So. I know I’m not caught up on these yet- I still have to do Crystal’s, Tori’s, Malia’s looks, and photograph Cora’s. Illustration takes time, even if you can crib off someone else’s sketch.
But Marina. The most cutthroat girl at the Queen of Clubs, determined to present the best possible fantasy she can…. Suffice to say the babe’s got some bedroom eyes. Not for the faint of heart, or the office. Reminder- for a guide to terminology used and techniques I may refer to, check here. For a (slightly) more daytime appropriate look, use a less sticky primer, and for greater vibrancy, use a tacky one, or pick shadows you can foil. I went with option A.
A minor disclaimer on this one- I had some issues with my primer, that coupled with my tedinitis, and my brows being severely ungroomed… Well, my look may make the look a bit different than the chart. For Marina’s bone structure, she’s got a little more lid than me- you can see I mostly have browbone, so my crease contour is different. Joys of designing looks for a variety of facial structures. I’ll just wink and say that’s an example of how you can tailor one of the facecharts to your own features.
Stay tuned for Tori and Crystal’s vintage looks, and Cora’s largely daytime look, when I get caught up and manage to whip those eyebrows into line!
Continue reading Queen of Clubs: Marina, Marina’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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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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