Italian beauty


As I recently started learning Italian I am rewatching old Itlian movies struggling to understand a few complete phrases. Although the initial purpose for watching the movies was a linguistic one, I couldn`t have missed out the amazing makeup the actresses were wearing.

The most popular instagram pages show modern ‘divas’ wearing layers and layers of foundation, contouring, false eyelashes and plumping up the lips. Some like it, some not. I prefer to create makeup looks that do not scream “I am wearing makeup”, but just highlight my face, make the eyes stand out or add colour on the lips. I have found a makeup worn by the beautiful Ornella Muti and decided to recreate it.


As she appears really bronzed on the picture I used several products to create a darker skin (which was hard to do as I have very light skin):

MAC Powder Blush in Harmony which is the famous shade of blush used for contouring, but I used it as a blush.

Guerlain Terracotta Poudre Bronzante – the warm bronzer that I have reviewed in the blog earlier. 

I applied NARS Illuminator in Copacabana  above the cheekbones, in the middle of the nose and cupid`s bow of my lips. You can`t really see it on the photo, but its very shiny on the skin under sunlight.


I primed Armani Eye Tint in 8 as a prime colour on the eyelid and on the lower lashline. I got this eye tint in several shades because it is great to use on its own, but also as a base for eyeshadows. It has a very light texture so it is easy to blend.


swatch of the Armani eye tint

I then lined the waterline of my eyes with a waterproof Benefit BAD Gal Liner . I always use waterproof liner for the waterline as the simple liner always smudges and leaks.

Finally I applied Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in 760 Tweed all over the lid, trying to bring the colour slightly outside the brow margin. This shadow is great as it is very basic and has shimmer in it, so whenever I have very limited time for my makeup, I just apply this color on the eyes and it looks great with black mascara.


The lip colour that Ornella is wearing is just amazing, it reminds me of the lip colour Toni Braxton used to wear in her videos back in the 90`s. It is dark brown lipliner combined with transparent lipgloss.

I lined the lips with the Rimmel Lip Liner in 047 Cappuccino and used the MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl to fill in the middle part of the lips. I then applied Bourjois Effect 3D Gloss in 18  in the center of the lips.



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