August 24, 2012

BEAUTY | Red Eye Shadow

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dress: Topshop
eyeshadow: Matte cold red by Make up forever
make up by Laura Steenge

Laura Steenge is one of the most ambitious people I’ve met lately; she wants to become a make up artists. Though she is studying communication and design at the moment and not everyone around her thinks that working with cosmetics is a real career, Laura is determined to become one of the best make up artists around.

She e-mailed me a while back to ask if she could do my make up sometime, last week she came by my home and practiced her skills on my face. She even made a bunch of sketches of my eye with some of her ideas. Laura is completely self-taught and besides all the products of big cosmetic brands in her suitcase she also brought some unusual stuff like baby powder which she used to set the foundation, eye shadow, and make the lips a bit matte. According to Laura ‘baby powder is the shit’ unlike regular powder it is transparent, suits every skin color and holds a long time.

This red eyeshadow was my favorite look she did that day. But it weren't only her great ideas and maquillage-skills that impressed me but also her drive and clear vision of what she wants. Chase your dreams!

99 comments:

CULTstyle said...

The eyeshadow looks amazing against your hair X

CULTstyle

Elisa said...

I really love the matching dots that she put underneath her eye. It's really unique and different and I could quite see myself wearing it, and it would probably work in a lot of different colours too. Inspirational!

Elisa
Wandering Minds fashion
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skullsattea said...

I actually love the contrast between the eyeshadow and your hair. You're style is so uniquely amazing!

shakila j said...

Ur eyes look AMAZING with that red eye shadow X
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Laura said...

Looks great on you! I tried it once, but it looked like if I had an eye illness :-D

TeuntjeVDW said...

It looks amazing! xx.

joanna roars said...

Adore Your make up! I'm impresed!!! You look so unique and still simple!

Laura said...

Great eye shadow!! So love this color on your eyes

XX
http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

Katrina Sophia said...

Sexy eyes! Amazing make up, she surely will do a great make up artist.

I like your pastel blue hair so much

xx
The Young Bridget Jones

Martina said...

So beautiful!

Nathan Niche said...

Really loving that you went back to that shade of icy blue that I think is one of the most perfectly matched hair color for your skin tone, and better yet you chose to compliment and bring out your eyes with that coral-y pink shade, the dot accent is adorable! Your skin is flawless btw!

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Anete said...

I thinh red eyeshadow only rare people can pull off - and you definately are one of these rare people - it looks so cool on you!

Amazine zine said...

Red is definitely a hard colour to pull off and MY do you do it well! Dior's new collection uses a white shadow and a orange red it would look so good on you! Check it out here!

http://www.amazine.com/story/816366

moonstyle said...

amazing on you :)

tutta said...

it looks great!
I could never pull it off like that!

Sarah said...

The eyeshadow makes for a brilliant pop of colour. It really suits you and it's so unique! xxx

Milex said...

I love red eyeshadow!

Mira said...

Not everyone can wear that eyeshadow but you look totally awesome with it :D
xo


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Tess said...

So pretty! you're the first person ever that can pull of red eyeshadow according to me ;) Big up to Laura!

Ria said...

She did a great job, you look beautiful.

Mju said...

Amazing <3

MarieAntoinette said...

so nice! I love it.

jennifer said...

Wow, the red looks so good. It's so striking. x

Eline said...

wauw, staat je prachtig!
En ze klinkt als een topvrouw!

Daisy Nguyen said...

cute as art. Now sure that I would be able to wear this out!


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ivette said...

gorgeous!

Floortje said...

Heel gaaf!

Lisa said...

WOW! Super gaaf, heel mooi!

Ruby And Siel said...

rode oogschaduw is echt mooi eigelijk :) dat ga ik ook eens proberen!

An said...

Looks amazing! Beautiful eyes.
X An

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d.h.e.r. said...

This looks gorgeous. Red goes so well with pastels.

Evie X

Fashiable said...

Rood! Een keer iets heel anders, leuk!

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Andrea said...

it looks great!

Instant Flowers said...

wauw. hoe graag ik jou eens in beeld zou willen brengen en meteen samen zou willen werken met laura!

cyeoms said...

what a great tip for matte. thanks for letting her doll you up so we could benefit! xx

Karina De Jesus said...

oh this is beautiful. she definitely has a talent for it. the bright red eyeshadow is almost an accessory to an outfit. it reminds me of a post I did recently, but with a super bright teal shadow. I’m really loving this though. Might try the baby powder as well, haha. Thanks for sharing, Ivania!!!

Daphinitly said...

Wow, I love this make-up look. Big compliments to Laura! <3

Therese said...

That's so cool! http://weareallmonstersindside.blogspot.dk/

alicebea said...

wow! never thought red eyeshadow could loook good!

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Zuley Blue said...

The red looks amazing with your hair and skin. It has a really nice wow effect without being costume-y or anything. I Love it!

Laura said...

Would never have thought about this colour, but it looks amazing! Might give it a try now! x

BISCUIT STYLE | by Katie Biscuit said...

looks so different to how you normally look i think thats why it looks even more incredible. she's got your backing and she's now got mine amazing!

B said...

so fresh! love the concept and wish her the best! im sure she'll go far!

-B
dressedtoexpress.blogspot.com

Van - PureGlam.tv said...

Looks really wonderful... - very great eyeshadow...

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Dominika said...

oh, it looks amazing!
<3

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Miss Sasanja said...

gorgeous make up!

Iris and Daniel said...

Red eye shadow is amazing! Strange colors on the lids are the best, like oranges, reds, and pinks. Something a little subversive about doing slightly-sickly shades on the eyes. So good!!

kitiketia said...

wow it looks great,I have to try that baby powder:)

m said...

the only word I can say is: wow. Laura has really good idea to confim your blue hair with red eye shadow. your eyes have amazing color thanks it! and I also see her other projects on your facebook site and I think, that her ideas are really orginal and I like them. I wish her big career!

Morgana Steele said...

ah i love the red (which looks kinda reddish fuchsia to me!) on you!

AD+SH DIY Fashion Blog said...

Looks amazing. Good on her for doing what she loves regardless of what others think!

FASHION ICE said...

looks amazing! only you could pull off this look flawlessly! great post, very inspiring

Fabliha said...

This is so beautiful, Ivania. I wish I could pull this off! Also I am love the composition of these shots :)
xx

Marina said...

Look so beautiful! I like this makeup!

xx
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EAK said...

Looks amazing :) i would never choose the colour red, but now i will reconsider this colour when i'm buying eyeshadow ;)

do you have any tips trying this?

xo a big fan

notastenostyle.blogspot.nl

Caitlin O'Leary said...

That looks so good on you!

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Mika said...

I love how she blended the eyeshadow and made it look multidimensional in spite of the matte finish. And i concur that baby powder is the shit! You can even use it as an alternative to dry shampoo if you have light colored hair :)

LesEma said...

Love it, really nice and fresh look! :)

COMPOSITION TWO said...

looks really nice! i tried it two weeks ago, but red eye shadow makes me look ill... your blue hair is the perfect contrast.

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moiminnie said...

Haha, amazing, I´ve written about this make up look and an obsession of mine back in May, feel free to check it out here! xx

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

De oogshaduw staat je perfect. x

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Not everyone can pull off red eyeshadow! I think you look amazing with it on! :D

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Lilly Leana Dula Johansen said...

I´ve never see it in red!! very cool <3

ShakinJelly said...

love it!!!

Pastime Bliss said...

such a pretty look, really suits you

Lola x

HR said...

Hey there, as a makeup artist working in the industry for 7 years, I truly encourage anyone to unleash their creativity in the form of makeup design and application. This being said, I know of a few self taught makeup artists who have had their career put to a stop, as they made mistakes that could of been prevented by completing some form of artistry training (occupational/health&safety/hygiene issues). Using alternative products does have its drawbacks (certain forms of talc used in powder can create a lighter appearance when used with high lit photography). Being a makeup artist is more challenging than people think, there is blood, sweat and tears (when studying SPFX!) But in all seriousness I do recommend enrolling in a course to get to know not only the basics, but prevent mistakes that could make or break your career. Ps: love the red, Ivania, you would still look amaze with dirt rubbed on your face :) x

Fabita Punk said...

Nice makeup but I saw something similar at anna sui's runway for this season (it was in deep blue)....honestly i think yours is better....btw you really look beautiful!

Emilie said...

LOOOVE!!! love love love love XO I wish I could pull something like this off

Emilie
http://www.dailyyyroutine.blogspot.ca

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Thanks for your sweet words and tips to Laura anonymous: she did enroll to The House of Orange, which is as far as I know the best place to learn it in The Netherlands, though the waiting lists are of one year. In the meanwhile she is doing her own projects like this one :)

H A N N A H . M A Y . R O S E . † said...

YOUR HAIR = LOVE LOVE LOVE!
& you're the first person that I've seen wear red eyeshadow AND actually look good!

HANNAH †
[london--rose.blogspot.com]

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fhenny said...

you're one of the person who can pull off the makeup plus hair beautifully.
love lovee
i have just found out about your blog and followed. it's late but better than never :D

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stephanie said...

this is perfect on you, just goes so well with your colouring! i'm so jealous!

Human Hanger said...

You can pull anything off! Love it!

Emily
xx

Rute Pinto said...

Amazingly beautiful. the contrast between your hair colour and your "eyes shadow" colour blends perfectly.
Love the photography!

Love,
RP

Catherine said...

She sounds like a great person, and the make up is beautiful.

kaia. said...

Only you can pull off matte red shadow without looking weird.

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Anonymous said...

There is a blog called simple garb that is copying you. Check out sadlerhannah.blogspot.com. She's copying everything you do...

the style crusader said...

This looks amazing on you. I totally wouldn't have thought red eyeshadow could look this awesome. Laura sounds awesome! xx

she. said...

amazing

Anne said...

this is beautiful!
I wish I will meet such interesting people too, one day.
and I'll try the baby powder trick!

Me, My f a s h i o n and I said...

I love the way the red eye shadow fits with blue-grey hair, you look very pretty!!!!

Sylvia - Dare to DIY said...

Only you can wear this red eyeshadow and look like a princess!! Charming!!


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Anonymous said...

This is a nice, and more vibrant, take on Philip Lim's A/W 2012 make up.
http://makeupforlife.net/2012/02/runway-makeup-3-1-phillip-lim-fall-2012.html
Does your friend have a blog where we can see a tutorial for this?

RunwaytoDestiny said...

Stunning!!!!

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Slanelle said...

You look absolutely wonderful <3

A Mode World said...

Looks beautiful with your eye + hair colour. xA

Millie said...

You look wonderful, this make-up does something quite magical !

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Millie said...

You look wonderful, this make-up does something quite magical !

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Jan said...

Supermooie foto's en de oogschaduw kun je goed hebben, staat je goed!

Anonymous said...

anna sui much??

Vilte said...

LOVE the red eyeshadow trend! When I wear it I look like Im on crack or something but I just love it too much to care :')

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