Are you as obsessed with Eurovision as I am? This past weekend was packed full of Eurovision goodness, and I’m thrilled that Austria’s Conchita Wurst took home the title!
Of course there’s a certain look that dominates at Eurovision. Big hair, big lashes and beautiful bronzed skin. If you’re going to be performing in front of all of Europe, you want to look your best. This year everyone was talking about Conchita's beard - yes, she's a drag queen with a beard. And she looks amazing.
I honestly love the way the ladies of Eurovision look. They are always absolutely flawless, although sometimes the outfits leave a bit to be desired! But their hair and makeup is on point. They know this is their big moment, and they take full advantage of it.
You probably don’t want to wear full stage makeup every day, but how can you add a bit of Eurovision glitz and glam into your life? I’ve got a few ideas…
Big cat eyes were very popular this year, as were fake eyelashes. Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen perfectly encapsulates the typical Eurovision look with her heavy eyeliner. Perfect for performing in front of Europe! You can so easily give yourself a cat eye with Eye Of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner, or enhance your lashes with Eylure Naturalites Natural Volume Lash. Don't be scared to add some colour to your eyes. I love Max Factor's Excess Intensity Eye Liner, which comes in colours like gold, silver and aqua. It's perfect for adding a little bit of Eurovision glitz and glam to your look.
The ladies of Poland delivered a strange fusion of old and modern Polish traditions in their performance of Slavic Girls. Their hair and costumes are pure Eurovision. But their lips attracted my attention, because I loved the bright colours they chose to wear. Try Lime Crime Lipstick in Centrifuschia to add some colour to your lips.
Eurovision artists have one main thought when choosing their hairstyle: how will it look when the wind machine is turned on? This means that loose curls are always popular. I loved UK contestant Molly Smitten Downes, who paired her long loose curls with a beaded headpiece. Loose curls are of course a beauty staple, which you can achieve easily by twirling your GHD through your hair or using a curling tong.
This year we saw a lot of dark nails at Eurovision, as well as a lot of wild nail art. I think the ladies of Eurovision would be all over a fun nail polish like Sally Hansen’s Sugar Coat in Razzle-berry. It gives your nails a textured look, as though they’re covered in sugar!
Did you watch Eurovision this year? Who was your favourite? Let me know in the comments - Julia