Get the look, starring Georgia from The Velvettes

Today Georgia, my friend and fellow blogger at The Velvettes, and I played a bit of grown-up dress-ups recreating a look Georgia fell in love with on Linnea from Mon Cheri.

Here’s the finished look on Georgia. To see the inspiration photo and how we did it, continue reading below.

This is the original photo of Linnea, taken by Jessica Silversaga. The look is very fresh but still has a bold lip and interesting liner, so it was fun to tackle.

I headed over to Georgia’s house this afternoon with an arsenal of products to complement her small (but growing) selection of makeup. I am definitely an enabler for her, as Georgia talks about here. Sorry but not sorry because makeup is fun!

I have to put a photo of Georgia’s enormous vintage dress collection here because I was drawn to it the second I saw it. So many! So rainbow!

Fresh-faced Georgia before:

Here’s the full list of what we ended up using.

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Porcelain W1 as a base
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Bone 1W1 to lightly contour around the edges of Georgia’s face
NYX powder blush in Pinky
Benefit High Beam on all the high points of her face
Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Faint to fill in her brows and Crave pushed in to the base of her lashes
Maybelline Line Stiletto black liquid liner (but it doesn’t go on that nicely, I wouldn’t recommend it!)
Lime Crime liquid liner in Rhyme above the black liquid liner, then spread across the lid before it dried (we used gold rather than silver as that’s what we had on hand, but Lime Crime also do a silver metallic liner called Reason)
Jordana Best Lash Extreme volumizing mascara
MAC lip liner in Magenta
Rimmel Kate lipstick in 20 (the perfect colour for this look!)
Skindinavia makeup finishing spray – I used this instead of powder because the skin is meant to be quite natural. We also didn’t use concealer for the same reason. It’s nice to have some natural skintone show through!

It was fun to put makeup on someone else, that’s not really something I had done before! It’s virtually impossible to put liquid liner on another person, so it got a little bit spotty but nothing that couldn’t be cleaned up with a bit of makeup remover.

Georgia has semi-hooded eyelids in the same way that I do, so it’s hard to get a good strong cat-eye liner that’s visible. I think the gold glitter makes the eye makeup bold enough to see without overdoing it and looking dragtastic.

Next time we’re going to try Georgia putting makeup on me. We’re expecting it will turn out a bit like a boyfriend-does-my-makeup situation, but it will definitely be fun at least! Do you have any suggestions for looks we could try?

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  • Paige

    I love the look in the inspo pic..and Georgia’s pulling off the recreated version so well. I love the gold toned shadow, and I’m inspired to track down that lippy for myself now!