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MAKE UP | Face of the Day - Grease is the Word!


Hi kids! Patty Simcox here! Just kidding, it's Jane - I fooled you!

Last week, my year group put on our production of 'Grease' in school for three nights. It's such a coincidence as there's been a revival of the musical's popularity with 'Grease: Live' recently. I was lucky to play the hilariously fun part of Patty Simcox, the annoying cheerleader. I love acting, and it was amazing to be involved in such a brilliant musical with amazing dances and songs. Our year worked really hard since before Christmas, and I think we performed great during the week. However, one of my absolute favourite aspects of doing 'Grease' was wearing fifties costumes and, of course, stage make up!




First, I moisturised my skin and applied my Flormar Illuminating Primer Base. We all shared these Max Factor Pan Sticks (even the guys had to wear it) and wore it to prevent our faces from looking too white from the lights on stage. It's a super thick foundation - a pain to take off before bed. I fixed up my imperfections with my NYX Photogenic Concealer (not pictured), and blended it in with the foundation. By the way, I was wearing tan as well - that explains why I looked like I was on holiday! I had my Benefit Benetint, but I also used some Essence blush (not pictured) that we were all sharing, for rosy cheeks - again with the stage lights, a flush of colour is important. I set the make up with my Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder before doing my eyebrows. 

I applied my Eylure Brow Pencil, and smoothed it out with the mascara brush end. Then, after highlighting my brows with Benefit High Brow, I moved on to the eyes. Everyday eye looks were not hugely dramatic in the fifties as the lips were bold enough. So, the girls were told to do use a pale pink shade all over the lid, and blend a darker brown into the crease. We had to brighten up the eyes with a bit of white in the inner corner too. For the eyeshadow I used my trusty Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. For the fifties flick, my NYX The Curve Liner came in handy. I applied my Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, and the only thing left to do was the lips.

I brought two red lipsticks with me each night - my Natural Collection Moisture Shine one in 'Crimson' and my new-ish Oriflame Colour Unlimited Matte lipstick in 'Red Passion'. At first I used both to create the red lip, but ended up just mainly using 'Red Passion' on its own. The Oriflame lipstick stayed on for the whole show every night - it didn't budge! I didn't have to re-apply at all. If I had to recommend only one product from this Face of The Day, it'd have to be the Oriflame Colour Unlimited Matte Lipstick, and I'd especially suggest it if you're looking for long lasting colour.

Before heading out to sing and dance, I spritzed on my new Elf Makeup Mist & Set spray to make sure my face won't slide off. After that, I was ready to be Patty Simcox! :D


I miss performing in 'Grease' with my classmates so much. It was such a fun experience I'll never forget. I'm so happy I got a chance to act on my school stage (I must say, wearing a mic was one of the highlights - that doesn't happen to me often). I'll leave you with a collage of some of my favourite photos from the musical week, and a cheesy goodbye.

A wop ba bu lu bop? A wop bam boo!

I'm not sorry.


Do you like 'Grease'? Did you watch 'Grease: Live'? What do you think of this FOTD?

17 comments:

  1. The make-up looks so pretty, glad you had such a great time performing as well xx

    Sophie | ssophiespot.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Your makeup is flawless! Such a pretty look, you should definitely bring this back for Halloween next year!

    The Modern Audrey

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I've already considered it :D

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  3. How fun! Grease is such a great show. So happy you were a part of it! And the makeup is super pretty :)
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Your musical looks amazing, I'm glad you enjoyed it. The costumes are fabulous!
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thanks Ró, I really did love it! The costumes were so fun to wear!

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  5. Thats so exciting! We just played Grease 2 years ago at my school. Love this makeup look. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to future posts, Jane! Xoxo

    http://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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  6. Your school's production looks so good! I watched Grease: Live and I can't get Those Magic Changes out of my head ! x
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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    1. Those Magic Changes is the best song! And thank you :D

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  7. You look amazing love your makeup look! I love the style from grease and music so much! I went to see it live two years ago with my stage school and I enjoyed it a lot :)x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a brilliant musical! And thank you so much Leigh :Dx

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  8. That pink scarf is the cutest! Great blog, so if you want, we can to follow each other on bloglovin! Just follow me here and I'll follow you back! ♥ https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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    1. Thank you so much! I would follow you too but the link does not work for me :(

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  9. Oh my goodness you look perfect!! I've always been influenced by Grease in my style but I never thought to try out some of the beauty idea too (well, except Frenchie's pink hair!). I especially love how you did your eyeshadow!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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