Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fancy a Makeover??

Chances are, many of you have previously seen the InStyle Makeover tool. It's been around for years and I have used it plenty of times when deciding on new hair styles...to fringe or not to fringe is always the question.

I have been thinking more and more about my makeup these days, trying to find the best ways to do my eyes to make them pop. I remembered that the InStyle Makeover also includes makeup, particularly 'on-trend' styles...what better way to try out some new looks without actually having to apply the makeup!

A 'before' shot
As recommended I uploaded a photograph I took of myself (on my phone) with my hair pulled back and looking as straight at the camera as possible. I also took this shot looking up at a light to attempt to remove any shadows from my face, I think it works better that way. I also cropped around the photo in paint (oh and resized to less than 1000 pixels wide so it uploads quickly).

Only downside is when trying in hairstyles you have no neck.

You can apply celebrity hairstyles and then any makeup you choose, most of the big brands colours are listed (but be warned, MAC Lady Danger is much brighter on me in real life than the tool showed).

To keep things simple and have a bit of fun, I have applied the 'complete looks' from a few famous faces to my own.
I think this look works quite well for me, similar hair to what I have now (just a hell of a lot more volume!) red lippy, warm blush, dark eyes.


This one is similar just a little more subdued. I am learning that bronzed eyes is quite a good look for me.


Very smokey eyes, not so much. I look a little too rock star like this.


Though not quite as rock star as this pic! I sort of like it but it's really not me. Maybe one day if I bleach my hair more!


Going the other way now, these eyes are very similar to the ones I've liked. I think it's a good look. What do you think of the brunette crop? something in my future perhaps? I feel like Missy Higgins.


This one I really don't like. Pink is not my colour! Nor is the slightly blue tinged black hair haha.


And another one just for fun. Look out, I am a vampire now!

30 comments:

  1. I love the Cameron Diaz look on you, it looks fantastic! I must try this site out, ha!

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  2. Wow I've never seen that before how cool! And yep Cameron Diaz look wins! Although you also make a great vampire ;)

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    1. I think it's the eyes, maybe I should get contacts?

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  3. Wow! I've never actually heard of this tool before, but it definitely is amazing (and sounds like loads of fun). The Cameron Diaz look is my favourite as well hehe xx

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  4. I did not know about that style thing! I'm going to have some fun on the weekend haha!

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  5. You look really good with the hair of Cameron Diaz :)

    Kisses, Elena

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    1. Thanks :-) If only I could get it to do that though :-S

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  6. Hahaha awesome post! I want to give this a try I think!

    First two look best... Second with Bronze eyes is def the winner though :)

    x

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  7. Hahaha! I love this post!!! How cool.

    Well, there are some new make up/hair style ideas for you! :P

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  8. Wonderful post! I really enjoyed it and you've gone all bold with the latter choices. I agree the cameron diaz natural glam look suits you best... When you get that styled in real life, be sure to post pics!

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    1. I need an event to go that all out, wonder what I have coming up...

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  9. Hahaha this looks hilarious. The Cam Diaz hairstyle looks amazing on you!! Definitely give it a go :D

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  10. I love this tool... Looks like so much fun! U made me laugh at the missy Higgins comment haha

    The Cameron Diaz style looks good on u! Go for it!

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  11. I've never heard of this tool but it looks like fun!

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  12. I loooveeee the Cameron Diaz look on you!!! It is so glamourous... you should def give it a go xx

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  13. What an amazing idea! I love the different looks on you... I echo all of the votes for the Cameron Diaz style.

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  14. Go the fringe, I think!

    Celestine77

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    1. I sort of have one now, it's just gotten a bit long.

      Will have to book in with my hairdresser soon!

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  15. I hadn't heard of this site before. I actually really like the brunette pixie cut on you.

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  16. Thanks Klara, it's nice to know that I could handle dark and short if I ever decide to make the drastic change :-)

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