The festival season is well underway and I am literally counting down the days to my favourite festival; Gay Pride in Manchester. Ok, so not officially a festival – there’s no fields and wearing wellies in the mud, but there will be coloured hair and glitter. Lots of glitter. I’ve been looking at festival makeup to get myself in the mood, and find some inspiration when I came across the Marc Jacobs Beauty x Lady Gaga Coachella makeup. A futuristic hippy vibe, it gave me a real feel for the reverse smoky eye that she was rocking, with a pink lip. Very 80’s, very cool and very, very me. Since it’s been a long old time since I did my Beyoncé inspired makeup, I thought that today I would turn myself into Lady Gaga using as many products as I can from Marc Jacobs Beauty.
It was the Marc Jacobs Beauty time who are to thank for the amazing editorials on Lady Gaga. Two Coachella looks, as well as the Grammys and the Superbowl looks, Marc Jacobs Beauty have really upped the anti when it comes to striking looks with an avant garde feel, yet are relatively easy enough to recreate with the right products. For the first Coachella look, I prepped my skin with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. I have been dying to get to my hands on the coconut range for an age. The primer glides on the skin, feels quite hydrating and it gives a blurred effect that you would get from a silicon primer, yet the Marc Jacobs one is very lightweight and milky. It gives a great base for foundation and I find that I don’t actually need a great deal of base when I’ve used the primer.
Using 34 Medium Beige, which just happens to be Lady Gaga’s shade in the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)Able Full Coverage foundation. It’s quite unusual that the foundation has a dropper as you would think that you need a lot more to give a flawless base, but you need to go very easy with Re(Marc)Able. I used a tiny bit and it was still too much and I felt it sitting in the creases either side of my nose. A full coverage foundation that mimics skin, feels weightless, last for ages and is oil free? It’s like a dream. I didn’t even need to use any kind of setting powder, and it has a a wonderfully dewy finish for a full coverage foundation. I buffed in a small amount of O!Mega Bronzer with my Marc Jacobs Bronzer brush and started work on my eyes.
The main focus on the eyes is the under eye liner. A reverse smokey eye where all the attention is on the lower lash line. I created a very basic eyelid, using Urban Decay Enigma, MAC Saddle and Soap & Glory Supercat eyeliner. Using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blue Me Away, I lined my water line and my lower lash line with this smudge proof and budge proof gel pencil. As Gaga wore a darker, cobalt blue liner, I used a Pixi Eye Silk in Cobalt to line my lower lash line to intensify the colour until I was satisfied. I smudged it out so it was really intense using a pencil brush before coating my lower lashes in Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash in All About Yves. My top lashes were finished off with several coats of Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara.
Blue eye makeup and pink lips are just everything about the 80s, and I adore it. I also adore just how brilliant the quality of the Marc Jacobs Lip Cremes are. They literally do not go anywhere and although they may settle down over the day and the satin finish turns more to a velvet semi matte finish, they stain the lips and retain the bright colour due to the incredible pigmentation. The Marc Jacobs (P)Outliner Lip Pencil in Charlotte is a deep pink rose that looks almost red when applied. It’s the same budge proof/smudge proof formula of the gel eye liners so we know that a defined lip is going nowhere fast. Topping Charlotte with Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Clara; a bold rose pink shade, I have totally fallen back in love with pink lips again. Could this be a turning point in my nude lip journey and I have gone back to pink lips? Who knows, but when it’s combined with blue eye liner, I am feeling it!
Would you wear a reverse smoky eye? I think it’s a great way to add a pop of any colour to an eye makeup look and gives you the chance to step out of your comfort zone. I can’t wait to see what Marc Jacobs Beauty create next!
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