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Queen of Clubs: Krissy & Athena- Krissy’s Makeup

For those who’re new to my makeup tutorials, check out this post for some how-to’s.

A note before we begin: I used some other tricks on my brows, since I wanted them to be candy-colored to match the makeup, not my natural hair color. Ignore my choice of color. The important thing is to fill in any weak spots in your brows, so they’re strong enough to match the eyeliner. Another note- my lower lashes are really thick and hold onto pigment and mascara, so it looks like I’ve done shading at the outer edge of my lower lashline. That’s not the case. It’s just mascara that I was too “eh” to remove. Most of you won’t want to use heavy mascara on your lower lashes.


Krissy is a bit of a makeup chameleon. She’s not afraid of color, not afraid of boldness, and doesn’t really have one look. But something both vintage and punk like this suits her nicely, using bold color and shape rather than a dark smoky.

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Queen of Clubs: Krissy & Athena– Athena’s Makeup

First look to show! Glittery, dramatic, and neon, this look is definitely something for the stage or the bedroom, not for the faint of heart. But it matches that tangerine bikini! Later I’ll post something closer to Athena’s normal work look.


A quick caution before we start: the main color in this is Sugarpill Supercharged, a multi-use makeup pigment. Basically, you can use it as eyeshadow, as blush, mix it with lip gloss or nail polish… Laws on the safety of cosmetic products for different usages vary by region, and while this one is cleared for use around the eyes elsewhere, the FDA here in the US has not weighed in. So it’s probably pretty low-risk using it on the eyes, but use your discretion. If you have sensitive skin,  give the look a pass, and don’t risk a bad reaction.  Or swap in a different color; the nice thing about this look is that you can take pretty much any bright pigment for the lid, and it’ll look killer. In my years, I haven’t had a bad reaction from using a lip-safe pigment on the eyes, or an eye-safe pigment on the lips, but that’s totally just my own mileage. Yours may vary.

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Resource for Dancer Makeup Look Features!

So, it’s going to get repetitive really fast explaining my preferred makeup terminology with every look shared. So in the interest of streamlining things, here’s one resource that will cover everything you need to know to play with the makeup looks. Yes, when you get behind the fold it looks really daunting. Continue reading Resource for Dancer Makeup Look Features!