I've decided to do a series of looks based on My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Claire and I just discovered this amazing programme and we watched all the first series in a couple of days. We've been childishly going 'PPOOONNNIEESSS!!!!' to each other and then giggling madly. If you haven't seen it go watch it on youtube! The animation is beautiful, the stories are fun and all the main characters have proper, well rounded personalities which is rare for any kids programmes but especially one made for little girls. They're actually allowed to be different and disagree and it's shown that that's ok, you don't have to be exactly the same as your friends. Ahh I just love it :)
So this is my first look based on the character Applejack.
Applejack is one of my favourite ponies. She's down to earth, loyal, hard-working, fun, fair and kind. She works on her familie's apple farm and isn't quite as 'girly' as a lot of the other ponies, she still wants to look her best but isn't completely obsessed with her looks, she's too practical for that. So I wanted to keep the look quite simple and natural (well natural for me anyway!)
So here's my finished look!
Please follow under the cut for a step by step photo tutorial. This is only my second ever tutorial (my first was from over a year ago, you can find it here) it probably not amazing but I hope you enjoy it!
First I did my foundation, I used a sheer layer of Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in shade 02.
I then added a bit of blush. I used Me Me Me's Pussy Cat lip and cheek tint (which is a blatant copy of Benefit's Benetint). I put 3 dots on the apples of my cheeks and blend, and then I repeated until I got my desired rosy cheeked affect. It looks lighter in the picture than in real life.
Then I used a bit of bronzer (Illamasqua's bronzer in Writhe) all over my face. I never usually use bronzer but for this look I wanted to be a bit darker and sunkissed.
Next I did my eyebrows. I just did them quite naturally, lightly brushing High Voltage Cosmetics eyebrow powder in Redhead over them and then brushing them into place using a clear brow gel from Primark. And then I started on my eyes. I used a sandy coloured shadow (Collection 2000 Dazzle Me loose shadow in Paradise) all over my lid, into the crease and out in a thick rounded shape on the outside of the eye, then I added just a tiny thin line along my lower lash line.
Then I took a bright, slightly shimmery orange (Barry M dazzle dust in 77 ) and added it to my outer v and swept it into the crease, blending a little (but probably not as much or as well as I should have :P)
Then I added some black mascara
I then took a brown eyeliner pencil (17 eye pencil in soft brown) and lightly dotted it around my face in an attempt to look like I had more freckles
They were looking a bit harsh so I sort of patted them until they looked more natural
For the lips I took Mac Cockney lipstick (bright red with gold shimmer) and applied it very lightly, just patting it onto my lips with my finger. Then I popped some lipbalm over the top.
So then I had this
Finally I drew on Applejacks Cutiemark using a red lip pencil (Mac Cherry) and a lime green liquid eyeliner (Avon Colortrend in Limeade)
And here's the finished look again!
Thanks for reading all the way down here! :)