Heidi X Vanessa // Coachella Inspired Art

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Well it’s been a wee while since my last post. It wasn’t meant to be this long, promise. But sometimes you just don’t feel inspired, and when you don’t, it’s really hard to create beautiful things.

I’ve been buzzing around on social media looking for some sort of inspiration, lots of colour these days is being used, everyone is slaying the game, but I couldn’t find the inspiration I needed. That is, until I came across the Instagram of Vanessa Vanderhaven. Vanessa is a Fashion illustrator based here in Melbourne, Australia, who creates the most STUNNING realistic illustrations I’ve ever seen in my life (and I’ve seen quite a few!). Her images are so lifelike, her attention to detail is exquisite, I still can’t get over how amazing her shading is! haha. I knew as soon as I saw her page I needed to collaborate with her, and since getting in touch, she has been nothing but a dream to work with! I’ve been itching to create something fun and colourful, and with the time of the year being Coachella time, we thought nothing would be more perfect! I incorporated a lot of colours and threw in some glitter, rhinestones. I even greased up my hair to get it looking just right – the dedication for this look was there haha. I wanted something bright but also graphic – this is where the graphic liner/cut crease came in. Every part of this look was exactly as I imagined and everything I needed to spark my inspiration.




Urban Decay Electric Palette http://bit.ly/2oTYaof

NYX Primal Colors Eyeshadow ‘Hot Pink’ & ‘Hot Fuchsia’ http://bit.ly/2owWrCF

Certifeye Glitter http://certifeye.co.uk

Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner ‘Pure White’ http://bit.ly/2ofLfhuhttp://bit.ly/2owPi5n

Too Faced Glitter Glue http://bit.ly/2pPPuh8

Stick on Rhinestones http://bit.ly/2p6YL6s

Colourpop Creme Gel Liner ‘Piggy Bank’


Make Up For Ever HD Stick Foundation #118 & #153 http://bit.ly/2pQBer2 & http://bit.ly/2owze3y

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ‘Custard’ http://bit.ly/2ofsT08

Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder http://bit.ly/2pPKHMG & http://bit.ly/2pQsDVu

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette http://bit.ly/2q1ShTJ

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush http://bit.ly/2llcu80 & http://bit.ly/2lllEl9


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ‘Medium Brown’ http://bit.ly/2p34d8a


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-ON Lip Pencil ‘Naked’ http://bit.ly/2pPtYZP & http://bit.ly/2pPtYZP

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip ‘Tight Fit’

Make Up Forever Flash Palette ‘White’ (Used just for the line) http://bit.ly/2pPHOeH


Vanessa perfected the look to a T! From the speckles of glitter on my face to every piece of hair. I’m truly in awe of her magic hands. You definitely must give her a follow on Instagram @vanessavanderhaven – you can also find her at www.vanessavanderhaven.com

Let me know what you thought of this look in the comments!

Love & Light,

Heidi xxx



Heidi Hamoud

Heidi Hamoud is a highly sought after influencer, blogger, Youtube sensation and Melbourne-based makeup artist who is passionate about inspiring her audience of millions on a daily basis to be courageous, confident and empowered.

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