Monday, April 21, 2014

Modern Icons 1970's look with Max Factor

I'm a fan of decades past, particularly the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Despite being born in the 80's there isn't much in terms of fashion and beauty that really inspires me in recent years. Max Factor have been reinventing looks from the past and I was given some products to try and recreate the 1970's look which has been inspired by Farrah Fawcett, a true beauty of her time.

If I had done this last week I could have rocked the look with my blonde hair, with the flicks and all. But a spur of the moment change saw me looking more Kate Jackson with my hair.

To create the look I used:

Max Factor FaceFinity All Day Flawless 3 In 1 Foundation (it's a primer, concealer and foundation all in one, with SPF 20.) I used Beige.
Max Factor shadow post - Savage Rose, Auburn Envy and Burnt Bark
Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush  in Chestnut
Max Factor Colour X-pert waterproof eyeliner in black
Max Factor Volume Express Mascara in Black (I am in love with this mascara!)
Mirenesse Lipgloss 
And as you can see, I don't have many makeup brushes at the moment, so had to make do with these.

To start with I looked like this:

The Max Factor foundation I used is a 3 in 1, so I just added a little more in areas I wanted more coverage such as under my eyes and a few red blemishes.

I have quite uneven skin so an easy to use foundation is great. I used to do corrective green, concealer, foundation and a powder. 

Sweep the whole lid, up to the eyebrows with Auburn Envy. 

Followed by dabbing Burnt Bark in the middle of the lid like below then blend through to the corner of your eye, away from your nose.

Next apply eyeliner. I am almost blind in one eye which makes it a lot harder. Use small feathery strokes instead of drawing with one continuous line.

Notice how the more makeup I apply the more obvious it is my eyes are 2 different shapes and sizes? It has frustrated many makeup artists. There are tips and tricks to make my eyes look the same, but I didn't do any of them in this post.

Next, apply mascara to your eyelashes. I have blonde lashes naturally, add mascara and BOOM!

Mascara is one of my favourite makeup items and one I  am virtually never without. I prefer not to use waterproof ones, but this particular one is waterproof. 

Next I used the blush at the top of my cheek bones to give some definition and 'glow'. Then applied the lip gloss to finish the look.

Makeup is mostly about playing around, seeing what you like or don't like, experimenting and getting comfortable with it. Each era has some definite looks which are worth learning. 

What era is your favourite for makeup?

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