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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  • Reply frecklesspeckles

    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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    June 6, 2011 at 6:50 AM
  • Reply callitbeautyblog


    loveloveLOOOVE! you did an amazing job! the side to side comparison is just stunning :).
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    June 6, 2011 at 6:54 AM
  • Reply Socialite Dreams

    you did an incredible job :D i love it! i'm so trying this look
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    June 6, 2011 at 7:11 AM
  • Reply lyn

    This is super gorgeous and such an inspiration too :-)
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    June 6, 2011 at 8:40 AM
  • Reply vijiis

    Wow! You did a great job with the replication. =]
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    June 6, 2011 at 8:41 AM
  • Reply Vesna

    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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    June 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM
  • Reply rasilla

    *two thumbs WAY up!*

    June 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    Incredible Rae! Just full of gorgeousness!!
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    June 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM
  • Reply Larie

    Love the double winged look – and great colors! Gorgeous as always :D
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    June 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM
  • Reply Ashley

    Such a fierce look, you did an amazing job Rae!
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  • Reply MadameBFatale

    You look absolutely stunning, I must try this look!
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    June 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM
  • Reply 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!)

    June 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM
  • Reply Soo

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

    I think I may try this look out myself too~

    June 7, 2011 at 2:09 AM
  • Reply Silhouettex

    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.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:17 AM
  • Reply 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 ^^)!

    June 7, 2011 at 2:37 AM
  • Reply Shivani

    Wow gorgeous! You belong in a fashion shoot :O
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    June 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM
  • Reply MFunnyValentine

    LOVE! Can I have your cheekbones please
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    June 8, 2011 at 6:17 PM
  • Reply 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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    June 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM
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