Sunday, 7 December 2014

Angel Face: Victoria's Secret Inspired Makeup Tutorial

In celebration of the world's most lovable lingerie brand flying the UK flag this week, I'm presenting you with a Victoria's Secret inspired makeup look! Glowy, soft and for once not bronzed up to the nines, hit 'Read More' below to find out how I achieved it.

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I began barefaced having cleansed with my Lancome Gel Eclat cleanser, then prepared my face with the Nivea Express Hydration Primer (a moisturiser-primer duo that I am loving this winter).

First of all it is important to note what was intended for the London edition of the Victoria's Secret beauty look. Rather than the usual contoured and bronzed skin, the make up was applied to reflect the show's location, meaning they went slightly paler than they normally do, and for a much softer makeup look overall. No contouring, no false lashes and no liquid eyeliner, the Angels rocked a much more paired down look, though still went full glam with a glowy complexion.

(Urban Decay Vice 3 eye palette, Rimmel Stay Matte powder, L'Oreal Glam Bronze bronzer, Collection 2000 blush, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle, Amazon Sigma Dupe contour brush, New Look Pure Definition mascara, Amazon eyeshadow brush, Real Techniques All Over Face brush, MAC eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown, Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in Light Beige, Models Own angled brush, Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer, Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, L'Oreal Lumi Magique primer, Bareminerals Prime Time eyeshadow primer, Amazon eyeshadow brush, Shu Uemura lash curlers, Tanya Burr lipgloss in Afternoon Tea)

I started with my L'Oreal Lumi Magique primer, rubbing a small amount onto the tops of my cheekbones, the corners of my eyes and onto my cupids bow with my fingers, highlighting the areas to create that angelic VS glow. I then buffed in my Bourjois foundation with my Real Techniques expert face brush, hid any undereye darkness and blemishes with a mixture of the two concealers pictured above (making sure to go in a large V shape under the eyes to brighten the area), and finally powdered with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I contoured lightly around my cheekbones, temples and jaw with my L'Oreal bronzer before adding a light blush with my Collection 2000 blusher. This blush is actually years old and the shade name has rubbed off but it's a pretty flushed pink shade with a hint of rose gold shimmer. I finished my base with a generous buff of MAC's Soft and Gentle mineralize powder, adding extra glow on top of the previously liquid highlighted areas.

I then moved onto my eyes, priming them first with the Bareminerals Prime Time primer (the best I have used where creasing is concerned!) and filling in my eyebrows with MAC's Charcoal Brown and my angled Models Own brush. I then took my new Urban Decay Vice 3 palette and used the following shades: Last Sin all over the lid, a mixture of Undone and DTF in the outer corners, crease and lower lash line, and a very generous amount of Bobby Dazzler in the inner corners. I then took a mixture of Defy and Revolver and lined the outer corners of my upper lashes with the same Models Own angled brush - this is why it's important to do your brows first! I am a hardcore liquid liner girl (as you can see accidentally pictured in the contents of my makeup bag!) and tend to feel facially naked without it, but I really liked the soft effect that this shadow liner gave and felt it was more true to the original VS look. I then curled my eyelashes with my Shu Uemura lash curlers and coated them in New Look's latest mascara offering, Pure Definition. Having seen FleurDeForce rave about this recently I got my hands on some online and haven't looked back. I've found myself using it in favour of my high-end mascaras too, finding that it holds the curl throughout the day and doesn't print onto my brow bone.

I finished the the look with a quick layer of Tanya Burr's pale pink lipgloss 'Afternoon Tea'. I usually prefer to line my lips first, go in with a lipstick and finish with a gloss, but considering how relaxed and seemingly effortless the Angels' look was, I just used a dab of the gloss without the earlier steps. 

And this is the finished look!

I really love this look and think it's so pretty and glowy for the daytime but could be really evening appropriate with just a slick of liquid eyeliner. After all, who better to inspire you than a group of Angels?

On another note, I'm off to Winter Wonderland in London today with my best friend, so if you want to get yourself into the Christmas spirit and keep up with my festive day out, follow me and say hello on Instagram @laurenjadepike!

Let me know if you like my Victoria's Secret inspired look and if you'll be recreating it yourself, I'd love to see!

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  1. That's such a gorgeous look! Will definitely be checking out that New Look mascara, looks amazing :) xx

    Courtney x

    1. Thank you so much Courtney! :) You definitely should I've been so impressed with it! Xx


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