My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 24 – Inspired by Brand

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I didn’t have to think a lot about this one – the brand whose adverts in magazines I have always liked the most is definitely L’Oreal. Now, quite ironically, I don’t own a single L’Oreal product at the moment, but that’s going to make it even more interesting – after all, what would be the challenge, if I had all the exact products as those in the adverts?

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The makeup idea I chose is based on this advert with Milla Jovovich, primarily because it’s quite different from most of the previous ones in terms of not being heavy on the eyes.

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I start with applying foundation for a smoother skin with a more even tone. No pancake-face this time, looks like by trial and error I learned to measure out the stuff correctly.

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Then comes the compact powder – again in the right amount so it doesn’t get cakey.

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Milla’s face looks rather tanned in the picture, so I also apply some bronzer in the usual areas: temples and under cheekbones.

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Shimmering pink blush is applied as a next step.

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There is this shimmering white lip colour in my palette, for whatever reason (I can’t even imagine how it is supposed to look on the lips!) and I figured out that it can be very well used as a highlighter, a much better alternative than eyeshadow, while I am being too lazy (and greedy) to buy a proper highlighter! So I’m applying it with my fingers on the cheekbones, the nose tip, the forehead and the centre of the chin.

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Next comes the easy eye makeup. First I take an eyeshadow of something like a violet blue colour and apply it on the inner part of the upper eyelid. I use really little of it, so that it looks almost transparent.

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For the outer part of both the upper and the lower eyelids I use this mint-green colour, again making it transparent.

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What is left? The inner half of the lower eyelid! I use yellow eyeshadow for it. No need to add eyeliner or mascara, this is it.

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Now it’s time to do the lips. I don’t have a lipstick of exactly the same magenta colour as Milla’s, but never mind – I start with a dark plum purple colour. It looks way too dark, but that’s not it yet.

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I then add some shimmering pink colour on top of it.

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As a final touch I apply MaxFactor’s Silk Gloss in 330 Satin Pink – it’s quite old but one of my favourites, so I can’t let go of it.

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Now all ready! Verdict: while the eye makeup goes very well with Milla’s green eyes, it doesn’t look as great with my dark brown ones. Not the worst look ever, but I’m not particularly fond of it either.

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