Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Marina Diamandis inspired

So, for the past couple of weeks or so I've been obsessing over Marina and The Diamonds, good music, genius lyrics and such a stunning beauty! 
So, quite obviously, I've been very inspired by her look as well - a lot of black eyeliner framing her eyes, quite a strong brow, and always, no matter if it's pale or dark, a statement-making lip color. Genius!
The eye was actually quite unusual at first as it's the opposite of what I normally would wear - I would avoid anything too dark on the bottom lashline as my eyes are quite hooded naturally. But I do love it now and I love the way it transforms my look, I feel like I'm taking pride in what mother nature and genes have given me by drawing attention to the natural shape of my eyes. 
Super-simple, quick and bit messy - but in a fun way - I will do this again for a night out! 
Just line your eyes with a black pencil liner (I just used MUA, I think it is shade 1) and smudge, smudge, smudge! Layer some more on top and smudge a little more! (It is actually quite fun, isn't it?) To add a bit more shape to the eyes, line them with Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner Black both top and bottom. Add a pair of falsies and finish off with your favorite mascara, I used Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black.
For the rest of the face, because the eyes and the lips make enough of a statement already, keep it simple. I've used Healthy Mix foundation and Elizabeth Arden Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder in deep for some contour. 
Here's the fun part - the lips. I love both the dark and the chalky look on her so, being as inspired as I am, I've tried both. I've used Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 006 - Pink Blush in the top picture. 
(Dare to go for something bolder, I've already added Barry M Lip Paint in Palest Lavender to my shopping list.) In the following pictures, I just used a lip brush and the same Maybelline eyeliner as mentioned before as a lip paint.

Can I say I'm absolutely in love with the black lip now? 
Not sure if the world is ready for me wearing a black lipstick yet unfortunately.
Too much for a night out?


  1. Luv Marina & the Diamonds as well! You've done your eyeliner so brilliantly its a trick i still need to master.

  2. Hello Sweetie,

    Just wanted to thank you for having such an inspirational blog. Hope you have an amazing week full of lots of beautiful things.
    Feel free to drop past my blog if you have time =)

    -Mia xoxo

  3. I literally just bought that eyeliner 2 days ago and had a field day on twitter trying to get feedback before I bought it - but now I have and I love it. Your look is pretty rad too!
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  4. You look so pretty, love this look and Maria and The Diamonds.

    Emma x

  5. Love the eyeliner, your so pretty! im a new follower check out my blog please?:) X

  6. Wow!! You are beautiful. Love the look.


  7. Wow, your gorgeous! I love how you can effortlessly pull this off!


  8. I love your eye makeup, it's fab! Xx

  9. ahh, this makeup look is stunning! You look gorgeous :)
    Your so lucky you can pull off the black lip! hah, lovely blog! xo

  10. i love the black lipstick on you, your blog is just so lovely, keep up the good work, ill be visiting again very soon :)


  11. I love this make up!!!:):)
    so cool!

  12. likeee your blog lovely!!
    keep posting and go for it!


  13. omg love the maybelline eye studio gel liner
    just bought it and i am so impressed! loooove your blog its so good, just followed! please follow mine! thanks xoxo

  14. Great blog, im glad I came across it! looks like you are one of the few who can pull off a black lipstick:)

  15. I like your post so much! This make up is really gorgeous!
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  16. black lipstick suits you :D
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  17. Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo