LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

Okay, I have this huge girlie crush on Megan Gale. It’s embarrassing, but I do. Ever since I saw her on TV when I first came to Australia, I developed a little crush on this gorgeous woman that slowly grew. Which is why I’m exercising my knees and ankles 11 days before fashion week starts because I need them to be strong before I get completely starstruck in her presence and y’know, in case I collapse or anything.

Yeah I am quite the drama queen. ;)

Today I thought I’d do a recreation of one of her looks for the LMFF campaign. If you’ve seen the advertisements, you’ll notice that there are three different looks done on her by the very talented and internationally acclaimed makeup artist, Rae Morris. Now obviously I’m no Rae (excuse me, I can’t even put on fake eyelashes. Pfft.), but I thought I’d give it a go myself.

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video on how the campaign looks were created.

Now it’s my turn! All of the products used for the look were kindly given to me by L’Oreal. To recreate the look of the Opulent Glamour, I’d decided to use the makeup as noted in the face chart above.

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

I didn’t have the Superliner Gel Eyeliner in Black so I used the Color Riche Le Smoky pencil eyeliner in Stormy Sea instead. It’s a navy blue pencil that I think works just as well if not better (good Lord, don’t tell Rae!). As for the mascara, I didn’t have the Lash Architect 4D, so I dug into my own stash instead, which is coincidentally also something by L’Oreal (Volume Million Lashes).

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

To be honest, when I first saw the Color Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow in S3 Disco Smoking, it scared me a little. The colour combination was no doubt beautiful but I really wasn’t sure how I’d actually use the colours to complement each other given that the shades are so striking. Yet when I used in on my eyelids, the shades (especially the black) wasn’t as heavy as I expected it to be. In fact, the eyeshadows blended very well with each other.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Les Ombre in Disco Smoking

How I did the eyes: Sweep the black eyeshadow across the lids. Add a hint of the pink shade at the outer corners and blend with a bit of the black shadow (be careful not to use too much because you can end up looking like you’ve been punched in the eyes). Line the bottom of the eyes with the purple eyeshadow. Apply the yellow shadow at the inner corners of the eyes. Line the upper and lower eyelids with the eye pencil. Lots and lots and LOTS of mascara. Done!

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

The look is not as difficult to recreate as I imagined it would. I worked the makeup towards my style thus making it more wearable in real life. My eyelashes are no way as long as Megan Gale’s, and since I stink at applying false eyelashes, I’ve omitted that really “lash-y” look.

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

I hope you like the look. It’s not meant to look exactly like Megan Gale’s (if I look like her, well, let’s just say my husband is a very lucky man :P). It’s simply an easier-to-pull-off recreation that I can use when I’m out in the evenings. Go ahead and give it a try if you like. It doesn’t have to be with L’Oreal makeup, although I do recommend the eyeshadow palette I used in the look. Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it too. :)

LMFF 2013 Campaign Look Recreation: Opulent Glamour

Next week, I’m going to try out the other 2 looks in the campaign. I can’t wait! :D

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  1. Niva

    Well done on re-creating the look! It looks great on you! I’m partial to a smoky eye with a hint of either blue or purple and this is just perfect :) I’m not normally a Megan Gale fan but wow does she look flawless in this campaign! How I wish I had light eyes!!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Niva. Was worried I didn’t get it right. Kinda difficult guessing what goes on the lids since Megan Gale has deep set eyes and everything just looks black up there :P
      For light eyes, well, there’s always coloured lenses ;)

      1. Niva

        Well you did awesome! I have super Asian eyes so all the colour I put on mine goes away haha.. too scared to try lenses! Lol.

  2. cuteandcurls

    *wolf whistle* Helllooooooo Tine!!! I love love love the look. I wanna try it on but hehehe to shy to put my photo on my blog … there is this ONE Loreal mascara which I just love to use but heck I cant remember the name nor do I still have it as it was 2 years ago when I bought it and normally after 6 months I throw it away ..i cant find that very one here in KL…it must be that one you’re using ..
    I love the lip color ..its my favorite tone, this i got to find asap (maybe tomorrow ..drag my Isabella with me hehehe for her very first make up tutorial with Mumsy poo)

    My younger sister is a MEGA fan of Megan Gale, she’d prolly try and bribe her way to you so she can get a one to one meeting with her, a photo and autograph hehehe
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    1. Tine

      Awwww thank you! As for the mascara, could it be the 4D one? Then again, you said it was 2 years ago. I wonder if the mascara was out then. Hmm …

      Hahahahaha that’ll be fun! Mummy-daughter shopping time ;)

  3. Jess W

    Naise!!! Maybe you can do a blow-by-blow tutorial next? ;) And I believe that anything that has purple on the lower lashline makes one really stand out beautifully!

    1. Tine

      Haha thanks! I’m quite rubbish at a blow-by-blow tutorial but I’ll give it a go some time. :P

      I’ve never actually lined the lower lashline with purple before. Didn’t realise how beautiful it looks! Duh. Beauty blogger. Pffft. :P

      1. Jess W

        Yea, that’s the spirit of things! I used to be utterly rubbish in applying eye makeup and my first attempt was to ‘colour’ the whole lid with silver-grey e/s. Ghastly I tell you. Hahaha.

        Try lining the lower lashline with a purple eyeliner (fave: UD eyeliner!) and then apply the eyeshadow on it. Not only is it beautiiiiiiful, it’s also long lasting! Give it a go Tine!

        1. Tine

          I cannot believe I’ve never tried the Urban Decay eyeliners! And they are so popular too. Thanks for the tip! I’m going to try that with whatever eyeliner I have :D

          1. Jess W

            Oooo, they are marvellous, I swear by it! I have oily lids and they stay put on me, seriously. And braving the humid weather of Malaysia and India, it’s a winner! Happy trying!

  4. The Made Up Maiden

    You look gorgeous! I think that shadow palette is actually really wearable (in fact, I’ve been lusting after it myself), but then again, I do love wearing colours. :)

    I think the purple really makes your eyes pop.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Nalini! I’m really loving the purple too. Oh dear, I foresee buying more purple palettes from now on :P

  5. Marisa Anderson

    Love how you used the purple shadow under your eyes, looks great. =)
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Marisa! So glad y’all liked it. Truly I was quite nervous in case someone calls me out and says “err are you kidding me?!” :P

      1. Marisa Anderson

        Yes, I liked the look. Think it looks great! =)
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  6. gio

    I love this look! It looks great on you. Well done.

    And I’m lemming that palette now. The colour combo is really beautiful.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Gio! It’s a very pretty palette. I was surprised how well the colours go together. It isn’t something I’d buy immediately if I see it on the shelf but I’m so glad I tried this one out. Lesson learned: never judge a makeup palette by just its colour combination :P

  7. Megan

    That looks gorgeous Tine, I think you did a fantastic job with the look and it’s a very striking colour combination. Purple is a colour that always scares me to work with but it looks so good with brown eyes I really need to try and use it some more.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Megs! I’ve never lined the bottom lash line with purple before. It actually looks good! :P

      PS: So good to see you yesterday :)

      1. Megan

        Great to see you as well Tine!!! I hope I can make it to more meet ups and events in future, work is going to slow down for me a bit now so I’ll have more time.
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  8. Issa

    nice look Tine! love the colour combination …

    1. Tine

      Thanks Issa! :)

  9. beetrice

    Love the last two pics! :) You know me and purple so I shan’t say any more… :P
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    1. Tine

      Hahahahaha thanks! Yes this is an ode to you :D

  10. Beauty Box

    Wow, Tine, you look gorgeous! Love the way you lined your eyes with the blue eyeliner.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks lovely! :D

  11. Renee | Beauty Fool

    Aw Tine you have gorgeous eyes and the colors really make it “pop”! How funny, I am SO over the usual black and brown, I am using deep blues and grays on my eyes now and it’s amazing how… well, “intense” they look, like your eyes above. Yay to color! :)

    I would def pick up that palette but I will wait until L’Oreal is 100% cruelty-free :) (soon, I hear!)

    x Renee
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    1. Tine

      Aww thanks Renee! I’m with you; those gorgeous blues and grays just make the eyes pop, don’t they?

      I’ll keep an eye and ear out on the cruelty-free news too :) x

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