Friday, 7 December 2012

FOTD - Rock chick make-up

I'm afraid there's no OOTD this week as I have a stinking cold so for the last few days I've been lounging about in my pyjamas feeling sorry for myself.

I do, however, have a FOTD.

As somebody who has been listening to rock music since about 1994, I feel suitably qualified to call this a rock chick look. For me, the traditional rock chick make-up (mostly worn by models who like rock stars rather than rock music) isn't representative of the gorgeous ladies I see at gigs and the like. Rock is about drama, and a smudge of black eye liner with a nude lip gets an "E" for effort, in my opinion.

This is the kind of look I would wear to a gig.I also tried to get out of my comfort zone a bit by using green on my eyes but you can't really pick this up in the photo. Before anybody says it, I know that cardigans aren't very rock n roll, but even rock chicks need a day off, right?

The headband is from Primark and cost £2.50.

Illamasqua skin base 02
Sleek the one finishing powder
Illamasqua Morale powder blusher
La Femme taupe eye shadow (contour)

MUA primer
Boots 17 blackened green eyeliner pencil (as a base)
Various green Coastal Scents hot pots
Revlon vintage lace eye shadow (brow highlight)
UD Perversion liquid liner
Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara
ebay false eyelashes
Illamasqua Stark eyebrow cake

MAC Magenta lip liner
MAC Show orchid lipstick
MAC Violetta lipstick

Primark backcombing brush

I have been on the lookout for a backcombing brush for some time now. I borrowed one from another MUA when I was working on a student film aaaaaaages ago and have been lusting after one for myself ever since.
As luck should have it, I was in Primark on the hunt for slippers (I’m hurtling towards middle age, OK?) at the beginning of this week and I came across this wee beauty. My eyes lit up and when I saw the measly £1 price tag, I knew it had to be mine.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t have great hopes for this brush but I was willing to take a chance because it was so cheap. Funnily enough, I love it! It’s brilliant for creating tons of volume and smoothing down the top layers of your hair after backcombing is a piece of cake.
I much prefer this to the pin tail comb I had been using and I wholeheartedly recommend this to those of you who live your life by the saying “The higher the hair, the closer to God”. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

FOTD dump

Just a quick post to show you a couple of recent FOTD's. I'm afraid I can't remember the products used as both these looks were the product of late night boredom. 

Bare with me as I catch up on comments and e-mails, and excuse my bitch face in the second look!