On Fleek Friday: Brooke Fraser
Happy FriYAY! What a glorious day it is today. The weather where I'm at is perfect, there's pizza for lunch, and there's all sorts of things going on this weekend. If you didn't read the title of this post, today's On Fleek Friday is going to feature a look worn quite a bit by Brooke Fraser. If you don't know who Brooke Fraser is, she is a singer/songwriter from New Zealand. She was in Hillsong United, but now is a solo artist, and her latest record Brutal Romantic is phenomenal! This is Brooke and she's beautiful!
So I tried to recreate this look with what I had in my makeup collection, and I think it looks pretty close! I used a mix of high-end and drugstore products, but there are always dupes for products if you can't find exactly what I used. I know Brooke uses a lot of MAC, but I don't have anything MAC (gasp, a beauty blogger without a MAC product in sight!) so be creative. That's what makeup is about anyways, right? This is what my face looks like today, nothing really has changed, but I am getting darker because I'm spending more time outside.
So the first thing I did was turn on some music, because it's Friday and I can't do anything without breaking out into song or having a surprise dance party today. Makeup wise the first thing I did was use the Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer Potion to smooth out my skin before foundation. I also put on a thin layer of the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer on my eyelids because this look ends up being a bit eyeshadow heavy. The foundation I used is one of my favorite drugstore products of all time, Rimmel London Wake Me Up. My skin is a shade too light for what color foundation I bought right now, so I made sure I blended it really well down my neck.
Along with the Wake Me Up foundation, I used the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer. I used this on my chin then around and down my nose. I would normally use this under my eyes too, but since this look is super tanned, I used a brightening concealer under my eyes. The Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer is the perfect thing for brightening this look up.
From there I moved on to the part of the look that took the longest, and usually takes me the longest in my normal makeup routine, eyebrows. Brows are important because they frame your face and give a lot of structure to other features on your face. For my brows I use the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil. It comes with a brush on one end and the product on the other, which is perfect for making the most natural looking eyebrows. Brooke's eyebrows are quite strong. The best tip I have for eyebrows is that they aren't meant to be twins, they are meant to be sisters. Faces aren't symmetrical. Don't try to hard. That's when people can tell your eyebrows are drawn on. Use small flicking strokes and brush through a lot.
After my eyebrows were all sorted out I moved onto eyes. I used a Tarte quad, and swept "On Copper The World" over my lid almost up into the crease. Then I used "Heart of Gold" and patted that color over the coppery brown base making everything a bit lighter. Brooke is known to either do a really smokey eye, or a great gold eye, and I love gold eye looks. I was really careful to not go to far up into the crease but still blend everything out. Then I used "Ivory Little Thing" to highlight my brow bone.
When all of the color was the way I wanted it, I used the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal eyeliner pencil in black to line my waterline and tight line my eyes. If you don't know how to tight line or are scared you might poke your eye and ruin your already perfect makeup don't freak out, it's really easy. Close your eye with the eyeliner between both lids then run it across the water line a few times and as it covers the water line it will tight line at the same time. Just don't push to hard.
I save mascara for last on any look because I want all of my eyeliner and eyeshadow to set before messing with it again. So I moved on to powdering using the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder. Then with the new Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow, I took the lightest color, which is a white with tiny gold shimmer flecks and used that on the top of my cheek bones for a subtle highlight. Then I used the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer to do a small contour of my cheekbones. You don't need much of this product because it is so highly pigmented! Then I took whatever excess was left on the brush and took it on my temples, across my forehead and down my nose.
The last two steps were mascara and lips. I did a good two coats of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I'm loving this mascara right now for volume, but not so much for length. Just make sure that you really get to the root of the lash and work it in then swipe the wand. For lipstick, Brooke usually goes for something pretty neutral, so I chose the Tarte Lip Surgance Lip Crayon in Romantic.
With all of that, the look is completed. It seems like a lot of steps, but it really didn't take to much time, and is perfect for a Friday night out, where ever you may be going.
So what do you think of my recreation of a classic Brooke Fraser look? Are you going to be trying it out anytime soon? Let me know in the comments. Also let me know what you're doing this weekend. Like this post if you think the only way Friday can be better is if you get pizza for dinner.
Currently Listening Too: "You Can Close Your Eyes" by Brooke Fraser