And we'll never be royaaaaaaal, royaaaaaaaal
I gotta say Lorde is one of my favourite new artists right now. Only 17 and already putting out music like that- she's serving up some crazy talent realness. In tribute, I decided to recreate the makeup look Lorde sports in the video for 'Royals'.
I picked this look because of the smudged eyeliner Lorde flaunts- a sort of smudged-wing-but-woah-we've-also-got-a-roof-here-thang. It's not too difficult to make for yourself, as long as you can already do a passable eyeliner wing. In fact, it doesn't even have to be great because you blend black eyeshadow over the top anyway!
I feel like Lorde and I could be eyebrow sisters- angled, defined brows are the du jour here ladies and gentlemen, thought I'm sure Lorde can afford to get hers waxed properly.. Anyway, this part was pretty simple, and if you're having trouble there are millions of eyebrow tutorials that can point you in the right direction. Just keep 'em dark and pointy.
The lipstick isn't actually a look Lorde wears in the 'Royals' video but I know she's a big fan of dark purple and red lipsticks so I reflected that in my choice of using Illamasqua's lipstick instead of just leaving them bare. Plus, this shade of iridescent violet is one of my favourite from my extensive collection of purple lipsticks.
(I actually counted, I have like seven of the things now.)
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