It all started with nail polish. Last weekend I went to visit a friend who is an awesome nail technician and she painted my nails a rose gold colour. I fell so in love with the colour that I decided to create a rose gold makeup look based on it. Inspiration really can come from anywhere if one is open to it.
But instead of creating the standard rose gold makeup looks displayed on social media, I decided to push myself and create a fantasy makeup look. It’s perfect for a fancy dress party or for your next grocery shopping trip if you dare, LOL! I created my crown using leaves which I spray painted gold and embellished with glitter. Then I applied lots of gold stickers to my chest and tear ducts; these stickers (called Face Lace) were made by the famous fashion makeup artist, Phyllis Cohen. I learnt about the Face Lace brand at the recent London IMATS and I’ve been itching for an opportunity to use them – they are so cool and add that extra dimension to a makeup look. I also created an ombre lipstick using a mix of MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in ‘Oh, Lady’ and Lime Crimes Metallic Velvetine in ‘Zenon’. I realise that my ombre lipstick is quite harsh and might be a bit too bold for some people, but to make this look more wearable you could wear a lighter pink lipstick and omit the gold lipstick on the centre of your lips.
I’ve decided to call this makeup look The Rose Gold Princess. It captures exactly why I love make up – one can be transformed into anything or anyone that they can imagine. It’s kinda nice to feel like royalty for a change. If I were a princess I would have a fancy dress ball at least once a month, eat afternoon tea at least once a week and do random acts of kindness for people every day. I would of course live in a castle made of gold surrounded by acres of gardens full of roses in all different shades of pink, and I would wear couture outfits every day. I would of course sing to the birds and the plants while I wait for my prince charming to approach my castle as he rides his black stallion. Ridiculous and frivolous? I know! But that’s what fantasies are all about – a departure from reality and a chance to let one’s inner child run wild. Life is more enjoyable when we don’t take it too seriously.
Well, I hope that this post provides some fantasy makeup inspo for someone out there, but if not, then I hope it’s made you at least smile as you go about your day. I encourage you to challenge yourself and try out a new makeup look or a new makeup product. I’ve learned that I grow by pushing myself to try new things. Sometimes my makeup looks fail and sometimes they succeed, but whatever the outcome I know that each time I’ve gained some valuable experience. As usual, the shopping links are below and keep on scrolling for more pics. Hmm, I wonder what makeup look I’m going to create next?……..maybe a punk rock chick with lots of piercings and blue hair …….mwahahaha.
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Here’s a list of the products I used to create my Rose Gold Makeup Look:
Sleek Make Up Blush Rose Gold 8g (under eyebrow highlighter)
MAC Blush, ‘Raizin’ (transition colour)
Inglot Eye Shadow, ‘301’ (outer eyelid)
Face Lace, by Phyllis Cohen, ‘DazzleDots’ (Gold Chevrons around tear ducts)
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Hd High Definiton Concealer 0.28 Oz #990 Orange (colour corrector)
NYX Cream Highlight and Contour palette, ‘Deep’ (cream contour) * this can also be ordered from Boots in the UK
Ben Nye Translucent Powder, Topaz (to set areas highlighted with concealer)
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, ‘NW 58’ (powder contour)
Sleek Make Up Blush Rose Gold 8g (powder highlighter)
Face Lace, by Phyllis Cohen, ‘DazzleDots’ (gold stars on chest)
Treasure House of Makeup Glitter Chunks, ‘Metallic Augustus Gold’ (glitter chunks on chest)
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, ‘Rosewood Shimmer 06’
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