Rock N’ Roll Collab with MorandFX, Pt 1. | Life of Dahlia

Makeup: Rock N’ Roll Collab with MorandFX, Pt 1. | Life of Dahlia

My First Collaboration

Hey Guys, I’m so excited to tell you all about my first collab with one of my makeup artist friends Peta Morand of MorandFX. I was chatting with her about doing collaborating with other artists and we decided to do a collab of our own. We decided to do a Rock N’ Roll theme, where we recreate a makeup look from one of our favourite musicians.

Ziggy Stardust

I decided to recreate one of the most iconic looks from David Bowie, his Ziggy Stardust Lightening Bolt makeup look and OMG I’m so shocked at how amazing it came out. I had so much fun creating this and I went crazy taking lots of pictures, which I will share with you over a couple of different posts.


Why I Chose To Recreate David Bowie’s Makeup

I chose ‘David Bowie’ because I have a long history listening to his music, I’ve loved him since I was little. I grew up watching Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ which I still have a slight obsession with (I’m decorating my Beauty Room based on my favourite scenes from the movie) and I was obsessed with him as a teenager when most others would have been into boy bands. So this choice was natural for me, while I love a lot of other musicians only a few had makeup looks that I could recreate and I have been dying to try recreating one of his so I knew this would be perfect for this challenge.


What I Used To Recreate The Ziggy Stardust Lightning Bolt

I used my favourite water activated paints by ‘Tag Bodyart‘ to create the lightning bolt which I topped with a couple of super affordable eyeshadows to add a bit of shimmer (Chi Chi Cosmetics single in ‘Gimme gimme a man’ for the blue and NYX single in ‘HS06 Bad Seed’ for the red.)

On my eyes I used the same NYX eyeshadow all over and blended out the edges, I added glitter glue and added Urban Decay’s ‘Element’ glitter eyeshadow from the ‘Moondust’ palette on the lid. I also used the pink shade from the Kat Von D Beauty ‘Alchemist‘ palette on the inner corner, brow bone and highlight points on the face. Due to my lighting it does look completely accurate in the photos I apologize for that I was having too much fun taking photos and adding effects with my lighting.

I had a hard time with my lashes they just wouldn’t sit properly I ended up having to cut them in half to get them to sit how I wanted, I’m still really awkward with lashes, most of the time I don’t wear them and when I do they are only half lashes which are super easy to put in the outer corner. For this, I used a full set and it took me a few tries, I had to fix up my liner a few times because the glue would remove it. Its all a learning process I’ll get there eventually, I’ve only started using them recently because I wanted to use them in more creative looks otherwise I usually don’t, If I’m just creating something less dramatic or theatrical.

Sorry of on a tangent there, for my lips I wanted to keep them more natural so I used Kat Von D’s ‘Everlasting Liquid Lipstick’ in ‘Love Craft.’


I honestly can’t believe how amazing this came out, I’m really proud, I sat down to do a practice run just in case it didn’t work out but I ended up looking way better than expected. I used a white eyeliner pencil to mark out the basic shape before going in with the paints and I think that was really helpful.

For my hair, I thought my new colour was perfect. I used some hair product and clipped back the sides and then took a brush to tease back the under layers of the middle and them smoothed out the top. I currently have fringe and I feel like pulling that back really helped in creating the mullet look.

I urge you to go check out Peta’s Recreation over on her Instagram @morandfx, She is recreating Alice Copper’s look, which is really exciting, I’m a huge Alice fan thanks Mum. Go check her out and give her a follow and some likes.

Also, I would love for you to get check out my Instagram @erinappbeauty so you can keep updated with what I’m doing, I have lots of fun over there.


Credits – Fire & Skull in my cover image are from

Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links, links included are for reference only in case your interest in purchasing the reviewed product.

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erin applebee

Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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