Grunge Look // Collaboration

August 20, 2015

For this month’s collaboration we all voted on a grunge look. Grunge is in right now, so why not?

For inspiration I looked at photos of Allison from The Breakfast Club. This is pre-90s grunge, but I love it. She had sloppy, smokey eyelids with a lot of smudged black liner, and a rather pale face and pale lips. I decided to add some matte lipstick, though (I used the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice).IMG_0272.1

For my eye makeup I used my fingers to apply it (I used my Paula’s Choice The Nude Mattes Palette). I wanted my eye makeup to be intentionally sloppy and uneven, so what better way to apply and smudge it than with your fingers? For my eyeliner I used a gel liner (any gel liner will do), then took some black eye shadow on a smudge brush to smudge it on both my upper and lower lash line.


I skipped blush and highlight, and tried to keep the look fairly matte. I did add a bit of matte bronzer here (Too Faced Bronzed and Poreless), but I look so pale that you can’t see it, ha. I can’t really remember which foundation I used, but I thiiiink it was L’Oreal True Match, which I loaded down with some mattifying powder from Rimmel.

This is probably one of the easiest looks I’ve done in the collaborations so far. It took hardly any time since precision didn’t matter with this look, and I could skip a few steps. Check out the following bloggers as they post their looks over the next several days:

Isabell –
Karissa –
Katharina –
Sandrini –
Ashley –
Lisa –
Elli –
Jessika –
Elaine –

What’s your favorite grunge look?



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  • Reply Egle-Makeup Demon August 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Amazing makeup! I just love smokey eyes 😉

  • Reply elabellaworld August 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful look, love the smokey eye! You’re gorgeous xx

  • Reply Isabell August 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Oh wow, I love this so much! It really makes your eyes pop! I still have to do my look, but I was thinking of doing the 90s grunge look. :)

  • Reply Jessy August 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Love love love. Did I mention that I LOVE this look? Haha
    It suits you sooo well!! :)

    Xoxo Jessy

  • Reply Agata August 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This look is sheer perfection! Your eyes look mesmerizing, I know it’s not a daytime look per say but you should wear it more often!

  • Reply Denise August 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    You really look fabulous! I loved the collaboration and grunge is nice! I love Maybelline and Too Faced and I think that the choice of products was very good, and the intentional sloppy makeup seems to be to be perfect! I didn’t find it sloppy at all! You really look great and you are very talented! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Alina August 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I love this look on you! It really suits you and you look gorgeous. Definitely something I would try at home too x

    Beauty with charm

  • Reply Jen August 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I love the Breakfast Club! Ally Sheedy’s makeup definitely was pre-grunge. Love how you’ve recreated it here- you look fab! xo

  • Reply Amy August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Oh, this is such a lovely look! I never particularly like smoky eyes, but I really like the way that you did them ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  • Reply Meghan Arnold August 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    If I could adopt a look, this would probably be it. Simple, badass, pairs well with flannel. Love this!

  • Reply Amber Rhodes August 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Your eyes look amazing! Love this lipstick colour!

  • Reply Alana (@lana_sultana) August 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Jenny this is such a cool look on you. The black liner really makes your eyes pop! x

  • Reply Dagmara (@mummyscorner) August 21, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Love this look on you, gorgeous! And the lipstick is perfection! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • Reply Keen On Beauty August 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Jenny, you look so different! This kind of makeup looks very good on you. Good work! :)

    My new favorite makeup remover/bargain//

  • Reply Jessica Pyreflies August 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Love it! You look beautiful!

    Jessica |

  • Reply LindaLibraLoca August 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I adore this look on you, it is perfect for us pale skinned girls. And the added detail of the flannel shirt really enhances the pre-90ies feel.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Reply Arianne August 23, 2015 at 12:46 am

    love the look!

  • Reply kristen @ glambunctious August 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I freaking LOVE this!! My lord, your eyes are sizzling! I love that you took inspiration from Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club! I definitely didn’t wear much blush in the early ’90s, which, paired with copper lipstick (Hello Revlon Coffee Bean!) is quite evident from my general ghost-like appearance on film! I made up for it in the late ’90s with lots and lots of bronzer. And body glitter. Worn on the face. *face palm*

  • Reply laurajaneatelier August 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

    omg love it! This is totally breakfast club!

  • Reply Decoración de Interiores August 27, 2015 at 9:15 am

    This look is sheer perfection!

  • Reply Marie (@theshimmerblog) August 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

    just discovered your blog and immediately followed you on bloglovin :) the paulas choice palette did an amazing job, looks great! xo, Marie

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