Sunday, May 26, 2013

The "Suits" Look: Rachel Zane

If you follow me on Twitter then it will come as no surprise to you that I have fallen head over heels for the TV series "Suits" (erhm, and vampire diaries....) . If you haven't heard about it then I will not even attempt to describe it as I will fail massively at making it sound interesting, but have a read here and check out this video for an idea of what it is about. I watched both seasons, all 28 episodes in about 72 hours which is for one crazy even for me, but also comes to show how addicting it is. So consider yourself warned, that if you manage to sit through the not "oh-so-amazing" first episode and proceed to watch the next ones, then you will most likely not be able to stop. 

But enough about the series and over to one of the gorgeous cast-members Meghan Markle, better known as the role of Rachel Zane. After watching both seasons, I realised that I wanted to do a make-up look inspired by her glowy, sultry look and well, here it is: my take on the Rachel Zane look. It isn't too different from my usual everyday look, but the liner is black, not brown like I usually go for and the skin is a tiny bit more glowing.

The products I used are shown in the photos below and as for how I did it, here goes: Use a base/foundation that has a dewy finish. Something like Rimmel's Wake Me Up (medium coverage) or L'Oréal's Nude Magique BB Cream (light coverage) works perfectly! I suggest mixing it with your primer, if you use one, to make it appear as natural as possible. Then, on a synthetic angled brush or a kabuki brush, apply the Bronze Universal to the cheeks, tip of the nose, hairline/forehead and anywhere the sun would naturally hit the face. This creates the illusion of a tan similar to Rachel's. For blush, go for a golden toned, warm coral such as the colour P Pie (far left in the blush palette) by Sleek. Apply this with an angled brush slightly below the tops of your cheekbones but not quite as low as a contour. Go over the high-points of your face with the Crescent Moon highlighter to add glow and dimension.

For the eyes, just smudge some of the Cream Shadow Stick along the base of the lashes and then blend it with a small pencil brush. For some extra definition, tight-line with a black liner and lightly line the lower lashline as well. Add some lipstick, I used a pinky- peach combo, and mascara and voila! You are done!

Top Left: Chanel Bronze Universal, Sleek Blush Palette in Pumpkin 363
Bottom Left: TopShop highlighter in Crescent Moon, Rimmel Wake Me Up foundationL'Oréal's Nude Magique BB Cream, The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

Top to bottom: Max Factor Smokey Eye Effect, Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir, Maybeline (MNY) Lipgloss in a peachy pink colour - the name has rubbed off.., ELF Lipstick in Party Pink.

I hope you liked this post! If you have any looks you would like me to do a tutorial on, let me know in the comments and I will get to it! And don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a brush cleanser plus some other secret goodies. You can enter HERE!!

Lots of Love,

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Molly Lyon said...

Whoever told you to get on Vampire Diaries must be a seriously intelligent gal... Oh... Wait... ;)

Molly Lyon said...

Ps, you look gorgeous!

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Jenny Plog said...

You look beautiful dear!!! great post!!

Yinyin said...

Lovely look! I don't watch suits unfortunately but I've heard good things about it - hope you're enjoying it!

Really like the peachy lip gloss from Maybelline!

Just to let you know, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award and would absolutely love it if you could take part too!

I look forward to your post!

Yinyin xx | YinyinLoves

Becky P said...

Nice! I love it! you look gorgeous dear xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Aw thank you love!! xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Thanks hon! I appreciate the love :) Will have a look at your blog right now xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Ah thank you!! xx

Emilie Garnes said...

You HAVE TO watch it! pretty much an epic tv show :D Aw thank you! I already responded to one, but I might answer the questions just for the sake of it ( so as not to bore my readers with two very similar posts ;) ) xx

Emilie Garnes said...

Thank you love! xx

Kasha Zee said...

I've been eyeing up that pore minimiser from the Body Shop for a while now, but when I got a bit on my hand from the tester it felt oddly sticky. Is it actually any good?

Kate x