Diamonds are a girls best friend.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

One of my favourite bloggers Zoe recently hit the 2000 follower mark. Congratulations girlie! :D
To celebrate she is having a Diamond themed contest and this is my entry for it.

I find diamonds to be very glamourous and when I think of them , I think Sparkly and girly, so I created this look based on that.


Make-up Breakdown

Eyes

I primed my eyes with Too Face Shadow Insurance as usual. I then followed by basing the lid with a greyish/black shadestick (MACs Sharksin).
Using a flat shading brush, a matte purple eyeshadow (MACs Shadow lady) was applied all over the lid and slightly blended into the crease.
To add sparkle, I followed with a purple pigment (Radio Waves by Facefront) sweeping it into my crease and blending it upward toward the brow bone.

My brow bone, temples and cheek plain, were highlighted using MACs Filament.

For even more sparkle, I applied a glittery silver gel liner (Collection 2000's Glam Crystals in Glitz) to my lower lash line and drew tiny stars and dots on my temples.

I finished off with a bit of mascara and false eyelashes. 

Face

I stippled on my cream foundation (MACs Studio Tech) using a duo fibre brush and finished it with my MSF foundation. I blushed on a light peachy pink mousse blush (Maybelline Dream Mousse  in Peach Satin). 

Lips

Lippy/Gloss combo: Maybelline's Ambre Rose and Crystal Rocks, topped with a bit of glitter.

Shirley Recommends... 

1. Ambre Rose ~ Maybelline Color Sensationel Lipstick
2. Crystal Rocks ~ Maybelline Water Shine Gloss
3. Radio Waves ~ Facefront Cosmetics Paint Me Perfect
4. Peach Satin ~ Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush
5. Glitz ~ Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner



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The look is also going to serve as my NEW YEAR's EVE look! :D

Have a very happy new year everyone.




...xx

33 Comments:

CocoBella said...

I love this look! You look gorgeous, Happy New Year! xx

Kelly said...

Very pretty look! Love the purple :)

Happy New Year! x

Shirley said...

Thanks girls! :) xx

Caramel Diva said...

You look so pretty Happy New Year!

LottieB said...

STUNNING! x x x x

Rai said...

VERY PRETTY! Good luck!!

Muhsine said...

GORGEOUS! Happy new year! Good luck, I love it, it's so delicate and beautiful!

Shirley said...

Thank you ladies! :) xx

steph0188 said...

happy new year Shirley. I follow ur YT and twitter, but recently started looking at ur blog and I love it.
This look is amazing :) x

Shirley said...

Aww Thanks Steph! :) x

Nicole said...

so cute !!!!

blkprincess87 said...

Very nice. Good luck with the contest : )

Mocha Mish Mash said...

Beautiful look! Good luck with the contest!!

zeebruh<333 said...

gorgeous!!! love this look!

Terence Sambo said...

Happy New year to u too :o] u've got gr8 hair :o]

Shirley said...

Thanks everyone! Hope you all had a good new year! :) xx

Imo said...

I absolutely love purple shadow! I was actually trying out some maybelline lippies yday and the ambre rose caught my eye...did you mix this with a gloss or a different lippie to get that look? Please do a fave nude lip post! :) stay blessed

Shirley said...

@Imo ~ Yes i mixed the lippy and gloss together. Ok will do! :) x

tina_mbc said...

You are so beautiful Shirley and I love this look on you!
Good luck! :)

xoxo

Amandita said...

U look so fine.. ur are very pretty. I love ur blog = )

Shirley said...

Thank youuu! :)

Kate said...

I love your blog, you look absolutely stunning, this make up is just amazing! keep it up girlie!

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Kimberly Michelle said...

Happy New Year, from a new reader of yours.
Love your blog and featured it on my most recent post =).

Have a great year,
Kimberly M.

Shirley said...

Aww thanks Kimberly! :) x

Dylana said...

Beautiful!


Lovely blog!

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Sylvia said...

amazing!!!

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Delance Fashion said...

Amazing makeup! You are really talented! Love the purple <3 And your skin just glows :D

xoxo

Emilie

Jess said...

Wow your make-up is awesome!
Think Im going to copy this look ha!
Plus your blog is great!
Just followed you!

Jess x

juicy j said...

suuuper gorgeous girl!
xoxoxox

Sweetestluf said...

Love the hairand make-up!!

Kiss N' Makeup Designz said...

I randomly stumbled upon your blog and I'm pretty impressed. Your pics are so fab! Keep up the good work! Much love from Jamaica. :)

Shellz
http://shellyannc.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

very pretty,me likey u always look amazing hun,keep doing ur thng gal coz u so talented