MUB challenge: Mexican telenovela look

There's a challenge at makeup alley makeup board about doing a look based on Mexican telenovelas from the 90's, which means a lot of makeup on. The inspiration pics provided were mostly from Thalia's telenovelas, Maria Mercedes mostly. Since those were on tv when I was a child, I keep memories of other celebrities who were out those days and decided to get inspiration from Bibi Gaytan: Thalia's rival in people's preferences at that moment.  She was in the teen band Timbiriche as Thalia, and was featured in Alcanzar una Estrella 2 (the first Telenovela Ricky Martin was in) and Dos Mujeres, un Camino (with Eric Estada, who was in a cop series in the US in the 80's). Here are my inspiration pics:

As you can see, smokey eyes, mostly brownish blush and as typical in Mexican telenovelas (still nowadays) strong contouring.

What did I do? First of all, I had to make my self look tan, so I used Chanel cream bronzer all over my face -you can see that it won't look orangey if well blended. I first contoured with RCMA Shinto IV foundation and then with Bobbi Brown dark bisque corrector. I highlighted with Nars South Beach multiple. I set with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil and contoured, again, with Mac Blunt blush. For blush I used Too Faced Mocha Mi Amore blush and Powdered Sun as highlighter.

For eyes I used Bobbi Brown rose gold all over the lid and Inglot 450 too, Nars Eddie on brow bone and Blondie near the lash line. I also used an old Laura Mercier palette, Pink Rain, the lightest and darkest shades, on brow bone and near lash line. I used Guerlian Terracota kohl on waterline and many coats of Maxilash mascara.

I also placed some RCMA Shinto II foundation on my brows to hide them and then lined my brows to make them look thinner. I think this was the most difficult part of all the look, fortunately brows are thicker and fuller nowadays, so I can keep mine more natural :)

For lips, I tried three different shades: I first lined with Benefit Betty liner and Laura Mercier  After Hours lipgloss, yes, dark liner and light lipgloss lol. Then, I went for brown: Burberry Mocha Glow, but thought I could make it darker and applied Nars Rouge Tribal lipgloss.

For comparison purposes, that was me the same day in the morning

Somehow, I don't feel I look that different... maybe it's because people all over me are lost in the 80's and 90's so they still use those looks and I just feel part of the crowd? lol  Comments are always welcome... Do you have any other ideas for a 90's telenovela look?

2 opinaron que...:

  1. You look great but your lashes look especially lovely!

    missed you! x

  2. Pero que guapa estás! Y que joven ricky martin! jaja besos


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He sido una “beauty junkie” incluso desde antes que estuviera de moda esto de tener blog. Siempre me ha gustado el maquillaje high end (el que venden en las tiendas departamentales), y más desde que mi mamá me regaló mi primer quinteto y gloss de Dior. Varias amigas y conocidas me han pedido recomendaciones de productos, y algunas veces hasta las he maquillado. Por ello, un día decidí que debía compartir un poquito más esta afición escribiendo un blog.

I’ve been a beauty junkie before beauty blogs became that popular. I’ve always loved HE makeup, since my mom gave me as a gift my first dior quint and gloss. Many friends and acquaintances asked me for makeup recommendations and sometimes even to do their makeup. So just one day, I decided to share my thoughts and experience by writing a blog.


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