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Sunday, 22 April 2012

First Attempt at 'Inspired By' Make-Up - Lily Collins

Hello, hope you're having a relaxing Weekend.

For anyone with a beady eye, you may have noticed today is supposed to be a 'Thighs of Thunder' post day. However being the bimbo that I am, I thought it was Saturday today and spent the morning doing my make-up, so we're rolling with it ;)

I was just Googling away the other day, as I often do to waste some time, and came across some pictures of Lily Collins (who's in the new Mirror, Mirror film - which my friend won't come with me to see because appratenly she's heard it's rubbish ;)). Anyway, I found this beautiful picture of her...

How stunning is she! P.s. This isn't my picture, Google image her if you want to find the link it's from :)

And I thought I might have a cheeky go at a similar make-up/hair look. Let's all take a moment to appreciate how beautiful Lily is and therefore not raise our expectaions for my own face. ;) I chose her because I have big eyebrows too. That is genuinely the main reason. Bless my cottons.

I started off by centre parting my hair (ew, it looks SO bad on me. as hard as I try to work it it's just never going to happen), then I pinned one side of my hair back and used my Babyliss Curling Wand to curl the other side. I need more practice with the wand. My hair ended up a sort of crimpy, wavy, curl. Then I did the make-up and...

Here's my finished look, I didn't throw on a beautiful dress because I couldn't be arsed. It is Sunday lunch time after all. Haha, anyway here we go:

So that's my attempt. Got a bit excited playing around with my camera so I thought I'd show you my nails too, which are the 2 polishes I mentioned the other day. I was actually really impressed with how the eyeshadow turned out, as I don't use it that often and I'm not a pro with blending yet. I used Virgin in the inner corners and just underneath, Sin (both from the Naked palette) all over the lid, a pale lilac in the 17 Smokey Eyes palette in the centre of my eye then Rebel from the Sleek Bad Girl palette on the outter corner and crease, mixed with a touch of Dark Horse from the Naked palette. Woah, look at me getting all technical. Can I just point out as well that I know my eyebrows are bushy, but you're going to have to trust me that they look HORRENDOUS over-plucked. Ha.

Here are the products I used:

Do you enjoy re-creating celebrity looks? Or do you prefer to make up your own? I've never done it before but I actually think it's a good idea for inspiration. Even if we can't all look like Lily. Sigh.

Livvy xo


  1. Lily is gorgeous, but so are you! So jealous of your brows, I'd do anything to have mine fuller. Over-plucking, a hideous waxing mistake and one particularly bad dying incident has left mine in a mess!
    By the way, I won't lie, another year of bumming around at uni sounds very tempting haha ;) xxx

    1. Aw bless you. Thank you :) Haha. Oh I feel ya, I found an old pic of my brows the other day that was just hazardous. Lol.
      Haha! I know that feeling, if needs must and all ;) Hope you're feeling a bit better soon :) x

  2. You look stunning Livy! Great idea for a post series. Hope you had/ are having a great weekend

    Emma xo

    1. Thank you so much :) I think I'll definitely try another one, it was fun :)
      You too! xx

  3. Such a good copy and the eye shadows compliment your eye colour perfectly x


    1. Ah thank you :D That's really sweet. It's definitely going to make me try more colours that aren't brown! Lol :) xx

  4. Nice nails :)

    I invite you to

  5. you did pretty well!! and you look like a lot like her!!