Saturday, April 20, 2013

Monthly Star Sign Makeup Tag - Aries ♥

Hello dollies! I'm back with a continuation of the  monthly makeup tag feature I began in January showcasing makeup inspired by the twelve signs of the zodiac. The two other bloggers and I who took part in last months Pisces inspired tag received a lot of great feedback on our looks so thanks so much for reading and commenting, all comments were greatly appreciated! I once again put out a Twitter call looking for fellow makeup loving beauty bloggers to join in with the tag, unfortunately no one was willing to take up the challenge but I was delighted when the lovely ladies Leanne and Hanna agreed to take part again. If anyone else feels inspired to take part in our monthly makeup tag then don't hesitate to email me at

As April is largely taken up by the star sign Aries - the ram, we decided to continue with that sign.
The first look comes from Leanne who blogs at Rants, Raves and Rambles. I love how Leanne used the two eye shadow colours for her look, they absolutely stunning!

When asked what inspired her to create this look to demonstrate Aries Leanne said - "When doing my research for the Zodiac sign Aries, I learnt that its element is Fire and decided to use that as my inspiration for this look. I chose a coppery-orange colour with flecks of glitter throughout for my lid and a darker red for the crease. Then I out some black through the crease to add a smokey (no pun intended) effect. I added the green under the eyes for an earthy feel. Continuing with the Fire theme, I used more deep reds for my blush and lip colours".

 The products Leanne used were - 

Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation (010 Light Porcelain)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (1 Fair)
Collection Sheer Loose Powder (2 Translucent)

MUA White Eyeliner (as a base)
MAC Mineralise Eyeshadow (Faux Gold)
MAC Eyeshadow (Cranberry)
MAC Mega Metal Shadow (Ego)
Sleek V2 Mattes Dark Palette (Dark Green and Black)
Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara
Inglot Matte Eyeshadow (358 for brows)

Cheeks and Lips:
Benefit 10 (Contour and Highlight)
Sleek Blush (Fenberry)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick (Cranberry)

The second look comes from Hanna who blogs at Makeup by Hanna. 
Hanna is such a makeup talent, all her eye looks are out of this world!

When asked what inspired her to create this Pisces look Hanna said - "I was supposed to do a very cool and artsy look but no matter what I did my brushes didn't obey me so I went for a very wearable look for change. I kind of took on the whole fire sign thing and Aries colours included red so there was the inspiration".

The products Hanna used were -
Bitch Slap  Cosmetics glitter, Concrete Minerals eye shadows: 'Ember' and 'Fame', Sugarpill eye shadows 'Tako' and 'Love+'.

The final look comes from little old me and if you didn't know this is my blog, thanks for stopping by and reading!

 My inspiration for this Aries look came from Aries being a fire sign and it's signature colour being scarlet. I have no red coloured eye shadow so I used the Yves Saint Laurent lipstick to outline the eyeshadow and as an eyeliner on the bottom lash line. I mixed pink and coral eye shadows to get as red of a colour as I could. Aries gemstone is a diamond so I used jewel encrusted lashes to give a bit of bling to the look.

The products I used were MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW25, Benefit 'Bella Bamba' blush, Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge In Danger' lipstick, Sugarpill eye shadows in 'Tako' and 'Dollipop', Lime Crime eye shadow in 'Coral of the Story' and Eyelure Girls Aloud Festival Lashes.

 I love how everyone interpreted the star sign of Aries in a different way even though our ideas were pretty similar! These types of makeup tags really allow for creativity and every ones own personal take on what something symbolises to them, that's why I love taking part in them. Thanks so much to Hanna and Leanne for taking part again and I hope they'll take part in next months Taurus inspired makeup feature. Remember, if you'd like to join us then please email me for details. It's really fun creating these looks and it's great to see what everyone else comes up with too.

Stay pretty people!



  1. cool looks again ladies :)!! and Fiona i LOVE those lashes, so pretty :)!!

    1. Thanks Hanna, I love them too, this was my first time wearing them!

  2. Amazing makeup looks girls :)

  3. I love Leanne's look, so dramatic whilst still being totally wearable!
    Your lashes are amazing too, Fiona!

    Jesss xo


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