Individuality Inched in Red

No one needs make up to be beautiful, but it sure can help you show off your personality. Tamzin O'Malley talks us through one of her favourite looks, involving red eye shadow and plenty of flair. The look was created through personal creativity and the inspiration of a best friend - perfect combination right? 

Let's be honest; who is going to walk around with bright red eyelids? Seriously? Well, I did. To be fair it was New Year and I was swept up in the 'new year, new me' hype - it didn't last long.

I stayed with a friend of mine who is undoubtedly my creative inspiration. She has been ever since she sparked my imagination me with her bad-ass attitude when we first met at the tender age of 11. I was a young, shy girl and she was a complete rebel. 

I'm convinced I would still be a nice wee quiet thing with no opinions, meek and mild, ‘drinks a small glass of wine on a Friday night’ type, if it weren't for her. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I will be eternally grateful for her influence on me.

She will forever be my inspiration to aspire to the bad ass ways of à la James Dean who I honestly believe is her male counterpart. It wouldn't surprise me if Dean based Jim Stark off of my amazing best friend.

This look was created in her presence, by the grace of her unknowing inspiration and it is one of my favourites, yet to be replicated. Enjoy! 

Use your own creativity and the influence of your friendships to adapt this look; or try something totally new to you:  

Brows :

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown (less is more with this!)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Dark Brown

Illamasqua Concealer in CC115

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Dark Brown

Eyes : 

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

Lime Crime Venus II Palette using Mustard, Jam and Mud

Lime Crime Venus: Grunge Palette using Muse and Icon

Maybelline Master precise liquid eyeliner in Black/Noir

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Base :

Illamsqua Radiance Veil Primer

Mac Select Moisture Cover concealer in NC15

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in SB3.5

Applying make up is not like baking; you don't have to get the 'ingredients' exactly right for it to come out perfectly. Play around with the tools to find a look that represents you and helps you show off your fabulous personality to the world.