Sunday, October 28, 2012

Keira Knightly Inspired Makeup

SInce my last two posts have been about how much I adore Keira Knightly's look and makeup, I decided I would try her elegantly smokey eye with a more natural-rose lip.  I've recently gone on a Chanel makeup shopping spree (their products are expensive, but there is nothing like them - the lipsticks feel like a second skin on - creamy, luxurious and the colours are so unique and second to none - actually the makeup artist said that Chanel's colours are ICONIC - with other makeup companies trying to re-create similar colours, but nothing compares to the original).  Before I post my pics, here is a list of the makeup I used:

I started with my 'basic face': foundation, concealer and bronzer as powder. I then used Tweed Rose blush by Chanel as a contour, Borjouis 'rose' highlight and MAC's Dame blush in the centre of cheeks. For the Smokey eye look, I started with the rose highlight all over, used MAC's Coquette on the lid into the crease and Woodwinked on the lid. I then used a black eyeliner from Lancome and smudged MAC's Carbon into the upper and lower lash lines - I really smudged out the bottom lash line (something I don't normally do) - I finished with Loreal's Voluminous mascara. I then used the rose highlight again in the brow-bone and in the inner tear-duct! On my lips, I used MAC's Soar lipliner with Chanel Boy Lipstick (my current favourite lip colour)!





4 comments:

FloridaLady46 said...

This is one of your best looks, natural yet sophisticated. As a TA, I could never pull this off. You are fortunate that you can wear so many looks so beautifully.

Renata said...

Thank you so much FloridaLady! I appreciate the feedback and compliment! If you want to stay true to TA, I would try a similar smokey look using browns and warm greys and then doing a nice 'warm' toned plum!

FloridaLady46 said...

Thanks for the the color advice, although that would require a trip to the mall, what a pity! LOL

Sonia Nirmala Devi said...

Hi Renata, I love how you have interpreted the vibe of Keira Knightley, but made it your own fabulous version. Really suits you! I agree with you also about Chanel makeup- it's wonderful stuff! (Though I must admit, since discovering Elea Blake, I just can't see past it!)