Monday, 5 November 2012

Bond Girl for a Day


Although she is not a Bond girl, Adele’s stunning look for the promotion of the new James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ was so stunning I felt compelled to try to recreate it.

She may not star in the film herself but this classic winged liner with full red lips look would not look out of place next to James in a casino at a roulette table.

In creating a similar look I noticed that three things stood out to me in this image of her; red lips, contoured cheeks and thick eyeliner with lashes.  So to begin this look it was simple, conceal everything else!

I used MAC Studio Fix NW20 and with a duo fibre foundation brush applied to my face.  The key to this look is concealer.   To cover the darkness around my eyes I used Benefits Confessions of a Concelaholic light concealer.  I also applied it further down than usual just above my cheeks.  I used this around the eyebrows to make them more defined also.

I applied MAC Paintpot in Painterly to my eyelids to cover any redness then Urban Decay Primer Potion to set the eyeshadow.  I used light brown like a mushroom colour from my 28 neutral eyeshadow palette but any similar colour would do.  For the winged eyeliner I used Glamorous liquid eyeliner by Rimmel.  I used L’oreal mascara and fake lashes to complete the eyes.

I then used Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in white and drew a thin white line lightly under my eyebrows and around my lips, then smudged it with my finger so it would look less harsh.  I also applied this under each eye liner wing for emphasis.

As this look does not permit blush, I chose to contour my cheeks to make them more defined.  I would usually use bronzer for this but used a light beige almost purple eyeshadow from the same palette which suited my skin tone and looked just like shading.  This colour would be different for any skin type so choose according to what shade suits you.  I used the same colour and a slightly smaller blending brush to contour down either side of the bridge of my nose.

For the lips I used a dark red from my Nyx lip palette and firstly lined just outside my natural lips with the lipstick on a lipstick brush then filled in the rest of my lips.  If you have small lips like me, it is easy to fake larger lips with red lipstick but don’t overdo it and line to far away from the lips as it could look obvious.  To complete the lips I dabbed some translucent powder on them to make them less shiny as Adele’s lips look almost velvet in this image.

To finish off the look I used Barbara Daly shimmer pot and applied some above my cupids bow, along the bridge of my nose along the tops of my cheeks.

This look is so versatile and easily adaptable to a more easy to wear daytime look with a more subtle lipstick.
Products I used:
MAC Studio Fix NW20
Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic Palette
MAC Paintpot in Painterly
Sephora eyebrow pencil (dark brown)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Light brown/mushroom eyeshadow
Rimmel Glamorous liquid eye liner
Nyx Jumbo Pencil in white
Browny purple eyeshadow
Barbara Daly Shimmer Pot


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