Pop Art Make-Up Look (With MAC and House of Fraser!)

Wearing: Snood (worn as top), Primark // Sunglasses, London Retro // On My Face: Infallible 24h Foundation in Porcelain, L'Oreal // One Heck Of A Blot Translucent Powder, Soap & Glory // Liquid Eyeliner in Black, W7 // Mega Plush Mascara, Maybelline // Lipstick in Snob, Lip Pencil in Cherry (worn as eyeliner), and Select MoistureCover Concealer in NW15, all MAC at House Of Fraser

Spring is the time for trying new things, non? Make-up not the least. There were some pretty cool looks on the catwalk for S/S15; one of my favourites being the pop-art look. Everywhere from Fendi and Dior, to Peter Som and Max Mara, showed bright, modern eye make-up reminiscent of Rothko paintings. For my own take on the look, I went for a blue-toned, almost lilac lip colour (MAC'S Snob) and some messy red stripes under my eyes, with a thin black cat-eye on top. What I love about doing shiz like this to my face is that I feel like something out of The Tribe (if you're too young to remember what that is, then god help me) but also like a character from a Lichtenstein comic painting. Try to stick to one or two primary colours, and focus on making the skin surrounding your art as dewy and flawless as possible, so that it really pops (see what I did there? Okay, sorry). The details can be geometric, colourful, or unexpected; think statement lines of colour or upside-down eyeliner. But most of all, you just want to have fun with a look like this. Think of it as a taster for all the glorious, crazy festival looks that are on their way, and just do whatever you feel like.

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Pretty Little Liars OOTD

pretty-little-liars-outfitpretty-little-liars-outfitShift dress, Topshop // Peter Pan collar*, Dawson D Rose // Bag, Clark's

I know I'm not alone in saying that I am OBSESSED with Pretty Little Liars. Almost every blogger I know is totally addicted to it, and there are loads of reasons for its insane popularity. It's not the best scripted (or acted...) show around, but it is a true guilty pleasure, full of intensely dramatic storylines, great hair, and amazing outfits. My favourite little liar has to be Aria Montgomery, the most boho of the bunch. She wears lots of feathery earrings and pretty dresses paired with leather biker jackets. Peter Pan collars make quite a few appearances on the show, especially on Spencer, the most preppy little liar. This outfit is kind of a mash-up of stuff I could see Aria and Spencer wearing whilst they saunter around trying to figure out who the malicious "A" is. Let me know in the comments if you watch the show, but PLEASE....no spoilers. I'm only on season two.

Twin Peaks Make-Up Look

twin-peaks-make-up-lookSkin: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation // Sleek Blush in Macaron, from the Pink Lemonade palette // Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mugshot (from the Naked 3 palette) // Eyeko Super Skinny Eyeliner in Black // Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara // Lips: Mac Velvet Teddy // Brows: Random brown eyesahdow //

Twin Peaks is one of my favourite shows of all time, and has some epic female characters. I've always been a little obsessed with Madchen Amick, who plays small-town waitress Shelly Johnson. Shelly is a classic 90's BABE; her hair and make-up and basically everything about her is just goals, so I thought I'd attempt to recreate her natural, feminine, retro look. It's all about the lips and brows, in my opinion. She wears that distinctively 90's dark nude lipstick (I used MAC's Velvet Teddy here) and has defined brows with a pointed arch very near the middle. Another stalwart is grey eye-shadow across her whole lid and a thin line of black eye-liner very close to the lash line. I kept the skin natural with just a bit of corally-pink blush. It feels like the kind of look that I should be wearing with Mom jeans and a Calvin Klein t-shirt. Proper 90's babein'! I'm definitely getting excited for the new Twin Peaks series now, even though we've got a while to wait yet. Let me know in the comments which Twin Peaks character has your favourite make-up look!