MAKE UP LOOKS: The Black Swan

I don't know about you my lovelies but I'm a 'Work to Live' kinda girl. If I didn't need to work, I can assure you t...

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I don't know about you my lovelies but I'm a 'Work to Live' kinda girl. If I didn't need to work, I can assure you that I most certainly would not. I'd probably spend my time converting some of the ideas that are trapped, floating around inside my brain in to reality. But alas, for the time being at least, my reality is that work pays bills and buys nice things so it's a pain I must endure!

And because I don't really enjoy having to wake up at 6am to get ready for work, it can become all too easy to fall into a routine of the dull, grey mundanity that is often called 'The Daily Grind'. What I do to avoid falling in to this spirit-sapping trap, is play around with my make-up. It may sound silly, but by experiementing with my eye looks, I actually feel... Alive.

I never have anything particular in mind when I'm experimenting, I just let my hands take over and make it up as I go along. Only after finishing the look do I realise that it reminds me of something. I guess you could call it Subconscious art? Ha!

In this case, the look reminded me a lot of 'The Black Swan'. As terrifyingly tense the film was, you can't deny that the black swan looked incredible! My look is nowhere near as elaborate as Natalie Portman's, but it's certainly leaning that way. The ombre lips I tried out really heightened the effect I think. I lined my lips with black eye liner, filled in my lips with a burgundy toned lipstick and smudged out the lines.

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*FACE*

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation in BD50

*CHEEKS*

Illamsqua Cream Blusher in Crush

*EYES*

MAC Pigment in Vanilla (all over the lid)
 Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner in Infinity
L'oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black 

*LIPS*

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline (as lip liner)
MAC Dark Side Lipstick 

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How much has my little Wilhelmina grown?! She went into heat for the first time the other week too, that means it's almost time to take her in for her op. :(

I've been trés busy of late so haven't had much time to blog sadly, however that does mean that I've got a huge backlog of posts just waiting to be banged out. Hopefully I'll be posting a bit more frequently over the coming weeks!

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26 comments

  1. Oh my God your lips :O they're fantastic. I know what you mean by the daily grind, I can barely be bothered to brush my hair for work
    X

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  2. you are super creative! I love how you can play with makeup! This look is fab! x

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  3. wow that is incredibly. great job.

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  4. You're so cool! Lovely make up!!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Xxx
    www.thedancingpencilonpaper.blogspot.com

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  5. aWESOME, OUTSTANDING makeup look... I like everything but i love your hair the most! New follower, thanks for commenting on my blog too!
    kisses
    Mary

    http://fairymakeuptales.blogspot.gr

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  6. I always love love love ur hair colour! And oh I will move to Manchester next year. Hope we can hang out sometimes :) xx

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  7. I have no idea bout make up but your lips look amazing <33 and your kitty naww too cute

    http://sarahlikesfashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Sweet Blog site. I dig the blog:)

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  9. amazing <3<3
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  10. Oh my gosh you look AMAZING! <3 <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  11. You're so talented at doing make up! Your hair is also such an amazing colour!
    xxx

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  12. very cool!

    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow that is INCREDIBLE! looks great and spot-on :)

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  14. Definitely seeing the Black Swan comparisons, you look fab!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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  15. Those lips are amazing! Such a cute little kitty!

    Katie <3

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  16. Impressive make-up! I wish I had the guts / skills to experiment more. Great inspiration.

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  17. wow this is so impressive! you look amazing!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  18. amazing look love your lips I;ve always been a sucker for dark lips I miss my Mac Darkside ;) x

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  19. You always look so beautiful, it's very Black Swan-esque, I really like the dark lip too!

    Tara xo

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  20. Your entire makeup is a work of art! This shimmery red lipstick only added to it. Love it <3

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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