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Recreating Nigella's Vogue Look


If you have been a long term reader of my blog, you'll know I am a huge Nigella fan. In an obsession which started in my early childhood with weekly dates with my Mum to watch Nigella Bites, I now love her more than ever. I was going out for dinner with my friends on Thursday night and felt a bit uninspired for my hair and make-up. My hair is currently very grey and in need of some TLC (more on that next week) so I needed to do something to conceal the greys. I had the Nigella Vogue cover in my room and I lifted it down. Nigella is wearing minimal make-up on her cover but inspired by this fresh look, I dipped into my own make-up collection to recreate the look. I back-combed my hair and bit it in a messy French roll then I prepped my skin with Garnier's Miracle Skin Cream. I then used No7's Stay Perfect foundation and used Wet'n'Wild's Coverall in Light to patch in any blemishes. Coverall is also light enough for under-eye bags unlike many of the other concealer I use. I used MaxFactor's 2000 Calories Mascara in Black/Brown and then I did some SERIOUS eyebrow sculpting. I used a dark brown shade from the HD Brows palette and then set this with Maybelline's Brow Drama in Dark Brown. I also used this same dark brown shade to line along my top lash line for more definition. To sculpt my non-existent cheekbones, I contoured with Benefit's Hoola Bronzer which is the perfect ashy shade and doesn't appear too "orange". I used Marks and Spencer Autograph Blusher in Apricot for my cheeks and a large dusting of Tropics Highlighter from their Sculpting Palette to get the real Nigella glow. I used lip balm on my lips (Blistex is my favourite) to finish off the look.

I really loved this look- this may be my new "go to" hair-style!

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