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About this Look

An updated version of Cher’s ‘Moonstruck’ look. 

Step-by-Step Guide


I started out with my base. I primed with Too Faced HangoveRx. I then used the new L'Oreal concealers to conceal. I'm kind of ... ambivalent about these right now. I bought the two lightest shades because I couldn't figure out what color I was in it. It's very heavy. I then buffed in my Catrice HD foundation with a brush and then tapped out the excess. I moved onto eyes next.


Because the Catrice self sets like no other, I moved onto my eyes. I took a clear mascara and teased up my brows, then left them be.

I took Makeup Forever Step 1 eyeshadow base and put it down. I then patted out my Dominique Cosmetics Nude Tea on top. Then, I went into the Snap Queen trio from Smashbox and took the top right shade on a fluffy brush and started to blend. Looking at reference photos of Cher in Moonstruck, she seemed to be only wearing one color and have it heavier in her crease, so I tried to emulate that.

After I'd built up enough of an even crease, I took a flat brush and gently patted it on my lid, not changing colors at all. 

Then, I took the NYX Epic Ink liner in Brown and did some liner. In the original film, she doesn't wear liner with her day to day look. However, to modernize it, I felt a line with a minor, MINOR flick was good. I tend to not wear eyeliner, but I thought the brown liquid wing looked so soft and pretty. 

Back to the brows - I lightly filled in with Benefit Brow Contour Pro in brown, then took Glossier Boy Brow in Brown and filled in some more. 

Then I moved back into the face.


The face was the part about this that I had a lot of issues with. I took the BECCA Be A Light palette and the brighten powder and set my under eyes. This concealer did get a tad creasy, which annoyed me, so I went back a few times with a qtip to fix it.

Then I moved into the blush. The original look was so blush heavy, and I do not look anything like Cher, so emulating this part was the hardest. I felt as if the amount of product I used was insane.

I started with the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk blush. I took a Real Techniques Setting brush and set next to my hairline and moved in about halfway towards the center of my face. I gave it a large area, so that it would mimic a contour, as I didn't use any of that. 

Then I look my Hourglass Diffused Heat blush and my Sephora 204 brush - the angled side - and went in from the midpoint of my face sweeping up into the apple of my cheek. This blush has such a soft, luminous look to it that resembles a wind burn in a good way. I then took the rounded side of that brush and buffed the two together, and took a little more and rubbed it on the tip of my nose. 

Then, for the final step, I put a little Tuscan Sun from Makeup Geek and ran it across my cheeks softly, then added some to my 204 brush and buffed the mixture across my forehead to add dimension. 


I took Soap & Glory's Lip liner in 'Rhubaraella' and lined my lips with the precise end, then filled in with MAC Blankety. 


I curled my lashes using my Kevyn Aucoin lash curler, then put a layer of NARS Climax for volume and Maybelline Total Temptation for fullness. 

I also sprayed my whole face down with Fix + to get rid of the heavy matte finish of the foundation. 



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