Thursday, 6 September 2012

Makeup Inspired By: Jade Thirlwall

I'm not going to lie and say I'm a huge Little Mix fan, but I do enjoy listening to their music - I think that they're lovely girls and I'm glad they won the X Factor last year out of all of the finalists. Whilst I'm not an avid follower of theirs I couldn't help but want to try and replicate their makeup from their latest photo shoot with Fiasco magazine when it cropped up on one of my lengthy browsing sessions!
All of their makeup is gorgeous, but my favourite has to be Jade Thirlwall's. Even though it looks super simple, I can't help but be drawn to her eyes. I love the way the lashes have been separated - no doubt achieved by false lashes  - and I'm a sucker for simple makeup so I thought I'd give it a try anyway.
Face: Chanel Perfection Lumiere in Beige 30 ~ Eyeko 3in1 Cream with Extra Glow ~ Soap & Glory Concealer in Medium ~ Boots 17 Eye-Brightening Concealer in Light ~ No7 Blush in Soft Damson
Eyes: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black ~ L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Mascara in Black ~ Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Virgin, Naked & Dark Horse ~ Collection 2000 Eyebrow Definer in Blonde
Lips: Collection 200 Lip Liner in Pink Heaven ~ Barry M Lipstick in 154

Jade's skin looks super flawless in this, so I used my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation as well as my Soap & Glory concealer to try and recreate the perfect base for my look. This concealer can be quite heavy on the skin, so I used a little at a time and made sure it was blended in properly before building in up. Even though it's in black and white, you can tell that a lighter shade has been used underneath the eyes to draw your attention to them more, so I used my Boot 17 eye-brightening concealer on top of the S&G concealer to make my eyes seem brighter and create a more 'healthy' look.

Moving onto the contouring, I've used a darker blush colour than what I would normally go for and have swept it just below my cheekbones to sculpt my face a little more, before adding my Eyeko Extra Glow highlighter on my cheekbones and my cupids bow so that it catches nicely in the light. I also added some highlighter to the inner corners of my eye to make my eyes look a little brighter!

For the rest of the eyes, I used Naked from my Urban Decay Naked Palette, and then blended Dark Horse over the top of the eyelid crease.  I opted to only use my gel liner over where my lashes are to make them seem fuller instead of all along the waterline, as I didn't have any false lashes to had, before coating my upper and lower lashes in a couple of coats of mascara.
The lips look pretty natural in the photo so I went for Barry M's lipstick in 154 which is my favourite nude lipstick at the minute, and popped it over the top of a Collection 2000 lip liner.

Have you seen Little Mixes photo shoot? Don't they all look gorgeous! Let me know what you think of this type of feature, and I may do it again some time! :)


  1. I hadn't seen this shoot but the makeup looks gorgeous. Your eyes look really pretty here - they really stand out :) xx

  2. I'm a HUGE little mix fan, great post! Love the make up!



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