Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Night Affair Look: A Keira Knightley Inspired Makeup

Keira Knightley is the cover model for US Vogue's October 2012 (photos below) issue as part of the promotion for her latest film, AnnaKarenina. Wearing a lace Chanel Haute Couture gown with silver half sleeves, she is absolutely stunning! Looking at her pictures decided me to try one of her makeup looks, searched what I love most over the internet and I have chosen the photo above. I tried and I hope you will love it.  Here are the easy steps inspired by Keira Knighthley’s makeup. 


1.       Apply an amount of burgundy-brown shimmery eyeshadow  all
over the entire lid up to the crease and blend it in circular motion using a contour/small dome brush.  Make sure that the edges are softened. Add more color if you think the color is not enough. Line the excess color from the brush you used and line to your lower lash line.

 2. Choose  a darker color and dab at the outer crease using the  and blend it inwards. This gives depth to your eyes. Keira's eyeshadow shape is 
round but I opted to wing it out to the crease a little bit because my 
eyes looked so tired when the shape is round.
3. Using Eyeliner or Gel Liner, line your upper lash line  and wing if you want your eyes to look smaller.  Like Keira's, line a black eyeliner on the entire waterline.
4. Dot your lower lash line halfway with the dark color applied from step 2.Smudge it a little bitand blend it with the line 
you did from step 1.
5. Find the lightest shimmery color from your palette and highlight your tear duct. This gives a fresh look.
6. I actually forgot this on my eyes but apply same highlighter you used in your tear duct to your brow bone.
7. Finish your eyes by  a couple layers of mascara right   
after curling your lashes.
8. If there are some pigments left around and on your under eyes,  just tap it with damp tissue and fan it with a clean brush. Conceal again your under eyes. 
9. Put a little bit of blush to give color to your face. Keira's look doesn't have much blusher on her face. 
10. Finish your look with a nude pink-ish lips. I am using MAC Frost Angel Lipstick.

Makeup Products Used:
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Nude
Revlon Photoready Concealer  003
Urban Decay Eye Primer
E.L.F. 32k Palette
NYX 10 Eyeshadow Palette Mysterious Brown Eyes
MAC Frost Angel Lipstick
BodyShop Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome    


 I hope you love this version inspired 
from her makeup. Tried the best from my newbie hands! 
If you have done any of her makeup looks, please put your links 
below for me to see. I love her looks. 
If you have comments and suggestions, 
please leave your comments below also.
   Here are some of Keira Knightley's gorgeous photos from the October 2012 issue courtesy of VOGUE US .




  1. i love it!! you look super duper gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_~