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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

spring beauty look: going grunge

spring beauty look:  going grunge photo

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer*, Kiko Kajal Eyeliner*, Kiko Lounge Nights Palette*, Laura Mercier Fire Glow and Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze*


For some reason over the past few weeks, this has become my go-to makeup look. Inspired by Brodie Dalle ala The Distillers times I’ve been opting for really smoked out brown eyeshadow. Taking it super low and right around the eyes for the ultimate punky grunge look. I tried not to use too much black as I didn’t want to throw back to my teenage years and create something a little more refined while also having that “smells like teen spirit” feel to it.

The key to this look is layering up different cream and powder textures to get that lived in look. The mix of texture gives it that lived in feel but also intensifies colours. I used a mixture of MAC Groundwork Paint Pot, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer, Kiko Kajal Eyeliner, Kiko Lounge Nights Palette, Laura Mercier Fire Glow and Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. I kept adding and blending out and then adding some more until it looked right. Blending is such must for looks like this. Blend, Blend, Blend and then blend some more. You want it to look super soft with no harsh edges. To make myself look like I’ve just rolled out of bed I have to spend ages blending and adding product... Makes sense! #beautygirllogic!

What do you think of this look?

57 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE this look! It seriously brings out the colour in your eyes and looks so warm.

    http://ashleighrhiane.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This look on you is gorg! May have to try it out on myself!

    x

    ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Really like this look! I've started smudging MAC Teddy eyeliner around my eyes and love the brown against blue eyes

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  4. I really like this look! I'll definitely be giving this a go myself :)

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This looks amazing! I always attempt a grundge look but it never seems to go right. I love the colours you've used x

    www.crazylins.com

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  6. I'm wearing a very similar look today! Also used the "On and On Bronze" :)

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  7. You look so naturally pretty with this look xoxo

    www.sliceofvanilla.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love this look! xox
    www.rocknrollajod.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This look is amazing! I'm going to need to try this :) But I doubt I can do as good a job as you haha

    xo,
    Carmen
    thefashionreformation.com

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  10. I'm not sure if this is something I would specifically called a spring makeup but it it looks gorgeous on you nevertheless. :) It suits you and brings out your eyes.

    Blu Button Box

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    1. grunge makeup is a trend for spring 2014 (:

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    2. Yeah I know that from you! I read every one of your posts even though I don't comment ;). That's exactly why I said what I said. :)

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  11. Love this look xo

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  12. This looks so lovely on you!

    andbeautyorsomething.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Looks lovely! Really suits you and your skin tones.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  14. Absolutely loving this look on you! It just suits you so well! What mascara did you use? Always jealous of your lashes, haha :)

    BrodieJay.com

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  15. Looks beautiful!

    http://beccahillblogs.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. I love this look so much, I even tried it yesterday after watching your video, it works so well! xo

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  17. I remember loving Brody Dalle in my teen years. She was so effortlessly cool.

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  18. This look suits you down to the ground. Beautiful :)

    Tiny Alis

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  19. Te favorece muchísimo ese look :)

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  20. Love this look. Love how you've applied the eyeliner :)

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  21. I love it, especially the smokey brown eye makeup, so let me get this so you blend and blend? ;) x

    EmmiHearts

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  22. love this look Lily, it is grungy without looking too grungy and also really well suited for Spring indeed <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/marieljanina

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  23. You look amazing! Great make up! :)

    http://kalisinspirationboard.blogspot.com/

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  24. that makeup looks amazing on you Lily! I love it, definitely going to try it out :) xx
    www.nellyandnoopy.wordpress.com

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  25. The grunge look suits you so well! You make me want to go blonde! x
    http://hmfjewels.wordpress.com/

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  26. It looks looovely! xx

    http://pembe-makaron.blogspot.com

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  27. I dug out my maybelline colour tattoo in on and on bronze yesterday and forgot how much I love it!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  28. awesome eye makeup

    http://www.aliceloves.com

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  29. Love this look. Smokey eye but with a neutral colour.


    I've just written a January Favourites blogpost over on my blog. Check it out and let me know if you've tried any of the mentioned products.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

    x

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  30. Love this makeup look! xx


    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Gorgeous look!

    xmrc.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Those colours make your eyes pop so much - they look stunning! Going to try this tomorrow:)

    Esmé
    http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Beautiful look.
    E, x
    http://loveisrealbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Gorgeous! I love the makeup look. x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. love love love this look!
    T x
    www.abritishbunny.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Love the eyecolour, beautiful..

    Ash xx

    ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. tried recreating this look the other day and just couldn't rock it like you. Your eyes are so stunning Lily
    Casualllyawkward

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  38. These bronze colours really bring out the colour in your eyes. I love it :) great for an everyday look

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. So edgy in a unique way. Please do videos for these looks!

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  40. This suits you soooo well!! You look stunning in these pictures!

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  41. amazing look, i really love the grunge edge to the eyes. I've been using darker colours all over recently and I love the smoke it gives
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. beautiful!!!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  43. This is by far the best look I've seen on your blog ever! Love it! Looks ridiculously awesome.

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  44. That look is amazing and it really brings out your gorgeous eyes!

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  45. The grunge look really suit you! This will be my makeup inspiration for tomorrow :)

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

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  46. I think you look so beautiful.. I will have to try this look for myself, definitely my type of make up. x

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  47. Hey, what mascara are you wearing here?

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