Friday, 26 June 2015

Makeup makeover #1 Subtle daytime glam

Today, instead of my usual Friday makeup look post, I'm bringing you my first makeup makeover done on my beautiful friend Jo. I like to see makeovers on other blogs so I thought it would be fun to add this feature on my blog. It won't be a weekly occurrence, maybe monthly, depending on how eager my friends will be to model for me :) I'm not a makeup artist and I rarely get the chance to practice doing makeup on someone else's face but when it does happen it's lots of fun.
I've done makeup on my friend a few times before and she liked it but we never got around to taking any pictures but this time we decided to share with you the final result :)
Jo doesn't wear makeup every day and when she does, it's very minimal with a bit of eye liner, mascara and maybe a lipstick if she's feeling adventurous :) So anything more it's lots for her. I had to bare that in mind and keep the makeup as minimal as possible but at the same time do my job at making her look glammed up. As she was attending Ascot races since the morning we knew the makeup needs to be day appropriate but also glamorous enough to fit with the whole Ascot atmosphere.
Zoeva Naturally Yours palette
After moisturising her face I applied the Laura Geller Spackle under makeup primer to ensure that the makeup will stay in place all day. Jo's skin is on the drier side and this primer feels hydrating so it was the perfect one for her. For her base I used Dior Star foundation in the shade 020 which matched her very well. To correct under eye darkness I applied the Pixi Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach (review). I set everything with a light dusting of L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder just to be sure that nothing will move around her face in the sun.
Zoeva Naturally Yours palette
For her eyes Jo wanted something pink to match her outfit but nothing smokey and dark. I used the shade Rose Gold from Retro Future palette by Zoeva all over the lid as a main focus. It's a gorgeous golden rose shade that was still pink but subtle enough to look elegant, day appropriate and not too much for someone who never wears eyeshadows. To define the eye I used shade Soft & Sexy from the Naturally Yours palette by Zoeva in the crease and darkened a bit the outer corner using Slow Dance from the same palette. I also applied Slow Dance to the lower lash line. Then using the dark grey shade Timeless Chic I lined her upper lashes creating a small wing for a bit more defined, but still subtle and romantic, look. To finished off the eyes I applied Kiss Cosmetics Volumetric Lust mascara to her lashes.
To define her brows I used the Rimmel Brow Pencil in Hazel.
Freedom Makeup Pro Glow Purr
To bronze Jo's face a bit and add a subtle glow to her skin I used the Freedom Makeup Pro Glow in Purr and to add a healthy flush to her cheeks I applied lightly the Inglot #72 blush.

For Jo's lips I chose Essence lip liner in the shade Cute Pink which I used to line and fill in her lips and on top I applied the Mac Lipglass in Golden Blanket as it has a golden rose tone to it so it matched perfectly the eyeshadow and finished off the look beautifully.

And here's my lovely friend wearing her gorgeous outfit and the fancy hat, ready for the big day at Ascot :)
Let me know if you liked my first ever makeup makeover post. Would you like me to do more of them in the future?
What kind of makeup look would you go for if attending a posh event like Ascot racing?



  1. Very beautifull make up and lovely model ! I love this idea of regular post !

  2. Jo looked stunning, love the make up look that you did for her, the lip colour matches her outfit perfectly too :)

    I would be a willing model for you :) We just need to live nearer!

    Pams Stuff and Things

  3. This make up looks amazing - you made your friend even more beautiful than she is naturally ;) I think I might recreate this look for the next week event I'm invited for ;)
    If you'd like you could check out my new blog - I'd be honored ;)

  4. I love this post Dagmara and would love to see it become a feature on your blog :) I love the look you did on Jo and she looks stunning - perfect for a day at the races xx

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this post, Dagmara and I hope it'll become a regular series, please! Jo is a natural beauty and definitely doesn't need lots of makeup but wow, you made her look so glamorous! You got skillz, Dagmara!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. Your friend looks gorgeous, you did an amazing job!


  7. she's stunning anyway, but you made her look even more gorgeous

  8. Wow you did a great job, beautiful makeup!

  9. That's nice to hear :) Thanks!

  10. I'm glad to be of help :) Thanks hun!

  11. Thank you Shireen! I will try to do it a monthly feature on my blog ;)

  12. Thank you hun! I will try to do it once a month as long as I find models :) x

  13. I would be more then happy to practice on you, Pam :) x

  14. As usual a stunning and well written post. I like the methamorphosis and you've done an excellent job with your friend. She is stunning with or without makeup but you made her look extra glam yet in a very subtle way. Perfect for am Ascot day. Love it !

  15. Oh wow! Jo is stunning, she looks amazing and I love how you did her eyes! I always want to do something like this but my friends never let me touch their face sadly...hahah <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  16. This is such a fun post, I love the gorgeous look that you created on your beautiful friend. I especially love the eyes! You did an awesome job :)


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  17. Yeah, I know what you mean, my friends are not that eager to pose for me either, ha! x

  18. I love this kind of post for a change, how fun! You did such a great job on your friend, she looks beautiful (before & after of course) but her makeup really is amazing x

    Beauty with charm


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