Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Blake Lively @ MET Gala 2014 Inspired Make-Up Tutorial

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone's week is off to a decent start! So this morning the Internet was awash with images from last night's MET Gala, and one look that really stood out to me was my long-term girl crush Blake Lively. Her dress! Drool! She looked absolutely stunning. I've done a make-up look inspired by her a few years back, but it's brutal so it's about time I did an updated version. It's an incredibly easy, toned-down look, perfect for any occasion when you want your dress and hair to do the talking. Also I have to mention the boob envy I experience every time in look at her photo. Oh my god like. But moving on, hope you enjoy the look!
I began by applying Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer a Potion in the colour Eden, because I wanted to even out the colour on my lids and give me a complete blank canvas.
As a base, I ran Urban Decay 24/7 pencils in Whiskey (warm brown) and Zero (black) just along the lash line. I used Real Techniques Angled Brush to smudge it out to a slightly winged shape. This angled brush is synthetic, therefore ideal for moving waxy or creamy products around as well as applying them. 
Blake appears to have a mid-tone iridescent shadow on her lids (hard to tell as I haven't seen a picture with her looking down, so most of this is guesswork) so on a flat shader brush I picked up Crushed Clove from my Mac Cool Neutrals Palette and applied it all over the moving lid.
For a natural transition colour in the socket, I took Cozy Grey on a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush.
Blake's inner corner is beautifully highlighted, and to mimic that, I used Shroom by Mac on a small shader brush and packed it around the tearduct area.
Blake seems to have something goldy-toned running under her lower lashes and for that I used the same flat shader brush as before and a little bit of Woodwinked by Mac. Think I'm going to have to replace this baby soon, it's been well loved!
Taking the RT Angled Brush again, I traced out where we smudged the liner earlier with Stila Nanda Devi eyeshadow, any neutral toned dark brown would work. Layering the pencil with shadows on top creates a soft definition at the base of the lashes, I didn't want any sharp lines going on.
To brighten up the eyes further, I ran some Nars Larger Than 
Life Eyeliner in the colour Rue Bonaparte along the waterline. I applied Clinique High Impact Mascara on the top and bottom lashes. To finish the look off, I popped on Eylure Naturalites #147 to add some real flutter. These are quite a but more dramatic than the ones Blake is wearing, but this is just an inspired look, I tweaked it to my liking :) 
-LancĂ´me Teint Miracle Foundation
-Mac StudioFinish Concealer
-Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
-Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder
-Nars Laguna Bronzer
-Mac Powder Blush in Fleur Power
-Smashbox Fizz Eyeshadow to highlight

-Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires
-Mac Lipglass in Fresh Air

I went for a slightly brighter lip than what Blake wore, main reason being I don't own anything like what she has on. But that's it for this inspired look! Who was your favourite at the MET Gala? 

Much Love xxx


  1. You're so good at eyeshadow, loved this tutorial!
    Katherine Rose | Uk Beauty Blog xxx

    1. Thank you so much! Hope you give it a go! :D x

  2. Personally, I prefer your take on it :)

  3. simply love how this turned out ... your skin is just a-m-a-z-i-n-g! greetings from vienna

  4. Oh my god, that's so sweet! Thanks so much! *blushes* xx


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