Friday, January 16, 2015

Outlander Inspired Makeup

Have you guys been watching Outlander? I know I'm a little late to the game, but lately I've found myself absolutely hooked on the series. In two sentences or less, the show is about an English woman in the 1940s who, while visiting Scotland with her husband, finds herself transported back in time to the country during the mid-1700s. There she meets a seriously sexy kilt-wearing Scottish guy and is torn between her love for her husband and kilt-man.

Sound like a romance novel? Rightly so, as it is based upon one. Not normally my cup of tea, but I have found myself entranced with the story, acting and, above all, setting of this lovely series. If I could drop everything and move to Scotland right now I would do it in a heartbeat. Anyways, aside from the shameless eye candy of the show (Sam Heughan is gawgeous) I've gotten pretty hooked on the very minimal, radiant beauty of Caitriona Balfe's character Claire. The makeup artist on the show has mastered the art of no-makeup makeup, and the naturally beautiful Balfe always looks stunning. I decided to take a little inspiration from the show and create my own interpretation of the fresh-faced look.

After using my regular moisturizer, I applied one pump of my Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid (in O10) on any areas of redness. In order to create a more natural look I rubbed the formula in using my fingers and then buffed it in with my Hourglass No. 7 Finishing Brush to prevent any streaking. To finish off my base, I first applied my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (in Vanilla) on my top lids, cancelling out all redness and creating a blank canvas. For underneath my eyes, I used my beloved Cle de Peau Concealer (in shades Beige and Ivory) to take the edge off my dark circles and create a more "awake" look.

Next up I lightly filled in my brows with the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (in shade Brooke S.), taking care not to overdo it and keep them looking more natural. For my eyes I forewent any eyeshadow or liner, instead adding one layer of the more natural looking Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara. I have this in a sample size and find that it doesn't add much volume or length, making it perfect for this natural look.

For color, I kept it very simple. I added a bit of my Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (in Blissful) on my cheeks; the shade is a warm peach and provides just the right amount of pigment to add a natural, windswept color to my cheeks. Finally, I finished off the look with a light layer of my RMS Lip Shine (in Bloom). The shade is very much a natural lip color with just a teensy bit of pigment and shine to it. It's been one of my everyday favorites lately and really worked perfectly for this look.


  1. You look beautiful! I can apperciate a fresh face look anyday. You do have a nice soft glow too. I wish I own a tv! Show sounds amazing.

  2. Great effect. So natural. I am not so good with make up but you seem to do it so well! Well done.


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