Sunday, February 5, 2012

crazy, ridiculous craptastic Anti-Valentine's look

I am excited to say I'm a new member of the awesome Facebook group Never Too Much Sparkle, where makeup junkies like myself convene to feed each others' addictions. One really cool feature of this group is they do weekly themes and ask you to create looks based on them. This week's theme was either Pro or Anti Valentine's makeup. Being the wretched, blackhearted soul that I am I, of course, chose Anti Valentine's and came up with this whack ass look right here:

terrifying, isn't it?

(I wish the red shades didn't look so washed out in the pictures. They were much more vibrant in real life.) Understand, now, that I haven't ventured into the realm of fantasy makeup since I was, like, a teen rockin out in front of my mirror to Marilyn Manson--hence the general, overall suckitude of my work. I'm not really sure where all this crazyness came from. I started out initially just wanting to do some ballerina-inspired eye-liner with maybe red and purple shadows and a tear trickling down one cheek--since it's anti-Valentine's and I was trying to indicate sadness (and, of course, my dummy literal brain decided sadness meant I actually had to DRAW the crying on)...but I just kept going with the makeup til I couldn't go no more. The shawl I got over my head is simply because I didn't feel like dealing with the rats nest on top of my, I liked how it almost looked like an ode to Martha Graham's "Lamentation"...also it looks more pitiful that way. 

Yes, it's ok to shudder. I can't think of a more appropriate response...

This bitch needs some bo-tox--just look at those frown lines!

Oh the melancholy--oh the infinite sadness...

Kinda looks like a Strega Nonna on a bad day...

Products used:

Almay Clear Complexion foundation in Ivory
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Powder foundation in light
Almay Clear Complexion concealer in light
random teeny bopper shimmer powder from, like Forever 21 or something
Red shadow from Wet N Wild Enter a New Realm used as contour
Wet n Wild Coloricon single eyeshadow in Sugar
E.L.F., Highlighter/concealer duo

Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Too Cool
Red and black shadow from Wet N Wild Enter a New Realm trio
E.L.F. cream eyeliner in black
Jordana Fabu-liner in black
NYC tube lip gloss in  (gulp) Blackula as the "wet" for the tears

E.L.F. cream eyeliner in black
NYC lip gloss in Blackula (they really need to change the name of this stuff)...

yea I admit, it was WAY fun to conjure up this look. I guess I'll get better with the technical aspects of this kind of makeup the more I practice--all the more reason for me to sit in front of the mirror painting my face & ignoring my housework!!


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