Bright Young Things

I’m not normally one to step out of my comfort zone and add a little outlandish colour to my everyday makeup… but this week NARS have asked me to do just that to help them promote their competition searching for the UK’s brightest young makeup talent!

It’s a collaboratuon with Selfridge’s annual Bright Young Things campaign, and they’ve been searching for the most creative young talent in the makeup world for the past four weeks. Every week there is a different colour to use, and a different winner chosen (who is given a NARS goody bag!). At the end of the five weeks, an overall winner winner is chosen and sent for a day of professional makeup training with NARS makeup artist Jane Richardson and given the entire NARS Autumn/Winter makeup collection!

This week is the last week to get involved if you’re interested… and the colour is VIOLET. This is the look I created using some of NARS’ brightest purple hues. I used an eyeshadow to create an ombre lip using one of my favourite NARS lipglosses (Penny Arcade) then added a hint of violet under my eyes too. I kept the rest of the eye pretty neutral with my go-to NARS duo, Kalahari.

The products I used: Eyeshadow duos in ‘Kalahari’ & Jolie ‘Poupee’, Larger than Life eye liner in ‘St Marks Place’, Larger Than Life lipglossin ‘Penny Arcade’

I’m sure it’s not as fabulous or creative as what some of you can do, so why not give it a whirl!? If you’re interested in a career in makeup, this could be a fabulous kick-start.

All you have to do is upload your look to Instagram and tag it with #NARSBYT and detail which NARS products you’ve used to create your look. NARS will then select the most creative as the winner!

You can find the full T’s & C’s on the NARS facebook page. This post is sponsored by NARS cosmetics.