Do you ever just get stuck in a makeup rut and realise that you’ve been using the same products over and over again? Or you buy different products but somehow seem to always end up creating the same kinds of looks? This happens to me all the time.
So when I was asked whether or not I wanted to try and recreate the Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look that’s inspired by the effortless beauty of supermodels, did I jump at the chance? Yep, I jumped so high I practically touched the moon (Disclaimer: I am prone to major exaggeration). But honestly, I really needed an excuse to change up my routine and leave my makeup comfort zone and this was exactly the kick in the pants I needed. The eye palette from this collection houses shades a little warmer than I was used to and the lipstick is a little pinker than what I would usually go for, and that’s exactly what I love about this collection- it’s a change. With my makeup brushes at the ready, I was determined to recreate the dreamy look and get myself excited about trying different makeup products again.
In the effort to get that dreamy look, I aimed to create a soft, slightly smokey eye that opened up my naturally hooded eyes (lucky me) and made them look bigger, as opposed to the traditional dark smokey eye that makes my eyes look smaller. I started with the *Legendary Muse palette which comes with four pigmented, super blendable shades that are actually labeled as ‘Prime,’ ‘Enhance,’ ‘Smoke’ and Pop’ so that you don’t even have to think about how to pair the shades together. Saying that, I was going for something a little different this time around so I opted out of using the more yellow gold-toned ‘enhance’ shade and went straight for the other shadows from the palette.
1.) I applied the golden peachy ‘Prime’ shade all over my lid and into the crease, almost all the way up to my brow bone and then down my lower lash line as well to subtly smoke things out.
2.) Next I took the taupe, soft eggplant ‘Smoke’ shadow into the outer half of my crease with a tapered brush, blending down onto the outer third of the lid as well. I then blended the same shade down my lower lash line to balance out the shadows on my lid.
I’m one of those people that tends to either wear eyeshadow or a lipstick but not really the two at once. I realise that sounds a bit odd and maybe it’s something I do that no one else does? Often when I do my eye makeup I just like all of the focus to be on my eyes and it’s the same but vise versa when it comes to lipsticks. So pairing the *’Secret Salma’ Hot Lips lipstick with this look was definitely out of my comfort zone (as tame as that may sound.)A gorgeous deep rose lipstick, Secret Salma is a shade that I think would flatter most skin tones and it really surprised me. I realised that sometimes it’s nice to create a balance between a gorgeous lipstick and your eye makeup, so I don’t have to shy away and always just choose one or the other like I used to.
PS, the little embossed lips on these Hot Lips lipsticks was much appreciated by me!
While I’m not expecting a makeup collection to transform me into a supermodel any time soon, I loved how soft all of the shades from this collection were and how each product on it’s own still really packed a punch. I may not be a supermodel (and I’ll most likely never be a supermodel) but I did feel excited to try new makeup combinations and to create more soft, smoked out looks in future. If a makeup collection can get me excited about makeup again and out of my rut, then that’s pretty impressive in my books.
What did you think of this look? Do you get stuck in makeup ruts as well?