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When I was younger I thought nothing of flicking past the advertisements to get to the good stuff. Nowadays I spend as much time breaking down the looks in my head to see if I would be able to do it. This advert of Cara Delevingne is stunningly beautiful which suits the campaign for Tom Ford Black Orchid. I’m sure in my dreams I’ll eventually spend the money & “invest” in one the many perfumes. Until then I will simply take Cara’s look to make it my own, with products that you can easily get your hands on.
The Foundation – Dior Star
Before I get into the main look a big part of it is a dewy glowing skin base but no blusher in sight. As I haven’t ventured into bronzer yet I thought I’d make use of this Dior Star sample. This was in the november issue of Elle UK magazine. It’s a darker shade than my skin tone but It gave me a chance to test it out. The finish is very glowy and helped take away the ghostly shade from my pale skin. I will say that it clung to a dry patch on my nose and stood out like it was already winter so its unlikely I’ll purchase this myself. You could use any foundation that suits you best I’m guessing the Bourjois Healthy Mix would give a similar glow.
I think I did pretty well with this look as it’s so out of my neutral comfort zone. I’ve never been able to do taking colour under my eye as I always thought it would look wrong but I really like it. Other than the foundation and one of the eyeshadow shades everything else is budget friendly. A trend that Cara has owned are those defined brows so I had to make sure to get them right. I used a Natural Collection eye shadow in Crush Walnut to keep my eyebrows dark & strong. On the lips I used a recent love of mine the Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencil in Berry Much. As Cara’s lips are a lighter shade I used this by applying it to the center of the lips and using a finger smudged it out to the edges. A very easy way of doing berry shades & a big Autumn trend as if you’ve just eaten berries that’s how they would naturally stain.
Cara’s Eyes – Get The Look
This was more straight forward than I thought it would be it did take five items to pull it together though. Bringing back out this Autumn my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate. It’s a great base as it keeps a sticky quality so eyeshadow will cling to it and stay in place. I used a flat eyeshadow brush to pat this down on to the lid just up the crease & a fine line below the eyes. Next I choose Macs Cranberry shade to blend out on the crease and a little above it. Don’t go too far to the outer edge as you can see in the photo it’s a v shape missing there. I find if getting the eyes even along this line is hard then open them while you apply it. My eyes are a little hooded so I can better see how they will look by comparison. Close them after and fill in any bits hidden in the small gap. When I looked at this it did look finished but the pink wasn’t dark enough. After going through multiple swatches on the back of my hand I found the perfect colour. It’s in the Sleek Au Naturel palette it’s called Conker. When you swatch it there doesn’t seem much too it but when applied on top of this look both above & below the eye it just works.
I finished this off with the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero. I had a panic when I couldn’t find my sharpener anywhere but this is so creamy it was really easy to get a smooth line above & in my water line. My lashes got an decent coat of Maybelline Big Great Lash in Blackest Black. I love how this doesn’t stick my eyelashes together & makes them seem more curled.
I hope you liked this, it’s not exactly a tutorial just me trying to be more bold & try new things which is what I love about makeup. You can be any version of you whenever the mood takes you.