Vogue Cover Recreation

My fellow MUA friend Ophelia and I work together quite often and decided to challenge each other to recreate makeup looks forms Iconic images past and present.

And where better to start that the latest Vogue cover with makeup by the amazing Pat Macgrath

Here is the original image in case if you somehow have not seen it.

Our Inspiration – The Original Vogue Magazine Cover Makeup by the amazing Pat McGrath

I love love LOVE blue eyeshadow, coupled with the fact that this look has glossy red lips, so when ophelia suggested this image, I jumped on it.

Here is each of our interpretation of the look.

Ophelia’s Interpretation


My Interpretation

We both did our own makeup, the breakdown of the products I used are below.


Inside of the magazine


Products Used by Me


Sonia Roselli – Sexapeel Instant Exfoliator

Premae – Harmony Balancing Toner 

Sonia Roselli- Water balm

Embryolisse – Emulsion Hydra-Mat on nose and forehead

Corrector: La Pro girl – Orange 

Foundation: Fenty Pro Filter foundation mixed with Melanie Mills Gleam Body Radiance in Deep Gold 

Laura Mercier Translucent loose setting powder – Medium Deep 


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original 

Juvia’s Place The Nubian 2 Palette – Cleopatra

Juvia’s Place The Masquerade Palette – Mali & Dalia

Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner 

Couleur Caramel Volumising Mascara – 61 Black 

CONCEALER: Kat Von D Lock it concealer cream – D31 warm 

CONTOUR: Fenty Match Stix – Espresso

HIGHLIGHT: Huda Beauty – 3D Highlighter Palette – Fiji & Tahiti

BLUSH: Marena Beaute Blush Tarou – No.5 Cambi Berry 

LIPS: Vital Super Shine Lipgloss 26 (RED)

Kat Von D studded Kiss Lipstick- Underage Red

Hope you enjoy our interpretations of this look, why not try it yourself and send us over your selfies!!

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What to expect from Beauty without Beasts

Hey Gorgeous,

I am Helen Leonard, As you may already know I am a fully qualified hair & makeup artist with over 20 years in the business.

Beauty without Beasts is here because I wanted somewhere I could show as many people as possible the benefits of using greener, cleaner products in their beauty, hair and makeup routines.

Get a glimpse of behind the scenes from photoshoots, video shoots etc, see what products I use to create my looks.

Early 2016 I started to switch all my personal hair and makeup products to more natural and organic products as I was trying to live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. On this journey I also switched to being a vegan. I noticed the benefits straight away so decided too roll this out into my professional hair and makeup kit to be able to pass on those benefits and enlighten as many people as possible about avoiding harmful chemicals and living a more ethical lifestyle. fullsizerender

As a hair and makeup artist I feel my strengths lie greatly in being able to advice different woman of all ethnicities and backgrounds on what products and techniques would best help them achieve the different looks they might want to create for themselves.

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I work with all ethnicities and skin types so there is bound to be hints, tips and tricks for you regularly

Beauty without Beasts was born out of this passion and vision, its somewhere to go for great advice and inspiration on living the life you want in a greener more natural way.

Sign up below to be the first to know about my latest finds, tips and tricks, step by steps tutorials as well as discount, all aimed at any woman who wants to live a greener and more ethical lifestyle, wether you are vegan, like organic products, or you’re a naturalista, I have got you covered.

So what can you expect from Beauty without Beasts?

Stay up to date with upcoming beauty events and everything BEAUTY that are vegan, natural and organic friendly

You will have access to the different hair & makeup looks I create on different models, with products list so you can re create the looks yourself,  regular reviews of products that are Vegan, Cruelty Free, Natural & Organic, as well as Discount Codes, Special Offers, Swatches, Recommendations and more.

Wearable makeup looks to inspire you and help you choose the right products for you

This is also a toxic free zone, always avoiding harsh and harmful chemicals, opting for cleaner more natural and organic brands and products.


The blog will be about providing information on healthier options for hair and makeup, so you can make informed decisions when purchasing your hair and makeup products.img_1345

I look forward to connecting with you and bringing you images, videos and information that you will find valuable and reliable, from myself and other like minded professional makeup artist and professionals.

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I am passionate about getting as many people as possible to see the benefits of healthier & more ethical beauty. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or recommendations, or would like to submit anything to the blog, please email: bwb@helenleonard.co.uk

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