Monday, 13 August 2012

Makeup Monday: Beauty Gets Sporty

I'm not usually a fan of sportswear inspired fashion. I only really see the point of wearing sport clothes while exercising or, you know, actually playing a sport. Since I'm allergic to most sporting activities and have been medically diagnosed as being an un-co, I'm more a fan of sport inspired makeup instead (which is somewhat ironic given that no woman in their right mind - except one of the Kardashians- would wear makeup while working out). This isn't makeup to exercise in, it's makeup to have on when you're wearing that $300 tennis dress (with matching visor, wristbands and sneakers) from Stella McCartney's Adidas collection, even though you don't actually play tennis.

That's why I'm in love with Company magazine's beauty spread on sport inspired makeup. It's full of bright sportswear inspired colours with some killer nail art to boot. So enjoy the athletic-ness without having to even break a sweat! Total win.

Loving the grey nail polish paired with hot pink tips.
Not the most achievable eyeliner technique, but I love the creativity!
Love the cats eye flick done in an unusual bright yellow shade.
Hot pink lippie + jade green eyeliner= heaven! The geometric nail art is so big right now too.

1. The secret to getting the super bright eye shadow and liner from the Company shoot is to use a product like Napoleon's Cake Eyeliner Sealer ($22). This genius liquid renders any eyeshadow and eyeliner completely budge-proof and water resistant. You can squeeze a couple of drops into your eyeshadow to turn it into an eyeliner or -my favourite way to use it- mix a few drops with a loose eyeshadow or pigment powder so you have a gorgeous eye shadow or eyeliner. Actually, if you applied your eye makeup using this sealer you could exercise with your makeup on and still have it in place when you're finished! I like to mix the sealer with Napoleon Loose Eye Dusts ($33) to make a super shimmery and bright eyeliner. My sporty picks are Jaded Genie, Violet Femme and Electric Blue.

2. Speaking on budge-proof colour, Maybelline have just released the new Colour Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow which gives gorgeous, highly pigmented colour that will stay on all day, at the awesome price of $11.95 each. My faves are Painted Purple and Tenacious Teal.

3. To get the nail art from the shoot, try pairing the hilariously titled Billy No Mates (a soft grey shade) from Butter London ($22) with the fuchsia Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Tentation ($50). Apply two coats of the grey colour, wait until dry and then apply some french manicure nail strips to create new nail tips. Paint the hot pink shade on above the tape and when it's dry peel off the strips and you're rockin' some seriously cool nail tips (so much better than a french mani). If you're after a quick sporty fix, go all canary yellow instead with Maybelline's Mini Colour-rama Nail Polish in Urban Lemon ($6).

4. For a hit of sporty neon goodness try Sephora+Pantone Universe Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango ($13). I'm not exactly sure why tangerine is a sporty colour- perhaps because it matches the witches hats they use to mark out the lines when they're forcing you to play those stupid ball games? (Sorry- I was having a primary school sports carnival flashback there).

5. These geometric nail foils are just the thing for re-creating the sporty geometric nail art seen in the shoot. Geometric shapes are oh-so-cool right now so pick yourself up a set from Kit Cosmetics for only $9.95.

6. A sporty makeup look means illuminated, dewy skin. Try mixing an illuminator like Nars's Copacabana ($48, my fave shade for fair skins) into your foundation or tinted moisturiser for a subtle all over facial glow. No actual physical exertion required!

Are you a fan of sporty fashion or makeup? Would you actually wear makeup to play a sport or work out?

Have a beautiful week!



  1. Sportswear in fashion can go either way for me ... It looks great here. I like the colors.
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  2. chemicool! love this post lauren :) all the scoop on sports-inspired fashion with matching make up to boot in all the neon goodness :) speaking of jessie j.. shes having a concert here next month and wer going! shes awesome!

  3. All the information you need to know on make and styling has been given in the blog. A nice and wonderful post.


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