January for me was all about creating fast, wearable makeup looks as part of my Express Makeup series. So when February came around, all I wanted to do was let me freak flag fly.
I wanted to create a look that was a little bit gothic, but still pretty.
I’ve always loved makeup looks that take something traditionally unflattering (like red, bruised looking eyes) and turn them into something unexpectedly flattering. I *tried* to achieve that here, but you’ll have to let me know, did I succeed?
- Revlon Photoready Foundation in 001 Ivory (not pictured), mixed with
- Illamasqua Skinbase Foundation in SB01 (not pictured)*
- NYX Pressed Eyeshadow in Dark Gray (to contour)
- NARS Albatross (to highlight)
- Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Dollipop (under eyes and blended up to temples)
- Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Love + (on eyelid and blended up to temples)
- Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in 2 am (blended around lashlines)
- Face of Australia Gel Eyeliner in Black (around eyes)*
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion (to tightline)
- Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (to soften eyeliner)
- Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in Black (to create “wings/feathers)*
- Sugarpill Chromalust in Starling, mixed with
- Illamasqua Mixing Medium (to create blue “feathers”)
- NYX Pressed Eyeshadow in Dark Gray
- Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof
- NYX Lipliner Pencil in Cabaret
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Zero (to contour)
- Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Moulin Rouge.
This makeover is part of the Antipodean Beauties Linkup.
Products marked with an * were provided for editorial consideration. All other products were purchased by Makeup Utopia.