy a sheen.

Cheeks: When going for a strong eye and lip, you can opt to forego blusher altogether but if you’d prefer a hint of colour on cheeks then a neutral shade will work. So as not to over power Kelly’s face with too much colour, I added a touch of Maybelline’s cream blush in the neutral shade “Apricot” which left a subtle colour, softness and luminosity to her skin.

For more,  check out Sarah Lanagan’s site or her excellent and regularly updated blog.