Thursday, 21 June 2012

Stars N' Rockets

The weather has been so foul recently, and all my friends are away, so I decided to spend my time practicing dramatic makeup - because who doesn't need this type of look to eat dinner and watch tv with their parents!?!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked from the Naked palette
Bourjois Effet Lumiere Eyeshadow Trio in Les Argents 46
Urban Decay Creep from Naked palette
Urban Decay Gunmetal from Naked palette
L'Oreal Gel Intenza Gel Liner Gel Intenza gel liner
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara, available at Boots (currently buy one get one half price on L'Oreal)
On my eyebrows - MAC Brun

Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation in No. 53 Beige available at Boots (3 for 2 on Bourjois at the min too!)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 available at MAC online
Benefit Hoola
Estee Lauder blush in Peach Nuance - which has been reformulated as Peach Passion

MAC Viva Glam V

Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Real Techniques Accent brush
Real Techniques Detailer brush
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush
Real Techniques Base Shadow brush
MAC 266
L'Oreal eyeliner brush that came with the gel liner

This makeup look was completely inspired by Amarixe and her Stars N' Rockets tutorial on her YouTube channel - I saw it and I thought I had to give it a go (see this post for swatches of my inspired purchases).  I didn't have all the same products that are used in the tutorial, but life is about compromise and improvisation so that didn't bother me! I would never have thought that I could pull off wearing a colour like Stars N' Rockets (hey, some of you may think I still can't) but I was determined to give it a try, and I am so glad I did - I love the look!  I used tape, like suggested to get a really defined line but I found this to be a bit annoying, it did work, but I found it left a residue which I could not blend away, and it took my foundation with it (which isn't too much of a problem but it did look gross!) 

I'm beginning to think that maybe my beloved Studio Finish isn't all that right for me, I think the fact it is SPF 35 means it has major flash back and actually ends up accentuating my dark circles - what do you think? Has anyone else had this problem? Or are my dark circles just too impenetrably dark?! 

What do you think of this look? Is it something you'd like to try? 



  1. I love this eye look!! i love using purples, i definitly want to check out the MAC shadow

    1. Thank you :) it was really fun to try something different! Let me know if you end up getting Stars N' Rockets! x

  2. Luuurve this look! I like a smoky eye, especially when you add some purple! x

    1. Thanks Hannah :) It felt nice to wear this on a hideous day, even though nobody was going to see it haha! x

  3. This is SO pretty, it looks amazing. Adore your choice of colour scheme, it makes me somehow think of outer space and planets, haha.
    Mel x

    1. Thank you so much Mel, I'm sorry I haven't seen this comment before - don't know how I missed it! I like its out of space look as well haha!


  4. I love those shades! I'll have to try something similar, I use to love wearing purples! I use tape to do my eyeshadow too (when I'm going for a dramatic look) and I find it helps if you put lots of powder on first to stop the sticky tape taking off the foundation, or just buff over the lines slightly with a bit of powder :) x

    1. They're lovely aren't they?! Thank you for the advice about using plenty of powder under the tape - I'll use that trick next time! x

  5. So pretty. I love the smokey purple look.

    1. Thank you :) I've really got into purple smokey eyes at the minute, there is just so much you can do with it!!