06 October 2009

Illamasqua Icons: Scarlett O'Hara

Scarlett O'Hara, the protagonist of one of my favourite books, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind, is the beautiful green-eyed, dark-haired heroine. Her drive to succeed, intelligence and business instinct mark her as a modern day feminist who although smart and beautiful is also narcissistic and often cruel.

Vivien Leigh played the title character of the 1939 film version of Gone With The Wind to arrogant perfection.

To recreate this vampish look, prep skin with Matt Primer. Follow with the Powder Foundation for a medium-full coverage, shine-free base. Lightly contour cheekbones with Powder Blusher in 'Disobey'.

Mix a touch of Sealing Gel with Eye Brow Cake in 'Thunder' to recreate Scarlett's defined, arched brow and highlight underneath with a smudge of Powder Eye Shadow in 'Sex'. This look is all about the brow and the lip, so keep the eye colour to a minimum by dusting on a touch of Powder Eye Shadow in 'Trollop' for a beige/coral finish and apply two coats of Volume Mascara in 'Harness' for catlike eyes.

Eye Brow Cake in 'Thunder'
Line the lips with Medium Pencil in 'Feisty' [perfect for Scarlett!] and fill in with Lipstick in 'Drench' - a juicy, tomato red with just that smallest hint of pink. Dab a drop of Sheer Lipgloss in 'Brilliant' into the centre of the lip to create the illusion of volume and to stop the look looking too matt.

Lipstick in 'Drench'

1 comment:

  1. I named my daughter after Scarlett o'Hara

    I love Illamasqua..everything is AMAZING!


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