Quick Sophisticated Makeup: Lily Collins

Happy Monday guys! For today’s Monday Blues post I wanted to recreate this iconic look that Lisa Eldridge did last year on beautiful actress Lily Collins for a Lancôme campaign. It’s a simple and quick, yet very sophisticated look.

I definitely don’t see this as a daily makeup look, but it’s very wearable for both casual and formal occasions. I particularly enjoyed recreating it because I didn’t feel the need to overdose on highlighter, which is the trend everyone is obsessed with these days. Instead, the look focuses on 4 particular aspects which I will outline below. I hope you’ll find these steps helpful! Oh and hey! If you like, you can also follow me on Instagram (@makeup_foundry) and subscribe to my new Youtube Channel! Xoxo

Blue Wing
To create this sort of wing, I first line my upper lashline to the thickness I want starting at the inner corner and stopping right where my lashline ends. Here it’s important to follow the shape of your eye. Next I take the eyeliner from the point where my lower lashline ends, and gently drag it upwards following the same curve as my lower lashline. It’s best to experiment and see what works for you as a wing; try working pencil liner as you can easily make corrections using a q-tip and some makeup remover. I also lined my waterline as in Lily’s look.


Dramatic Lashes
There are definitely false lashes that give the same effect as the one Lisa created on Lily (yes, we are all on first name basis.). But I believe Lisa only used mascara so I liked the challenge. It took 2 coats on the top lashes, as well as some curling before hand and some separation work using a spooley. On the bottom lashes I used 3 coats as Lily’s look very long and thick.

Nude Lips
I used 2 products to create the perfect nude that I thought worked well with this blue eyeliner. I first filled in my lips using a pink toned lipstick. To add that hydrated lip look, I went with a cool toned nude lipgloss.


Heavy Contour
This is probably my favourite part about this look, other than the blue winged liner. I used a cool toned contour but this time, instead of doing my usual routine, I concentrated it right on the cheeks, applying it from my ear to about halfway through the hollow space between my cheek and jaw. To intensify the contoured effect, I used some yellow powder under my eyes, dragging it out towards the hairline, as well as on my chin, forhead and the bridge of my nose.



Product List:
Benefit Porefessional primer
Maybelline Fit Me! Luminous+Smooth Foundation in 250
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium/Neutral
Zoeva Spectrum Contour Palette
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Parrot Blue
Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama mascara (Upper lashes)
Sisley So Intense Mascara (Lower lashes)
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Rayezor (Matte)
Catrice Lip Contour & Colour (Limited Edition) in Nude

The Foundry Girl.


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