Mimic the Muse

Mimic the Muse: Ellie Goulding

by Madeleine Borgersen

With a killer voice and gorgeous look, Ellie Goulding is high on our list for ‘celebrities we’d love to be friends with’. Want to mimic the muse’s gorgeous smokey eye and pink pout? Here’s how!

Mimic the Muse: Ellie Goulding

The Base:

Ellie’s base is always #flawless. Use a silicon primer like Australis’ Cya Later Pores or Benefit’s Porefessional to smooth out your skin pre-foundation.

For your base we cannot recommend our favourite go-to foundation, Clarins Everlasting Foundation, highly enough. Gorgeously radiant and with an amazing coverage and lasting power it’s our pick for rocking a flawless face all day through.

Ellie Goulding also struts an amazing bronzed and contoured look. Take a lighter, matte bronzer like Napoleon’s Matte Bronzer or Benefit’s Hoola and work it around the edges of the face (your temples, cheek hollows and under the jaw) softly with a fluffy brush to create dimension and warmth.

Highlight under your eyes, the tops of your cheek bones and down the bridge of your nose with a highlighting concealer like NARS’ Creamy Radiant Concealer.

Amp things up with a hit of contour (we love NARS Laguna) under your cheek bones, taking it down from the middle of your ear on a diagonal down your cheek until the point directly below the pupil of your eye. You could also mimic Ellie further by contouring the sides of your nose to define and straighten it’s shape with a soft fluffy brush.

Finish the cheeks off with a subtle pink blush like Tarte’s Amazonian 12-hour Clay Blush in Dollface.

The Eyes:

Re-create Ellie Goulding’s sultry smokey eye easily using Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Cocoa. Apply it over the base of your lid across the lash line and then smudge up and out with a fluffy, blending brush.

Continue adding product and blending until you achieve your desired level of smokiness. Add a light amount of the caviar stick to the lower lash line and blend across before applying eyeliner to the outer half of each lash line. Apply a liquid liner like Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper and lightly smudge the liner while still wet for a sultry yet long-wearing line of definition.

Apply bombshell false lashes to each eye to finish those eyes. For a naturally, fab level of falsies go for a tapered lash that starts shorter and ends longer on the ends like ModelRock’s Double Diva.

Add mascara to blend your natural lashes with the falsies and darken your lower lashes. Lightly fill your brows to define their structure and add a lighter eyeshadow (like MAC’s Vanilla) or an eyebrow highlighter (like Benefit’s High Brow) to lift your arch and prevent your eyes looking too heavy.

The Lips:

Keep the lips a gorgeous light pink like MAC’s Creme Cup. Line and fill with a ‘your-lips-but-better’ liner like ModelCo’s Invisible Lip Liner and follow with Creme Cup for a long lasting nude pink lip.


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