Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving guest post from Marian of The High Life of Mars!

This Thanksgiving post is from Marian from The High Life of Mars!  Marian is my zombie twin (long story) and is a fantastic make up artist who inspires me to try new things all the time.  Her Halloween looks were brilliant this year and I expect great things from her next year!  So take it away Mars!

So for those of you who don't know me, I'm Mars from The High Life of Mars, a beauty blog that
I have been running for about a year now. When Karen asked me to do a guest post for when she
was away on her holliers, I was delighted and of course said yes! I mean who wouldn't want to be
featured on the awesomeness that is Lovely Girlie Bits! So as Karen is heading off to the Big Apple
for Thanksgiving I thought what would be better than to look at some Thanksgiving makeup.

First up is the all-important eyeshadow. Now I don't know about you, but when I think about
Thanksgiving makeup, I think golds, bronzes and cranberries (not the band!). These are colours
that remind me of autumn, sitting in front of the warm fire and eating turkey with cranberry sauce!
So I routed around in my makeup collection and pulled out a few shadows that I think suit that
description. A few of them are old favourites like Urban Decay Half Baked and Mac Woodwinked,
while some are from new collections this season, such as ARTDECO Glam Bliss Taupe and Lancome
Fil D'Argent. One of my favourites though, and one that is perfect for Thanksgiving, is Make Up
Forever Star Powder in 917. This shadow is something similar to Mac Cranberry but just has a little
bit more depth and richer colour to it. I love this shadow with blue eyes, because it really makes
them pop.

Next up is eyeliners. Now again there is no rhyme or reason to this but I stuck with golds and berry
colours here too. Urban Decay Rockstar is a gorgeous dark berry purple colour that's great for the
inner waterline. Lancome Jazzy Taupe is a pretty mushroom taupe colour, a colour I think everyone
should have. Urban Decay Eldorado and Lush Fantasy are bright and beautiful golds, while 17
Stardust adds a bit of glitter for nights out. I also included NYC High Definition Liquid Liner in Extra
Black because I think no look is complete without a little flick of black eyeliner and this one is really
easy to use.

Lastly we have the lip colours. Now no look is complete for Thanksgiving with some form of berry
lip colour, whether it is pink, plum or red. I love the Revlon Lip Butters in Macaroon and Berry
Smoothie, because they are bold colours but very wearable so perfect for a daytime look. If you
want a little gold shimmer, Lancome Sunbaked Coral is perfect on its own or over a lippie. Sleek
Pout Paint in Port and OCC Lip Tar in NSFW are great long wearing formulas, so good for the whole
day and night. This seasons offering, Maitresse, is from ARTDECO Dita Von Teese Golden Vintage
collection and is a gorgeous ruby red lippie.

So after hours of fun swatching and laying out all these colours, I figured I may as well put together a
Thanksgiving makeup look just to give you some ideas. I decided on a bronze, gold and cranberry eye
with a black cat's flick eyeliner and a deep red lip. If I was American, this is a look I'd be rocking this
Thanksgiving. But for now I will just be wearing it around my sitting room. Oh the glamorous life of a
beauty blogger!

Bye for now,




  1. That's a gorgeous look Marian - Huuuuuuge improvement on your zombified fizzog ;D

    Great post!

    1. Thanks a mil Sue! I don't know- I did quite like the zombie look!! ;D

  2. Great post Marian, fab colours & I love the look you did! x

    1. Thanks hun! :D feels weird replying to comments on someone elses blog though...

  3. Gorgeous as always Hun, those colours are fab together.x

  4. Lovely colour combination - love that lipstick!

  5. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments :D And thanks Karen for letting me do the post :D x


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