Monday, 30 April 2012

Avengers Series: Black Widow

Look at me, not failing at sticking to my blogging. I'm a winner and so are you (because you're reading it).
On with my Avengers series, which I highly doubt I will finish before the movie comes out but there's not hard in trying.
Tonight's attempt: Black Widow otherwise known to non-comic book readers as the hot, badass Scarlett Johansson plays in Iron Man 2.
I credit this photo as my inspiration as I am definitely not creative enough to have come up with this concept on my own.

Holy cow was this harder than the Hulk makeup. Jeebs. Okay first I started with my brows. I know I promised I'd do a thing on how to blank out your eyebrows but this look required black eyebrows, so it wasn't necessary for me. I will next time. Double promise. 
Filled in the eyebrows with a very dark black powder and concealed around the edges with a light concealer. 

Covered my lid with a black creamy base (limited edition from MAC called "Bat Cave"). WARNING: This product creases like no other. You can see it almost creasing in the photo and I JUST did the makeup. You are warned. 
Topped the base with the darkest black powder I have. This look requires a cut crease which for makeup n00bs is essentially when you have a stark contrast between the lid colour and crease colour with little to no blending. They are supposed to loon completely separate and defined. My orange wasn't super pigmented so it was hard to do this, but I tried. 
Above that I added a lemon yellow colour and again left it unblended. 
That's what I love about fun looks like this, you get to break all the so-called makeup rules.
I ran a concealer that is about 3 shades light for me under my eye to brighten my browbone area. 

Not gonna lie, love me some false lashes. These are the 109's from Ardell in black. and lined my lid with a gold glitter liner. I seriously have glitter everywhere now. Good lord. It also got all over my falsies, which I couldn't do anything about. Anyhoo, I rimmed my waterline, tightline and lower lashline with a black eyeliner (MAC "Feline" eye kohl) and added mascara.

Despite the face that it's really messy, I kinda like it. More to come with the Avengers!

Thanks for reading
-Tash <3 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Avengers Series: The Incredible Hulk

Admittedly, this is a super nerdy thing to do but I'm going to do it anyway.
So begins the series of eye looks using colours from all the different members of the Avengers!
I started with Hulk because he's the easiest (only 2 colours) and I have to work out the problem of not having any red eyeshadow for Captain America or Iron Man.
Credit for this idea totally goes to this picture I found on the best time waster website in the whole world:

Obviously there's the green, so I graduated from a sort of emerald green on my lid to a darker forest green in the crease and blended it out with a lime green towards my browbone. I used a TINY amount of black to darken the outer corner.
Lined my top lid with purple liquid liner. 
I tried to blank out my eyebrows and fill them back in with green. I failed because I was missing something important. But I will get it for the next look and have a little "How to" section about blanking out your eyebrows. 

I put some of the same lime green in my inner corner to brighten it up a little. Then I just curled my lashes and added mascara. 

My lower liner looks blue in the pictures but I promise it's purple in person. I used "Ransom" 24/7 eyeliner by Urban Decay and topped it off with a purple shadow. I rimmed my waterline and tightline with a black liner and added mascara to my bottom lashes. 

And that's the Incredible Hulk from the Avengers in an eye look. Can you tell I'm excited for the movie?
Thanks for reading
-Tash <3