Shades Of U Contest: Holiday Look # 9 From Marcela

An artistic rendition of the holiday look comes from Marcela of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She painstakingly drew a pattern of holly leaves on her cheeks with keen attention to detail. The pattern is gorgeous and it truly bespeaks of holiday traditions and warm, fuzzy thoughts of Christmas. You could tell from Marcela's strokes that the pattern was very carefully and lovingly made and was not done haphazardly, nor was it rushed. I admire the fact that she used common, ordinary makeup to draw her work of art instead of using specialized body paint. In line with her concept, Marcela kept the rest of her face clean and neutral so as not to overwhelm. The clean lines of her eyes, cheeks and lips drew attention to her holiday pattern which is of course the focal point of her look. I love the entire concept, and she pulled off the entire look amazingly well.

'Tis the season to be holly!


* La Roche Posay Toleraine Liquid Foundation in ‘light beige’
* Natura Diversa corretivo extreme conforto candeia in 'claro' (Concealer) (light beige)
* Faces_Natura polvo compacto in ‘bege natural claro’ à (Pressed Powder)
* Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in '01 peony’


* Bloom eyeliner in ‘black’ to line lower lash line and trace ‘v’
* Givenchy eye shadow in ‘dressy black’ on ‘v’
* Clinique colour surge eye shadow soft shimmer in ‘sierra glaze’ on middle
* Clinique shimmering tones powder in ‘golden bronze’:
- Dark and middle shade on lid
- Light shade to highlight beneath the brow and blend
* Mila Marzi mono eye shadow in ‘1110/101’ (gold) on inner corner and to line lower lash line
* Clinique high impact mascara in ‘black’ on upper and lower lashes


* Natura Diversa lápiz retractile in ‘cor da boca’ (Lip Liner)
* Nivea Labello in ‘cherry’
* L’Oreal glam shine sorbet in ‘cherry sorbet’

* Mila Marzi mono eye shadow in ‘1110/P10’ (green) to draw leaves
* Dinhora labial cremoso in ‘N·71’ (red lipstick) to draw berries
* Maybelline New York waterproof liquid eyeliner in ‘black’ to outline


* Sponge wedge à to even out foundation and concealer
* Natura blush brush à to apply pressed powder and blush
* Natura eye brushes à to apply eye shadows and draw leaves
* Drugstore brand brushes à to blend shadows and to apply liner

1 comment

Vi Anne said...

i love the detail!