Inspired by … Dior Golden Schock Collection, Holiday 2014

If you are new to the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for part one. Long story short, I try to recreate looks that I liked using the products I already own.

As Christmas and New Year are approaching at lightning speed, I went for a festive, full-on makeup look, something I would wear for a big event.

Dior Golden Shock Collection, Holiday 2014

I even try to recreate the pose!

First of all, I love the shape of the eye makeup. In contrast to the rounded eyeshadow application I did last time, the shadow is smoked out, elongating the eyes.

Sometimes I wish I used Photoshop. Picture taken by Mr. Loca

Despite the name of the collection, I didn’t spot any full on golden color on the model, more of a bronze, brown mixture of shades with a hint of grey and silver in the inner corner.
The lipstick looked very glossy, so I dabbed some eyeshadow on my lower lip to recreate that finish (and trying to make them look fuller. Didn’t work).

Close up of the eyes. Picture taken by Mr. Loca.

The products used:

Painterly Paintpot as base
MAC „Crosscultural“ es (matte) in the outer third of the lid, smoked out
MAC „Showstopper“ es (matte) to deepen the outer part even more
MAC „Bamboo“ es (matte) as transition and blending color
MAC „Random glittery grey/silver eyeshadow, I just can’t find the name anywhere“ on the inner third
MAC „Flip“ es (frost) in the inner corner
L´Oréal Super Liner in „Extra Black Gloss“ as liner (obviously)
L´Oréal False Lash Effect Butterfly mascara in black

Eyeshadows in order as mentioned above, Flip is in the upper left corner of the quad

MAC Matchmaster Foundation Shade 1.5
MAC „Harmony“ blush for contouring
MAC Concealer palette in „light“ for concealing and highlighting
Maybelline Mattemaker powder in „light beige“

Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter in „VaVaVoum“
MAC „Flip“ es as highlight

Face and lips

One thing I still have to adjust to is how much flash photography changes the makeup. After I finished, I feared I had totally gone overboard with the eyes and the contour, but looking at the pictures, I should have done even more. Especially the eyes look much lighter in the pictures than they were in person.

This is a look I would totally wear on a night out.

How about you, do you prefer rounded or cat eye?
And what are you going to wear for the holidays?
Let me know in the comments below.

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  • So I am pretty sure I already commented but I must have pressed the wrong button. So here we go again!

    Holly Molly, you look stunning! I love that eyeshadow that you used in the corner of your eyes. And I love that you recreated the pose from the photo, it's spot on! Mr. Loca did a great job!

    I am trying to do a holiday makeup look too but my skin has been so dry that I am scared to take any pictures!

    • Thank you so much, Agata. The eyeshadow (sadly) are from a Limited Edition several years ago, but they are great quality and easy to work with. I use them a lot.

      Is your skin always dry in the winter? Have you considered using a face oil?

    • It's not always that dry. I am trying to think what might have caused it. It's not even that cold out (at least for Michigan winter). I have been using an oil by some Polish brand that my sister sent me from Poland. Maybe I need more time!

    • Anything else you changed in your routine?

    • Not really. I started using a new miccelar water but it's not a drying formula so I have no idea.

    • Skin mysteries. Sometimes you just don't know what is going on.

  • This is brilliant 😀 I love that you even went so far as to copy the pose from the campaign! And the look is great.

    • Copying the pose actually made it easier. Sometimes I get a little hesitant about posing in front of the camera, as I feel it always looks awkward.

  • You look gorgeous and those eyeshadow complement so good your blue eyes! Kisses, Marta

    • Thank you, Marta.
      My eyes actually aren't blue, it is the lighting that makes them look this way.

  • Lovely inspiration! You perfected it beautifully and love the combination of shadows in the photo, stunning!

  • I love this! You've copied it really well!, it looks amazing! xx

    • Thank you, I am glad you liked it. It is great to see what you can recreate with the makeup you already own.

  • Beautiful makeup look and products! =)

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    • Thank you.
      I really liked your sequin holiday outfit over at your blog.

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