Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dead Pinup Girl

Even though Halloween is over, I figured I would show you guys what I did for the night. It was a last minute idea, so I used one of my vintage sailor inspired dresses and created a pinup girl with a slightly scary twist!

You can do this half & half gore makeup with any other style of beauty makeup, so it doesn't have to be strictly pinup inspired. Just play with it and make it your own!

Gore Side
All you need for this look are tissues, eyelash glue, and some red and black face paint. First you want to separate your tissue by pulling it gently until in disconnects into two sheer pieces (you are not ripping the tissue in half, just sheering it out). Now you can rip it into thin jagged strips. Place the eyelash glue over the whole 'dead area' and press the tissues onto the skin creating an uneven, peeling texture. As it starts to dry, you can rip and peel up random pieces to make it look like lacerations in the skin. I would avoid placing the tissues too close to the eye because it will be a bit tedious to remove.

Now that your face has texture, mix up some red and black paint and press it onto the wound. Use brighter reds on the highest points, and deeper black/reds into the shadowy areas. You can also use this deeper color all the way around the eye socket. I used my MUFE flash palette for this, but face paint will work just as well. Make sure to cover all of the white of the tissue so it looks as realistic as possible. If you have some fake blood, add a little bit around the eye socket right at the end.

Beauty Side
1. Prime the eyes to ensure long lasting, vibrant color. I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Use a light, neutral eyeshadow and place it all over from the lid to the brow bone. 
3. Blend a medium grey tone into the crease, avoiding the eyelid.
4. Place a light silver shade onto the lid and blend it softly into the crease.
5. Darken the outer 'v' and edge of the crease with a matte black.
6. Add silver glitter to the inner corner and drag it slightly onto the lid. I used my Sephora Glitter Liner & Mascara in Sassy Silver.
7. Add winged liner, mascara and false lashes for drama.
8. Smudge a navy blue liner on the outer half of the lower lashline for a pop of color.
9. Finish the look by filling in any sparse areas in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Ash'.

Foundation: Illamasqua Skinbase 
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear 
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in 'Ethereal'.
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Blush: Mary Kay Velvet Mousse Cheek Color in 'Rosy'
Highlight: Laura Mercier Baked Powder in 'Highlight 01'

Lipliner: Illamasqua Medium Pencil in 'Severe'
Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Love That Red'

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