MUA for a day – Collaboration with Caitlin

Today is a bit of an unusual post because it’s not featuring my face – instead it’s my friend Caitlin! She has a fashion and beauty blog, and we decided to do each other’s makeup and post the results on our respective blogs. It was pretty fun, I never do anyone else’s makeup so it was a bit strange doing it and trying to be gentle, while still making them look fabulous. It was also cool looking through her makeup which was a bunch of things I’ve never used before, especially all the different Benefit products.

Here she is before any makeup – looking gorgeous as always.



The first product I put on her was MAC Prep and Prime Skin, which made for a nice smooth base. Then I used the Maybelline Fit Me foundation stick in the shade 120, and kind of drew some lines on her face then blended them with a foundation brush. I’ve never used a stick foundation before so I needed instructions “If you read my blog you’d know this!” she said. I do read her blog but I have to say I don’t memorise it. Sorry Caity. There were just a couple of blemishes that needed extra coverage so I used her Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting concealer on top of them.

Next came an exciting product which was Benefit High Beam highlighter which I applied on her cheekbones and blended with my finger, and it gave a really lovely glow to her skin. Then I set everything with Revlon Colorstay Aqua mineral makeup which apparently has coconut water in it – coconut everything seems to be so hot right now! I moved to brows next, using Benefit Gimmebrow which was in a mascara-type tube – another novelty product for me and I think it did a great job at lightly filling in her brows.

The products used
The products used

For her eyes I used a couple of colours from her eyeshadow quad which is from Kmart’s Face Eyes Lips Nails range, over my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer potion because it’s too great to not use. It was more weird working on someone’s eyes than on their face, I thought. I used her Collection Cosmetics EXTREME eyeliner which is a felt tip which was really easy to use – I actually did a relatively smooth line for once which can be a bit of a rarity when I use the brush style on my own! I finished off her eye makeup with Benefit Bad Gal lash which was a good mascara, but it was so hard to put it on her! I swear I made so many smudges which was not an amazing look.

There were so many options for lipstick but I chose MAC Chatterbox which was an amplified shade that was just so pretty and looked good for her black outfit. Applying lipstick was a bit weird and smudgy too. I think we both decided we shouldn’t quit our day jobs to become makeup artists after this experiment but it was a good laugh!

Now, here’s the finished product:


She looked great in the before but even more babealicious in the after!



Now you can head on over to Caitlin’s blog –  My Flatmate’s Wardrobe to see what wonders she worked on me!

Lena x