Mar 8, 2012

GUEST POST: Laura from Applied Glamour

 Just how fabulous and gorgeous is Debbie Harry?  She spent the late 1970s singing catchy, infectious tunes like "Heart of Glass" and "One Way or Another" with her band, Blondie, at New York's legendary CBGB's...when she wasn't hanging out at Andy Warhol's Factory, dancing up a storm at Studio 54 and becoming world famous, that is.  Her bleach blond hair endeared her to the punk scene while her band's dance-worthy synthesized songs were popular with the new wave crowds, ensuring her mass popularity.  Beyond the stage and dance floor, Debbie Harry appeared in music videos and on magazine covers with unassailable rock star coolness and colorful makeup that every girl wanted to emulate.

 Her signature blushing cheeks, heavy eyeliner, candy shop eyeshadow and glossy lips are just as popular now as they were then!  Here's how to create your own Debbie Harry inspired makeup look.  I imagine a rock star on tour won't have a lot of room in her makeup bag for a bunch of single products, so load up on palettes!

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Mi Vida Loca, $36: Almost every color of the rainbow is in this gorgeous eyeshadow palette!  It's perfect for recreating Debbie's signature candy colored eyelids.  Go especially crazy experimenting with pink, blue, and purple, her favorite shades to wear.

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette, $45: Our Debbie is also a fan of blushing, sculpted cheeks and this palette gives a nice variety of different shades depending on the look you want.  Plus, the bright pinks can double as eyeshadow when needed!

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner Palette, $32: Black eyeliner is essential but sometimes other colors are also necessary.  This cream liner palette includes every shade you could want in your beauty arsenal, including neutral brown, smoky silver, inky blue and royal violet.

Exude Lipstick in Red and Coral, $30: Another signature look of Debbie's is her glossy lips.  Exude is a liquid, glossy lipstick with a plastic tip applicator that never wears down!  It won't melt if you accidentally leave it on your tour bus in the summer.  I think Debbie would be partial to these shades in particular, don't you?

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Pink Peony, $18: A stunning shade of pink liquid lipstick (think "Heart of Glass" video) with a matching pink tinted lip balm attached makes for two perfect products in one.

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jet Black, $4: A rock star can never have too many black eye pencils, am I right?  This one is kohl inspired and the deepest, darkest shade of black.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black, $8: This formula is great for smudging and creating a smoky eye.  Oh so essential for a rack star.

Check out more of Laura's fabulous writing and amazing posts at her blog, Applied Glamour.  Thanks again Laura for your awesome guest post!!

1 comment:

  1. Great, fun post! I totally think Debbie would go for all the selections! xo


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