I am a massive fan of Halsey, and not just her music, but also how she is as a person. She’s accepting and unashamedly herself and I think we could all learn a thing or two from her. She has great style and a lot of uniqueness which I admire and I also love how natural her makeup always looks. So for this week’s Try It Out Tuesday, I went trawling through her Instagram and decided to recreate her billboard magazine look.
Firstly, Halsey always looks natural, so instead of using my foundation to its full coverage, I mixed just the tiniest bit of foundation in with moisturiser. It still gave me enough coverage that my skin tone was even, but I was still left with a natural and glowing finish.
I did the lightest of contouring, just using a bit of bronzer to sculpt some cheekbones, but I left out my forehead and the sides of my nose as I would usually do. Then, what seems to be a staple of her looks is that you can always see her freckles. Naturally, I do have quite a lot of freckles in the same areas she does, so I didn’t have to do too much except extenuating a few of them with a brown kohl pencil and tapping my finger on the dot to blend it into my skin a little better. A pinky orange blush completes the face.
For the eyes, a thin line of eyeliner – without any fancy wing business – and a coat of mascara on the lashes is all that’s needed. Her eyebrows are quite thick like mine, so I filled them in as I normally would, but if you have thinner or lighter eyebrows, I’d suggest doing them a bit thicker with a darker powder or pencil.
On the lips I did a mixture of things. In the reference picture it’s a mixture between of pink and red and I didn’t have that exact colour lipstick, so I mixed together some red with a mauve-pink lipgloss and managed a colour as close as I could.
I really enjoyed doing this look and the simplicity of it. Even though she wore it for the cover of a magazine, it comes across as an everyday look. It’s very wearable and doesn’t take that long to do!
If there are any celebrity looks you’d like me to try, or tutorials you’ve seen online that you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments.
Sparkle on! – Ellie .xx
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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 03
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
The Colour Experts Blush Palette in Pink Moods
Primark Take a Brow Kit
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Lacura Beauty Doll Eyes Mascara
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