I’m so so excited for today’s post! I’ve loved doing make up posts recently and getting creative with different looks.
One of my all time favourite films is Moulin Rouge. I’m obsessed with the story, the incredible soundtrack and the overall enchanted, magical, dark feeling of the film. When I watch it, I feel like I’ve been transported to another time where anything is possible. The sets and costumes are gorgeous as they’re so over the top!
I decided to create a make up look inspired by the main character Satine. I think she is such an interesting character and Nicole Kidman really brings her to life. I noticed that throughout the film her make up is very simple with a soft grey smokey eyeshadow and a red lip. This look is so pretty and something that I would for sure wear today!
So to start I used my regular concealer which is Collection Lasting Perfection in Extra Fair which I applied lightly to even out my skin. As her skin is very fair in the film, I used a white mixer by Nip n Fab which I applied to the high points of my face like my cheeks, bridge of my nose, forehead etc. I feel like this really brought the look to life and gave it that classic, Moulin Rouge vibe. I then set that in place with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder.
Moving on to eyebrows, I used a dark blonde shade from the Maybelline Nudes palette. As I got to the tail of my eyebrow, I brought it a lot lower and straighter than usual to make them the same as Satine’s. Her skin was very plain in the film but I decided to add a tiny but of contour to my cheekbones and along the bridge of my nose. I felt like this made my face look more angular to match the character.
The eyeshadow was very simple. I took the shade Gunmetal from the first Urban Decay Naked palette and applied this only to my outer corner, winging it out to create a more dramatic look. I also added a little to my bottom lash line. To finish off the eyes, I added the Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
For lips, I used two of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte liquid lips. I took the shade Passion which is a dark red and used this mainly on the outer corners. I then used the shade Love which is a much brighter red shade to fill in the centre. (I feel like the names of these lipstick fit the theme of the film perfectly!) I wanted the lips to look very clean and almost doll like as her lipstick looked so perfect in every scene.
It was honestly so cool to get into this character and recreate her make up.
It would mean everything to me if you liked this post, hit the little follow button and definitely let me know in the comments if you’ve ever seen Moulin Rouge and what your favourite song from the film is! Mine is for sure “Your Song”, I get goosebumps every time I hear the first line “My gift is my song… and this ones for you.” I LOVE it.
See you in my next post!
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