Monday, 9 December 2013

With a Cherry on Top

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I was sent the most gorgeous set of nails by the ├╝ber talented Rachael of RH Nail Designs. She contacted me asking if I'd like a pair and, after looking at her incredible work, had to say yes! After saying that I'd like her to surprise me, a little package landed on my doormat not long after and upon opening I just knew that this was the most perfect design for me. Little cherries on a white base, stunningly finished and neatly drawn, all with the view of me wearing these out and about. I'm saving them for Christmas, where I'll pair them with an understated leather skirt and top but knew I'd have to kick it up a notch with the makeup. With this in mind, I thought I'd throw together a look inspired by Rachael's wonderful nail creation and get us all in the festive spirit!

After setting about creating a solid base, touching up eyebrows, adding blush, bronzer and highlighter then it's time to create the green eyes. I used a neutral nude shade to start off with, all over the lid so that any colour I'll be blending has a little give. Then, taking MAC Feeling Fresh eyeshadow, I work the colour into the outer corner in stages, building up the colour until it's nice and vibrant. The colour needs to fade into the inner corner gradually, then use Benefit Miss Moon Shimmer Powder to add a golden shimmer and brighten the eyes. Finally, take a little more green and smudge it into the outer corner of the lower lid, adding a slight grunge appeal. Apply a slick line of black eyeliner, then carefully put on a set of Benefit Rockette Lashes for length and volume.

Finally, to make complete the look, outline your lips with MAC Cherry Lip Liner, making sure to fill in the entire lip for vibrancy. Taking MAC Red Lipstick, go over the lip liner with just as much accuracy. Blot on a little tissue paper to set and you're done!

What do you think about this look?

26 comments:

  1. you suit that make up look so well and i love the nail designs
    http://fashionandbeautytribes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sinead. I'm going to opt for green more often now!

      xo

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  2. what a lovely lil post you have put together, clear pics & lovely colours

    zara xx

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Zara, I loved putting this look together.

      xo

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  3. This look is incredible! Perfect for the festive season, great inspiration :)

    Sarah xx

    littlegoldxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Maybe should add a little gold sparkle under the eye. ;)

      xo

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  4. Gah, you are so pretty. I really love that green with your eyes!

    Chelsea xx
    Love in Modern Life

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    1. Thanks so much Chelsea. You're making me blush!

      xo

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  5. You look so pretty !! Love the color of your lipstick and eye shadow !!! Would you like to follow each other doll :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thanks Ambi. I never go for bold eyes and lips, but I think these colours work really well together.

      xo

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  6. BTW ... You have such a beautiful eyes !!! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  7. You have amazing eyes! Really complimented with the green. Now wanting that cherry liner, cherry nails and green eyeshadow! My spending ban is about to go out the window...

    Holly ♥ petitepromise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, Holly I'm the same when I see things like this. Colours I'd never even contemplate make their way into my shopping basket.

      xo

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  8. I love this look so much! Makes me wanna wear green eyeshadow :D xx

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    1. Go for it Rita, I think it would look amazing on you!

      xo

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  9. Love love love this look! So great to see a make up look that is rocking green eyeshadow and a bright red lip… I'm going to my Mac palette with the greens for an experiment on myself.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I'd love to see if you did it Victoria!

      xo

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  10. This is awesome! :) Red really suits you.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Thanks Amy, I do love a red lip!

      xo

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  11. Lovely look! Those nails are amazing!

    Emma x
    http://www.beautyandrags.co.uk

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  12. You're truly stunning! I love the MAC lipstick but those green eyes are winner! Don't forget to post pictures wearing those nails :)

    Dash xx
    http://www.mode-lily.com/

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    1. Thanks Dash, I think I need to wear this look more, it's turned out to be a hit! :)

      xo

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