BEAUTY STYLE ICON: THE #HOFBEAUTYAMBASSADOR EDITION
If anyone has been around these parts for a while – Mum, I’m looking right at you – then you’ll know that not only do I love House of Fraser, but I’ve also been lucky enough to work with them on many occasions before. They’re just one of those fabulous does it all/has it all/you name it, they’ve got it/[insert your own choice of “one stop shop” synonym here] that I can totally rely on whether I need to top up my makeup collection – because, you know, when does a beauty blogger ever not need to top up her makeup collection? Never, you say? Oh I totally agree, so glad we’re on the same wavelength… 😉 – purchase a wedding present for someone, a birthday present, a house warming gift… you get the gist. House of Fraser has it all.
So, when I first heard about House of Fraser’s Beauty ambassador competition
– which I was actually told about a little while back now – in which you create a post based around your beauty icon, I whole-heartedly jumped at the chance to get involved. Without getting all “girl power” on your
butt’s, it’s so
important to build each other up, recognise our achievements and appreciate what makes a woman beautiful inside and
Before this blog turns into a Oprah Winfrey/Beyonce style “Independent woman”/”We don’t need no man” type post, I’ll get into who my beauty icon is because boy do I love to fangirl over my beauty/fashion/life icons. After toying over picking a classic, synonymously beautiful icon – Audrey Hepburn, Maryilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor… you know the ones – I settled on someone who has a mixture of that classic, pure, wholesome beauty, but is also totally relevant to today with a makeup style that not only do I wear daily, but I also think is a go-to look for so many and will be for years to come. And that is [*insert drumroll sound track here*]… Blake Lively.
There are many
reasons why I love Blake (yep, we’re on first name terms, obvs) but here are the ones that stick out to me. In short. Because we all know by now that I love to ramble. As I have done previously about her here
. I’ll also stop using stupidly short sentences to emphasize that fact now too 😉
- Her makeup is iconic because gorgeous glowy/bronzy skin, sheeny golden eyes and peachy pink lips just work no matter what skin tone or type you have. Or whether it’s Summer or Winter because let’s face it, we all want healthy looking skin all year round.
- She also runs an incredible lifestyle blog (well, more of a website, I very much doubt that Blake sits typing away on Blogger or WordPress) – #TeamBloggersForeverThough – called Preserve which I think not only bloggers, but all women (and men) would find informative, useful and just uplifting.
- Finally, she was in Gossip Girl which needs absolutely no further explanation. xoxo
She’s married to Ryan Reynolds.
Here’s the Blake Lively makeup look that I recreated and the products I used.
Note to self: Don’t recreate the makeup look of someone so stunningly beautiful. No matter how amazing the products are, or your makeup skills – which mine aren’t by any stretch of the imagination – your self esteem will shrivel to the size of a pea on comparison.
Hammer Product time!
I could go through everything that’s on my face, but I’m aware of not only boring you to death, but also of the fact that you can of course recreate this look with any similar items that you have. So feel free to use whatever products you like but here are the items that I used and highly recommend for getting the authentic The Elle next door does x Blake Lively look.
All about the eyes: Blake loves a shimmery golden, peachy, champagne toned eye colour and luckily, so do I. I plucked for Mac All that Glitters
from my ridiculous neutral shadow collection and I’m so
pleased I did because it worked perfectly for the look. That’s what I love about House of Fraser too, Mac stores and concessions are pretty rare so it’s amazing that selected House of Fraser stores have a Mac concession and you can also purchase their products online at HOF too. The same goes for Urban Decay
– which I also used in this look in the form of their Sin eyeshadow
for an inner corner highlight – … see, I wasn’t joking when I said that HOF have it all, was I?
Those peachy pink lips: As I mentioned in my previous post; pink, peachy pink, peach and more
pink lips are my comfort zone – you know, because I love
living life on the edge and all that… – and the most perfect colour to fit that bill is Tom Ford’s Spanish Pink
. I’ve raved about this on numerous occasions but it’s a stunning peachy pink with a fantastic, velvety, moisturising formula that’s so
long-lasting on the lips.
The glowy skin: There are many ways of creating bronzy skin; highlighter, bronzers, cream blush or a shimmery blush for example and my favourites for getting Blake’s looks is Mac’s refined golden bronzer
and Mac Soft and Gentle.
(#MacAppreciationSociety) Both create that healthy glow that makes you look
like you’ve been chugging all the green juices in the world, even
if you’ve been sticking to your thrice weekly Indian takeaway habit.
[insert guilty face emoji here]
There you have it, those are my main “Girl, if you wanna look like Blake, you need these products” products… but of course you can choose whichever ones you like to recreate it yourself. House of Fraser actually have the most incredible Beauty Department so if you’re in the market for some new picks/to treat yourself – because Yolo… – then definitely head over to the link and check it out.
So, that concludes my Beauty icon rambles and “Get the look” tutorial-esque post today. Who knows, the next time you hear me wax lyrical about House of Fraser it could be to tell you that I’m the new beauty ambassador. Or (and most likely) it could well not be. Either way, you’ll still be sure to find me browsing
the most incredible place on the internet the beauty department and ogling over Blake Lively 🙂
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
What a fantastic entry, you're sure to win the competition. I love your beauty icon but to be honest you look way better, so don't put yourself down because you're beautiful. Love the products you used and your finished result. Best of luck lovely, although you don't even need it 😀 x
Beauty with charm
Ahh thanks so much lovely no, definitely not, I won't win. It's a fab opportunity though so I thought I'd give it a go. Your entry was SO stunning, you're in with an amazing chance lovely 🙂
Love this look! It looks so glowy & light! Best of luck! xx
Thanks so much lovely, so glad you like it 🙂
This is a great entry and you've definitely chosen a great person to lookalike! You look gorgeous as always, so I'm sure you're going to be up there as one of the potential winners 🙂 I really love the white dress too, I think they are perfect for summer xxx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
Ahh thanks so much Sam, I wish I looked like her (in my dreams though) but hopefully the makeup turned out similar 🙂
Ah Elle, we have great taste as we have both chose the same person! That Blake is a lucky girl to have us both fangirling over her! Good luck and fingers crossed! xxx
Anoushka Loves xx
Ahh did we? She is such a babe isn't she, it doesn't surprise me at all that we're all gushinh over her 🙂 Good luck to you too lovely, will check out your post now 🙂
Your lipstick looks amazing, I've wanted a Tom Ford lips for absolutely ages! The opportunity sounds so amazing too, HoF have an awesome range of beauty
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty
Thanks so much lovely, Tom Ford lipsticks are so pricey but so worth it… it's a sure fave of mine 🙂 It's such a good opportunity isn't it, you should go for it Lauren, you'd be amazing!
Are you her long lost twin or something? You're lookalikes. Wow. You're so stunning.
Good luck!! If you don't win, they're crazy 🙂
Block of Beauty
Hahaha oh I wish Ivana, I seriously do! Thank you so much for your kind words, fingers crossed 🙂
Honestly I think you are soooo much prettier than Blake Lively! Hahaha, seriously though, you are stunning! I love this shimmery, glowing look. Perfect <3
xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'
Awww you are far, far too kind Bash. I'm definitely not but your flattery is much appreciated haha! Thank you lovely 🙂
Ahhh! I was just lurking on her instagram account, she's absolutely hilarious! And what on earth are you talking about? You look gorg!! Your complexion is amazing haha #fangirlOUT xx
Shaqinah || Shoes and Roses
Haha oh you fan girl away lovely 😉 Isn't she hilarious? Another reason to be completely in love with her!!
Very nice post:)))
Thanks so much lovely 🙂
love love this!
Thank you lovely, who doesn't love a post that contains Blake, right? 😉
Such a gorgeous makeup look – good luck! xx
Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x
Thanks SO much Heather, fingers crossed 🙂
Wow I honestly think you are prettier than Blake! Love the makeup look! You look flawless! 😉 xo Vivian
IG // @twowardvivian
Oh Vivian you are FAR too kind. So glad you liked the makeup look 🙂
I really like your makeup, especially your glowing eye makeup 🙂 Well done, dear and good luck in this contest, Ellie 🙂
Thanks so much lovely, fingers crossed 🙂
My word, aren't you stunning! I love your outfit as well but can we just take a second to appreciate that mac shimmery bronzer?!? Holy heck it's divine!!!!!
I'm all for girl-power and what have you but she's married to Ryan Reynolds, so I'm afraid we just can't be BFF's, Blake.
Another flawless look from you and another flawless post!
#TeamBloggersForeverThough – haha!
Oh Kirsty thank you so much lovely lady! Yes, isn't Soft and gentle SO pretty? My fave. Haha I know, I love the girl and then also just wish I was her! 🙂
I never quite appreciated blakes beauty until I saw her film Age of adaline- I was in serious awe of her, But I think you look just as beautiful as blake!
Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle
Ahh thank you so much lovely lady, she's a total babe so I definitely disagree but it's so appreciated haha! 🙂
You pulled this look off so wonderfully! I love it 🙂
Thanks so much Anastasia, so pleased you think so 🙂
Ahhh Blake Lively <333 You do an amazing job of getting her makeup look!
Ah thanks so much lovely 🙂
This is such a great post, and you've pulled the look off so well! Great person to choose and love the look you've recreated xxx
emily x ❤ | emilyloula
Thank you so much Emily, she's my number 1 beauty crush so I totally had to pick her 🙂
OMG Blake is totally my girl crush and you did her makeup dead on! Love how she keeps it natural and glowy!
Ahh thank you Shannon, so glad you think so. She has such an amazing but natural look doesn't she? 🙂
I LOVE this makeup on you! And Blake is gorgeous, isn't she? (:
Oh she's such a babe Nati isn't she? Totally my number 1 crush 🙂
the makeup look you created is so similar to blake's, well done! it's so classic, you pull it off really well x
natasha // eyebrows, inc.
Ah thank you so much Natasha, I'm so pleased you think so 🙂
I really like Blake Lively too, I love her as an actress, and her style is amazing!
Such a fantastic actress and a gorgeous lady too, I'm such a fan! 🙂
You look incredible! LOVE the lipstick!
lillies and lipbalm
Thanks so much lovely, the prettiest lipstick isn't it?
Wow good luck Elle! I like Blake Lively too. She is gorgeous and you too! Great post and I really like the look 🙂
Ah thanks so much Sabina, she's so amazing isn't she? So glad you like the look! 🙂
Oh wow, you look stunning!
Ah thanks so much Sara, so kind of you 🙂
Waaah! I didn't know she had a blog. I'm going to check it out now. I love House of Fraser, too!
I know, I was so excited when I found out. Me too Corinne, my favourite brand 🙂
You recreated the look very nicely! Blake Lively is one hell of a beautiful woman/icon!
Yousra | Mystic Tales
Thank you so much, I'm so glad you think so 🙂
Blake is perfect for an icon! You look amazing! Love these makeup shades on you, the lip color is to die for. Awesome post!
Thanks so much hun, totally agree with you. Blake IS perfect 🙂
I love her makeup as well! I love how you recreated it and I think you did such a good job. You picked some great products and you look so fresh!
Denise | Fashion Love Letters
Thanks Denise, I'm so pleased you think that I did. I love the products too, good old House of Fraser beauty, eh? 🙂
I love Blake Lively – she makes it all look so effortless. I almost don't mind that she took Ryan Reynolds off the market!
P.s. you look gorge in those shots, I love the dress too – where's it from? xx
Laura | Loved By Laura
Haha oh I am so with you there Laura, the girl done good there didn't she? 😉 She is such an effortless babe though! The dress is Asos a year or so back, so in love with it!
Love your entry soo much! It looks amazing and good luck to you gorgeous lady!
Thanks so much Jordan, can't wait to read yours! 🙂
Love this post darling, you look stunning and will win this x
Haha aww thank you lovely, I highly highly doubt it but it's worth a shot right? 🙂
I can definitely see Blake in your look, you're makeup is always so natural looking. You look stunning.
I barely ever do a natural look with my makeup, if I'm not wearing a bold lipstick I feel naked.
Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com
Ah thanks so much Rubi, so glad you thought so 🙂
You nailed her look, A true classic summer beauty. Now, if we could get the secrets to getting her perfect hair… haha.
Thanks so much Rachel, I'm so glad you thought so 🙂 Haha I definitely don't have those, I wish I did!
I love her bronzed make-up look and I think you recreated it perfectly! That lip color is so gorgeous on you 🙂
COOCOO FOR COCO
Thanks so much Colleen, her look is stunning isn't it? Huge fan 🙂
Great choice for beauty icon. Blake Lively is gorgeous! You also look beautiful on the photos and I really like the look you created. All That Glitters is probably my most used eyeshadow ever. Love it so much. Good luck! x
Renata | Speaking Beauty UK
Thanks so much Renata. All that glitters is so stunning isn't it, huge fan! 🙂
So natural and pretty!! You are gorgeous!! Good luck!!
Ah thank you so much lovely 🙂
I really love Blake Lively's style too — she always looks naturally chic 🙂
She's such a babe isn't she? Natural, easy, stunning! 🙂
All of my fingers are crossed for you – you certainly have a fabulous chance of winning with this entry! I agree Blake's makeup is incredibly beautiful and your interpretation is equally lovely. Seriously, you're SO photogenic! 🙂
Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
Ahh thank you so much lovely, so kind of you! 🙂
This post is wonderful! Blake Lively is beautiful and you did a lovely job with the makeup. You look gorgeous! Have a great rest of the week!
This post is wonderful! Blake Lively is beautiful and you did a lovely job with the makeup. You look gorgeous! Have a great rest of the week!
I love Blake Lively! She's so effortlessly pretty and it's not fair :') I love how you recreated the look, you look lovely like always 🙂 xx
You look stunning with this make-up! Blake is definitely a beauty and fashion icon to me, I love her style! Also good luck with the competition! I am sure you will win!
You look amazing dear!
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loving this look! really like the neutral and glowing colors! Blake lively is gorgoeus!