4.12.2009

Spice Girl Looks

So some of us are like, how am I supposed to look like a Spice Girl??? lol
is this whitney crazy or what?! haha

The point is not to look exactly like a Spice Girl- you can pull INSPIRATION from the pictures, but just be creative and try to do your own thing- keep your own spin on it!!


There are a couple of ways you can go about it:
1- First, you can make up your own spice girl name and a makeup look to go along with it (i.e. SEXY SPICE- with lotsa curls and big lashes)...
2- Secondly, You can replicate a look from an old spice girl pic (in the 90's), or from a current spice girl picture.
3- Lastly, just google one of the ladies (i.e. emma bunton, victoria beckham, etc.) and replicate or pull an inspirational photo from google images.


Any of these will be fine, just make sure you give yourself a cute/erotic/sexy/fun "spice girl name."


go to this website and it tells you about the beauty for the Spice Girls for their recent tour:


Emma (Baby Spice)


Make-up artist Maria-Louise says: I wanted to keep the Baby Spice thing going because it’s important they are all recognisable through their individual personalities. So I’ve kept it fresh, dewy and glowing with just a pale pink glossy lip. I’ve done very highlighted cheeks and clean eyes but with glitter because it’s very showy.

Maria-Louise: I prepare Emma’s skin first with hydrating natural oil, because all the make-up that we use and the travelling that the girls are doing can be very dehydrating. Next I contour Emma’s face using light-reflecting particles on the brow bone and cheekbones and darker colours under the cheekbones.

I use eyelashes that don’t weigh down the eyelid, they bond to the skin and feel comfortable. Then I add mascara to the top & bottom lash and a white eyeliner. I use pigments and glitters for Emma too, to emphasis her features.


Geri (Ginger Spice)

Make-up artist Kolbrun says: Geri’s look is warm and natural, with a healthy glow, but still with the Hollywood st

arlet look. It’s classic and glamorous with a bit of a Bridget Bardot 

feel.

Kolbrun says: I use mineral foundations on the skin because they are perfect for achieving a very natural look. I’ve used brown colours to do the contouring of Geri’s face and peachy colours on the cheeks for that fresh look. I use golden browns and milky colours around the eyes, which are all quite glittery, and I blend them into an almond shape to lift the corner of the eye.

I use a thick black eyeliner, kind of 1950s style, and just half a lash on the side, to give the eyes an extra lift. On the eyelids I use two pigments. I start with eye shadow and then build up with loose colour to make it stronger.

Eyebrows are drawn up quite high, for a movie star-type look. I use a natural tone lip-liner that’s a tone darker than the lipstick, which is a matt beige tone, that’s our Bridget Bardot colour. I finish off with shimmering tan spray on Geri’s body, which is perfect for her colouring.


Mel B. (Scary Spice)


For Mel’s make-up I start with a waterproof airbrush base, which really holds through the show. I feel airbrush gives a really beautiful finish and you can get more coverage in areas that you need it.

I do smoky eyes on Mel, using a smoky black under the eye and a thin line on top. I use black on the outer and inner lid, and copper pink glitter in the middle of the lid to brighten up the eye and keep it light looking. I also do a white line inside the eye to open it up. Mel has very sculpted brows, so I just do a little definition with a light pencil.

On her cheeks I do a lovely golden highlight and a contour with the airbrush, using a brown and a nice peachy tone. The lips are very nude and beige with a nice gloss. I mix the gloss myself because with all Mel’s hair you can’t use a really sticky gloss. You don’t want a colour on the lip either that could streak across the face when the hair hits it. Plus Mel prefers a lighter lip.

Finally, I do a shimmer on her body and hair with a golden glitter spray.



Melanie C. (Sporty Spice)


Make-up artist Kolbrun says: It’s a futuristic, uber rock-chick version of the familiar Sporty Spice. We wanted to take her from what she was years ago and bring her right up to what she is now.

Kolbrun says: I use a mineral foundation for that flawless look, plus it’s very healthy for the skin, and protects it from the effects of touring and travel. On cheeks I use a pretty blusher that gives a rosy, healthy glow.

On the eyes I use a black kohl and on the eyelid I use a paint pot which is waterproof liquid make-up in a midnight blue colour. I put that on first to give a base for the eye make-up to stay on throughout the show. Then I use pigmentation colours, which are like a loose eye shadow, on the eyelids. For highlights I use a vanilla colour up to the eyebrow.

I use glitter glue on the eyelids and then I put glitter on top which catches the light and it’s amazing – it makes Melanie’s eyes look like living disco balls.

On the lips I use a soft pale pink glaze and finish off with lots of black inside each eye and loads and loads of waterproof mascara.



Victoria (Posh Spice)


Make-up artist Maria-Louise says: It’s a very sexy seductive look for Victoria on this tour, and I’ve gone slightly stronger than usual because she can carry it off. We’ve done a really smoky eye, with red and chocolate browns as opposed to blacks. We’ve also gone with a fake lash, lots of eyeliner to ping her eyes, and a really defined brow.

Maria-Louise says: I use natural oil on Victoria’s skin to give it hydration, as the powders we use can be very dehydrating.

For lips, she doesn’t have it straight out of the pot, I actually mix three colours together because it’s perfect. It’s absolutely fabulous for her. If you look closely, you’ll see that Victoria has a brown lip for part of the show, and then we change it to a wine-red when she does her catwalk because it’s stronger. That stays on for the next couple of songs and then we change it back to the brown glossy lips for the rest of the show.

The normal rule in make-up is that you can’t have a heavy eye and a heavy lip but it works for Victoria on this particular show and she carries it off really, really well.


SPICE GIRL MAKEUP TUTORIALS ON YOU TUBE:

Posh Spice

1990's Spice Girl's Inspired Look

Spice Girl's Backstage Makeup Room



8 comments:

wuzzyangel said...

Thanks for the tips Whit!! Hopefully you'll get more Spice Girls now! ;)

Gracie said...

Oh Whitz! You're an angel! Thanks for poting this great tips... Now the Spice Girls look mission is on! Hahahaha!

Gracie said...

I meant 'posting' Whitz! Hahahaha!

ASourSkittle said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! i LOVE victoria beckham I want to be just like her when i grow up except slightly less anorexic lol

teeyah. said...

OMG! This inspires me. I do hope I come up with a decent look :)

Katrina M said...

how exciting!!! i am still a big fan of Spice Girls!! i was so upset when i had to go to school on the day of their reunion concert here in LA!! i was crying!! hahaha

anywho...I LOVE SCARY SPICE!!!!! melanie b!!! ooooh so sexy!

Whit said...

i hope everyone enters!!! i have some more great prizes up my sleeve!!!! let your readers know what's up!

Saimese said...

oh wow I don't think I've seen anyone give these many tips for their own contest :P