Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Yesterday I saw on James Molloy's - Director of Artistry for Mac Cosmetics in Asia - Instagram page @molloysie - a picture of Madonna from 1992 shot by Steven Meisel.

Madonna is my favourite singer, and her look in the early 90s is my favourite of hers.

I guess the Nineties in general are my favourite makeup era of all times. Back then I remember looking at pitctures of supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell on the Gianni Versace catwalk, and thinking those girls in those dresses were the most beatiful thing that could possibly exist.

So yeah, as soon as I saw James's picture I had to grab colours and brushes straight away!

The products I used were very basic.

L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation in DW3 Gold Linen, applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush, and Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30.

Matte dark brown eyeshadow in the crease and matte medium brown eyeshadow on the lid.
A thin line of black liquid eyeliner just to make sure no flesh colour would show through my lashes.

To get big, thick and long lashes without using fake eyelashes I applied Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara base and Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara.

On the lips only a matte lip pencil. Spice by Estee Lauder, a dark browny pink, was exactly the shade I had in my mind that I wanted to use on my lips. I applied the pencil a little darker on the lip outline to stay true to the era :-)

Then bronzer. A LOT of dark matte bronzer. I used Kiko 01 Mat Tan from an old limited edition summer collection.
I made the contouring under my cheekbones very strong, and I even put bronzer all over my ears and a good inch into my hairline to make sure that nothing of my original pink skin would show through!!! :-D

I also tried a softer version of the look, to make it more modern. I simply wiped away some of the paint I had on!
So the eyes became of a softer brown, the lips turned into a natural nude and the contouring became less dramatic.
I didn't touch my ears though, I left them all bronzed up hahaha!! :-D

If you would like to see more celebrity inspired looks I created, please go to

I would love to know what you think, thank you for taking the time to come over to see me <3



  1. i love both looks but prefer the softer version..your "original" pretty face is easier to be seen with softer make-up..! though on the first picture, you still look like one of the dolls at the Barbie store..!!! i'd love to learn your technique to apply the eyeshadows like you do...!!! i'm always trying but never got there yet. :-( looking forward to your next look.! :-)

    1. Yi Jung I believe that the number one "trick" about applying eyeshadow is the brush you apply it with!
      You could put flour on your face, but if you do it with the right brush it will look beautiful!!
      My top brush of all time is MAC 217, no other gets it done like it!!!
      I really recommend you give this a try and see how it works for you.
      Thank you so much you are always so sweet, I'm looking forward to your next comment!! ^_^ :-*

  2. hehe..!!thanks MJ for your precious tip...!!! i always apply eye shadows with my finger or the sponge brush..the round sponge thingy...maybe that's why i never can get it the shape of my eyes, the fact that i have simple eyelid, makes it even more difficult...thank you so much for your recommendation on the brush..!i will get it and try it and will let you know...!!! can't wait to see your next look..l!!! :-))


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