Saturday, November 5, 2011

Raquel Reed Inspired Makeup

Hey Guys!
Typically my FOTD's are just quick snapshots of my day-to-day neutral looks. TODAY is VERY different! Today, I decided to do a Raquel Reed inspired makeup look. I really love getting inspiration from pictures and trying to recreate it with the tools I have. Raquel Reed always has AMAZING makeup that I've admired, but never had the guts to try myself. I googled some images and decided to try this look:

I already had a red wig from Halloween when I was Poison Ivy (click here for post), so I thought I'd go all out and dress the part. The only thing I don't have is a good red eyeshadow. I let my BFF borrow it since she had a similar hair colour to Raquel and was using it for her brows. Also, Walmart also had different coloured wigs on sale for $3 so I picked up a Teal and a Hot Pink. I plan on using the Teal for another upcoming Raquel Reed inspired look, and the Hot Pink wig for a Nicki Minaj look! I haven't self-tanned in a few days, so it worked out perfectly to have paler skin. Hope you enjoy this look and I can't wait to test my skills and recreate more looks in the future!

MAC Prep & Prime 
Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation in "Medium Ivory"
The Present for Motives by Scott Barnes Translucent Powder
MAC Gingerly Blush

MAC Brown Script e/s
MAC Sketch e/s

NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil (all over lid to brow bone)
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl (lid)
MAC Gesso e/s (lid, tear duct)
MAC Soft Brown e/s (crease)
MAC Brown Script e/s (outer V, lower lashline)
MAC Folie e/s (darken outer V)
MAC Blanc Type e/s (highlight)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
DiorShow Maximizer
DiorShow Mascara
Eylure Eyelashes

MAC Stripdown l/l
MAC Gaga 2 l/s
MAC Myth l/s (lighten Gaga)
MAC Crystal Avalanche e/s (highlight centre of lip)

This is actually what my dress looks like. I just flipped it inside out (which you can't actually do to wear) so that I would have the animal print like Raquel.  

Raqueel Reed is also known for her red lips, so I decided a lipstick change was necessary. I threw on MAC Russian Red with City Lips Plumping Clear Lip Gloss.


  1. Wow Cheryl This is beautiful, Red hair suits you so Good I am loving the retro glam look! You did Awesome Can't wait to see the Other looks with the others wigs :)


    Love this look on you. you should sport red lipstick more often. xo

  3. Gorgeous! I love did a fabulous job

  4. you look beautiful :) you should wear this look out sometime!

  5. OMG that is stunningly gorgeous! Bet the hubby loved it too *wink* *wink* lol

  6. I couldn't tell which one was you or her in that last group of pics with the red lips. You did an amazing joB!

  7. WoW! drop dead gorgeous! Best look ever!

  8. WOW!!!!!! You are gorgeous girl!!! I really love the Russian Red l/s on you!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! You are so stunning and the way you do make-up is amazing! <3

  10. amazing!! you look fantastic great interpretation...also you really suit red hair! love the make up application xxx

  11. OMG!!!!! I love it!!!!!

    P.S: I posted pics of my new boots on my blog yesterday, go check them out!! <3

  12. HOLY SHIPOLES! Is that even a word?lol, but u look amazing!! You totally nailed that look. I love the cut crease and Im obsessed w/ that red lip too!


  13. Love the first lip combo! I'm not much of a mixture but maybe i should start...

  14. i definetly think yo ushould dye your hair red. you look stunning! great job on the makeup!

  15. Merveilleux ton look sûr les yeux !
    I love it !


  16. Gorgeous Cheryl! It's fun to see you do dramatic looks like this one. Can't wait to see the teal wig.

  17. love the look! you definitely nailed it! :)


  18. this is gorgeous! you look great with red hair! xx

  19. great eyelook! can you tell me the eyelash number?

  20. u rocked the look u look so much prettier than her
    this makeup look is way better on you than any makeup look u'v applied to ur self before
    why not trying to put it as ur daily makeup routine ?
    try it
    lots of girls will be jealous of ur beauty

  21. Oh my god! ♥ That's so awesome, with both lipsticks! :D Love it (:

  22. Love this! you look just like her!

  23. Wow!! TWIN!! Your look is amazing!

  24. omg this is absoloutely stunning!

  25. SOOO gorgeous! Gotta love Eylure lashes, huh?

  26. This is probably one of my fave posts by you, I love it...and you really do suit fire engine red hair.

  27. u are so beautiful! love this look!!

  28. i just love raquel! you nailed it so well, gorgeous girl :D i need that hair! i want these $3 wigs lol, i never see deals like that

  29. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. This is definitely my favourite makeup look to date. You guys have given me the motivation to try and challenge myself more often!!!

    @Leticia - LOL, he walked in while I was taking photos and he was like "Whoaaa". He's so conservative, it was a funny moment.

    @MaviDeniz - I laughed out loud, literally, when I read SHIPHOLES! LOL

    @HoneyyBlossom - I believe they are the #140 INTENSE!

  30. this look is gorgeous. . . .your skin looks so so flawless! do you know which number of the eyelure lashes you were wearing? x


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