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60 minute s&b challenge: up-do's and smoky eyes

(20 Posts)
stakethroughtheheartofgold Sat 24-Oct-09 17:51:50

anyone up for a challenge? i'm going out in about an hour and a half and i'm looking for:

a) a rock'n'roll up-do for long hair (waist length) needs to stay put for a night's dancing, but not be too "done" i.e. not french-pleaty

b) dark eye makeup that doesn't make me look like a panda, or a 6 yr old let loose with her mum's makeup bag (my usual look when i try this). i'm thinking purples/blacks?

it's a big night for me tonight and would really appreciate a few pointers/links if anyone has any? ta grin

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 17:53:28

You need a messy bun for your hair, look on youtube.

Ditto for the eyes, the clips are all on youtube.

JaMmRocks Sat 24-Oct-09 17:55:55

check out panacea81 or something like that on you tube. It's that lauren luke - she does really good step by step make up.

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 17:56:04

messy bun

This is the best way I think of doing it, but eith dry hair, not wet like she doesn.

It actually looks really natural and messy.

overmydeadbody Sat 24-Oct-09 17:59:15

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stakethroughtheheartofgold Sat 24-Oct-09 18:13:27

okay have attempted messy bun (thanks omdb) but hair is too long/heavy, no way will it stay in place all night.

BiteOfFun Sat 24-Oct-09 18:16:50

Why don't you just chop six inches off? Your hair is far too long for an up-do.


CherylVole Sat 24-Oct-09 18:19:09

for dark eyes you need a LOT of dark( almost black eyeshadow) a white one for inside sockets, a smudger

CherylVole Sat 24-Oct-09 18:19:44

why not just a quiff
back comb top
pull back the middle section

stakethroughtheheartofgold Sat 24-Oct-09 18:44:48

okay hair is done, no scissors req'd :P had a go at a quiff voley but looks a bit halloweeny when teemed with high forehead went for mini-quiffesque front section plaited to side and wrapped into 2-part bun, so you don't see the elastic but it's all securely fastened.

okay makeup next, that link looks good omdb...

frakula Sat 24-Oct-09 18:59:12

Possibly too late but make up is better with charcoal greys than black.

Light highligher, grey over the lid, dark grey in the corners. Neaten up with cotton bud round the edges. Blend blend blend, neaten again. Slick of eyeline on the top and halfway round the bottom lashes, loads of mascara and touche eclat (or equivalent) underneath the eyes to brighten.

stakethroughtheheartofgold Sat 24-Oct-09 19:34:41

woo! cheers s&b all ready to go grin had to improvise eyes with colours i had to hand, but followed the steps in the youtube link and it doesn't look too bad, rather '80s, which is what i was hoping for.

thanks for all tips and have a fab night all

BiteOfFun Sat 24-Oct-09 19:52:28

You too, enjoy yourself! (and don't worry about me sneaking in with some sharp scissors while you are asleep, lol grin)

SimonHowl Sat 24-Oct-09 19:53:11

have you seent eh fake plaits you can get in clares?

CybilAviationAuthority Sat 24-Oct-09 19:54:07

No but lol

fake plaits my arse

is there no limit to how much stuff we can cover ourselves in, lol you make me howl

CybilAviationAuthority Sat 24-Oct-09 19:54:39

And you ask it so seriously grin

BiteOfFun Sat 24-Oct-09 19:56:09

Just add fake nails and chicken fillets, eh? grin

SimonHowl Sun 25-Oct-09 08:46:18

no a kid at work had it on
i said i liked the way she did her hair and it wa sllike that Jum Carrey film she RIPPED her hair off her head

" its a plait innit"

stakethroughtheheartofgold Sun 25-Oct-09 10:46:09

no fake plaits here <shakes glorious natural mane provocatively in bof's direction> :P

hair stayed put grin through epic storms on the 45 minute walk over and all the dancing, and the walk home...

(and the makeup stayed put till thismorning blush)

thanks again, was fun to change my look.

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