Beauties on Fire – Press Play!

Beauties on Fire – Press Play!

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!

The theme:

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.

The inspiration:

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.

The look:

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.

Products used:

The base:

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

Translucent powder

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)

The breakdown:

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.

The verdict:

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!

-xo, Andi

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6 thoughts on “Beauties on Fire – Press Play!”

  1. You’re right, it does look like a sunset, but I still like it! It reminds me of the time before it gets completely dark but it’s still so nice and pretty, I believe they call it twilight?
    I really love this collab, because it’s a chance for us to be a little artistic and step outside of our comfort zones 🙂
    Nicely done doll! <3

    1. Yes, I guess this is twilight! I‘ve always thought of it as that time of day when the light looks pale gray-ish? And yes this was such a fun look to play around with! Glad you liked it!

  2. Omg I LOVE this! Holy freakin’ hell, Andi! You’ve done an incredible job, it’s something so different and is just spot on for the collaboration, you’ve got talent lady! I keep forgetting just how much and then you wow me all over again. The make-up is spot on, your eye colour actually works perfectly too which has kind of amused me ha ha! I just adore it, I really
    love how you took it down this route too, by choosing a theme you’d missed previously, really clever idea! I think it’s turned out even better than had you gone the gamer route!

    1. Why thank you
      And I agree about the gamer route – this was definitely more fun and more creative than just eyeshadow, which is probably what I would have done!

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