Thursday, March 22, 2012

An exercise in creativity.

Hey lovelies,

One of my favourite beauty websites, Beautyheaven, recently came up with an amazing collaboration with Maybelline, they hosted an online chat forum between 6 pm and 8 pm. The theme was 'girls night in for a big night out', and the plan was for readers to post photos of looks created using Maybelline products, or if you didn't have any, then anything you had on hand! You could do anything you felt like, including lips, face, eyes, nails...anything that caught your fancy, really! The idea was to get creative, and also to learn from the creativity of other beauty lovers on the forum.

I got home a bit late, at 6.30 pm, but dashed on quick smart to see what everyone else was coming up with and there were some amazing ideas there. You can check out the thread for ideas (view it here), but be warned, it's a whopping 25 pages long! There are also some amazing tips, so do take care to read through if you can.

I thought it would be fun to take part so I started with the make up I'd worn to work, and built on from there. I didn't actually do anything to my foundation or blush, I basically just added on the eye make up. I thought I'd post the photos here for fun, so you can see what I came up with in the space of about 1.5 hours. Some of the photos aren't of the best quality as we were all rushing to get the photos up, and follow the chat comments as well, so please forgive the dim lighting.

This is what I wore to work today.

I then smoked it up a bit, the way I would
if I were going out to dinner after work.

A close up, it was a bit darker in real life.

I then added a bronze smokey eye and laid on
the eyeliner a bit more heavily.

In better lighting.

Bronze smokey eye and a soft lip.

Time for some red lippie!

Last look of the day, getting creative with the liner.

'Glamour shot' just for fun. :P

Well, that's what I came up with in 1.5 hours, lovelies, and let me tell you it was a frenzy for a bit! BH was really generous, too, they awarded most of the participants with little mystery Maybelline packs for taking part! Can't wait to see what shows up!

Much love,


  1. You are seriously stunning! Can't wait to see what you got! xx

    PS. Congrats on the prize in case I didn't say it over at BH :)

  2. You're so sweet, thank you so much! I will definitely let you know once I find out. :)

  3. I missed the event due to doing some overtime at work, well done and congratulations :)


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