Inspired by... "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (2015)
Any movie that makes glasses look cool is my kind of movie. Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of them—it's a spy action comedy that has its characters kicking ass in style. The look I decided to go for is mainly inspired by Gazelle (played by Sofia Boutella)—the main villain's deadly sidekick. Not only does she have blades for her feet (how freaking terrifying is that?), but her eyeliner is on point the entire movie. Her makeup throughout the film is mostly natural, with nude lipstick and bronzed cheeks, but the cat eye liner and strong brows definitely make a statement along with her blunt bangs. Now, the blunt bangs are something I couldn't recreate, but I tried my best with the rest.
After applying my foundation and filling in my eyebrows, I made sure to emphasize my cheekbones by applying bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks, and lightly contouring the temples (I used my favorite cream formula—Soleil Tan De Chanel). After that, I added a bit of Milani's Luminoso, a warm peach-colored blush, to the apples of my cheeks. Onto the eyes, I first used Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin all over my lids, in the inner corners, and blended it towards my brow bones—you want to use an eyeshadow that's closest to your skin tone with a satin finish. Then I blended a tiny bit of Urban Decay Smog into my crease to give it some definition—use an eyeshadow that's a few shades darker than your natural skin tone (you can even use a bronzer for this step). Both of these shades can be found in the Ammo Palette. After that, I went in with my favorite black liquid liner pen—Kat Von D Tattoo Liner—to create the cat eye liner look. I also used the Stila Smudge Stick liner in Stingray to line my upper waterline, and smudged a tiny bit of it right under my bottom lashes. To finish up, I applied plenty of mascara, and put on my natural pink lipstick of choice—Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Fig. That's it! You have a villain in the making.
And of course, I had to try on the Kingsman glasses look—my RayBan optics came in handy for that. Don't forget to complete the look with a pants suit, and remember: "Oxfords, not Brogues".
I hope you enjoyed this post—it was certainly fun to play with makeup for this look, and it's something that is very wearable on a daily basis. If you want to hear my thoughts on the movie itself, check out the video below!