When you’ve got to where I am in life, you start amassing a collection of friends of various ages and creeds. But I think to all of my friends, I’ll forever be the emo girl
with pyromaniac tendencies who loves makeup and shoes, and it’s a label I proudly own.
Now, for all of you crazy cats that prefer a more traditional look, I have cooked up something along the lines of retro-glam, as close as Old Hollywood as I can muster. Gold eyeshadow wrapped with gunmetals and browns, complete with false lashes and a red lip, which is quite a nice look for a night out (or if you’re headed to a glam brunch!).
Let’s start, shall we?
1. Apply your favorite gold eyeshadow all over the mobile part of your eyelid.
2. Wrap a gunmetal-grey color around the gold, stopping halfway on the upper edges. This will give the eyes some subtle definition and a hint of darkness on the outer V.
3. Swirl in a matte, cool brown into the crease in circular motions, blending in the gunmetal and the gold. Also, apply the gunmetal color onto the lower lash line, stopping 3/4 of the way in, leaving the inner 1/4 of the lower lash line for the gold. Apply some brown eyeliner onto the upper and lower lash lines.
4. Complete the eyes by defining your brows however you’re comfortable with and adding a set of false lashes.
[NOTE: It is easier to do your eyebrows before putting on your falsies. I learned that the hard way].
5. Fill the lips in with your favorite red! I chose this because it was a deep sort of red, but the texture of the product was actually thin.
6. I went all out for the face! Usually, I would not bother with any base for the blog, as I won’t be wearing the looks out anyway, but this time, I did a light dusting of my usual face powder to even out the skin. Next, I sucked in my cheeks and brushed a little bronzer into the hollows of my cheeks and blended a bit of blush onto the apples of my cheeks.
Next, of course, is highlight, and oh highlight I did. Not only did I place an insane amount on the tops of my cheekbones (I think around 3-4 layers), I also wet my brush with a bit of mixing medium at the last layer to make it all the more prominent.
[Honestly though, I don’t get why people would want so much highlighter on their faces, it looks so chunky in real life!]
7. Now, this is where the fun begins! I patted a rose-colored pigment all over the top lip and a violet one on the bottom lip for some added flair! Of course, the products used in the video I was tagged in were actually glitter, but as I do not own any cosmetic glitter currently, I had to stick with the only two pigments I own here (I have more back home in Malaysia).
Strangely, if you look from afar, the lips sort of look like ombre lips, no?
There you have it, I had great fun making this post! Also, did you notice that the pictures got smaller? What do you think about the change? Oh yes, I learned to add gifs too, yay!
Until next time, then!