Hello friends! Welcome back to G&N. So you might have seen the first post of this series, Get The Look: Zoella. As I have stated in that post, I'm not trying to completely transform into them. These looks are merely inspired. So without further a do, I present to you my Lorde-inspired look! (Quick note: I started this look in the evening, so the lighting starts to get darker and darker...until the very end when I finally turn on my lamp.)
I began my look with my Maybelline New York Fit Me! Normal to Dry liquid foundation (New Look! Dewy + Smooth) to cover my entire face. I then topped it with the same foundation in its powder form to add extra coverage to the areas where I have any blemishes. I then used a solid (no sparkles) eye shadow from the NYX Love in Paris Merci Beaucoup eye shadow palette as a contour shade and lightly contoured below my cheek bones for a more defined face. Lorde's bone structure is very pronounced, so that is why I'm contouring again. Usually I do not contour my face unless I find an actual reason to. Haha!
Now I am beginning my eyes. I am inspiring my eye makeup from her Royals music video. I used my E.l.f. Eye primer all over my eye area (between my lash line to just under my eye brow). I then added that powder foundation I used a bit ago on the area between the brow and crease. Next, I added my E.l.f. liquid eye highlight on my lid and also along my cheek bone to brighten the darkness under my eyes.
Next I applied a white shadow to my lid. On top of that, I layered a light, peachy/rose gold-y eye shadow. The white came from my E.l.f. Neutral Eyeshadow Palette and the pink-ish shade came from my NYX Love in Paris Merci Beaucoup eye shadow palette. I also just added some highlight to the areas along my nose, my forehead, the chin, and the area between my nose and lips ( I forget what that's called). Enjoy my puffy cheekies. :D
Now I am using a medium shaded grey (not to light, not too dark) and starting from the outer corner of my lashes, drawing it out to form a cat eye, then sort of forming a triangle by bringing that same medium grey into my crease. Next, use a black shade and start in the lash line, then trace that grey shadow where you just former her open triangle cat eye. This black shadow blends well with the grey and replaces the use of eye liner. Eye liner would look too blunt with this faded look. These two shades were both from the E.l.f. Neutral Eyeshadow Palette. P.S. Notice how it's getting really dark in my room. It's frustrating. I don't like how yellow the lamp looks on my laptop camera, so I tried to use as much natural light as I could.
Next I am applying my E.l.f. Mineral INFUSED Mascara to my top and bottom lashes. Use two or three coats for your best results.
Okay, this picture was extremely dark. I did do some light editing to it for you to grasp how the lipstick looks, because my lamp doesn't do it justice. It is the darkest lipstick I have. So first covered under my eyes with E.l.f. Under Eye Concealer. Next I applied E.l.f. Lip Stain--in the shade Berry--around my lips--as a lip liner. Next I added a Revlon lipstick in Black Cherry to my lips. Yes, I know Lorde didn't have lipstick on in the Royals video, but she often wears her dark shades! So I thought this would be fine.
My Wave Artist helped me get Lorde's volumized hair. It was the closest I was able to get to her amazing curls. Add a side part to really get Lorde's extra hair definition. And you're finished with the look!
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