Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy birthday for yesterday, Mary-Kate and Ashley!

When I was younger I kind of took pride in the fact that I didn't watch their movies, but now that they've moved into the world of fashion, I'm totally not ashamed to say I think they're great. The Row is consistently fabulous and the girls always seem to be a few seasons ahead on the street style front.

Here's a couple of their makeup looks that I love and which products to use to get them.

photo: JustJared

To get Ashley's bold brows, use a a super thin pencil such as Trish McEvoy Precision Brow Shaper, £21, lightly to fill in any sparse areas, then use the attached brush upwards for three quarters of the length of the brow and then brush the final part towards the edge of your face. Set with MAC Brow Set in Clear, £12.50.

Skip foundation and opt for Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, £29, or mix your BB cream with a drop of NARS Illuminator, £22, to make sure your skin really glows. Use Illamasqua Cream Blush in Zygomatic, £18, for contouring.

Get the most out of your lashes by applying Guerlain Cils d'Enfer, £22, one layer on the bottom lashes but I find you can get up to 3 on the top. Draw Clinique Quickliner in Ebony, £14, as close to the lashline as possible, and finish with a matte taupe shadow such as MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge, £12.

Lips need only a slick of lipbalm, centre parting is compulsory.


I was searching for a different photo of Mary-Kate in red lipstick, but when I found this one, which I'd never seen before, I had to use it. For a lip colour like hers, try Rouge G de Guerlain l'Extrait in M27 Luxure, £31Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L103, £22, or NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella, £17.50.

Again, skip the foundation, and apply Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Liquid, £48, liberally across the cheeks and nose, blending up towards the temples.

Fluttery lashes are the name of the game, so use Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara, £18, and Urban Decay Flirt Lashes, £11.50, which have more length towards the outer corner of the eye, with YSL Shocking False Lash Effect Eyeliner, £24, along the outer third of the lash line for definition.

Finish with a dusting of Guerlain Meteorites, £35.50, for additional luminosity.

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