Hi guys! It’s time for a new Beauties on Fire collab! We’re back from a hiatus on the collab. This month’s theme is appropriately “Press Play” to get back into things.
What is Beauties on Fire?
We’re a beauty blogger support group on Facebook (come join us over here). You can ask for help, promote your recent posts and social media, and get any sort of blog support you need! We also have this monthly collab, where we hold a poll for themes over on Twitter and then post about them on the last Thursday of each month!
Like I said, it’s Press Play. Somehow I missed the video game reference (I’m used to Nintendo’s Press Start) so I decided to create a look for one of the themes that I didn’t do the first time around. For a while, BoF was a weekly collab, and I was dealing with depression and lack of motivation with blogging. There were a few themes I didn’t get around to doing, and a few where I made a look but didn’t get around to posting within that week.
That said, I chose the theme Nature. I’ve been meaning to make a sunrise look for a while, and decided to give it a go!
If I were to do a video game-inspired look, I probably would have done another Pokemon-inspired look. Check out my Dragonair look from the Beauties on Fire Pokemon theme.
I take a train in to work every day, and I love getting to see the sunrise every morning. Something is always a little different due to the weather and the clouds. There was one day in particular where there was a band of clouds all in one line above the horizon, and they just glowed. I unfortunately don’t have pictures of any of my sunrises, let alone this one really beautiful version.
I was planning on a sunrise eye look, but that somehow turned into half my face. I also think it turned into more of a sunset, especially more on camera.
Smashbox Primer Oil
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Make Up For Ever Foundation in Y245
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Porcelain
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light-Medium Honey
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe
Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Lipstick in Sapphire Siren
Nyx Liquid Suede in Stone Fox
Urban Decay Basquiat Palette: Shades Studio, 1960, Neo, Les, Graffiti
Urban Decay Electric Palette: Shades Slowburn, Savage, Revolt
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blackout
Mac Modern Twist Kajal Eyeliner in Swamped
Essence liquid pen eyeliner (name has rubbed off)
I started with a normal base makeup routine (primer, foundation, concealer) and then went in with the lipsticks all over my forehead. I used Poe in most places, and blended in the other two shades to that and blended them all down a little.
The pale pink shade Studio went all over on my eyelids, before I really committed to the full-face look. It could be used to blend some of the blue into the skin for a more sky-like color.
I then started placing pink color down for the clouds (1960 and Savage). I’d then place some of the orange (Slowburn) and purple (Neo) along the edges and pack on color for all the shades to get my desired intensity. I probably should have traced the clouds out beforehand and used a white base so they look more pink than red, but oh well!
For my shadowy foreground, I used small brush strokes with Graffiti, Les, Blackout, and my Essence liner to build out the overall shape and then used Swamped for my straight line along the bottom, as well as my waterlines. Then it was a matter of just filling in the rest of the shadow!
I finished the look by dotting Revolt along the top of my forehead.
I loved coming up with the look and seeing how this turned out! It does look more like a sunset than a sunrise in my opinion, but that’s still fun. Now I have a starting point for my next sunrise look.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our other Beauties on Fire collaborators (Naomi’s post linked here; the others are at the end of her post). You can definitely join our Facebook group or the collaboration. And no, you don’t have to go all-in with an editorial style look like I did here!