Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Melrose Place Hits a Makeup Home Run

I'm loving Melrose Place 2.0. It's a little campy and a little overdramatic ("little" might be an understatement), but what good primetime soap opera isn't? Plus, there are some amazing clothes and some fabulous makeup. I was catching up on a few episodes on my DVR this weekend and I found myself completely spellbound by one of the girl's makeup looks.

Stephanie Jacobsen plays Lauren Yung, an ambitious med student who runs into a little trouble paying her tuition and has to resort to some...interesting methods to get her hands on enough cash to finance that expensive education. Storyline aside, Stephanie is a gorgeous girl who the most luscious lips on the planet (take that, Angelina!).

Here's the look that had me hitting the rewind button on my remote:

It's not intense or outrageous or sparkly or anything that normally makes me stop in my tracks, but for some reason I couldn't stop staring. It's just soft and flirty and makes Stephanie's brown eyes look stunning, not to mention the pinky-nude lips are a perfect compliment to the eye makeup.

Here's the closeup of her eyes:

So pretty, right? I have looked everywhere to find out what products/colors were used, but I can't find any information, not even the name of the show's makeup guru. So for now, I'll have to attempt recreating the look by myself and if I manage to get anything close to this I'll be sure to post the pic up here.

Also, major points to the wardrobe department for this dress on Lauren:

What do you think? Are you as big a fan as I am? Got any other favorite Melrose Place looks? I'd love to hear all about them!

[photo credits: cwtv.com]


jk said...

Thank you SO much for this post. You have no idea how hard it was to find a picture of Lauren Jacobsen's makeup! At least I know I'm not the only one obsessed = )

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for this post. You have no idea how hard it was to find a picture of Lauren Jacobsen's makeup! At least I know I'm not the only one obsessed = ) jk

leelee on November 29, 2009 at 9:03 PM said...

Haha no problem at all! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! And it took me FOREVER to find some good closeups, I know how you feel! And I can't lie... I LOVE knowing other people are just as obsessed as I am :)

Lori K. on April 14, 2010 at 2:10 AM said...

I found this post after doing a search for Stephanie Jacobsen's lipstick (Lauren). I'm late, b/c it was a older episode (thanks Tivo!), the one in which she revealed her "service industry" status. What in the world is that perfect lipstick she's wearing at the end when she tells David she loves him? It's killing me!

leelee on April 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM said...

Lori - 1. Tivo is AWESOME. 2. I LOVED that perfect lipstick she was wearing and I can't seem to find any information anywhere. I'm about to start stalking the Melrose makeup artist somehow... I'll figure it out. Otherwise it'll drive me bananas! Haha either way, I'll keep you informed if I find out what it was! :)

Lori K. on April 17, 2010 at 7:01 PM said...

Funny that you bring up stalking...we must have similar ideas. I even looked up the makeup artists on IMDb, but I don't see any contact information. Waaaah.


msbLondie=) said...

Ahhh:) ok although im not obsessed with it i do love her make-up ...i Am waaaay more obsessed with her outfit...OMG that dress is gorgeous..ah would love to get a better pic tho...sooo thaank u:)