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Blue double-winged eye makeup | Trip the Light Fantastic

Today, I wanted to share a look I did based off of the Sophie Ellis-Bextor Trip the Light Fantastic album cover. It’s one of my favourites – well worth listening to if you’re looking for dance-worthy British pop music – and Sophie always looks absolutely incredible (both in and out of her stunning Rimmel London campaigns)!

For this look, I tried to focus in on the bright, violet lip, super-contoured cheeks, and (most importantly), the gorgeous, double-winged blue eye makeup. Pair that with a double dose of Photoshop, and here are the results!

Products used

Eyes: Annabelle Eye Shadow Trio in Blue HueLancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Mochaccino, MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Marcelle LUX Liquid Eyeliner in Aqua.

Cheeks: MAC Powder Blush in Harmony

Lips: MAC Lip Pencil in Magenta

A couple of alternatives to think about – different price ranges, different availabilities (by country), different finishes…

M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, Rimmel, NARS, Estee Lauder

The Face

I wanted to emulate the super-Photoshopped feel of the cover, but just in case you were wondering how the image at the top of the post compares to the actual look – here are a few “regular” FOTD shots, plus a original-vs-edited image.

Now. I think that’s more than enough image-spam for today, don’t you? :P Have a lovely Monday!

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  • superb look rae!!! the photoshop work is great too… the colors just popped without looking to artificial… nice editing on the brows too … :)
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    • Thanks! :) The brows were a bit of a pain to do, but worth it imo :P

  • *gasp*

    loveloveLOOOVE! you did an amazing job! the side to side comparison is just stunning :).
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  • you did an incredible job :D i love it! i'm so trying this look
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    • Let me know how it goes! I'd love to see your interpretation of it :)

  • lyn

    This is super gorgeous and such an inspiration too :-)
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  • Wow! You did a great job with the replication. =]
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  • Amazing look, you look great! :)
    I have to add that I prefer those magenta lips, you should definitely wear that more often :)
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    • Haha, thank you darling :) I'm afraid I'm not (yet) bold enough to wear magenta lips out of the house, but I do love them for blog makeup looks!

      • I hope you'll find the courage to wear them outside your house. It would be a shame if you don't! :)
        I love bold lips! Today is such an ugly day here (raining all day long) so I'm wearing MAC Rebel and guys on work are thrilled with the color, lol :D

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        • Lol! I'll let you know if I do ;)

          Raining here too, but I'm a huge fan of the rain… so no complaints there!

        • Oh and P.S. MAC Rebel is a *seriously* hot lipstick – I bet it looks awesome on you! ^^

          • Vesna

            Thank you! <3
            It is amazing, really. I love MAC lipsticks because they really have some awesome colors like no other brand out there <3 Currently I'm waiting for Girl About Town and Ruby Woo (nothing special about red, but Ruby is THE red shade)!

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          • This is going to sound crazy, but I haven't fallen in love with any MAC lipsticks (yet)! I think the scent has something to do with it; the vanilla's not awful, but I really prefer scent-free products.

            I've seen some really awesome-looking swatches of Ruby Woo, though – you'll totally rock it! x

  • rasilla

    *two thumbs WAY up!*

  • Incredible Rae! Just full of gorgeousness!!
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  • Love the double winged look – and great colors! Gorgeous as always :D
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    • Thank you! I've been really feeling the double-winged looks recently – they're just always such fun to do!

  • Such a fierce look, you did an amazing job Rae!
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  • You look absolutely stunning, I must try this look!
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  • Kate & Zena

    This is pretty. I love the Photoshopped photo; it really goes to show how 'shopped ads are!

    Was this done recently or before you cut your hair?

    (P.S. When is your birthday Rae (and how old will you be on your next b-day?) I want to write it on my calendar so I can remember to wish you a happy birthday! If you want, I could send you a card by snail mail; but that, of course, requires an address. I love sending snail mail!)

    • Before I cut my hair :)

      (And I'm not telling – I've never been much for celebrating my birthday, tbh. Apologies, lovely!)

  • Soo

    the photoshopped version is totally hot! I really like the original images too :)

    I think I may try this look out myself too~

    • Glad you like the look! :) Give me a shout if you try it out; I'd love to hear how it goes!

  • This is HANDS DOWN my favourite look that you've ever done! With and without the photoshop :) I'm definitely going to have to recreate your recreation.

    • Aww, thank you!! I'm really happy with how it turned out ^.^

      Send me a link if you post it? Would love to see! :)

  • Nina

    I LOVE Sophie Ellis-Bextor ^^ You really look great wearing these colors, plus your double winged liner looks much better to me :) And you really have mad 'shopping skills (I'll never get tired of saying this ^^)!

    • *blushes* Thanks, Nina!! I love makeup like a madwoman, of course, but I always have so much fun doing the post-production work. It's really lovely to hear that you like the finished results!

  • Wow gorgeous! You belong in a fashion shoot :O
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    • Aww, thanks hon! I'm about a head too short for that, though :p (The unhealthy fixation on baked goods? Also not helping, lol!)

  • MFunnyValentine

    LOVE! Can I have your cheekbones please
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    • Tee hee, yes of course! The recipe for "Rae cheekbones" is one part Smashbox Smoke (yes, I often use it to contour, too), one part MAC Harmony, and two parts Photoshop :p

  • LatestGirls

    Blue eye shadow is really looking nice on you and the way you have applied it in your lids is amazing.
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