11 July 2012

Olympic beauty with Maxfactor and Caroline Barnes

Caroline Barnes is one of my favourite make up artists, and I love the make up look she has created for staff at the upcoming Olympic victory ceremonies:

Bearing in mind the mix of different ethnicities and make up skills, she has created a really easy to wear neutral look, with just a hint of colour in the form of purple eyeliner.

Max effect trio eyeshadow in Coco crazy
Miracle touch creamy blush in soft copper
Liquid effect pencil in violet voltage
False lash effect gold mascara
Professional loose powder in translucent
Masterpiece colour precision eyeshadow in pearl beige
Max colour effect lip gloss in romantic
(all available from Boots and Superdrug)

The purple eyeliner was inspired by the official uniform, and the rest of the make up centres around a subtle but defined eye, naturally flushed cheeks and pink glossy lips, all finished off with a light dusting of loose powder to keep shininess at bay.

At the event, we were given the opportunity to recreate the look on ourselves, and as as someone who isn't very good at eye make up, I can personally vouch for how easily it is to recreate. The purple eyeliner was suprisingly easy to wear, although I didn't apply it as heavily as it was on the model. On the whole, I thought it was a really polished but subtle look, and one that I've since worn on a regular basis.

What do you think about the official Olympic look? Will you be recreating something similar?

12 comments:

  1. Hi lovely, great blog!

    Now following :)

    Please check out mine if you can, looking forward to your next post! :)

    xoxoxo

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  2. This looks like such a good make-up look - natural but oh so pretty! Thanks for this post! I'm tempted to try an recreate this look for myself!

    Helen xxx

    beautifullysuperfluous.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Have fun recreating the look, it's great for everyday wear x

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  3. Caroline Barnes is an inspiration! Thanks for posting about this event! Laura xx

    Laurawaltonmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. She really is! Hope you enjoyed reading the post x

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  4. I really love the look of the collection, especially the neutral eyeshadow.
    - Keyta x

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    1. It's not a collection as such, but the eyeshadow is lovely x

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  5. I love the natural look. This has reminded me what a great mascara false lash effect is. x

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    1. Same, I've been using Benefit they're real recently, bit am going back to false lash effect as soon as it runs out x

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  6. I've NEVER thought of using purple eyeliner! I'm very light blonde so I can imagine the contrast will look super cool. Thanks for the tip! :D

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    1. You're welcome, judging by the model in the photo above, I'm sure purple eyeliner will look lovely on you x

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