Sunday, 18 March 2012

Taylor Swift Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Country music has never been a favourite of mine but there's something about Taylor Swift and her songs that I just can't get enough of. Not only is she amazingly talented but I think she is so beautiful and glamorous and her makeup always looks amazing. So in saying that, I decided to do an inspired look from one her old music videos, "Our Song". I absolutely loved the green look she wore in the beginning of the video and I've always wanted to recreate it. In my last post (St. Paddy's Day Makeup Look), I mentioned that I want to do more green makeup tutorials, and I thought this is the perfect time to finally have an excuse to wear this makeup look :)

Here is the Inspiration...

Here's the Inspired Look...

Face products

Mac Prep + Prime Face Protector SPF 50
Bobbi  Brown Corrector - Light Peach
Revlon Colourstay Foundation - True Beige
Laura Mercier Loose Powder
Nars Bronzing Powder - Casino
Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso
Mac Highlighter - Soft and Gentle

Lip products

Rimmel London Kate Lipstick in #14
Napoleon lip gloss in Mauritius Peach

Eye products

Crush Cosmetics 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette (I numbered the colours I used in the picture)
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Virgin eyeshadow
Mac Loose Pigment - Golden Olive
Mac Pro long wear eyeshadow - Legendary Black
L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow - Permanent Khaki
Mac Paint Pot - Painterly
Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner - Black
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Original
Maybelline Falsies Mascara - Blackest Black

How to step by step

  • Prime the eyes using UDPP.
  • Apply a small amount of Painterly paint pot all over the lid using ring finger. 
          TIP: use as little product as possible to avoid your lids from drying out.
  • Dab a good amount of loose powder under the eye. This makes it easy swiping off any fallouts on the cheeks/face after applying the eyeshadows.      
  • Using #1 (lime green colour) from the Crush Cosmetics 88 Shimmer Palette, apply it all over the lid up to the crease using an eye shading brush and then blend out any harsh lines and edges using a blending brush. 
  • Using the other side of the eye shading brush, dip it in Mac's Golden Olive pigment, tap off any excess to prevent fall out and pat it all over the lid on top of the lime green colour. Using a small tapered blending brush, also place it on the outer corner, building it up to a darker colour.
  • Going back to the Crush Cosmetics palette, pick up colours 2, 3 and 4 and pat it all over the lid and inner corner using the same side of the shading brush used with colour 1. Line the lower lash line as well.
  • Grab the same tapered blending brush, pick up Permanent Khaki and pack it on the outer corner, blending it outward. Line the outer third of the lower lash line as well.
  • To give the eyes more definition,  pick up Legendary Black and place it on the outer v and work it in to the crease of my eye socket with a back and forth motion.
  • With a light hand, use a clean blending brush to blend out all harsh lines and edges.
  • Line upper lash line with BB gel eye liner and wing it out using an eye liner brush.
  • Tight line and line waterline with a black eye pencil. I used Mac's Smolder (I forgot to take a photo).
  • Using a flat shader brush, highlight the brow bone with UD's Virgin.

And Voila!! <3

I definitely enjoyed creating this look and I hope you guys liked this tutorial.


  1. Amazing look!Love it....U look gorgeous hun! :)

  2. Gorgeous eyes!! I love Taylor Swift too! Please visit my blog, I'm hosting my first giveaway and the gift is pretty awesome!!:)

  3. Gorgeous, everything is in such perfect harmony. I'm so envious of your makeup skills!

  4. wow love it! it is perfect!!:) Kisses!

  5. omg i have the same exact earings like you have on! :D and i love your makeup! :)

  6. really gorgeous hun, i loved taylor's makeup in this video it looks so pretty on you! xx
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  7. I like taylor eyes and yours color is so amazing tips. beautiful

  8. It's extremely sultry. Love it.

  9. Love it! I never thought I would like green eye make up but it looks really good :)

  10. You always have amazing looks! :) Keep up the great work <3

  11. Gorgeous green makeup! I love it and it's perfect for St. Patrick's day :)


  12. Its funny that you've done a green tutorial here, I wore green yesterday and took a FOTD. Feeling more brave now =)

  13. wow i love this look! u look lovely w green shadow =]

  14. ohhhh I love this! such a gorgeous look :)

  15. holy shit you are beautiful! you have the most amazing skin i have ever seen.

  16. you have nailed this look! You look stunning!
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  17. Wow!! Amazinggggg look. You are so gorgeous. What make up brushes do you use?? So pretty!!

  18. I love it! Green isn't a color I usually go for. Good job!

  19. Love this, it looks great! You're so talented:) xx

  20. Thank you all girlies. Means a lot! Xx

  21. What kind of eyelashes are you wearing??? LOVE them. natural but dramatic. (:

  22. Very cute look! I love your blog it's great and very informative!


  23. Super gorgeous-professional and perfect..never in a long time I have seen such an EOTD that I can give happy give 5/5!! Keep it up!Great Tutorial!! And you're so so pretty!! Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorials


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