Intro: So I’ve had this post written and ready since this morning, and my internet has been acting up all day, only giving me short bursts of access and then being a jerk again. I’m releasing the post early, (so I guess it’s Try This Look Monday this week!) because I worry that the issue with my internet is going to continue tomorrow. I would hate to have it just be down all day, rendering me unable to release the post at all!
Happy Tuesday, (edit: Er, Monday….) dolls! If you’re just joining us for Try this look Tuesday (TTLT), here’s a brief rundown of this exciting feature. Every week, I send a celebrity look to another blogger for them to recreate, photograph and send me the results. That blogger selects a celeb look for me, I copy it as best I can, photograph it, and voila! We have a super fun post! I’m currently doing double features (I send looks to two bloggers, they send each send a look to me, for a total of four looks) so that I can catch up before I move across the country and have to take a few weeks off at the end of the Summer.
This week, I’m thrilled to bring you Patricia from Beauty Informer and Michele from TrendyBelleblog, two absolutely stunning ladies who I’m so excited to be collaborating with! Don’t forget to check out and follow these amazing bloggers, and watch their blogs for re-bloggings of this post with added info about the products they used and descriptions of how they got their looks.
Let’s get right down to it:
Patricia channels Lea
Here’s the Lea Michele look I selected for Patricia. I chose this look because Patricia reminds me so much of Lea with her big, dark eyes, full lips and beautiful facial structure. I particularly love this look because of the red lips and understated eye makeup!
She nailed it! I think this replication is spot-on and Patricia looks as beautiful as I knew she would. I love this red on her lips and the lash-y yet simple eyes look amazing on her! Her warm, glowy skin tone is perfect, and her full brows are lovely.
On the collaboration:
“I was so excited when Stephanie contacted me about doing this collaboration with her. I am glad I did it. I enjoy playing with makeup and I love red lipstick. So, when Stephanie shared Lea Michele’s looks for inspiration, I immediately chose the look Lea wore for the 2011 Grammy”.
On the look:
“While I love bold red lips, I usually never go without my thickly lined kohl eyes. My signature daily look includes a lot of eyeliner on my upper and lower lids, including my waterline. However, I decided to try this look because it would force me to stay away from heavy liner. That’s something I find difficult to do, but I absolutely enjoyed recreating the look Lea wore! I wore the look to work and everybody liked it. I may just wear this look again.”
Stephanie takes on Taylor
For me, Patricia picked this awesome bronzy/brown smokey eye look that Taylor Swift wore to the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Taylor and I both have blue eyes, so I was excited about the bronzy tones because I know they make blue eyes pop. This look was a challenge because it’s a very multi-toned smokey eye, and I really wanted to find the right shades. I think I did a decent duplication and had a blast with this look. I love it! Check out the bottom of this post for the products I used and a description of how I got each look.
Patricia’s impressions of my recreation:
“I chose Taylor Swift’s 2013 People’s Choice Awards look for Stephanie because I love how Taylor makes her beautiful eyes the center of attention, and tones everything else down. I also chose this look for Stephanie because Taylor was the first celeb I thought of when I pictured Stephanie recreating a celeb look. I love the look Stephanie recreated. She didn’t forget the little details like the highlights Taylor wore at the inner corners of her eyes, the barely there blush, the neutral lip and the blend of the neutrals on her lids. I think Stephanie did a great job of recreating this look and it suits her features just as I imagined it would.”
Michele VS Jessica Alba
From the moment I saw her, Michele reminded me so much of Jessica Alba. She just has the same type of timeless, fresh beauty. Their features are so similar that I knew she’d rock a Jessica look, and she did! When Michele sent me her photos, I was blown away by the resemblance. I like how she made the look her own by using slightly different lip colour and wearing her hair down. I think this makeup is amazing on her!