If you follow me on instagram (@lindsayfrancesmakeup) you will have seen this look I uploaded a few weeks ago. As you can probably tell its a makeup and hair look inspired by the extremely beautiful Blake Lively! Ever since Gossip Girl hit our TV screens all those years ago, I've loved Blake's hair, makeup and overall style. So heres how I created this look..
Skin: To recreate Blake's dewy skin I used Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation in the shade in 'Ivory' 100. I've already done a review on this foundation so I won't ramble on about how much I love it again! Its the perfect foundation for creating a dewy finish that it is still medium to full coverage.
Cheeks: I didn't want to create a harsh contour for this look so I decided to create an overall bronze glow using Nars 'Laguna' bronzer. I applied the bronzer with ELFs Studio Powder brush which is lovely and fluffy meaning the product is dispensed evenly. To highlight the tops of my cheeks I used MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish which I think everyone in the blogging world loves and raves about. Its just the most perfect champagne highlight.
Brows: My brows are a lot darker than Blake's but to create a defined brow I used Benefit's Browzingz in medium and to set my eyebrows in place I used Gimme Brow in light! I've done reviews on both of these products and I really can't recommend them enough.
Eyes: To recreate this natural smokey eyes I used MAC 'Bronze' very lightly all over my eye lid. This is a beautiful bronze colour that is so pigmented. I used this shadow lightly to create a more natural wash of colour. I then applied Collection's liquid eyeliner, creating a small wing on the outer corner. To complete the eyes I applied Ardell 107 lashes! In Blake's waterline she appears to be wearing a white eyeliner also, I couldn't find mine at the time but if you were to apply this it would open up your eyes and make them appear larger.
Lips: For the beautiful matte red lip colour I used (no surprise here) MACs Russian Red lipstick!
Hair: To achieve Blake's vintage inspired curls I used Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers and left them to cool while I was doing my makeup. Once the rollers had cooled, I took them out and gently brushed through my hair to separate the curls. To set the curls in place I added a spritz of hairspray!
I hope you enjoyed this inspired makeup and hair look and please let me know what you'd like to see next. Feel free to Tweet me (@lindsayfrancesx) or leave a comment below, I'd love to hear what inspired looks you'd like to see.