Eva Mendes Inspired Makeup Look.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Isn't she just gorgeous?!

I've watched all the movies she has starred in and I especially love her portrayal of the character Sarah Melas in Hitch. Not only is she beautiful, she's smart and Funny too.

When it comes to makeup, Eva's incredible bone structure allows her to pull off anything, but she usually keeps it light, with the occasional pop of colour.

For this look, I pulled inspiration from her recent shoot with W Magazine...

Soft (matte) looking skin, a defined eye liner, up to the crease, and a bold rouge lip.

My Recreation.


Top/Dress: Primark
Leggings: Topshop
Cardi: New Look
Belt: Primark
Sandals: Primark
Accessories: New Look

How I achieved the look..


With an angled brush and a matte black eyeshadow, I formed a flick on the outer corners, then cut the crease. Using a flat shading brush I filled in the eyelid (Below the crease) with the same black eyeshadow.
I then defined the tightline with a kohl eyeliner, applied some mascara and popped on some falsies.

Carbon Eyeshadow (MAC)
Angled Brush (Sleek)
Flat shading Brush 239 (MAC)
Nocturnal Eye Kohl (Sleek)
Big & Curvy Mascara (TBS)
Eyelashes (Eyelure)


Using a red lip liner, i defined the lip line, adorned the lips with a rouge lipstick, then blotted with a small tissue.

1000 Kisses lip liner in Red Dynamite (Rimmel)
Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showcase (17)


Powdered the face lightly using a mineral powder, and contoured the cheekbones for that defined look.

Powder/Blush Brush 129 (MAC)
MSF Natural shade dark (MAC)
Face Contour Kit (Sleek)

The Video...

What do you think?



Laurel said...

I love that look. That Matte lipstick looks beautiful. I will try to recreate it, but its so hard finding the right shade for a chocolate skin tone. Loves it..

socialitedreams said...

you look so beautiful and chic!


*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

You look so so stunning x

Tali said...

LOVE THIS POST!! Love the bold lip it suits you!

Sylksiren said...

the look is really nice ...☺

Shirley said...

Aww thank you ladies! Your comments means so much to me! :) xx

Mayer said...

you look so gorgeous!! x

Candace said...

I loved the editorial she did (I ended up subscribing to the mag) and you certainly brought it to life! You look beautiful!

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Wow! You nailed it! Looks great :)



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glitteryeyesxx said...

Damn, you look so beautiful! I know you were going for an Eva Mendes-inspired look. But honestly, you look like the supermodel Chanel Iman! Gorgeous, either way! :)

Kearea' said...

you look so pretty. the look suits you well

Sharon said...

u look absolutely gorgeous,love e make up n outfit

CGBlogger said...

Wow your definitely pulled it off!

You look gorgeous :)

J said...

Stunning!! x

tina_mbc said...

You totally nailed it girl!!!
Fab look & excellent job! :)


Shirley said...

Thank youuuu!!! :D x

StylisHedForeVer said...

nice look and im loving the red lips, glamorous!

Christielove said...

Wow you look so pretty, your make-up looks real good