Monday, June 03, 2013

Models & Makeup - Cara Delevingne

Makeup & Hair Inspiration
Cara Delevingne

It's always fascinating to see how models are transformed from one fashion show to the next with the help of makeup artists and hairstyle hotshots. Cara Delevingne is one such model, who can effortlessly go from a smokey eye to a fresh face without batting an eyelid (mind the pun) - looking stunning on each occasion. And she has the eye brows everyone adores. 
Here are some hair and makeup ideas from the world's most sought after supermodel.

Cara wears a 50's style head bow with orange shaded lids and a wide-swept fringe at Louis Vuitton. She is 70's chic at Pucci, with a shaggy hairdo and kohl rimmed eyes. Moschino brings out the best of the 60's with a voluminous coif, icy-white lined inner rims and bold, separated lashes, along with a popsicle red lipstick. At Marc Jacobs, the sixties theme is reignited, with a side-swept beehive, smudged eyes and nude lips, with an emphasis on her famous brows.

Eye Candy
Brightly shaded lids are all the rage, as seen on the SS13 runways. The styling at Jeremy Scott was punk rock with green painted lids and an unruly dark cropped hairdo. At Fendi, yellow and blue collide in a tribal themed eye. The makeup artists at Topshop, Just Cavalli & Chanel Resort 2014 were inspired by blue eye shadow, making it a profound feature. Opulent gold leaf lined the inner rims of Cara's eyes at Marchesa. She showed off metallic silver lids at Chanel Spring 2013, and purple smoked eyes at Jason Wu. A nude lip makes this trend pop.

Au Naturel 
Barely there makeup displays the youthful side to Cara's beauty. To recreate her flawless, fresh faced look, first start with a makeup primer. Then lightly mix a few drops of your moisturizer with your liquid foundation to create a more natural and less cakey finish. Use a concealer to hide any imperfections. Dust with translucent powder to set your base. Try a beige eye shadow on your lids and if you like using a liner, try brown instead. Circle an illuminator or bronzer onto the apples of your cheeks and gloss with a clear lip glass. Voila!

Lip Service
Bright, bold and bubblelicious lip shades are an instant makeup pick-me-up. At Diane von Furstenburg, Cara wears a deep fuchsia matt lipstick, with blown out locks. A striking shade of cherry red is seen at Jason Wu SS13. Cara is volumized with a curly coif at Marc by Marc Jacobs, in a rich red lip and little other makeup. Fendi goes dark punk for FW13 with a violet toned lip colour. Cara is pretty in a cerise pink glossy pout at Issa, with a lovely floral decked high twisted bun. Neons are not for everyone, but this hot pink hue at Giles is radiant on Cara.

Dark Optics

Coal-black dusky lids beautifully highlight Cara's blue eyes. The ideal version of a 'smokey eye' is perfectly portrayed at DSquared and Michael Kors, while Lanvin takes it one step further. Cara wears an extreme smeared and smokey look at Chanel Couture, which is only okay if you're on the runway. Do not try this at home folks, unless you're in a goth band. What you can try, is the glamourous cat-eye as seen at Anna Sui and Dolce & Gabbana. If you have an unsteady hand, just line your upper and lower rims with a black pencil, or in the case of Rag & Bone, you can completely miss the mark and draw outside the lines. Not really.

With the wave of a makeup brush, Cara Delevingne impressively conveys any type of look, from an after-dark party princess, a classic beauty, retro chick and modern colour maiden.

Which of Cara's beauty looks is your favourite? Would you try it out?

*Images via, and Tumblr.


Josie said...

She's so beautiful! I think she looks best with less make up xxx

Imogen said...

She is pretty. So many different looks. My favourites are the ones with the dark lips.

Nee said...

hi dear! how was your weekend?:)
cara has such a special & beautiful face. she can wear so many different looks and will always look perfect:) love her eyes & her hair <33

have a good weeek xx

Coline Chavaroche said...

That girl is just perfection!


Coline ♡

Louise Elisabeth said...

Loving the lip service, I'm such a lipstick lipgloss you name it fan!


Daniella said...

She is such a beautiful girl! I love how she can rock like a thousand different looks! Great post Sam! :)

Take care and have a wonderful week,
Daniella xox

Anonymous said...

i prefer Retro:)

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

She's electric!

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! What a great feature, she is actually one of my fav model! I think she rocks all the make up looks since got a versatile beauty! My fav looks on her from runways are: Emilio Pucci, Jason Wu, Issa, Giles (my addiction for pink lips just started from that photo!), DSquared, Anna Sui and Dolce&Gabbana! Happy Mondy my dear, big kisses! xo

Jessica said...

She's so beautiful! my fav is "Au Naturel" selection!!
have a nice day Sam, kisses!

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Juliet Polilova said...

she's just perfect! i love her ;)
very nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Hello Sam!
I don't have a favourite when it comes to Cara, I love it all!
She is just more than any other girl, can pull off any look!
I will love to have her eyebrows!!

miss b said...

This just shows how talented the hair stylists and make-up artists must be to transform someone so dramatically. Even somehting as simple as lip colour has an amazing effect. I actually like the Au Naturel look here!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'm intrigued by Cara, but don't get her appeal. She is pretty versatile, but more striking than pretty to me. She does have lovely eyes!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

mademoiselle mode said...

I m a real fan ^^
She is so so beautiful :)

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Sveva said...

great make up!

Lilli said...

Unfortunately not yet, they say at the end of the week, fingers crossed!!:) You too Sam, always thankful! Big kiss and enjoy your Mon! xo

Joy Shana said...

The makeup artist is talented, i love Cara:) lovely post Sam.

animru said...

she is amazing.. she looks like a different person in every photo.

S said...

I have to say, I don't like so much Cara face, even if I still think she's an amazing girl.
Amyway, I love to see how different she can look with different make up!
Great post!

Paola Lauretano said...

Happy mon Sam!
Cara is one of my fav fashion icon, she is perfect with or whitout make-up!
Kiises my dear!

Style-Delights said...

she is beautiful and has great eyes!! I love car eye makeup on her!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

We are really into bright lips right now!

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Anonymous said...

Hi sam :) you have such a nice blog dear!
wana follow each other,

Je ne sais quoi said...

ayayayayay can't seem to figure out if i love or hate her loool , m kidding! this is my envy part talking!
i totally loved her hair and make up in pucci, chanel, preen, issa and dolce , she is just divine!!!

Maddie said...

She easily has become my favorite model, I mean how gorgeous she is?

Katie Frank said...

her make ups always are so amazing!

Stylish By Nature said...

WOW !! I Love the makeup...FAB :)


Cherina said...

Oh the wonders of maquillaje!!!

Kim Alston said...

She can go from sweet to bad girl in no time flat. I love her both ways! It shows versatility.

Gail J said...

I love Cara <3

Elisabeth said...

I have to say that she looks the best au naturel, she is just so beautiful. But of course I like the red lips as well! :)
Thank you Sam for your ever so kind words! Haha, I'm happy if somebody can use my post for school :)
Oh, your barbecue sounds delicious, wish I could see a photo of it someday.

E from Helsinki

charmeuse said...

She's sooo amazing beautiful <3

LoveT. said...

Wow ,she looks always amazing :)


Linda Greaves said...

I would love to try a bright lip - they never really turn out right on me though! :/

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3fstreet said...

great blog!

Always Maylee said...

I love the bold and bright lips, they are gorgeous on her!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

Retro or Dark Optics are my favs, but she is one gorgeous woman and such a versatile model! Really is a beauty

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Tanya said...

I love the last set of make ups so gorgeous Sam :) You've always shares an amazing posts.. I enjoy to be on your blog a lot lovely Sam..many kisses and hugs:) wishing you a fabulous day! speaks to you again soon!



Kiki said...

like the first one :)

Ivana said...

It's always so impressive to see how one woman can transform! Cara has a very interesting face, and she's such a chameleon. I love the retro looks best: they are perfection!

xx Ivana

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kim bim said...

Hummmmmmmmm.. stunning makeups lurv them all not too flashy.

Ann said...

Its the makeups and the hair
that helps her transform from one beautiful persona
to the other.

Anonymous said...

Au naturel looks great. She is so versatile. A big plus for a model.


Ivana said...

I love red lips, great post!


Fictitious Fashion said...

she is awesome!! :) Nice post sam

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Denise said...

First of all, thank you sooo much for all your amazing words towards's nice to know about me :), cause I don't see me that way! In fact, I carry a huge guilt feeling always, so, I tend to see me really low :) it should be better - but it's not, so I have to keep on working on that!
Now, Cara, the first time I saw her, as other people too, was as an Asos model and now she is biiiig all pver the world! I liked the Retro look very much!

Ileana said...

EVERYTHING looks amazing on her! It is crazy!

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
I think she is prettiest with natural make up!

Have a great day,

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

What a fun post! I love her in hte natural look, she pulls it off so perfectly.

Pip said...

I love this post and she is so great! She certainly has the perfect face to apply makeup on, and I'm sure the makeup artists love her! I think she looks great with that orange-red lip in the first set! Have a good day Sam. xx Pip

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Coco said...

Dear Sam, I can't choose really! Cara is so beautiful and versatile! Big hugs sweetie!
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Adrielle said...

love her style!

My Urban Market said...

I just love this beautiful girl. The third and the fourth selections are definitely my favorites. I really like this inspiring post! Kisses.


Anthea F said...

she's beautiful!

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blackberryfashion said...

Her face is very interesting :) amazing model :)

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Vivid said...

Wow, these make ups are so amazing, I love them! Amazing photos! : )

Carmen said...

She´s so versatile and still has her very strong own look. I think she looked so amazing with the straight bangs at Pucci, also the colour looks great!

Satu said...

I love those make ups, where her eye brows are left natural. :) Otherwise they look ..little bit like big moustaches over eyes.
Gorgeous woman.

Thanks for the comments!
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Denisa said...

She looks always amazing. Have a great day

Wendy said...

Amazing post. Love the natural look :)


BELULOVE said...

dont like her so much

kisses ♥

Caro * said...

Amazing post with beautiful make ups !

....... said...

Wow! it's amazing how they were able to trasform her from sweet to grunge to anything at all with just some hair and makeup tricks. I sure do adore her brows! thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi.

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

She looks always amazing

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love the bold lips!

daggistr said...

She's perfect <3 ! in each style amazing !

Joana Teixeira said...

she's amazing i love her :) she looks good with anything

Toks said...

Great post. Cara is lovely.
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Corinne said...

Can hardly believe it's the same person! She looks great.

Corinne x

Elle Sees said...

lover her versatility! those purple lips look cool!! she's goregous.

Izzy said...

she is so damn stunning! although I like all the makeup looks I personally think she looks best with minimal makeup. her features are just that striking that they look best by themselves!

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Milu Sosa said...

I love her eyebrows! and cheek bones! she is so beautiful! I think she looks the best on natural makeup don't you think?
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Cara has a beautiful face. She wears makeup so well, and I'm not just saying that because she's pretty or a model. I truly think she is an MUA's dream.

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, you're so right!! I can't believe these are all the same person, it's crazy what a difference make up and hair styling can make. My faves are for sure the au naturel looks - kinda boring I know but I hate a lot of make up on people, think you should let natural beauty shine through. Fab post Sam!

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

I'm really not a fan of her... I dunno why !

Zahra Sandberg said...

Wow it is amazing how much of a chameleon she is - her makeup really does completely change her look - where I myself look pretty much the same in every look! Lol. But though I do love the dramatic 60's look with the white inner eye and the red lips, I really don't care for the Fendi violet lip/simple eye look on her - it reminds me of the 90s and I just dont find it flattering- even on a beauty like her. I do love the natural look and your tutorial really simplifies the process of achieving it! Thanks for that!


MOSAMUSE said...

pretty lashes and brows

Jacy said...

She is such a versatile model! Love her with a bold lip!


emily ho said...

Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! (;

Caitie Schlisserman said...

Love love love the bold lips and eyes!

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Megan, said...

so glam
Xo, Megan,

Rebecca said...

I really love her in the looks with the bold lip colors! Stunning!


bridechic said...

Love the lip chic!

Sonia De Macedo said...

I can not count how many times I've repinned Cara's face onto my beauty board on Pinterest LOL! Love her!


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Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

Very stunning! She has great eyes!


Dascha Boonstra said...

She;s great! :)


Alicia Hadjialexandrou said...

Absolutely amazing model! stunning!

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goodbadandfab said...

Just lovely! =)
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mochaccinoland said...

she looks so different with different makeup! really amazing to see all the makeup transformations! i like her best in au naturel makeup as she is very beautiful to begin with thus minimal makeup brings out her beauty even more.


Bea S. said...

She is so pretty... I have so many favourites, I can't choose just one! Loved the post :)

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ELISA said...

Cara is always stunning!

Street Fashion Paris said...

They are all super cool!!!!

Janice Lunes said...


I love Cara so this is more then perfect !!

I like to see all these different looks so you did a very good job as always in selecting these !


Gina said...

My favs are the natural looks (nude lip, and subtle smokey eyes), and the bold lips with very little eye make up.

XO, Gina

Michaela B. said...

So cool. She is so pretty :)

Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

She's definitely able to work quite the variety of looks! I think my favorites are the ones with very bold lips or very dark eyes, since that's what I tend to be visually attracted to, despite my own very lazy preference for going sans makeup. I do like some of the bright eye looks as well, they're rather pretty!

(Also I'm probably not going to get to responding to your e-mail until tomorrow... I'm too tired to finish everything I need to do tonight).