Don’t miss this | Vivienne Westwood SS12 beauty remix

For my most recent She Said Beauty tutorial, I was asked to do a wearable reinterpretation of Vivienne Westwood’s Spring/Summer 2012 (Gold Label) runway look. For those of you who haven’t seen it – that’s not the easiest of tasks.

I ended up going with red, gold, and coral eyeshadows, plus a touch of gold and black liner. See the post here on She Said Beauty for more photos (plus a tutorial, & product recommendations), or head behind the cut for product swatches, ramblings, and… I don’t know, some other stuff. Sometimes (read: most of the time,) I get carried away.

I swatched a lot of products to figure out what I’d be using for this look, and I figured I may as well share swatches, right? The one thing I nixed completely was a violet and gold lip – yeah, there’s really no way to make that wearable when paired with red smokey eyes. Might do a nude eyes + dark violet lip sometime soon, though; could be fun!

A number of the products swatched were limited edition, discontinued, from palettes, or all of the above – sorry about that! A handful of them have been reviewed on theNotice (and still exist in shops), though, so don’t shy away from the search bar if something piques your interest ;)

This is what happens to a beauty blogger’s hand on a daily basis.

It isn’t always pretty.

And also, it more often than not leaves you with awkward red, violet, or greenish stains.

For days.

Products used…

They’re not all listed in the She Said Beauty post (due to availability & such), but here’s what I actually ended up using!

Eyes: Generic 52 matte eyeshadow palette (plus a bit of the coral from a 10 blush palette to blend it all out), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black), Fyrinnae Polar Bear (foiled to wing liner), Imju Fiberwig mascara, plus one of the gold eyeshadows in the Sephora Moonshadow baked eyeshadow palette.

Cheeks: MAC Powder Blush (Matte) in Fever

Lips: GOSH Velvet Touch lipstick in Darling (patted on lightly and very, very sheerly) layered with Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon

Anyhow – hope you enjoy the look. Talk soon! How are all of your weeks going so far? Feel free to hit up the comments if you need somewhere to bitch about paperwork, incompetence, excessive readings, or all of the above ;)

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  • Reply bellachique

    You pull off those colours really well, I find red and coral eye shadows sooo tricky to wear, but with the touch of the golden shade it really looks great!
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    March 22, 2012 at 6:16 AM
  • Reply @fluffyblog

    This is an incredibly pretty look on you!

    Emma xo
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    March 22, 2012 at 6:32 AM
  • Reply Jeanne

    That is GORGEOUS! I never thought to pair red with gold though, I usually do browns & coppers. I love wearing red/bright pink eyeshadows but sometimes I do have to scrap a look I'm doing because I look ill/crazy haha.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    VW is one of MY FAOVRITE designers. I wonder if she'd consider doing something with Illamasqua, doesn't it seem like a great natural pairing? I love your interpretation. It's obviously years more wearable, softer and more feminine.

    Aaah bitching….hurr. Not much bitching for me. I feel like I just need too the yards of paperwork on my desk and power through. I'll be taking a break between my Bachelors and Law School (mostly to get a high LSAT score to get more money) and that's the time i'm dreading. I'll be working with my family full time (as opposed to part time) and it's not going to be fun.
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    March 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM
  • Reply Vijaya

    I'm very lucky not to have any bitching to do yet. Ask again in a week. xP
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM
  • Reply rasilla

    Rae~ sooooo lovely (as usual :) is that creepy?? xD)
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
  • Reply mjacqueline

    My DH calls my arm swatches a case of the bloggertitis. Anyway very lovely fotd, I love the soft colours.
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    March 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    GORGEOUS Rae!! These colours look great on you! So fresh and SPRINGY unlike OUTSIDE.
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    March 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    I absolutely love this look!! It looks terrific and I want to go recreate it RIGHT NOW :) And you made Fever look a lot less scary than I imagine it to look on – great job!
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    March 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM
  • Reply Alison M

    So striking with the gold liner! I think that's the element of perfection with this look.
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM
  • Reply @MaggiesMakeup

    So pretty! And I love the teeny little freckles on your cheekbones. *covets*

    The swatch-attacked hand is pretty much what I look like after every visit to Sephora, only not so color-coordinated. :P
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    March 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM
  • Reply Vulcan_Butterfly

    WOW! Gorgeous job on the eye makeup, it looks flawless!
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    March 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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