Blake Lively – she’s HOT isn’t she?
I’m not sure I’ve seen a blonde work a red lip as well as she can. I guess the flawless sun kissed skin and super white teeth help a wee bit….
Well if you’ve ever fancied working this red-carpet Hollywood siren look then not only does Mariam Jensen show you how, you can also WIN ALL OF THE PRODUCTS USED IN THE FEATURE so you can literally re-create this A-lister lovely in the comfort of your own home…FOR FREE.
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Mariam Jensen: I love this makeup look Blake wore to a premier over the summer, the skin was gorgeous and radiant, yet the eyes and lips channelled the screen-sirens of the old Hollywood films. I think this look is beautiful and coupled with the long-waves and strapless dress – Blake looks perfect!
To recreate the look I chose products from Bourjois, a brand that I love everyone needs to try! I love how the products are beautifully pigmented and long-lasting, yet are reasonably priced, so you won’t have to lie to your fiancé about how much you’ve spent!
To Get The Blake Lively Red Carpet Look
Mariam Jensen: Start with prepped skin; make sure skin is well hydrated and supple, as perfect makeup needs skin that is well cared for. I am a big fan of Avene’s skincare range and love this lightweight, anti-ageing emulsion which sits beautifully under makeup. After you’ve prepped your skin, follow with applying Bourjois Flower Perfection Primer with your finger tips – this beautiful primer will create the perfect base for your foundation and ensure it stays on throughout the day!
Blake’s glowing skin is one of my favourite parts of this makeup look, to recreate this look apply a light-weight foundation such as Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Serum which is a gel-textured foundation that is light, yet provides a gorgeous even finish to the skin. I often wear this foundation myself and love it because your skin glows and looks so natural. I really like to apply with a foundation brush, try The look is all about a dewy finish, so keep powder to a minimum, perhaps just a touch of Healthy Balance Powder in the T-Zone and on the chin to take down the shine, this will also be good to keep in your bag for touch ups.
Blake has a beautiful sun-kissed complexion and you can recreate the look of holiday skin with Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder which is a perfect golden brown tone, which a light sheen. To apply try a fan brush to give a light application, focusing on the highpoints of the face such as the top of forehead, cheeks and jawline) . I really like this brush from Japonesque. I would finish off the complexion with a gorgeous neutral-pink blush on the apples of the cheek such as Bourjois #16 Blushin in Love-Struck Rose (isn’t the name sweet?!), using a nice full blush brush such as the PRO Blush Brush from Japonesque.
For the eyes I would keep the brows natural and fill in any gaps with a soft brow pencil. Then I would sweep the Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in #16 all over the lids to add a beautiful neutral sheen to the eye, using a large brush, such as Japonesque’s Pro Eye Shadow Fluff – medium.
Next I would use the Khol & Contour Pencil and use the “Light” side to on the waterline of the eye to brighten and neutralize any pinky tones in the inside on the eye line. Then using the other side of the pencil take the “Shadow” side into the top lash line and on the bottom of the lash line to create more definition of the eyes. Be sure to get the liner smudged in between the top lashes so there are no gaps. Take a soft brown shade of eye shadow over the bottom lash liner to soften the look if you feel the liner is too dark. Then take Liner Feutra, a gorgeous long-lasting felt tip eyeliner on the top lash line, keeping it close to the base of the lashes. Have fun with the shape of the liquid liner, maybe creating a little flick at the ends to add some drama to the look. Lastly, curl the lashes and finish the eyes with a few coats of Mascara Volumizer which has the most amazing brush that coats each and every lash, adding volume and length.
Lastly, define and fill in lips with #20 Rouge Soyeux Lip Pencil, this will help the lip colour last longer. Finally, take Colorissimo Lip Palette in #1 Rouges Collection using the top red shade to colour in lips. This palette comes with three red shades that can be worn on their own or mixed to create your own custom shade.
Have you ever tried to re-create a similar look? I did once – ended up resembling a drag queen. Maybe it’s about time I attempted the red lip look again though….I do have a big “girls night out” tomorrow.
Oh and I promise not to rob the Bourjois.
Big Lively Love