Monday, September 3, 2012

Robert Palmer Girl Look for Awesome 80s Run

Robert Palmer Look Before the Race
When my friend and I signed up for the Awesome 80s 10k run, I knew we had to take a crack at the Robert Palmer Girl look. With a little research, I was able to find a video showing the original makeup artist using more modern products to recreate it.

Before the Race

Before the Race

Before the Race
 Here is the video just below. And it's a surprisingly simple look to do. Basically you are taking a wet product and applying it in a winged shape on the eye, and then both sealing it and blending it like crazy with a powder version of the same color, in this case, black.

The key to making it sweatproof for a 10k run, which is over 6 miles, was a special sealing spray. I went over to Cinema Secrets in Burbank to chat with the makeup artists there. They really know what they're doing, and the free consultation is a special feature I'm pretty sure folks don't know about. Otherwise this place would be packed. Cinema secrets has a Super Sealer that worked very well.

Cinema Secrets Super Sealer

Tools and Products:

  • Cinema Secrets Base in a neutral shade a touch lighter than my skin
  • Cinema Secrets White liner to pale it out even more
  • Cinema Secrets Peach corrector in lighter shade under eyes

Finisher Medal, Tools & Products for Robert Palmer Girl Look
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • HIP Gel Liner in Black - in Wing Shape
  • Wet n' Wild Blue Had Me at Hello, Black Definer color on Left Side
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Black
  • Anastasia Lash Genius
  • Brows: L'Oreal HIP Gel Eyeliner, and Brown Shade from NYX "butt" naked eye palette 

  • La Femme Blush in Coral Spice and Coral
  • Contoured with contour shade in NYX "butt" naked palette
  • Important to do the blush and contour in vertical slashing stripes, and just a bit on the temples
  • Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Balm (too long of a title, People!) in Sangria
  • Revlon Lipstick in Fire & Ice over the top
  • Style it up to make the shape of the closed mouth as round as possible—pretty challenging on my thin lips!
  • Real Techniques Eye Kit and Face Kit brushes
  • Sigma Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit brushes
  • Let it all set for a few minutes and spray Cinema Secrets Super Sealer over the top.

After the Race
After the Race
Robert Palmer Girl Look After the Race
  • I won't make any bones about it—I sweat a lot when I run. Especially in Pasadena in summer.
  • With the super-sealer, the face lasted. And the lips wore off but left a nice stain.
  • No, I didn't end up looking like Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Thanks, Cinema Secrets!
Neon Runner

Boy George-Alike
About the Race:
  • The Awesome 80s run in Pasadena was quite poorly managed and organized. 
  • They started the longer race AFTER the shorter race started to come in. 
  • They had one water station and they ran out of water. As a result, I got that totally not awesome dehydration foot cramp at the end.
  • It's Pasadena on the first of September, so, um, duh, it's pretty freakin hot, and the run doesn't start until almost 10am. Should have started no later than 8. 7 would be even better.
  • I saw no visible medical presence. 
  • They are lucky lucky lucky no one fell out and/or sued them. Or maybe they did. There's still time.
  • Anyways, hopefully they'll learn how to do it from all the complaints on their Facebook page.  Because the outfits and neon, the riot of color, and the music were lots of fun. People love the 80s, and I'm no exception.
  • The finisher medal itself is the best I've ever gotten. The design was great.
 Have you ever tried this look or something similar? Comment and tell the story below!

Hope this was fun for you guys! Aside from the dehydration, I had an awesome time!

Love, BeautyJones

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