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A Tangerine Tango Makeover

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This fortnight the Makeup Utopia Challenge is less character-based and more trend-based. One of the hottest trends at the moment is barely-there makeup with a bright pop of neon colour. Larah captured the essence of this trend in her 5 finger, 5 nail trends article (the colourful french manicure). Your challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, is to interpret this trend on ... Read More »

A Capitol Style Makeover – The Hunger Games Chronicles

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I know, I know, we’re supposed to have a new Makeup Utopia challenge this week, but I couldn’t move on from the Hunger Games challenge without doing a Capitol inspired Face of the Day. When I was selecting products to create this look, I considered which brands would truly embrace the eccentric and colourful style of the Capitol, and it was ... Read More »

A Makeover in Tribute to the Death of Rue – The Hunger Games Chronicles

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This is the second Face of the Day for the current Makeup Utopia Challenge – the theme this time around is the Hunger Games. This Face of the Day is inspired by the death of Katniss’ ally in the 74th Hunger Games, Rue. I didn’t really have a solid plan for this look, I just picked up my brushes and ... Read More »

A Girl on Fire Makeover – The Hunger Games Chronicles

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Welcome to another Face of the Day inspired by the Makeup Utopia Challenge. The current challenge theme is The Hunger Games, and this look is my interpretation of the Girl on Fire. ​Crouched down, ready for the hunt Without giving too much of the plot away, the “Girl on Fire” is the public show persona of Katniss, the protagonist in the ... Read More »

An Illamasqua Inspired “Throb” Makeover

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Welcome to another week here at Makeup Utopia. As always, we’re starting the week with a Face of the Day based on the current Makeup Utopia challenge. The current challenge is Alex Box inspired, and this look is based off the Illamasqua Valentine’s 2011 collection, “Throb”. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how this makeup turned out. If ... Read More »

An Homage to Human Fundamentalism

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I have been feeling so incredibly inspired by the upcoming “Human Fundamentalism” collection from Illamasqua in the last week, and I fell in love with this image. In fact I loved it so much that I completely changed the challenge I had planned for this fortnight to accommodate my attempt to recreate the feel of this look. I actually encountered a few problems when creating ... Read More »

Bite of an Apple – A Dark Snow White

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If you have been a Makeup Utopia reader for a while, you will know that I like to keep my weekly Face of the Day in theme with the current challenge. I’ve done that again this week, but added a slightly gothic twist. Behold, my twisted Snow White: This all came about because I didn’t even START this look until after ... Read More »

A Little Mermaid Inspired Makeover

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Welcome to a new fortnight and a brand new Makeup Utopia Challenge. This fortnight the theme is Disney Princesses! I took my inspiration from the only redhead in the Disney franchise – Ariel, the little mermaid. Like most of the Disney Princesses, Ariel didn’t actually wear makeup, so rather than imitating her look, I was inspired by the colours she ... Read More »

Statement Eyeliner Makeover

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This weeks Face of the Day was almost a happy accident. I had visions on a strong MONOCHROME editorial look, heavy on the black – black eyeshadow, black lipstick, even contouring with a black shadow. I started by sketching out some basic shapes around my eye using a white eyeliner as a guide (a good trick if you are planning a statement ... Read More »

M.A.C SS12 Inspired Makeover – Monochrome

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Happy Monday! It’s time to say goodbye to last fortnights Makeup Utopia Challenge, and welcome in the new challenge – MONOCHROME! When designing this look, I took heavy inspiration from a M.A.C Spring/Summer 2012 trend, NEO-N Dynamic, urban, neoprene shades get a contemporary rethink, as pure-pigment eyes and lips go effortlessly edgy thanks to a new ease and lack of aggression ... Read More »