My Sad Attempt at Taylor Swift Face of the Day

I don’t usually pay much attention to celebrities but I saw this pic of Taylor Swift and really loved this look on her. Obviously I bare no resemblance to her at all but I wanted to try this look because the eye makeup application is something that I have never tried before. The sort of elongated sharp angle coming up and out so far looked like a great way to give the illusion my small eyes are bigger. This was also my first attempt at false lashes. LOVE the lashes. They were very natural looking and looked fabulous. I wasn’t really a fan of the glue though. It irritated my eyes. I think most people use the Duo glue regardless of what brand of lashes they are using so I’ll have to pick some up and try it instead.

Overall I felt the look turned out great…but alas it did not make me look like Taylor Swift!

Products used:
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Shade 2 lightened with Zero Minus
Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder in Teint Rose
MAC Play it Proper Beauty Powder
Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Transluminescence blush
Edward Bess Daydream Bronzer (to contour cheeks)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Chrome, Moon Child, Biker Chic eyeshadows
Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren and Solstice Halcyon eyeshadows
Black Mascara
Rouge Bunny Rouge Gleaming Temptations Lipgloss in No Strings Attached

The inspiration:

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  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    April 17, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    THIS is AWESOME! I have BIker Chic and now I know what to do with it! GORGEOUS!!

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 17, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Thanks Tracy! Biker Chic is just a small part of a bigger picture but I used it layered over some of the other shadows to add a bit of navy sparkle effect. I also used it wet to line.

  • Moxie
    April 17, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    Love your photos. You need to have a different title to your post! How about? Beautiful Taylor Swift Face of the Day! Or, Gorgeous Taylor Swift FOTD. I’ve already RT. xo

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 17, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Thanks Moxie! Maybe I should change it. LOL I do think the look turned out nicely. Just didn’t make me look like Taylor Swift! Darnit!

  • Leigh
    April 17, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    Sad attempt? You look amazing! You could do a YouTube tutorial on this, and I’d watch.

  • Rebecca
    April 17, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    What a gorgeous look! I adore this color combination on your skin tone and in complement to your eye color! Fantastic!

  • Kate MacDonald
    April 17, 2012 at 6:03 AM

    I can’t imagine why you thought this was a “sad attempt”. You look beautiful and sexy. I love the colours you used here. FYI, I think we have the same hair colour now…

  • EmmyJean
    April 17, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    I think you did a fantastic gradient/blending job and the shape is perfect too! Mine almost always turn out asymmetrical :)

  • Zuzu*s Petals
    April 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Well, to be fair, you and Taylor are completely different colors! lol. But you look absolutely stunning in your own right. I don’t think I have seen your do a prettier eye. Really really stupendous! I’d let you do my eyes in those colors–lord knows I could never do that myself–I’d end up with color blocked lids!

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Thank you everyone! Maybe I’ll have to try more eye looks like this. It was certainly fun!

    Kate it’s the I’ve put my hair through hell and back look huh! I actually died it back copper blond so it looks a bit better than the even lighter peachy blonde thing I had going on. I figured after what I’d already tried there was no way the red was going to come out. I still find myself wanting to try though!

    April 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Fail? What fail?! I think you did an amazing job PLUS your eyes look spectacular… I need to try this out too now, lol! Love the lashes, by the way and I understand what you mean about the glue; I think my eyes reacted to it as well as my lashes started looking a little sparse. I’ve taken a bit of a sabbatical from using lashes with the Ardell glue, and thankfully they’ve rebounded — I will definitely be using only the Duo from now on, as it doesn’t contain formaldehyde – the culprit behind the irritation. Gorgeous look !

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir
    April 17, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    you did a GREAT job! seriously!

  • heavy hedonist
    April 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Never used false lashes– oh my! Welcome to the fray! Tip– using a q-tip to help tamp the end of the lash strip down at the corner during placement helps. Also, while some prefer to glue on lashes after their eye makeup is on, I’ve always thought falsies adhere better to a bare eye… then, you just have to be careful while applying liner.

    Peace, Mari

  • Shahada Karim
    April 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    You look gorgeous! I love this look on you, and I love the colors you chose for the shadow. They look amazing on your fair skin (making note to self for future fair skinned clients). Love it!

  • Anonymous
    April 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Just an observation re: the Taylor Swift look of the day–the blue color of her eye shadow is only in the outer corner of the eye.

    I love the blue colors you used!!

  • lola seicento
    April 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    WOW- you look absolutely gorgeous! What a polished look– neither Taylor Swift, nor her makeup artist have anything on you! There is NOTHING sad about your attempt! Not really an attempt either since you really BRING IT!

  • Phyrra
    April 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I LOVE the eyeshadow on you!

  • Makeup Magpie
    April 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    So pretty!! Love the eye look and and that lip shade goes very nicely with it :)

  • Valerie
    April 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Hey it look good!!! :)

  • MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)
    April 18, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    If that’s your fail, I can’t imagine what your win is. That’s gorgeous!

  • Ava
    April 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    You look great! Love the colors for your skin tone. Success!


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