Get the look: Shay Mitchell

Friday, 29 August 2014

Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell, is not one to shy away from daring looks. One thing is for sure though, no matter what look she goes for, she always looks gorgeous!

We’re used to seeing Shay rock old Hollywood glam make-up, so we were pleasantly surprised when she stepped out onto the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards sporting a vampy lip and tousled side plait.


Get her bold look with these easy steps:

Step 1: Prep your skin with a primer and apply a lightweight foundation or BB cream to even out your skin tone and create a clean complexion.
We love: Garnier Pure Active BB Cream, R79.95

Step 2: Using a gel or liquid eyeliner, line the top lash line and finish off with a flick. Whether you prefer a simple cat eye or a bold winged eye, both will complement this make-up look, so the choice is yours.
We love: L.A. Girl Gel Liner, R59.95

Step 3: Finish off your eye make-up by adding some va-va volume to your lashes with a false lash effect mascara.
We love: Catrice Better than False Lashes Mascara, R75

Step 4: To create the perfect bold lip, line your lips to prevent colour from bleeding. Once you have applied your lip liner, fill in your lips with a bold red lipstick of your choice – we prefer a matte finish for this look.
We love: Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm in shade The Redder The Better, R99.95

Step 5: Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with a light shimmery blush. We suggest using a multi-toned blush that can double up as a highlighter.
We love: Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, R159

Step 6: To recreate Shay’s side plait, prep the hair with a volumising shampoo, conditioner and mousse before creating a deep side part and blow-drying roughly. Once your hair is dry, pull it to the side and loosely plait it. Pull the plait lightly to create more width and spray it with a finishing spray to ensure it keeps its shape.
Tip: This look is best created on day-old hair. If your hair is freshly washed, spritz the roots with a dry shampoo to give it a tousled feel.
We love: TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray, R76.99

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Written by

Emily studied make-up and loves all things beauty related. When she is not reading up on the latest make-up trends, she can be found baking cupcakes, scouring Pinterest for beautiful images and dreaming of her next European adventure.
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    I’m going to buy that Rimmel lipstick immediately!

    3 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    The makeup is well worth it. She looks flawless.

    4 years ago •

  1. Stacey

    Beautiful Girl. I love the make up advice.

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    What a beautiful woman, will have to get eye liner!

    4 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    OMG, I love this post. Shay looks amazing! I would love to try out all these products.

    4 years ago •

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